Reversible ‘Poppy’ Bag…

Designed by Debbie Shore  from her Half Yard Home book.

Pieced by Michelle Roberts at creativeblonde

http://www.creativeblonde.co.uk

Grab a copy of Debbie Shore’s book to make your very own reversible bag. Below are my photos to show you how I used the poppy and denim fabric from Craftcotton to create my version of the bag.

Materials

   Two 20” x 10” pieces from the denim fabric

Two 20” x 10” pieces from the poppies on white fabric

Two 13” x 3” pieces from the denim fabric

Two 13” x 3” pieces from the poppies on white fabric

Two 20” x 3” strips from the poppies on black fabric

Aurifil threads

Haberdashery items

  • Quilter’s ruler,
  • Rotary cutter/scissors
  • Iron
  • Cutting mat
  • Basic sewing supplies

 

Lets get sewing…

(All seam allowance is ¼”)

Using your rotary cutter and ruler, create the handles

Take your time when creating the pleats, to make sure they are all in the same place on each fabric bag piece.

Shape the bottom corners of your bag pieces.

Pin the handles in place

The two pieces are then sewn together. Remember to leave a gap for turning

Turn right side out and press

What will you use yours for?

To see more of my tutorials, you can follow my blog www.creativeblonde.co.uk and/or Instagram page www.instagram.co.uk/michelle_creativeblonde and www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66

Stockist for Fabric

www.visagetextiles.com

www.hobbycraft.co.uk

Never too early challenge…

No one typically thinks of winter in the summertime but it’s the best time of all to get an early start on Christmas and holiday projects…

I love a Christmas table, filled with sparkle, so I decided to make some Christmas bauble placemats, using some gorgeous Christmas fabrics including Holly berries and Snowflake

Cute Christmas baubles you can personalize

These placemats are a perfect size for you dinner plate, and can be personalised for that extra special touch at Christmas.

I’ve used some vibrant Auriful thread, the green is 1114 and the purple is 2545 to add the wording details

Each place-mat has Vliseline Thermolam wadding inside, to give it some stability and form, with hand sewn binding, using Aurifil thread and Clover sharps black gold needles.

All finished off with a sparkly silver ribbon and bow, all I need now is the crackers and the Yorkshire puddings

Have you started thinking about Christmas yet?

Michelle x

Christmas in July…

Last month I completed my first Christmas project of the year, its a Dresden table runner for the Craft cotton Blog and I wanted to share my free pattern with you guys here aswell.

Christmas fabric from Craftcotton

I love the Dresden blocks, and their versatility.

This is a fabulous size table runner, measuring 21″ x 66″

The Dresden blocks are sewn onto a white background, with hand sewn red binding, to really make this table runner pop.

To download my free pattern, click the link below, be sure to follow me and leave a comment 🙂

Looking for some special handmade gifts, check out my Etsy shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts and Not On The High Street store www.notonthehighstreet.com/creativeblonde

Happy wednesday

Michelle x

whats more adorable then adorable?

A smaller version of something that is adorable 🙂

My origami butterflies are now available in super cute small size, and come attached to hair slides and hair bands, making them a special gift for a little girl.

Pretty butterfly hair accessories

These are available as individual clips or bands or come as a pair, head to my Etsy shop to place an order. They make a perfect gift for a special occasions, especially birthday parties.

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts

Have a wonderful Tuesday

Michelle x

Fabric origami butterflies

These super cute fabric butterflies are so versatile, they can be used as a hair slide for a little girls special occasion, such as a birthday, wedding or Christening, and they make a wonderful housewarming gift, or even just as a little treat for yourself, cause we all deserve one once in a while…

They are made from 100% cotton fabrics which are Oeko-tex Standard 100.

Beautiful fabric butterflies with their 3D nature makes them especially versatile and appealing.

They can be added to decorate a tote or pouch, be used as a brooch or to embellish a quilt and much more.

These fabric butterflies are available to purchase from my Etsy shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts

Please get in touch if you have a particular colour you would like to match them to.

Wishing you a lovely weekend, until next time…

Michelle x

Looking to add some summer sunshine to your table?

Inside this months issue of British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, you will find my Summer Flowers Table Runner, using the beautiful and vibrant Sunny Bee fabrics from Makower.

Summer Flowers Table

This runner is a perfect match with my gorgeous summer bouquet

I would love to see your summer table settings, tag me in your photos on Instagram @michelle_creativeblonde and Facebook @creativeblonde66

Enjoy the sunshine

Michelle x

new and exciting listings…

Hey, thanks for stopping by… I wanted to share a couple of new listings I have added to my Etsy store

First up is a gorgeous Daisy chain wall kite hanging, this was made for a customer, but I loved it so much I’ve added the listing to my Etsy store

Daisy Chain Wall Kite Hanging

My kite wall hangings come in so many different colours and fabric prints,and can include a beautiful decorative stitch on the kite. Please get in touch with a request, each kite can be personalised with a name or short message.

Head to my Etsy store for more details www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts

Next up… I’m so excited to of collaborated with BIBS, leading manufacturer in Dummies and Teethers, I’ve chosen some gorgeous colours to be added to my baby gift sets

BIBS Muslin gift set

The BIBS dummies are available in Pink, Blue, Ivory and Sage. The BIBS baby bities are available in Ivory star and Sage heart. Head to my Etsy store for more details

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts

Enjoy your week

Michelle

spreading love and joy with my summer vibes lap quilt…

Welcome to June’s Island batik challenge, this month is all about using our Accuquilt ultimate cutting machine, and combining the 8” or 12” finished BOB dies, with the GO! Qube 8″ Mix & Match Block and create a whole new pattern by combining the two.

I decided to combine the Hattie Choice block with the Go! zero pattern block to make a 31″ square lap quilt. I’ve used some super bright orange and yellows from my stash buster collection, along with some gorgeous Marbles from the basics range and Almond from the neutrals collection

I wanted this lap quilt to give off some summer vibes

I used Hobbs cotton batting inside, along with a super bright yellow Auriful thread to quilt this blanket.

I added a really bright orange binding, to make this summer vibe quilt pop

I couldn’t resist taking this quilt on a little photo shoot around my garden in the beautiful sunshine…

Head over to Island Batik Facebook page to see all the other amazing quilts that have been designed by the other Ambassadors

Enjoy the beautiful sunshine, and spread some love and joy today

Michelle x