1 DAY, 2 GREAT EVENTS

One very busy day in the Capital of Australia, Canberra.

One of the things that I came into 2015 determined to do was spend more time with my boys and participate more in the amazing things that happen in this fabulous city of Canberra. Well on Saturday I managed to cram two fun filled events into one day and it was awesome!…

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Hazel Hedgehog Quilt-a-Long on GnomeAngel.com. Using Elzabeth Hartman's Hazel Hedgehog pattern to make your own hedgehog themed quilt project.

HAZEL HEDGEHOG QAL LINK PARTY

Today is all about sharing your fabulous Hazel Hedgehog creations with everyone (and going into the running to win some prizes!). I’ve had so much fun seeing everyone’s creations and making my own and I’m really looking forward to seeing them all in one place. I have two $25 vouchers on offer from  Gotham Quilts and…

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How to add PomPoms to a Cushion - a tutorial from Angie Wilson at GnomeAngel.com

HOW TO ADD POMPOMS TO A CUSHION

I have become addicted to adding pompoms to everything these days. I especially love adding them to cushions (there’s just something fun about them and they give a nice edge to the cushion seam). Because I think everyone should sew with pompoms at least once I’m sharing a tutorial today on how I add pompoms…

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"Bob & Hazel" - Pattern Hazel Hedgehog by Elizabeth Hartman (Oh Fransson!). Patchwork by Angie Wilson of GnomeAngel.com. Quilted by Gemma Jackson (Pretty Bobbins). "Blanche" (Cushion) - Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman (Oh Fransson!). Patchwork and Quilting by Angie Wilson of GnomeAngel.com

BOB, HAZEL & BLANCHE – A POLITICAL LOVE TRIANGLE

I’m so excited to be sharing “Bob & Hazel” and “Blanche” with you all; I’m obsessed with this quilt at the moment. As part of the Hazel Hedgehog Quilt-a-Long I decided to make the lap quilt using 4 of the gigantic hedgehogs from Elizabeth Hartman’s Haze Hedgehog II pattern. I opted for the larger hedgehogs because…

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MEET KID GIDDY

You know that feeling when you stumble upon someone on social media and they just seem to get where you’re coming from straight away? That’s how I feel about Kerry (of Kid Giddy). I swear, I don’t know who loves gnomes more, me or Kerry! I used Kerry‘s Anchor’s Away Foundation Pieced Pattern for my…

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How to turn any patchwork block into a scrappy improv block by Angie Wilson on GnomeAngel.com

HOW TO SCRAPPY IMPROV ANY PATCHWORK BLOCK

Two weeks ago I happened upon an episode of “Sewing with Nancy” that featured Victoria Findlay Wolfe and her amazing quilts.  Victoria Findlay Wolfe spoke about her technique for using scraps to improvisational (improv) piece together fabric and then use that fabric to make traditional patchwork blocks. I was so struck by the process that I found myself thinking about…

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FAT QUARTER SHOP SNAPSHOTS QUILT-ALONG

Last year I participated in my first ever quilting bee and it was so much fun, however this year I’m forgoing participating in Bee’s in favour of doing more Block of the Month (BOM) sewing. I figured I could still have all the excitement of sewing along with all my virtual sewing buddies and make…

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Interview with Kristi of Schnitzel & Boo on GnomeAngel.com

MEET SCHNITZEL & BOO

Last month saw the end of the latest round of the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap. (I made and sent a scrappy bear paw mini quilt.) Kristi (of Schnitzel & Boo) is the ideas lady behind this swap and just managed to have 900+ people swap mini quilts globally.  That’s massive! Kristi is so well…

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Kid Giddy Gnome Swap - details on GnomeAngel.com

KID GIDDY GNOME SWAP

I started this year determined not join any more swaps, but then Kerry (of Kid Giddy) told me about this crazy idea for a gnome swap and I just knew my goose was cooked. The sign up’s for the swap are open now and the beauty of the swap is that all you have to…

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CONFESSION OF A CONTROL FREAK

I’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch lately. It’s a combination of things, but I think the main problem is that our family is going through a major change and I don’t deal well with change that’s outside of my control.