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Here Come the Elephants!

  Two New Quilts from Red Brolly!   The Little Elephant Quilt. The stunning Little Elephant Quilt is the first quilt designed by our new designer, Sanchia Gair. (You all know Sanch!) Sanchia's designed this fun quilt for the modern nursery- featuring the ever popular - elephants. Elephants are all the rage at the moment for children's … [Read More...]

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Homemade Strawberry pop tarts | Cooking with kids

Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts Are you a pop tart lover? What are pop tarts? They seem to be in the cereal aisle, but are they a breakfast dish? They look more like a dessert....?? Heeeeeeelp! Please! … [Read More...]

Lovehearts Quilt

I Love Lovehearts Quilt!

Do you remember the LoveHearts Quilt made with all those gorgeous Tilda fabrics- Spring Lake and Apple Bloom (with a few older Tilda fabrics added as well)? I've finally taken some photos of the … [Read More...]


Embroidery basics showdown! Split stitch VS Split Backstitch.

Split Stitch vs Split Backstitch Debate. Embroidery basics showdown! Split stitch vs backstitch-which one do you prefer to use? Or maybe you like to use both of them in an embroidery project. Each … [Read More...]


Stop making pom poms like your Grandma! A new way to make pom poms

Stop making pom poms like your Grandma! If you are still making your pom poms by cutting out 2 donut shaped circles from cardboard and then sitting there for hours whilst you wrap your wool around … [Read More...]


Split Backstitch for Outstanding Embroidery.

  Split Backstitch. Split backstitch, do you use it? Perhaps you should give the split stitch a second thought. There are several advantages to using the split stitch as opposed to the … [Read More...]


Homemade Monte Carlo biscuit recipe

If you are in other parts of the world besides Australia you may just be wondering exactly what a "Monte Carlo biscuit" is? Are we right? Here at home, there is a particular biscuit brand that … [Read More...]

Fairy Mushroom Pincushion

Fairy Mushroom Pincushion.

Here's a simple little project that you can finish in a couple of hours. It can be hand stitched or mostly sewn on the machine. The amount of detail you'd like to add is really up to you. There's room … [Read More...]

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Seed Packet Quilt Pattern Redone.

Remember me? The Seed Packet quilt pattern. It's one of Red Brolly's older patterns so perhaps you don't. Perhaps you've only just found our patterns and haven't even seen the quilt. Perhaps you may … [Read More...]


Trend Alert: Fox Themed Craft

We love: Fox themed craft One of the latest trends that is emerging that we just love love love are foxes. Fox cushions, fox softies, fox dress ups and craft- the fantastic and handsome fox is … [Read More...]


New Christmas fabric for 2015

  New Christmas fabric 2015 Thinking of Christmas? Can you believe it? What?? It's that time already? Where did the time go? If we want our home looking wonderful at Christmas we need to … [Read More...]


Latest released sewing books

"Tilda's Toy Box" by Tone Finnager   Tilda's Toy Box is the latest book to be released by best selling designer Tone Finnager. We just adore Tilda fabric and project books at Red Brolly … [Read More...]


Up-cycle wooden pegs into garden plant labels

Here's a pretty little project to complete this weekend. A simple idea to recycle, or "upcycle" wooden clothes pegs into sweet little plant labels. Very simple, very quick, very cheap and a … [Read More...]


Making the perfect shortcrust pastry…everytime!

Knowing how to make perfect pastry is a handy tip for any home cook. Making pastry may seem labour intensive and slow....but that's where the joy is. Nothing more homely than rolling out homemade … [Read More...]

Butterfly Mugbag

Butterfly Mugbag.

Butterfly Mugbag to Take with You.   Here's a great way to carry your favourite mug with you wherever you go.   Small enough to pop in to your briefcase or bag, padded to prevent your favourite mug … [Read More...]