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How to make a perfect sponge

A sponge is a timeless classic. Served at morning teas right across the country for decades, it is a quintessential family favourite. Who doesn't like deliciously light and spongy layers of cake sandwiched between generous and thick layers of freshly whipped oozy cream and sweet strawberries? A sponge cake can be a cake that all home cooks, new … [Read More...]

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Sewing News :: Time to air those quilts

Nothing prettier, we say,  than the sun shining, flowers blossoming and gorgeous quilts with their beautiful array of colours drifting and floating in the breeze. Right now, all over the world, … [Read More...]

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Believe Christmas Sampler.

Here's a new Christmas Sampler to add to the other Christmas Samplers on the Red Brolly Blog. You have plenty of time to stitch a whole bunch of them to decorate your home this Christmas. These … [Read More...]

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The Winner of the Elephant Competition is. . .

The winner of the Beautiful "A is for Alphabet Q is for Quilt " Book and fabric/ thread pack is Rosalie Harris (Blog.briarrose.blogspot.com).   Her winning entry was: Elephants are such intelligent … [Read More...]

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Gardening :: Growing and choosing Beetroot plus a recipe

    Beetroot is something that I've definitely grown into with age. I must admit, as a child, I was not a huge fan of this deep crimson-purple vegetable- to put it on a burger was a … [Read More...]

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Fabric crush :: Metallics

    Out with the gold and in with the new! Metallics are one of the hottest trends on the runway this season and we're glad to see this trend spilling over into fabrics. There's … [Read More...]

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Winter Spice Cake

  With us just having had winter solstice, the weather seems to have turned for the worst. The bitterly cold winds have picked up and there's been heavy snow falls in the mountains nearby. … [Read More...]

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Easy 4th July Fabric crowns

With 4th of July celebrations on this weekend we thought we would come up with a quick and easy sewing project to make in celebration. These fabric crowns are very simple to make and can be made … [Read More...]

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Our Little Christmas Home Sampler.

  My Little Christmas Home is the third sampler in the series of Christmas Samplers. Each sampler can be stitched in your favourite red- or be stitched in colour using the colour instructions … [Read More...]