Celebrating the arrival of a new baby?

I have two, very exciting listings just added to my Etsy shop…

Fist up, is a beautiful framed, hand embroidered wall art, which includes ‘welcome’ bunting, and all the birth details, making this a very special keepsake for the nursery. Framed in a beautiful luxury white wooden 3D frame. Includes Baby’s first name, weight, Date of Birth and time of birth, backed on organic rainbow muslin, which comes in a choice of 4 colours. Cute cork teddy bears and hearts.

Embroidered Birth details

Sometimes you want to send a thoughtful gift, but dont yet know all the details, how about sending a personalised luxury white frame with baby’s first name with the personality meaning behind the name, all beautifully hand embroidered, backed on organic rainbow muslin, which comes in a choice of 4 colours.

Embroidered Baby’s name and personality

For more details, head over to my Etsy page www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts

Enjoy the beautiful sunshine

Michelle x

Exciting new listings…

Can you believe we are almost at the end of May already… whats even more scary is my second eldest son has just finished school – where did that time go?

I have not one, not two, but THREE new listings to share with you, if you get a few minutes please do head over to my Etsy shop or NOTHS shop and give me some love 🙂

First new item i want to share with you, is my personalised beautiful hot air balloon bunting, made with 100% cotton fabric. With a choice of 5 different fabrics, perfect for a nursery or bedroom. Item can be personalized with child’s name, making it an extra special gift for a little ones room.

Each hot air balloon is quilted using premium cotton and wadding. With a super cute wood effect fabric basket, which can be personalized with your child’s name, using appliqued letters. Backed with a blue cotton denim.

Personalised Hot Air Balloon Bunting

Staying with the bunting idea, I’ve created a super adorable personalised denim train bunting, with an orange decorative stitch to resemble the stitching on jeans

Personalised denim train bunting

And last but not least I have new Personalised Ultimate Newborn Gift set, containing quilted bib, quilted burp cloth, animal teething ring, indoor hat, bandana, cosy outdoor hat, quilted comforter and bunting

My Ultimate personalised newborn gift set will make a truly beautiful gift for the new addition to the family. *This matching set of personalised items made from cosy soft fabrics will bring a unique touch to any babies nursery. Suitable for 0-6 months. All items will be gift wrapped in pink or blue tissue paper, and tied with bow – making it a special gift to give or receive.

I will make a £1 donation from every gift set purchased to http://www.pyjamafairies.org/.

“Pyjama Fairies is the only UK charity to make pyjamas and surgical gowns specially designed for babies and children up to age 16 having surgery or any other associated medical test. Each garment is made in colourful, age-appropriate fabric and is designed to minimize discomfort when medical intervention is necessary”

Personalised Ultimate newborn gift set

Thanks for stopping by, I’m so excited to share these new items with you, and would love to hear from you, please share with friends and family who you think would be interested.

Have a lovely weekend

Michelle x

Father’s Day quilt pattern…

Happy Monday! To celebrate the start of a new week, I’m sharing my free fathers day quilt pattern that I wrote for Craftcotton, using the super sweet liquorice allsorts fabric from Craftcotton

I couldn’t resist using this fabric, as my dad is huge fan of liquorice allsorts, and this quote is something we say over and over again… “give it to dad, he will be able to fix it”, aren’t dads just the best 🙂

As I’ve got older and became a mum, this saying is now “lets see if granddad can fix it!” 🙂

Happy Father’s Day

Download my Quilt Pattern here…

Happy Sewing

Michelle x

welcome to my Island batik Blog Hop day…

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors are show casing lots of new fabric collections, so be sure to check them all out. Head over to www.instagram.com/island_batik, to see the stunning quilts that have been created so far this month.

I got to play with a super gorgeous new collection called ‘Plum Pudding’its been designed by Kathy Engle for Island Batik, they are such beautiful modern colours and prints which are available to purchase in shops from May.

Plum Pudding Collection

I have created a 50″ x 50″ modern quilt, using these stunning fabrics, Aurifil thread and Hobbs batting.

Here are a few little sneaky peeks of the quilt, arent the colours just beautiful?

This quilt is made up of 16 blocks, but its when you bring the blocks together, is when the magic appears, I really love the fun, super charged pin wheels in this pattern.

This quilt is also one the first quilts to have one of my new labels sewn on…

As you know an Island Batik blog hop doesn’t come without an amazing giveaway, and this week they are giving you the chance to win a 2.5″ Strip Pack and 10″ Stack of the Island Batik Glacier Bay collection by Kathy Engle! Two winners will be chosen for this giveaway, so don’t delay, enter now!

Click Here To Enter

Enter here

Thank you to @aurifilthread@hobbsbatting@schmetzneedles, and @accuquilt for sponsoring this giveaway and Island Batik!

This giveaway ends on May 14th at 11:59 pm PDT. Two random winners will be notified by email on May 15th and announced on our Facebook page on May, 18th. If the winners do not respond within the first three days after being notified, two new random winners will be chosen.

This pattern is available to purchase from here on my blog, and is also available to purchase via my Etsy store www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts along with lots of other Island Batik patterns.

