Making + Listening::8/2014

Much making going on this week, but not as much as I’d like. I am in a mood of really, really wanting to hole myself up in the studio and create, but of course, that’s not how it works. And this morning my husband left for Singapore; he’ll be back for a quick layover next weekend before leaving again for another few days. So the next couple of weeks will have little spare time, but I have a feeling I will really need to work to get in the making, because it will help.

First up, a pile of finished pockets. I began sewing these a while ago, got as far as sewing the green zippers halfway in, then one thing and another…anyway, I got them all done this past weekend.

finished zip pouches at

None of these are in the shop yet… but I also cut a bunch more pieces this week, mainly for pencil pockets.

pile of cut fabric at

I also watercolored a package of ATCs and stamped them all with hand-carved stamps. I’m offering a stamp-carving class locally and these are to help promote it at an event there this weekend.

stamped ATCs at

As for the listening, I downloaded Spotify and am taking advantage of being able to listen to entire albums. The other day I listened to Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Fear, which I don’t own digitally, just on cassette. I wore that thing out. I’m not sure listening to it was actually a good idea, as it whooshed me straight back to my college dorm room, with the closet door on which I chalked the lyrics to “Walk on the Ocean.” (I just admitted that publicly!) Let’s just say you couldn’t pay me to go back to 1992.

Linking up with Dawn again this week! Do share–what are you making? Listening to anything good?

6 thoughts on “Making + Listening::8/2014

  1. Jen

    Lots of making with words here this week. Not much else. Ree has been painting up a storm though! I love the ATC cards. So fun!! And I have a pile of old denim here that I don’t know what to do with. I saved it “just because”. Do you want it? You can have it if you’d like!!

    1. amy Post author

      they’re really fun. i wonder if it will ever get old, the thrill i get from turning flat pieces of fabric into an adorable, useful pouch?!

  2. dawn suzette

    Great making, Amy!
    Must have felt really great to finish up all of those pockets!
    That fish fabric is super cute & I always love to see your stamping!
    The family of one of the band members in Toad The Wet Sprocket was in our Cali homeschool group. I only met him once at a party but talked with his super cool wife at park day often. 😉

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