Another big ask…

Hi, thanks for stopping by

I hope you are enjoying the lovely long weekend (if you’re in the UK).

Today is the day I have decided to open my Etsy shop… I thought about doing it yesterday, but what with it being April fools day, I didn’t want anything thinking it was joke 😉

So, yes you guessed it, I have yet another favour to ask… please can you show to some love on my Etsy shop, by hitting the favourite button on my shop – many many thanks in advance.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CreativeblondeGifts

Below is a little snapshot of what my page is looking like… it definitely needs some love… it only has 1 admirer, and I promise you that isn’t me 😉

I currently have a lovely giveaway over on my Instagram page this weekend, for more details of how to enter head over to my page www.instagram.com/michelle_creativeblonde


This giveaway contains one premium sewing scissors set, which included a 22cm dressmaking scissors, 105cm retractable tape measure and 24 x 16cm zippered pouch.

To see more of my tutorials or to place an order, you can head over my website www.creativeblonde.co.uk and/or Instagram page www.instagram.co.uk/michelle_creativeblonde and www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66

Have a lovely weekend

Michelle x

Big news…

On the 18th March 2021, I became a partner of ‘Not On The High Street’. I’m so excited to share this news with you. I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support and good wishes along the way. I’m so excited to be taking my little business to the next level. 

You can visit my storefront by visiting https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/creativeblonde

If you like any of the products I sell, I would really appreciate a click on the heart, next to each item 🙂 also If you have friends and family who would be interested, please feel free to pass on the link – small businesses like mine run off publicity and word of mouth.

Personalised Luxury handmade ties

Personalised Luxury handmade ties with a Monogram or small messages – the perfect gift as we start to return to work

Message me regarding colours and patterns you require.


Standard length 57″ (Longer ties can be made if required)

Made in 100% cotton or cotton blend

Personalised Luxury Handmade Ties with a Monogram or small messages – the perfect gift as we start to return to work

Message me regarding colours and patterns you require.

Newborn Gift Sets

Choose from one of my five Personlised Newborn Gift Sets – Essential, Essential special, Premium, Luxury and Natural

Available in the gift sets are, bibs, bandanas, bunting, teething rings, hats and comforter, all personalised with baby’s first name

All items will be wrapped in soft tissue paper, and tied with ribbon – making it a super special gift to receive for any new parent.

Memory Quilts


If you have a toddler, then I’m guessing you have a bag or two or three of their baby clothes… Trapped in bag at the back of the cupboard or up in the loft. Why not let me create a beautiful cosy quilt for them to use everywhere they go… Cuddle times, nap times, car journeys etc. 

To see more of my tutorials or to place an order, you can click on the tabs at the top of the home page. Find me on Instagram www.instagram.co.uk/michelle_creativeblonde and www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe

x Michelle x

Blueberry Swirl Quilt…

This months Island Batik Challenge was a scrap busting challenge…

I was keen to use my 2 1/2″ strips from the Crystal Sea collection, as this collection is bursting with all my favourite colours.

The bonus of using pre-cuts strips is the top quilt will come together quite quickly

I used Hobbs 80/20 black cotton batting , as its perfect when sewing with black or dark fabrics, as it helps maintain the fabrics true colours, and avoid light fibre lint transferring onto your quilt top during the quilting process

My gorgeous 10 stone Newfoundland was only too happy to pose for a photo 🙂

You can download my ‘Blueberry Swirl’ quilt pattern by heading over to my patterns page

https://creativeblondeblog.wordpress.com/patterns/

Don’t have time to sew, please contact me via my website here to place an order.

www.creativeblonde.co.uk

To see more of my tutorials or to place an order, you can head over my website www.creativeblonde.co.uk and/or Instagram page www.instagram.co.uk/michelle_creativeblonde and www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66

Happy sewing, thanks for stopping by, wishing you a lovely weekend

Michelle x

Free ‘Dinosaur Squares’ Quilt pattern…

I couldn’t wait to use these gorgeous prints and colours from CraftCotton, which have been teamed up with a lovely soft chambray denim effect fabric, to make this super soft and cosy quilt.

This is a simple quilt to make as its made up of mostly squares and rectangles, but creates a stunning effect, which works perfectly with these fabric colours.

This quilt is the perfect size for any single bed or for cosy afternoons in front of their cartoons

To download my free pattern, simple click the link below

Don’t have time to sew, please contact me via my website here to place an order.

www.creativeblonde.co.uk

Other newborn items in this fabric collection are also available to purchase from my website.

To see more of my tutorials or to place an order, you can head over my website www.creativeblonde.co.uk and/or Instagram page www.instagram.co.uk/michelle_creativeblonde and www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66

Stockist for Fabric and Batting

www.visagetextiles.com

https://www.facebook.com/craftcottonco

Stockist for Aurifil Threads

www.aurifil.com/

www.facebook.com/aurifil.quilt.thread

Sew Useful…

I’ve been busy working on this really useful Chair back caddy, I’m really pleased the fabrics I chose, they are from the Makoti collection by Stuart Hillard for CraftCotton, using Debbie Shore Pattern from her Sew Useful book.

I fussy cut the panel for the smallest pocket, to really show off the fabric.

