Look what just arrived…

Two new collections from Island Batik, aren’t they stunning

Passion Petals paired with the gorgeous ‘pool’ from tantalising teals and ‘tanzanite’ from marvelous multis.

Floral wonders paired with ‘parakeet’ from tantalising teals and ‘icicle’ also from tantalising teals.

Head over to your local island batik stockist for this gorgeous fabrics

Till next time

Michelle x

Do you know someone who has a baby on the way?

New baby on the way? Or a friend or colleague is celebrating a new arrival?

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/creativeblonde

Personalised nursery kites, these make a beautiful addition to a nursery, great baby shower gift too

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts

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Happy sunday

Michelle x

My Etsy shop…

My Etsy shop is so new, and I’m really excited for my little business to be on this journey. If you have a few spare minutes, I’d love for you to head over and take a look, maybe ‘favourite’ my shop and a few items from it, it all really helps my business grow.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like something special made, I love requests

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts

If you have a Etsy shop, feel free to leave your shop name and il head over and return some love.

Here are just a few of the new items I’ve listed recently…

Wishing you all a lovely weekend

Michelle x

Do you love Halloween?

I have the perfect quilt pattern and best of all its free…

This quilt uses vibrant orange Fat Quarters fabrics, along with black basics from Craft Cotton to really make the colours pop.

Vibrant threads from Gutermann

Download my free pattern using the link below… I’d love to see your finished creations

What does a skeleton order at a restaurant….

spare ribs

😂😂😂😂

Happy Halloween

Michelle x

Island batik August blog hop…

What do you get if you mix a gorgeous new collection of Island Batik ‘proud peacock’ with some Auriful thread, a Deb Tucker Studio 180 Tucker Trimmer ruler and a sewing machine?

Need a clue?

Still need more clues? This super handy ruler is great for your HST projects…

Yes you guess it… a super adorable quilt

This quilt is made up of over 725 hand cut pieces, and uses every fabric from the Proud Peacock collection (plus a few duplicates), sewn together using Auriful Thread.

After putting my quilt top design together, I had 5 blocks left over… the perfect amount to make a gorgeous table runner

Head over to the Island batik page to see all the amazing new fabric collections, along with all the very talented Island Batik ambassadors who have created some stunning quilts this month (and every month).

Proud Peacock collection has been designed by Kathy Engle for Island Batik and is in shops from September 2021

Fancy being in with a chance of winning the Island Batik ‘Sticks and Stones fabric collection shown below????

Enter here

Best of luck

Michelle x

Looking for a super cute project to get stuck into this autumn?

Check out these two magazines – OUT NOW

British Patchwork & Quilting

Inside you’ll find lots of beautiful quilt patterns, including my ‘Summer Watermelon’ Quilt,  featuring tonal prints with delicate oriental floral from Makower fabrics.

Love Sewing

Inside you will find my weekend wash bag project, perfect if you’re planning a weekend away

Happy sewing

Michelle x

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