Do you ever get in those moods where all the little niggling jobs you’ve had on your to-do list suddenly need to be done? That was me last week. I don’t know what got into me but it became my mission to get the house back in order. I spent a very satisfying couple of hours going through and cleaning out our kitchen cupboards, fridge and freezer. The boys helped out along the way which lead to an immensely fun game of “what’s the oldest use by date you can find”. The winner was August 2005 for some herbs hiding in the cupboard. There’s something so satisfying about looking in our cupboards and them being organised and clean.
I also sat down on the weekend and did up our meal plan for the week. Our house always runs so much smoother when we’ve got the meals side of things sorted. We’ve settled on a meal plan and I’m actually really looking forward to doing the cooking this week. That’s a feeling that hasn’t been seen in these parts for awhile! I’m also on a mission to add things to the kiddo’s lunch box that he’ll actually eat and not just take on an adventure with him to school and back. Nothing drives me bonkers more than wasted food.
This week my mission is to give our bathrooms a good going over. I want to use the time that the kid’s at school to do a once over for mold and get rid of all the random stuff in our bathroom cupboards. Once that’s done I’m tackling our laundry and the Tupperware cupboard. We have accumulated so much junk in this house and I’m tired of living with it. I did a big cull of my studio space a couple of months ago, but I can feel another one coming on. I’m also eyeing off the toy boxes.
So that’s my week ahead? How’s yours looking? I hope whatever you’ve got planned you have fun doing it. Wishing you a fabulous week filled with love, laughter and much fabric fondling!
Our couch is looking a little unloved at the moment and so I think it’s time to jazz it up a little with some new cushions (or pillows depending on which hemisphere you’re in). For today’s link love I’ve pulled together a few of the cushion tutorials I’ve been using to help inspire you if you’re looking for a quick gift or something new for your home:
- This tutorial from Spoonflower for how to sew a simple zipper pillow is great because it comes with a video showing you how to do it. Click here to read more.
- Sew4Home has a great tutorial on making a simple patchwork cushion. A great one for beginners to patchwork. Click here to read more.
- If you want to add trim (think pom-pom’s and rick rack) to your cushions then check out this tutorial. Click here to read more.
- If you love the look of clamshells but want an easy make, then check out this no-sew felt tutorial from Classy Clutter. Click here to read more.
- This love notes cushion tutorial from Carried Away Quilting is super cuter. Click here to read more.
- A classy look is always the French Seam Pillow. Check out this free tutorial from Delia Creates. Click here to read more.
- I love this cushion tutorial from So Sew Easy. It looks complicated, but it’s super simple. Click here to read more.
Have you seen the prizes on offer for the #100Days100BlocksFinishalong? There’s not a massive amount of people participating and there’s still time to join in so you stand a pretty good chance of winning one of these!
- $200 Voucher for Quilting Services from Driftwood Quilting, and
- $30 Gift Certificate to The Modern Sewist.
To be eligible for these prizes you must follow @DriftwoodQuilting and @TheModernSewist on instagram, tag your photos with the event hashtag (#100Days100BlocksFinishalong) and post the three required photos within the event timeframe. To find out more click here.
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Click here to shop at The Modern Sewist.
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- Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio has released a collaborative quilt with Lisa Congdon called “Show Up”. It’s a really great quilt (with lots of fussy cutting possibilities) and is available for purchase by clicking here. Sign up to Sam’s newsletter as well so you can find out all the details about an upcoming sew-along to make the quilt.
- Stephanie of Modern Sewciety and Natalie of Sew Hungry Hippie have teamed up for a Dress-A-Long. June is the Metamorphic dress by Sew Liberated. July is the Painted Portrait Dress by Anna Maria Horner. It looks to be a great event where you can learn new skills, make clothes you love and have a great time while doing it. To find out more click here.
- Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl are excited to announce that they are co-hosing the Tips and Tutorials Festival in June. The goal of the Tips and Tutorials Festival is to share and celebrate all the wonderful online tutorials that the quilting community has created recently. We encourage fresh, new content, so we ask that you link up posts that have be published since January 2017. You can find out more about it by clicking here.
- A Note About the Elizabeth Hartman Sew-along: I have closed my Elizabeth Hartman event (you can find the final details and winners by clicking here) and Anne of Said With Love has kicked off her event. The good news is Anne’s using the same hashtag and honouring all the entries from my event in her’s so you can still win big. Click here to find out the details about the new Elizabeth Hartman event.
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