This Little Piggy Block #9

Hey y’all, guess what? it’s Friday and it’s time for the next instalment in our This Little Piggy block-of-the-month! You can find all of the blocks, including Block #9 here.

Can you believe that we only have one month to go and then we’re finished our little piggy adventure? I hope you’ve enjoyed stitching along with me. I’ll have to get my skates on and come up with an idea for next year’s block-of-the-month. Feel free to message me with your suggestions!

To celebrate my birthday all PDF patterns are 50% off in our Etsy and web stores this weekend. The price is automatically adjusted in our Etsy store but you will need to use the coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY in our webstore.

The winner of last month’s Thermoweb giveaway is Danni C. Your prize will soon be on it’s way Danni! I’ve been a little slow getting the prizes away this month, apologies for the delays everyone xx

Enter this month’s Thermoweb giveaway by commenting and telling us your favourite holiday season.

Contents of prize pack may vary.

The gnome quilt is almost done. A few more tweaks and it will be ready for photographing etc. Ughhh, photographs are the worst part of the whole pattern writing job description. It makes me sooo frustrated and cranky LoL.

I hope you have a lovely weekend everyone. We’re hoping for some rain tonight and tomorrow. It will be a great relief to fill the water tanks and have the gardens and surrounding bushland watered. It’s been so very dry (drought) this year (or two). Take care, toni xx

Clearance Sale! our Little Mermaid pins are 50% off this weekend in our Etsy store!

Friday Faves on the Farm

Happy Friday lovelies and Happy (belated) Fourth of July to our lovely friends in the US.

A quick question – do your children or grandchildren watch Bluey? I’ve been thinking…

This week’s Friday Faves are the Windy Hill Farm quilt, the Little Bears quilt, the Snuggle Bears soft toys, the Jingle Bells Snack Mats, and the Merry Christmas Snack mats.

Please don’t purchase the Windy Hill Farm pattern if you own the Happy Quilts book. A similar pattern is available in the book.

All patterns have a printed version and they are on special this week too – except the Windy Hill Farm pattern. The printed pattern is $16.50. This is a huge pattern and I need to increase the price to make even a small profit. There may be some further price increases on a small amount of patterns over the next few weeks. Sorry guys. xx

Little Bears Quilt

The Winner of our Thermoweb June giveaway – for sharing your project photos with me – is Gay T. I’ll be in contact shortly Gay. Congratulations!


Terri and I have been updating the ‘mug rug’ patterns. The internet has decided that ‘mug rug’ is a granny term and has updated it to ‘snack mat’. Therefore… these are our Christmas snack mats LoL. They are now available in printed format.

The Snuggle Bears pattern includes the Grumpy Grizzly templates. If you already own the Happy Quilts book or the Grumpy Grizzly pattern you don’t need to purchase this pattern.

Please message me if you are unsure whether you already have these patterns. Occasionally I will change the name of a pattern to try and rank better in the search algorithms. Gone are the days when you purchased most patterns through your local quilt store, now we’re competing with a billion other entries on Google and have to stay as relevant as possible.

Terri has been helping me pull everything together and we’re hoping to be done updating everything by the end of this year – sooner I hope! Once done, the patterns will remain as they are and won’t be changed in the future.

Have a lovely weekend everyone, take care, toni xx

Happy Everything

I heard a guy on TV say that to someone in parting… instead of goodbye, he said ‘happy everything’. I thought it was pretty cool.

I wanted to check in today and say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ to everyone. We don’t do anything special, my kids asked me what I wanted and I said a French cheesecake. I may have eaten far too much… a slice for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea LOL. I hope you had a lovely day with your family. Extra hugs for those of you who do it tough today. I know a lot of you do.

snuggle bear 1

We have a fabulous Mother’s Day giveaway here.

Mothers-Day-GiveawayAmazon has my Happy Quilts book on super special at the moment. It’s as cheap as chips so pop on over and grab a copy before they’re all gone. I’m not sure whether the publisher will do a reprint – as far as I know, once they’re gone, they’re gone. It’s great value for money with (20) patterns included. If you don’t have a CD reader in your computer never fear toni is here. Message me and I’ll send you the PDF’s via email (with proof of purchase of course).

I’m off to the supermarket to find something for dinner. After 30 years I’ve run out of ideas. Whatever happened to that space age idea of the meal-in-a-pill? I could always have cheesecake ha!

Happy everything lovelies, toni xx

It’s Five Dollar Friday!

Welcome to Five Dollar Friday! This week’s PDF patterns are Scrap Bin Sheep, Scrappy Alphabet, and Patchwork Elephants. The patterns will be available at this special price until Monday (AEST).


I did a quick stats check this week and our free patterns have been downloaded 26,088 times since January this year. Wow, that’s a lot of patterns and a lot of quilts. We’ll have a new free Christmas project courtesy of Therm-o-Web in a few weeks time, accompanied by another amazing giveaway.


I’m hoping to get to the sewing machine this weekend. This week has been incredibly busy family wise and I’ve not had time. When I did manage to grab a few minutes, I’ve totally botched everything I’ve touched LOL. Not an auspicious start to the Christmas season!


Did you know I’ve set up a Facebook group called “The Red Boot’s Gang” where you can hang out and share piccies and projects and stuff,

Pop on over and sign up, it’s still in it’s infancy but I’m hoping you will enjoy being there. You are welcome to chat about other projects (other than Red Boots) but I ask that you keep politics and religion out of the chat.

There will be giveaways and exclusives (starting in the New Year) so come on over and say Hi.