There are two things that seriously enhance my evening crafting experience--a good glass of shiraz (of course that's been replaced these nine months with banana splits), and good music. But there's nothing like having two young children to make you feel completely out of the new music loop. I won't try to recall the last time I heard live music that wasn't Rick Charrette singing about Bubble Gum. And then there are all the CD's that have been edited out to protect my children's "fragile little minds" from warping (in my best Eric from South Park voice). As is often the case, my husband saved me from my sorry music state. Last week he mentioned that he had some downloaded new discs for me, and I was psyched to discover this whopping pile of new stuff that I just can't stop listening to. Thanks for the new music, hon!
Madeline Peyroux - Careless Love
Garbage - Bleed Like Me
Sleater Kinney - The Woods
Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm
Alison Krauss - Lonely Runs Both Ways
Uncle Tupelo - 89/93 An Anthology
Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura
Beck - Mutations
16 Horsepower - Low Estate
Tom Waits - Beautiful Maladies
Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - Worlds Apart
Johnny Cash - Murder
Will Oldham - Ode Music
And randomly, here are some pants I made for Calvin this week, using the embroidery I did as side pockets (embroidery patterns from Sublime Stitching). The patterns are so fun--you can mix and match the faces and fruits/veggies. Calvin did the mixin' and the matchin'. I used a vintage embroidered ribbon with strawberries on the hem.
Oh, and my back tack package arrived last night! (Sorry, I know my cherry tablecloth is a bit distracting!) Here are the supplies I'll be working with to create some kind of "something" for someone--I have a few ideas. And my back-tack materials made their way to the post office this week as well. It's fun to see what everyone is getting!