I made my own bias binding, from the Makoti collection

I also decided to make my own bag straps from the Makoti colletion and Vliseline interfacing

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This bag is great if you’re short on space, and with all the pockets of different sizes, its so versatile

I used Aurifil thread to make this bag, with Vliseline Interfacing and In R Form as the fusible batting, to give this bag extra strength.

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find/tag me on Instagram and Facebook with your makes.

‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle

Mother’s Day flower embroidery hoop…

With Mother’s day just around the corner, I thought this cute little project, would make a lovely gift. you could even change the words and give the hoop for a special birthday or occasion.

Download my free pattern using the link below

Whilst making this project, I came across this amazing thread gloss by Thread Joy, made with natural untreated British Bees wax and high quality fragrance oil.

The thread gloss come in different blends, which Claire at Thread Joy has chosen to evoke feelings of well-being, and allows you to match your mood to your stitching. Whilst I was embroidering the lettering I used the Release blend, which has been created to DE-stress, as it uses a blend of Ylang Ylang and Neroli, and it smells divine, like you have a calming candle burning in the room. It was brilliant at avoiding all these pesky tangles in my thread, and made sewing a dream.

Head to Claire’ Etsy shop to purchase yours.

Find out more about Thread Joy by heading over to their Instagram page

https://www.instagram.com/threadjoy_threadgloss/

I cant recommend this enough, and one pot will last ages, the only tricky part is choosing which blend to choose. These made a beautiful gift for yourself and for anyone who is into their embroidery, Thread Joy pride themselves on their beautiful packaging and its all fully recyclable.

Happy sewing, I cant wait to see your embroidery hoops

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find/tag me on Instagram and Facebook with your makes.

‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle

Virtual Market…

Please join me this weekend (6th-7th March) as I take part in two virtual markets. There is going to be so many talented people show casing their amazing creativeness, so you never know what fabulous gifts you will find for friends and family, along with supporting local small businesses, its going to be a date for your diary.

Be sure to tell all your friends and family about this event, you could send them the following links to help spread the word.

Shop In Kent Virtual Market

May be an image of 1 person, outerwear, saddle-stitched leather and text that says 'Shop local. Shop small. www.shopinkent.co.uk'

http://www.facebook.com/ShopInKent/

Follow the hashtag #Shopinkentvirtualmarket on Facebook to get all the updates

The Bespoke Craft Fair

May be an image of text that says 'craft fair'

http://www.facebook.com/groups/1645491062315879/?ref=share

http://www.facebook.com/events/828388388019919/

Below are just some of the items available to order from me this weekend.

All my products are made to order, as they are personalised and bespoke to you.

Hope you will enjoy these virtual markets this weekend and find lots of amazing gifts for friends and family

I will be holding a very special competition aswell, with a beautufil prize.

See you this weekend (virtually)

Michelle

‘Flower Power’ Mothers day quilt with matching cushion pattern…

I’m so excited to share with you a pattern I’ve been working on for Craftcotton called ‘Flower Power’ It got its name as it reminds me of the flower power 60’s style era. Its a lovely bright and fresh quilt, so its sure to make you smile.

This quilt is made using a freezer paper applique technique, a short video of me demonstrating this method can be found on my Instagram/Facebook, I’ve added the direct links below.

https://fb.watch/3-66uy_Gnd/

To download my free pattern, simply click the link below

Happy sewing, I cant wait to see your finished cushions and quilts.

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find/tag me on Instagram and Facebook with your makes.

‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle

Models at the ready…

I’ve had such an exciting week, and have some BIG HUGE MASSIVE news, that I can share with you all very soon.

I put a request out for newborn models and male models (its a tough life, but someone has to do it 😉 ) sadly due to Covid19, I wasn’t able to take the photos myself and steal cuddles at the same time, but…

The most gorgeous little boy called Finley modeled my new natural collection from my newborn gift sets. This beautiful gift set includes a matching personalised bib, cosy outdoor hat, animal Birch wood teething ring, adjustable bandana, bunting with baby’s first name and ‘cuddles’ the soft toy. All created using the new natural collection.

This gift set along with others in the newborn range are available to order from here on my website. Head over to the ‘newborn gift set’ page. All made to order, and personalised with baby’s first name.

I received some amazing photos of my ties too, these ties make great gifts for the men in your life, to celebrate a new job, birthday, fathers day, wedding , and anniversary. They are all made to order, and can be personalised with a name, monogram or short message.

Please feel free to spread the word about my newborn gift sets and men’s ties, thanks for supporting my small business

Take care, stay safe and enjoy the sunshine (if you can find it)

Michelle x

Fat free Easter Eggs…

Hey, hope you’re all well, thanks for stopping by to read my blog.

Here the UK the sun has been shining, the snowdrops and daffodils are opening up and the weather is turning warmer, Spring is in the air, and its certainly given me a boost.

Today I wanted to share with you a Easter Egg table runner pattern I have designed using some FQ’s packs in pastel tones from Craftcotton

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These Easter eggs are created using Foundation Paper Piecing, which is a great way to achieve crisp joins, without any fuss. I love the effect of raw edge applique, in fact its one of my favorites.

Download my free pattern using the link below

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Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find/tag me on Instagram and Facebook with your makes.

‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle