April feels like a hop, skip and a jump away from the end of the year for some reason. It’s like the year is flying past and I’m just holding on for the ride at the moment. I’ve not sewn as much or written as much as I have in the past week. It’s crazy. But it has meant that I’ve seen a lot of The Gilmore Girls and I’m going to be ready for whenever Netflix decide to release the final four episodes. My husband on the other hand is a little concerned about my new obsession with Sebastian Bach (seriously, they should give him his own show!).
The good news about all this sewing is that I’ll have a new quilt to share with you this week. It’s one of only a handful of things that I’ve been making lately that I can actually share (for now) and it’s killing me. But on the other hand it is teaching me a level of restraint that I’ve never had before and probably needed. We’re so conditioned to do everything now, that having to wait is such a novel experience.
I wish I had more to share with you, but I think that it’s nice sometimes just to say “life’s good and there’s nothing to see here”. Makes a nice change from some of the crazy of the past months. I hope you have a wonderful week filled with nothing too exciting. *hugs*
FUN THINGS TO CLICK ON
- I’m digging on this Alice in Wonderland embroidery hoop art from Bev at Flamingo Toes. Click here to get the tutorial.
- I am in love with these balloon animal softies from Little Inspiration. Click here to get the tutorial.
- I’m already thinking of Spring (we’re not even into winter yet) and I love this scissor fob from Kari Me Away. Click here to get the tutorial.
- Speaking of Spring, I’m loving this felt flower garland from Lia Griffith. Click here to get the tutorial.
- I love getting snail mail and how cute are these fabric postage stamps from Amy Sinbaldi. Click here for the tutorial.
COMMUNITY CORK BOARD
- I met Alyce from Kit and Clowder at Spotlight’s National Craft Month Event in Melbourne last week and she is amazing! She teaches online colouring in classes for those looking to take their skills from just staying in the lines to making works of art. Check out her work and find out more about the classes by clicking here.
- Canberra Quilters Inc. are celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2016 and to mark the occasion they’re holding a “Celebrate 40 Challenge”. It’s open to Australian and New Zealand Residents, with 40 quilts (quilts must be 40cm x 100cm) being selected to hang at the 2016 Annual Member’s Exhibition. (You don’t have to be a member to enter!) It’s a great challenge and you can find out more or enter by clicking here.
Want something included on the Community Cork Board, then why not drop me an email and if it’s applicable to the GnomeAngel community I’ll share it. It can be anything from a local fate, a charity raffle, a class you’re teaching, a pattern you’ve released, a sew-a-long you’re involved in to a community event that’s happening. Be sure to send me as much detail as you can and links to any applicable websites. I do not have any affiliation with the information provide, it is done so as a community service only. Click here to email me.
- Sizzix have the perfect set for hosting a Bohemian Tea Party. You can get all the tutorials to make this amazing decorating, card and invitation set for free by clicking here.
- Fat Quarter Shop have released their new monthly subscription service: Sew Sampler. It looks amazing and I love that unlike other subscriptions this one comes with all the information you need to make a quilt. Each month contains a quilt block recipe card that you can use to make a full 12 block quilt. Genius! You can find out more by clicking here.
- Don’t forget there’s still time to win £200 worth of product from Sizzix just by clicking this link and going on an Easter Egg hunt. Good luck!
- Craftsy is saying a sweet farewell to National Craft Month by offering you the chance to get any online class for $19.99! Check out all the classes on sale before the offer ends on Monday (at Midnight). Click here to shop their classes.
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