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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 tips and tricks, you really shouldn't have an issue.    When you make sugar cookies the last thing you want is for them to spread and lose their … [Read More...]

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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...]

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“Spring” free hand embroidery pattern

Did you catch our recent stem stitch tutorial? Here's a pretty little stitchery to practise your stem stitch. It's a nifty stitch to learn and one that every hand embroider should learn as it's great … [Read More...]

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Stem Stitch Tutorial

The stem stitch is a pretty, rope like stitch- great for lines, curves and lettering. It's a must have stitch to have in your arsenal of basic hand embroidery stitches and is a great alternative to … [Read More...]

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Re-useable fabric party cones

These quick and easy homemade party favours are the cutest idea and as they are re-useable they're environmentally friendly too! Fill them with popcorn for movie nights, stuff them with treats … [Read More...]

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Autumn Apple Crisps

  What to do with all those beautiful apples that you are harvesting from your orchard! It seems such a waste not to use them for something. If you haven't tried apple chips you really must give … [Read More...]

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Caring for your apple trees

Apples are one of the most versatile and popular fruits and are loved by many. They are handy for a quick and portable snack, great for cooking and baking, store easily and are a beautiful, shade … [Read More...]

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Egg Free Double Choc-chip cookies

Anyone who knows me would know that I am an absolute sucker for a decent choc-chip cookie. And when I say decent, I mean decent...I am a choc-chip cookie snob- none of those supermarket cookies for me … [Read More...]

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Cotton Carnivale :: Will you be there?

Red Brolly will be attending this years "Cotton Carnivale" Stitching retreat in Noosa. Will you be coming? Sanchia is so excited to be going!....AND it's in Noosa! She cannot wait. The countdown … [Read More...]

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Mini Picasso art smock

It's the start of a new school year and the school stationery list came home. Among many requirements on the list was an art smock. "Just one of Dad's old t-shirts or business shirts will suffice," … [Read More...]

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Fail safe pretty French knot tutorial

Ahhhh! The French knot. Simple. Easy. Very pretty. The French knot is a very handy stitch to learn. It's great for flowers, lines and as a filler stitch. People think that it's a difficult … [Read More...]