Free tooth fairy cushion tutorial…

Follow my tutorial below to make your very own cosy cushion, which doubles as a tooth fairy cushion, the idea place for wrapping a baby tooth up in tissue and leaving in the special personalised front pocket for the tooth fairy to visit.

This is a great project to make with kids, especially during the half term holidays. Be sure to tag me in your finished makes, I’d love to see which fabrics you choose…

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Happy sewing

Michelle

vintage tilda quilt, using Vlieseline Eco150 wadding, and tilda fabric bundles

Do you like a vintage look and feel to a quilt? keep reading…

Introducing Vlieseline ECO 150, the first 100% biodegradable voluminous wadding with high insulation performance. Made from renewable resources, 100% Lyocell which is sourced from Eucalyptus trees. This innovative new product biodegrades without leaving any micro plastic contamination in the environment, making it the responsible choice when considering the future of our planet as well as providing excellent quality and performance.

ECO150 can be used with most fabrics and is suitable for garments, patchwork and quilting as well as a whole range of crafting applications. This light, voluminous sew-in wadding has a soft handle and high migration resistance due to its anti-static qualities. It is extremely comfortable in garments and quilts as it is `breathable‘ with up to 45% moisture absorption. It can be hand or machine sewn and quilters should use a spacing of 15-20 cm. Washable to 40°, it can be pressed using a cool iron.  It is 155 cm wide and available in white.

Last week I received a sample of Vlieseline Eco150 wadding – its incredibly soft and cosy AND 100% bio-biodegradable. So soft in fact, that a photo alone wasn’t enough, so I made this short video.

  • Made from renewable, fast growing resources (Eucalyptus trees), requiring far less water than any other fibre made out of natural polymers. 
  • Water used in the manufacturing process is 100% recycled
  • Chemicals used in the production process are almost completely recycled (99%) and are not present in the fibres
  • Completely biodegradable in natural conditions and soil within 57 days
  • Leaves no impact on the environment after biodegrading
  • Water repellent and odour resistant.
  • Soft handle due to the characteristic of the fiber
  • Excellent comfort in garment application
  • High resistance to fiber migration due to anti-static properties and spray binding technology

Important note: After 3 wash cycles there can be a 20% higher loss of volume when compared with polyester waddings.

Tilda have also just released their scrap bundles, and I couldn’t resist teaming these up together, along with some Tilda cream solid.

These scrap bundles are from ALL the Tilda collections

I would love to know if you have used this wadding before…

Happy sewing

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?

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

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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

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

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

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