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Bunny fabric crush

Easter is fast approaching. That cute little, chocolate bearing, fluffy tailed, bouncing bunny comes this Sunday and in anticipation of his arrival we've selected some pretty bunny rabbit themed fabric. 1. and 2. Belle and Boo fabric, 3. Woodland Bunny- pastel pink   Don't you just love Belle and Boo? We just love the fabric range … [Read More...]

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Felt Flower Easter egg cosies

An alternative to the chick egg cosy pattern. These Easter egg cosies are made with pretty Tilda fabric and a simple, embellished felt flower with a layered button … [Read More...]


Maple syrup choc chip banana bread

A simple twist on the classic banana bread. The addition of maple syrup makes a great alternative and adds a slight malty flavour to the bread. This recipe makes a moist, chewy, chunky and not overly … [Read More...]


How to English Paper piece

Are you trying to get what all those beautiful little stitched together hexi's are all about? Have you "missed the boat" on the whole English paper piecing (EPP for short) trend? Are all of your … [Read More...]


Chick Egg Cozies- Free pattern

As we are about to kick of our Easter craft and sewing, we thought that we would re-post some of our most popular Easter sewing patterns that were lost in the blog revamp. These sweet little … [Read More...]


Essential tools and notions for English Paper piecing

English Paper piecing or EPP is a popular quilting technique due to its portability, ease of use and its simple but effective results. EPP is an old technique that continues to grow in … [Read More...]


Quilt trends : Dresden plates

One of the trends in quilting and patchwork we predict for 2015 is the Dresden plate. It's so versatile and extremely pretty. Many of the modern quilts are now featuring bright, fresh fabrics, broken … [Read More...]


Easter Stitchery

Thinking about starting your preparations for Easter? Here's a great little stitchery to get you started....3 little bunnies in a sweet Easter basket. Imagine finding those on Easter … [Read More...]


Beginner’s sewing Machine- a review & competition

This post is in collaboration with Crazy Sales As a blog predominantly about encouraging the pastime of sewing and hand embroidery we are always looking for ways to get people sewing, to learn new … [Read More...]


Quintessential Rock cakes

What do you get when you cross a scone with a cookie? The answer is something along the lines of a rock cake. Rock cakes have been around for what seems like forever. They were something my … [Read More...]


Butterfly Mug Bag- Have you made yours?

Do you remember this free pattern from 2012? The popularity of the "So Chic Butterfly Mug bag" has completely taken us by surprise. It was first published nearly 4 years ago...and still to … [Read More...]


New Red Brolly Projects

Are you looking for some Easter sewing? Look at our latest Easter project available now in the latest edition of Australian Homepsun. Aren't they adorable? A cute Easter basket made using the … [Read More...]


Cotton Carnivale- What an event!

Recently Red Brolly hit the road...well, the airways and headed north to Noosa for a Business Retreat for the Quilting and Patchwork Industry- and what a retreat it was! Cotton Carnivale was an … [Read More...]


Common mistakes when baking sugar cookies

Sugar cookies are easy to make. A good sugar cookie is a great recipe to have up any home cooks sleeve.They can be a little time consuming to ensure that they keep their shape, but once you know the … [Read More...]


Tooth Fairy letter & envelope

On Saturday 25th February it's National Toothfairy day and in celebration we've designed a cute free printable Tooth fairy envelope and writing paper. There's a tiny envelope for you to print, … [Read More...]