Link Love: Baking, Binging and a little bit Bonkers

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

It’s been a great week at Casa Gnome. I’ve done a lot of sewing and actually enjoyed it. I’ve even managed to bake. (I made apple and sour cream slice and it was awesome – click here for the recipe.) All in all a pretty great week. I binge watched “Very British Problems” and would highly recommend it to anyone needing to have a chuckle. (I’m now convinced that I might be more British then I realise and that James Corden and I are soul mates (we both have a thing about people helping themselves to our fridges).)

My passport arrived this week – all very exciting. I’m now searching for a pattern to make a passport holder so I can keep all my travel documentation organised. Am I the only one that still prints out their travel bookings, tickets and itinerary when they travel? I want to trust that my phone will hold it all but what if the battery dies, I drop it in an airport loo or I don’t save it correctly. I think I’ll just keep opting to print stuff out. I’m also needing to make something to keep all my electronics neat and tidy. Anyone else travel with a charger and power-point adapter?

I was really chuffed last week when the #100Days100Blocks hashtag ticked over to 30,000 just as we hit the half way point. It’s so amazing to think that there’s people all over the globe making and posting a block a day. (Well you don’t have to make a block a day, but you know what I mean. Click here to find out more about what we’re doing.) If you want to see all the amazing blocks (and they really are amazing) you can click here to see all the photos on the hashtag. It just keeps getting better and better and I’m already thinking about what the next crazy adventure will be. (Have you got any ideas? Why not drop me a line and let me know, you never know it might be better than what I’m planning!)

I’m praying for blue skies and dry days this week. I’m sitting on a handful of finished quilts that I really need to be able to photograph and share. Here’s hoping it’s lovely spring weather all week! Right, better go I have slice to eat – I mean things to sew! Wishing you a most fabulously creative day!

PS. The latest issue of Make Modern is available now. Make Modern is an Australian Digital Magazine filled with lots of amazing quilts, helpful tips and some words of “wisdom” from some chick called Angie who writes at You can order your copy by clicking here.




  • Ros at Sew Delicious is currently doing a drive to help supply the NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit) at the Northern Hospital in Melbourne with drawstring bags. The bags are used to help keep all the laundry and clothing in order for babies that are being treated in the Unit. The bags often go home with the baby when they get to go home. The bags are super simple to make and you can get the tutorial and details about where to send them by clicking here.
  • Love all things Fairy Tale and magically, then be sure to check out the Land of Magic Sew-along that Kerry from Kid Giddy will be hosting, you never know you might just find a gnome hiding out in the land of make believe. Click here to find out more.


Blocks 51 – 60 of the #100Days100Blocks sew-along are brought to you by the ever fabulous Clair’s Fabrics.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing my tip for working with directional prints with HSTs; I feel a bit OCD about my obsession with it, but it is so satisfying to get everything going in the same direction. I hope you have another lovely week ahead and get the weather you need to share your finishes. 🙂

  2. Not that I have travelled much internationally of late – but I always have paper copies of everything. Included in that would be a copy of my passport and driver’s licence info (and possibly credit card). You never know when a calamity will strike. You could also keep this in cloud storage so it can be accessed anywhere that technology is available.
    Have a great trip and look out for some new gadgets to tell us (me!) about.