Link Love: Love, Marshmallows and A Confession

A highlight reel of what's going on in my life and a collection of useful links and information for the creatives amongst us - Angie Wilson at www.gnomeangel.com

And just like that I’m down for the count. Stupid food poisoning. It’s been a bumpy 72 hours and it’s still not over so I’m going to be laying low this week. If you’re looking for this week’s #52WeekswiththeQuiltersPlanner post I will have it up shortly. I was waiting on photographs when I got sick and I just haven’t had the energy to be able to do anything until now, and even now it’s a bit touch and go. I’m just counting my blessings that I’m the only one in our little house that’s gotten it. I have no idea what I ate that was different to the boys, but I’m past questioning it now and just hoping for it to end.

This week is going to be a little bit rough because the Little Man starts pre-school and I’m so not ready for that. I don’t know what it is about going to school that freaks me out, but it’s like he’s all of a sudden just grown up. I’m so used to the last 4 years of us doing our own thing and not being beholden to anyone and now we’re going to have to be at school on time, picked up on time, lunches made, uniforms cleaned – it just seems so…. real. It’s crazy I know, but for some reason I feel like with the start of school the clock will just be sped up. Now we’ll have a calendar of events to be tied too and it’ll make the passing of time so much quicker. I’m not ready to say good bye to my little guy just yet.

We’d always talked about this year being the year that we go back to IVF and use our remaining embryos, but I have to be honest here, the thought of going through all of that again scares me to my core. I feel like we got so super lucky that I don’t want to risk it. So much can go wrong and the impacts that it could have on our little family are huge. I don’t think I have it in me to do that. And besides, I’m going to be 40 in May! Forty. It’s been hitting me in waves lately. I’m excited to be forty, I’m just not excited to physically be forty.  I remember picking the Little Man up when he was 3 month old and groaning.. and I was 35 then. What would it be like at forty!?!

Enough navel gazing! I’m already behind on my to-do list today and I really need to go lay down, so I’m going to slink off into the dark and sleep. I hope you have a most most fabulous day and a super productive week!

This week has been tough to watch unfold and it’s easy to feel like you’re powerless, but small actions can have big impacts. Help support refugees by buying this great shirt designed by Mollie from Wild Olive and not only will you be helping to make the world a better place (which we desperately need right now) but you’ll also have a great shirt to look rad in. Get all the details by clicking here.

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How do you keep your week organised? I love a good list and these free weekly planner printable from Trimcraft is a great way to do it. Get all the details by clicking here.

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If you’re participating in the Long Time Gone Sew-along then you’d better start mentally preparing for sewing triangles. I’ve not really sewn triangles before and I’m a little nervous about it, but thankfully Jaybird Quilts has a great tutorial on sewing 60° Triangles. Get all the details by clicking here.

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Looking for a great use for your fabric scraps and a way to transfer your love of fabric to your kids, then check out this Easy Sew Memory Game tutorial by Apple Green Cottage. Read more by clicking here.

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Everyone seems to be getting their creative spaces in order at the moment, so why not check out this post from Heart Homemade UK on 24 Creative Craft Room Storage Ideas to help you get in the mood for organising. Get all the details by clicking here.

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I don’t eat marshmallow, but if I did I’d totally make these circus animal marshmallows from Studio DIY. Get all the details by clicking here.

Have you got an event, a charity drive, a pattern release, a class schedule or something else that you think my community would be interested in hearing about? Why not drop me a line and let me know – I’d love to share it with my readers. Click here to email me.

  • Patty at Elm Street Quilts is hosting an Improv Quilt-along that kicks off on February 13. It looks like so much fun and there’s some great prizes on offer. Click here for more details.
  • Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts is hosting “Have a Jolly Little Christmas” quilt-along which begins January 14th. The quilt-along will provide instructions for 12″ quilt blocks made using traditional piecing methods. There are 15 blocks to choose from and multiple layout options for mixing and matching the blocks are provided. Click here for more details.
  • Jen from Faith and Fabric has this great stacking basket tutorial available that’s perfect for those looking for some customised storage solutions or gifts. Click here for details.
  • Fat Quarter Shop are launching their 2017 Designer Mystery Block of the Month. It’s a big one this year as it will mark the tenth year of this special event. You can find out more about it by clicking here.

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