Link Love: Something for your ears, belly and mind

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

In the immortal words of Queen, “Don’t stop me now! Cause I’m having a good time!” (Click here to listen) The past week has been the antithesis of the week before it. I feel like I’m finally getting traction after the wheels came off things in mid-February. I wish I could bottle this feeling. I still have to catch up on the to-do list but I’m crossing more off then I’m adding and that’s a good position to be in. I’ve been working my butt off and it’s such a satisfying feeling.

I’ve been getting interviews in the can for Craft Your Blog. I had been planning to launch the podcast this month, but my impacted wisdom tooth crushed that plan so I’ve just moved it back to April. Which has been great because I found myself a sound engineer to help with the production, I now have Beth (the Community Happiness Officer) to help with things and I’ve been able to get more interviews up my sleeve so they’ll be a constant stream available. It’s all very exciting to the planner nerd in me because things are starting to really get momentum behind them.

The boys and I have been enjoying more time together because things are getting streamlined which is exactly what I wanted to happen. We’ve been doing swimming lessons to help the Little Man get ready for our upcoming trip back to Townsville. It’s been so amazing to see him learn and grow. We used to do lessons when he was around 1 but he got sick and we got busy and it fell by the wayside. I’m so determined to instil in him a love and respect of the water. Swimming is the thing I miss most about no longer living in the tropics. I’m planing on being in the water every day we’re up there and I want to be able to share that fun with him as well.

This week is going to be all about the sewing. I have 2 quilts to finish for upcoming issues of Love Patchwork & Quilting and I’m so excited about them. I wish I could share them with you right now! I’m also going to be working on a special quilt for someone very special to me and it needs to do be done quickly. I’m looking forward to spending the time in my sewing room, I’ve missed it. I hope you have a most fabulous day and a super week!

PS. If you haven’t subscribed to my newsletter, Gnome News, you really should do so all this month I’m giving away a discount code that allows you to get the latest issue of Make Modern (which has an amazing article in it about the #100Days100Blocks event, including some gorgeous photos of finished quilts from the event) for AU$5, that’s less than US$4! Click here to sign up!

Interweave

I read this article this week and it got me thinking not only about the boy I’m raising but about my own actions and whether I’m being a good role model. Click here to read.

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I really enjoyed listening to Melody Miller of Cotton + Steel on Modern Sewciety and found it really inspiring. It’s always great to hear the stories of people who believed in themselves and followed their dreams. Click here to listen.

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I know St Patrick’s day has been and gone, but I just love a good shamrock and couldn’t help but share this mini by Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations. Get all the details by clicking here.

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I use Instagram all the time (all the time!) and this is my number 1 hack for making it easier to use multiple hashtags on Instagram (and it’s such a good cheat for more than just Instagram!). Get all the details by clicking here.

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We’re mixing up our eating habits here lately and this recipe for Asian Beef Salad wiht Mango from Shari at Good Food Week has been a big hit. Get all the details by clicking here.

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Last year I took a massive leap out of my creative comfort zone and made my first improv quilt and I’m so in love with the outcome. 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.

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