January + New Monthly Giveaway

Hello lovelies, can you believe it’s the end of January already? I had so much planned for this month and then the January blahs took over.

I’ve been (slowly) working on a space quilt, a pug quilt, a giraffe quilt, an update to the Honeybee Bears quilt, and a new ABC quilt. I’m hoping that I have all five finished before the end of February.

As you might remember, last year we closed our Birthday Club due to internet (ro)bots. This year we have decided to give our monthly giveaways another chance and do them differently. There are two ways you can enter the prize draw.

Firstly you can become a member of The Red Boots Gang which is our Facebook Group. This is a closed group where you can chat, ask questions, and generally have a bit of fun.
Please pop on over, join up, and say hi!

As a member you will be automatically entered in our monthly giveaways. I’ll draw a winner from the member’s list on the last day of every month and notify them via messaging.


The second way to win is to subscribe to our newsletter. We are planning on sending (2) newsletters a month in 2018 so your inbox won’t be spammed. I’ll draw a winner from the subscriber’s list on the last day of every month and notify them via email.

This month’s prize pack consists of (1) 1.25 yard pack of HeatnBond Lite plus (1) pack of Pressing Sheets. One pack will be given away to each group. Good Luck!

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I know that some of you must be wondering why I’ve haven’t included our standard Facebook page, blog, and Instagram accounts in the giveaway draws. The answer is very simple, it’s extremely time consuming and confusing to run the giveaways across so many platforms and I can’t afford a prize (or the postage) for each platform. By consolidating the entry points to two platforms so much of my time is freed for sewing and you receive a better quality prize pack.

Why do I have so many social media accounts? Well it’s not by choice LOL, it’s a requirement of working in this business. Did you know that I have to report my social media numbers to the businesses/publishers I work with. It’s a vital and compulsory part of my work. It does however mean I can’t please everybody despite wanting to, I hope you all understand.

I hope your January hasn’t been too hot, too cold, or too full of the blahs. toni xx

Merry & Bright Santa Sacks

Hi y’all, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates, I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and friends. I was just thinking, it’s been over 20 years since I had a slice of pumpkin pie, I think I’ll have to find a recipe and get baking.

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We are having a huge Black Friday sale in our Etsy shop this week, pop on over and receive 30% off everything in store.

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I’ve uploaded the Merry & Bright Santa Sack pattern to the “Free Stuff” page. You can download it here too, just click on the file name below.

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A big thank you and hug to the lovelies at Therm-o-Web for their continuing support.

The Santa sacks have a ‘paper bag’ bottom which gives you more space for those odd shaped gifts and treats. They are really easy to make too. Sorry about the lousy photos, the constantly overcast weather makes it difficult to take a clear photo.


Miss 17 graduated from High School last week. My sweetie has all grown up :oD She’ll be at university (college) next year. Wow, where did the time go?

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She’s had a rough week this week, we spent last night at the ER and she was sent home in the wee small hours with a diagnosis of pneumonia and a bag of antibiotics. I’m feeling pretty exhausted tonight so please forgive any mistakes in the Santa sack pattern!

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We’re hoping for a relatively quiet weekend, No. 1 daughter is working the polling booths (State election) all day tomorrow and counting votes tomorrow night. I’m just hoping to catch up on some sleep LOL. Our crazy neighbours have caused a lot of trouble this week and broke into our house and car on Sunday.

Anyways, take care and have a lovely weekend, toni xx

A Spooky Sleepover.

After a few missteps I finally got the binding on the pumpkin quilt today. Every so often I make such a mess of things the only solution is to sit down and grab the unpicker!

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The “Spooky Sleepover” quilt pattern will be available on Friday and the best news is it’s FREE! The lovelies at Therm-O-Web are sponsoring the project.

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The quilt folds up into a easy-to-carry pocket. There’s room for a small pillow and pajamas too! It’s the perfect sleepover kit for Halloween.

IMG_1378I’ll have a heap of giveaways to celebrate the release too, so stay tuned! xx

Ps. you can make this project as a normal quilt, you don’t have to add the pillow pocket.

Grizzly Bears & Pumpkins…

Camp Grizzly is now available in our Etsy store for the special introductory price of $5.00 (plus appropriate taxes).

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Don’t like using Etsy? WordPress is allowing us to put simple Paypal stores on our sites now *huzzah*.

It doesn’t allow a download option however and I will have to email your patterns to you. This will take anything up to 12 hours depending on time zones etc. Remember I may be asleep when you’re awake!

Click on the ‘Buy Direct PDF Patterns‘ or the ‘Buy Direct Printed Patterns‘ menu buttons at the top right of the page. I haven’t uploaded all the patterns yet. This is a bit of an experiment.

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Halloween pumpkins are on the menu this week. It’s my turn to make a free project for the lovelies at Therm-o-Web. I’m loving these wacky pumpkin dudes!

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Happy Monday peeps, toni xx
* I am a proud brand ambassador for Therm-o-Web, the makers of my favourite fusible webbing, HeatnBond Lite.