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Hi folks, I thought I’d pop in and say hello. After a supremely busy few weeks there’s been a sudden lull and I don’t know what to do with myself.

late night reindeer

Tidying up my workspace is on the top of my to-do list and I made a start tonight. After a year of non-stop activity it’s become a chaotic mess and I can’t find a thing. Look at those tidy threads and buttons! They will stay tidy for 0.3 seconds but look… TIDY!

tidy up 1

tidy 2

I have a box of drawings and templates to sort out, and there’s ‘that’ thread box to tackle. I think I should just add tinsel, don’t you think it looks like a thread Christmas tree? ;O>

THAT thread

It’s also time to find the boxes of Christmas decorations and get into the spirit of all things tinselly.

xmas quilt 1

Did you see the photo on Facebook of my visitor today? A tiny snake in my drink bottle. He was so small but very aggressive. He was swaying like a cobra about to strike LOL. At least he wasn’t as big as this guy (who was on our verandah a little while ago).

theres a snake in my bootsnake bigly

While I was looking for the photo of the python I found this photo of the projects from the Happy Quilts book. It was taken the day that everything was returned from the publisher. It was such a relief to be done LOL.

happy quiltsNext week I’m going to do a survey to see what you’d like me to tackle next year as well as size preferences etc. Have a bit of a think about it in the meantime, I always appreciate your input. Have a lovely weekend everyone, I’m determined to get to bed before midnight tonight so I’d better log off and finish up for the night. Take care, toni xx


Do you need a quick Christmas project to make? These little reindeer are so easy to put together and look really sweet. The pattern is free (click the “Free Stuff” menu tab at the top of the page).

reindeer decos

black friday sale mum 2

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.