Don’t look now but Easter is rapidly approaching and with it Winter. Blergh! I’m not looking forward to the darker days but I am looking forward to slow cooked meals, snuggling under quilts and wearing jumpers and bed socks. ANZAC Day signals the true start of winter in Canberra and each year we play this game with each other to see who can make it the longest without turning on the heater before ANZAC Day. I’m not confident that I’ll be able to last till ANZAC Day, lucky for me the Little Man and I are going on a little holiday back to sunny North Queensland to celebrate my Nana’s 90th Birthday, my Dad’s Birthday and <drum roll> my 40th Birthday.
I’m so excited to be going on a holiday and I’ve decided to actually take a holiday, a proper holiday. Things will continue on the blog and with all the events that are going on, but I’m going to turn off emails, social media and all things sewing related. I can’t wait! I firmly believe that we all need to make the time to recharge or we’ll go insane and this is my time to get things rested, recharged and reenergised. Plus, I’ll need to have a holiday to get over all the sewing and writing I’ll need to do before we leave. Ha!
I’m excited that the #100Days100Blocks2017 event is going to kick off shortly. I’ve been sorting and stacking (and fondling) all my Cotton & Steel fabrics trying to work out what I’ll use. So many decisions, so little focus. I’m surprised at how much I’m looking forward to sewing these blocks again. We’re currently sleeping under my Lizzy + The City quilt and each day I see the blocks and think about how I’ll make them differently this time around. I’m looking forward to the challenge.
We’re off to the nursery this weekend to get some succulents for our front garden. We’re going to make a dinosaur garden for the Little Man. I’m much better with fabric then with plants, so this could be an interesting adventure. Better go do some looking on Pinterest for inspiration. I wish you a super fabulous week filled with love, laughter and fabric fondling!
With the end of Term 1 I’ve been looking for a quick little gift to say thanks to our Pre-school teachers for making the transition to school so much fun and I love this tutorial for Origami Gift Card Holders from Skip to My Lou. Get all the details by clicking here.
Looking for an adult way to enjoy a Hot Cross Bun then check out this recipe from Liz at Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things for Buttered Hot Cross Bun Pudding with Whiskey Marmalade. Click here to find out more.
With so many birthday’s coming up I think this birthday cake soap tutorial from Studio DIY is just the perfect thing. Get all the details by clicking here.
Love a good flying geese project then check out this round up of 15 Flying Geese projects by Simple Simon & Co. Get all the details by clicking here.
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- Did you get involved with #worldcraftweek last week? Head to the Love Patchwork & Quilting Facebook page to catch up on all the free patterns, tutorials and Q&As and to share your makes! You can also download a free scrappy pattern from LP&Q at worldcraftweek.com and get inspired by their Stash-buster Challenge at lovepatchworkandquilting.com.
- Amanda Ogden has written her 100th Blog Post on her blog; Amanda Jane Textiles and she’d love for you to pop on by for a look and to help her celebrate. Click here to read her post.
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