Saturday, June 02, 2007

My Crafting Needs A Soundtrack

My husband gave me a super MP3 player for my birthday and I've had a lovely time filling it with songs from the late 80's. However, I've discovered I can't really use it when I'm crafting because I've either

1) come too close to cutting the cord in half with my rotary cutter or

2) I've been startled out of my chair one too many times by a family member looking for clean socks.

Instead, I've had some of my favorite DVDs playing in the background while I sew and I've come to the sad, sad conclusion that I watch the BBC's "Pride and Prejudice" mini-series far too often. I really have to branch out. And yet I'm drawn to Colin Firth's yummy sternness and Jennifer Ehle's adorable archness. And I'm not the only one who loves Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"-I was delighted to find these Elizabeth Bennet Ear Bobs in the shop of my blog pal, Steph:


But enough is enough. So, I beg you, please help me with suggestions of other DVDs to update the soundtrack in my studio!

11 comments:

Steph said...

There is really nothing better than "Pride and Predjudice." I think maybe "A Room With A View" would be good. I haven't thought about that movie in a while! "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" has a great soundtrack that is fun to sing along with while working. "High Fidelity" would be a fun movie to have in the background too.

My husband suggested "Footloose." I am pretty sure he was joking.

Sandra Eileen - Artisan Jewelry For Your Good Life said...

Sorry, I can't help you, I don't use any sound track at all, no videos, dvds, cds, mp3, I create with the ambient noise, what ever that happens to be at the moment.

JPATPURSES said...

Colin Firth sends me over the top!! In B. Jones diary I about lose it at the end- lordy I am in trouble!!! teehee

maia (glassbeach) said...

Great suggestions, Steph! I'd forgotten "A Room with a View" too! Also, I adore John Cusack so "High Fidelity" is now on my list. And I have to admit that Kevin Bacon's dance scene in "Footloose" set my heart a-flutter during my formative teen years.

Oooh, "Bridget Jone's Diary", another one I have to add to my list! Thanks JPAT!

iSew said...

I recommend Sense & Sensibility. Just watched it again the other night while sewing. hehe

maia (glassbeach) said...

Oh, another great suggestion, and keeping with the whole Austen oeuvre! I love Hugh Grant's restrained performance and Alan Rickman's quiet adoration.

Yazmin said...

How about seasons of tv shows? I have about 60+ episodes of Scrubs tivo'd and then there's always Ugly Betty. :) Las Vegas anyone? (Seriously, I watch it for all the tech in the security room - I'm a geek - and not for the ever so yummy Josh Duhamel. hehe)

maia (glassbeach) said...

Oh, Yazmin, I love Scrubs! And I'm hoping to see Ugly Betty re-runs this summer. Michael Urie, who plays Marc, is one of my favorite actors. I saw him in a production of Midsummer's Night Dream last summer and he was amazing!

msbelle said...

I love to listen to music while creating but it's usually the theme to the Backyardigans or Blues Clues. Sometimes I'm delighted when I hear something different like Little Einsteins!! They at least have classical!

msbelle said...

And aren't Stephanie's designs just wonderful!?

maia (glassbeach) said...

Yes, msbelle, Steph has just lovely work (as do you!)