Plum Pudding Quilt Pattern PDF

A stunning 50″ x 50″ quilt pattern, designed using the new ‘Plum Pudding’ collection from Island Batik. This quilt is bursting with purples and creams and has an amazing super charged pinwheel design.

£7.20

Thanks for stopping by, good luck, I hope you win the gorgeous fabrics

Michelle x

its a winning friday…

Looking to add some style to your sewing area, or have a friend who loves to sew? well I have a beautiful giveaway happening this weekend…

Grovesltd have just released the new Gold range from Hemline, and its gorgeous

“Hemline Gold is an exclusive range of high quality sewing products inspired by the rich history of the haberdashery industry, fused with sleek and modern finishes. Drawing inspiration from traditional Victorian heritage and craftsmanship the Hemline Gold range has been designed and manufactured with performance, conscience and style in mind.

The collection features rich brushed gold, matt black and modern clear acrylic finishes across popular sewing essentials such as scissors, pins, tape measures, hand sewing needles and more.

The environmentally conscious packaging has been developed specifically to be easy to recycle, with no plastic waste, wrapped within brown Kraft paper and printed with a delicate Matt black design”

To be in with a chance of winning a packet of stunning fabric quilting clips and a super cute glass jar of gold assorted sized pins, simply…


1) Follow my blog —> by clicking the follow button

2) Leave me a comment so I know you’ve entered

OPEN TO UK ENTRIES ONLY
(winner chosen at random on Sunday 9th May – Best of luck

Michelle x

wedding keepsakes…

I was recently asked to make a wedding keepsake, custom orders are always exciting, so I couldn’t wait to start designing. As I think I’ve mentioned before I absolutely love free motion embroidery, so this was an excuse to lower the dog feeds on my machine and get busy…

I wanted to include the bride and grooms name and the date of their special occasion, I also wanted to incorporate something growing with tiny buds which would represent their lives together, growing and thriving over time.

This piece is quilted on a pretty ivory floral cotton, (which makes an ideal 2nd wedding anniversary gift, as this is traditionally cotton), with a navy blue background, as this was the colour theme of the couples wedding

I also used a beautiful variegated blue thread from DMC to hand embroider the names and date.

I embroidered the love tree and tiny hearts, to add beautiful detail to this keepsake.

I’m so pleased with how this turned out, that I’ve added it to my Etsy Shop as a ‘made to order’ gift. Head over and give it a favourite or even share with someone who you think might like it. These make a lovely wedding gift, especially as they come framed, gift wrapped and with free UK delivery.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/your/shops/CreativeblondeGifts

Thanks for stopping by, please get in touch with a bespoke order if you have something in mind.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend

Michelle x

its all up to you…

The months Island Batik Challenge, was left down to us as ambassadors to decide what to make. Head over to the Island Batik page to see all the amazing creations from this month

www.facebook.com/islandbatik

I’ve been busy over the last few months completing the first of three modules of a surface pattern design course, so I was keen to bring some of my designs to life…

I used Jewel Quest fabric collection, along with some bright green and purple threads from Aurifil to create my cushion covers

Jewel Quest fabric from Island Batik

I really love free motion quilting, its just like drawing but with your machine, and I get a real buzz from it, here are some close ups, each cover is quilted using Hobbs 80/20 cotton mix batting.

16″ x 16″ cushion covers

If you love these cushion covers, I have some exciting news… I’m currently taking orders, so please get in touch as I’d love to make something that fits your living room or bedroom decor. These cushions covers are made to order, which means they are available in all sizes and colours, prices start from just £20.

These two cushions are already looking stunning in their new home, and look brilliant on their new owners snuggle sofa

Thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog, happy Monday!

Michelle x

Pennant flag patterns

A beautiful addition to a nursery or bedroom, this makes a lovely gift to make and keep, or for friends and family to make and gift. Download my free pattern below to make your own pennant flag, or order my ‘pennant flag’ kit from my ‘Creative Blonde kits’ page, includes everything you need (threads not included).

Big welcome, little one.

Using the adorable new nursery fabrics from Craftcotton, in lovely soft tones of peach/coral and greens, means it will work perfectly with almost all nursery colours.

All of me, loves all of you.

If you’re not a sewer/quilter, or just don’t have the time, but would love to order one of these for your child/grandchild, please get in touch using my ‘contact/order form’ page, or contact me via email.

Thanks for stopping by and supporting my small business. Happy Tuesday!

Do what makes your heart smile

Michelle xx

nursery kite…

A beautiful addition to a nursery, this makes a lovely gift to make and keep, or for friends and family to make and gift. Download my pattern below to make your own nursery kite, or order my ‘Nursery Kite’ kit from my ‘Creative Blonde kits’ page, includes everything you need (threads not included).

Nursery kite decoration

Using the adorable new nursery fabrics from Craftcotton, in lovely soft tones of peach/coral and greens, means it will work perfectly with almost all nursery colours.

Super cute bows

If you’re not a sewer/quilter, or just don’t have the time, but would love to order one of these for your child/grandchild, please get in touch using my ‘contact/order form’ page, or contact me via email.

These nursery/bedroom kites, can be personalised with your child’s/grand-child’s name.

Thanks for stopping by and supporting my small business. Happy Tuesday!

Do what makes your heart smile

Michelle xx

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