Day 11 – A Country Christmas

Hi and welcome to Day 11 of our Christmas in July promotion.

Today’s super-specials are the Desert Flowers, The Wild West, High Noon, Boot-N-Skoot, Barn Stars, Campfire Quilts, and Farmhouse Daisies quilt patterns. They are all on special for $4 each in our Etsy store.

 

I have (1) copy of each of the patterns to giveaway to (3) lucky winners today plus (1) $30 gift voucher from my favourite people at Therm-0-Web (HeatnBond, DecoFoil, HeatnBond Stretch). Simply fill out your details below to enter, please remember to let me know where you are from.

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Congratulations to Susan, Karla, Anne, Debbie, Joyce, and Sheree who have each won a copy of the Fishy, Fishy Fishy and A Mermaid’s Tale quilt patterns. I’ve emailed/messaged you all.

I hope you have a lovely week, toni xx

Day 1 – Candy Cane Christmas

Today is day one of our Christmas in July promo. For the next 24 hours “Candy Cane Christmas” will be $4 for the PDF pattern. 

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Today we are also giving away (1) roll of HeatnBond Stretch which has been specially formulated to use on t-shirts plus (3) free PDF copies of Candy Cane Christmas. Leave a comment here, on our Instagram account, or on our Facebook page to win.

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Everyone who purchases a pattern between now and the 30 September, 2017 will go in the draw to win The Wild Things quilt from the Happy Quilts book. There will be other ways to enter too, stay tuned for details.

Come back this time tomorrow for Day 2 when we’ll be more organised. Things got a bit hairy with our neighbours in the wee small hours of this morning and we’re all a little wrecked and fed up. xx

Taking Stock. June.

Howdy folks, it’s the end of the Australian financial year and it’s time to take stock. I set myself the 30th June deadline to decide whether to keep Red Boots running or not.

After several weeks of angst I’ve decide to keep the business open for another year – health and finances permitting. When I’m tired I’ll take a rest, when I’m stressed I’ll step away for a while.

My main issue is exposure. I need you my lovely, lovely followers to share as much as you can. I know a lot of you already do that for me and I’m extremely grateful for your help. As an independent designer I don’t get the exposure so many of the bigger, affiliated guys do and I can’t afford the $1,000’s it takes to attend the craft fairs.

If you know about any market places or groups I can join and share my quilts please send me links to their sites. I’ve been invited to join several market places over the past year but some of them take up to 70% of your sale amounts and it’s not worth the work you put into it.

So what’s in store for Red Boots? A new website (hopefully) so I’m not so reliant on Etsy, a huge giveaway, a Red Boot Quilts group so you can share your quilts and ask advice, and lots more happy quilts.

Later this year I will be giving away the Wild Things (monster) quilt from the Happy Quilts book! Stay tuned for details.

 

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This week I’ve been working on an updated version of the Santa’s House quilt. I retired this quilt at the beginning of the year but I’ve had so many emails requesting its return, I thought I would give it a refresh and redesign. Santa’s House 2 will be available soon (if Remy-the-Lion gets his butt off it).

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On a personal front I’m still growing out my hair, my horrible neighbours are still my horrible neighbours, and property developers are still pestering us, and offering us too little, for the house (Australian property prices are some of the highest in the world). A lotto win is starting to look like the only way we will ever move out of here LOL.

I’m going to stop reading politics, avoid the news, get out in the sunshine and forget the thoroughly depressing woes of the world.

Here’s to another 12 months! xx

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Just keep swimming…

with the mermaids.

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That title could apply to us too. Our hot water system dumped 315 litres of hot water all over the laundry floor yesterday… eeeek! $3000 later…

mmaid hairHenry has finally arrived! All orders and prizes will be sent out tomorrow. Henry will be in the Etsy store this weekend. Hopefully the mermaid pattern will be too, but no promises. xx

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