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Hoopla! Handy tips and hints for using embroidery hoops

Hoop-la!! Today we are going to have you "jumping through hoops" as we take a closer look at embroidery hoops and how the correct hoop can be beneficial for improving your embroidery. There are many kinds of hoops on the market- wooden ones, plastic ones, pretty coloured ones. They come in all different shapes and sizes- each one designed … [Read More...]

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Embroidered Fabric Heart Bouquet

It's all about hearts this week in Red Brolly. We've been playing around with the lovely Tilda fabric. Have you seen the latest range? It's very pretty. These pretty little embroidered love … [Read More...]


Raising chickens | Tips for setting up a roadside stall

  It's been awhile since I've done a chicken post. I've had a few visits with Mr. Fox which has been devastating, but hopefully we've solved the problem of our latest … [Read More...]


Trend Alert! Having a whale of a time!

We are just loving the whale trend at the moment. It makes a nice change from the forest woodland theme. These majestic gentle giant sea creatures just look so cute! And we had a whale of a time … [Read More...]


The perfect breakfast for Mother’s Day

Good morning to all of you wonderful, hard-working, talented and crafty Mothers! It's Mother's Day. Today is your day and we hope that in some way you get a bit of spoiling- you deserve it. And if … [Read More...]

create perfect applique circles

Create perfect applique circles

  Ever wondered how to get a perfect circle when you applique? It's very easy. There's nothing worse than a circle with little "bumps" and "pokey" bits around the edges...yuck! This … [Read More...]

Stitchers Dream Day Out

Stitchers Dream Day Out.

    I've been working on some ideas for Marion's Stitchers Dream Day Out this Year. Marion has a gorgeous shop in Highfields, just outside Toowoomba in … [Read More...]


Our most popular projects for Mothers Day

It's Mother's Day this Sunday and we thought that you might like an inspirational round-up of some our most popular projects according to you. Just click on the links to go to the original posts to … [Read More...]


Lemon sour cream pound cake with lemon syrup glaze

Pound cakes were the cakes made by our mothers, our grandmothers and our great-grandmothers. The name "pound" cake is referred to as a cake that was traditionally made with a pound of each of the 4 … [Read More...]


Celebrate International Mother Goose day

Here's a sweet little embroidery hoop project. It's quick, it's simple and you can make it in about an hour, and as Friday was International Mother Goose day we thought we would celebrate one of her … [Read More...]


Learn to Sew Slip Stitch with this Easy Tutorial.

Sew Slip Stitch -Here's How. Slip stitch, or blind hem stitch, features heavily in any hand sewing/embroidery or applique project. It's a nifty little stitch as, when done right, it's pretty much … [Read More...]


Red Brolly patterns :: Your way

Just thought we would take a moment to share with you some of the lovely stitching that is being done by some of you.  "Le Jardin" Quilt by Rosane Paiva Mortensen We always love seeing Red Brolly … [Read More...]


Dresden Plate Pincushion Tutorial

Dresden Plate Pincushion. Here's a great pincushion project featuring a pretty Dresden Plate. Pincushions are an absolute necessity for any sewer. A Dresden Plate pincushion is a great addition as … [Read More...]


Ginger & Macadamia nut ANZAC biscuits

  In Australia this weekend we have ANZAC (Australia and New Zealand Army Corp) Day- it's a name that is particularly associated with our role in Gallipoli in WW1.  It's our national day of … [Read More...]


Sneak Peek….new patterns from Red Brolly

Sneak Peek- New Quilts from Red Brolly. Here's a sneak peek of the quilts that just came back from David Hansor, Quilter Extraordinaire! Just a brief sneak peek of new quilt patterns coming … [Read More...]