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

Easter Bunting with Giveaway…

Hello,

With less then a week til Easter, I thought I’d write a cute little tutorial for making some adorable and super quick Easter Bunting.

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All the Fabrics and Accessories used in this tutorial are available from Groves

www.grovesltd.co.uk/ourproductrange

Email us:
groves@stockistenquiries.co.uk

www.facebook.com/GrovesLtd/

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Download my free print friendly tutorial here

Groves Easter Bunting PDF

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Head over to my Instagram page (using the link below) to find out how you can be in with a chance of winning 4 yards of the beautiful pastel tassel trim, to add to your Easter bunting

You can follow me here on my blog, and you can also find me on Instagram and Facebook

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing and Happy Easter

Michelle @creativeblonde

Warning… contains Christmas inspiration

Hello, thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll find something you like in this weeks blog, I must warn you, this week has been filled to the brim with Christmas projects.

Are you a Christmas crafter? do you love doing Christmas craft with the kids?

Well I’ve got some very cute projects to share with you, and different ways to use the projects when finished. Available from all good crafting retailers

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All the pieces needed to make this bunting are all available separately

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I used Gutermann metallic threads to sew the applique letters in place

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Next up are some Christmas sacks, i love the little pom pom kits, and so added them around the top of each sack

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Its been a few years since i made a pom pom, but these are super cute, and a great little project for the kids to get involved in

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a little cross stitch in front of the fire, and to add a little more sparkle, I used some Gutermann metallic threads

This kits come with a wooden hanging hoop, but i chose to cut mine out and use them to add some Christmas sparkle to a cushion

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Which leads me nicely onto these very cute felt kits, i mounted mine onto pre-made blank cards, I love the 3D effect, and i think would make a fabulous gift from the kids to someone special

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To locate a stockist for all the kits found in this blog please email

 groves@stockistenquiries.co.uk

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Yay I’m glad you’re still reading and haven’t become overwhelmed by the volume of Christmasness!!!

I have a very exciting gift to giveaway… I’ve had so much fun using my new metallic Gutermann threads,  I just had to give you the chance to win your very own pack – with huge thanks to Gütermann.

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To be in for a chance to win, simple…

1. Follow me here on my blog

2. Leave me a comment telling me what you would sew with these gorgeous metallic threads, i will choose a name at random next weekend.

Good luck

Something special for you…

To celebrate my advent calendar with coordinating bunting being featured in this months issue of Love Patchwork and quilting magazine, using the beautiful collection by Amy called ‘little town’

Dawn at www.honeybeecloths.co.uk has very kindly offered all my followers, not just 10% off this collection which is available in her shop now, but 10% off everything in her shop ♥

Just type CREATIVEBLONDE at the checkout – thanks Dawn 🌸 💕

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Many thanks for reading, have a lovely weekend, until next time… happy sewing

Check out my Instagram and Facebook page @creativeblonde66

~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

 

 

A week in the life of Creative Blonde !

Happy weekend to all my lovely followers, the sun making an appearance this week in the UK, has definitely improved my self-esteem. My garden has bloomed into loveliness, and my projects are getting finished

 

This week I’ve been working on a lovely project for Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, due out in the October issue, its a special little Christmas project, using the lovely collection by Amy Sinibaldi – Little Town

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I bet you cant guess what the Christmas project is going to be 😉 ?

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A few weeks ago, I was asked to make a table runner, using a collection of Vintage Rose Florals fat quarter pack, available from Overdale fabrics  Hop over to their NEW blog / website to see my FREE tutorial

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Many thanks for reading, I hope you all have a lovely weekend, please leave me a comment, id love to hear what you’ve been up to…

Happy Sewing

x creativeblonde x

Quilt now magazine…

I’m super excited to be in this months issue of Quilt Now Magazine – out today!

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My new born baby quilt with matching bunting tutorial is in print 😊 😍

The beautiful fabrics are from Higgs&higgs, Vilene lush wadding and all stitched together using Gütermann threads

How adorable is the bunny ♥ 🐰 ♥

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Thanks for reading, grab your copy today, and make my lush new born blanket with matching bunting. Perfect for a new nursery

Happy sewing

x creativeblonde x

Disney Mickey Mouse Prints…

I couldn’t resist when Craftcotton asked me to make some items using their new Disney collection, to go on show on their stand at the CHSI show in Birmingham, this February.

Not only were they some super cute prints, but they came in Teal (well Mint) – my favourite colour…

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I made some cute bunting, small drawstring bags with cute hexagon ties and a mini quilt hanging, perfect for a baby nursery or toddler room…

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Click the following links to make your very own, using my tutorials…


personalised star bunting

nursery quilt hanging

mickey mouse drawstring bags


Be sure to head over to craftcotton to see the full range of Disney Mickey Mouse prints.

Happy sewing

x creativeblonde x

Just had to Share…

Hi Guys,

I’ve been lucky enough over the past couple of weeks to work with some fabulous fabrics, and thought id share them with you guys.

First up was the gorgeous sweet fabric ‘hello little bunny’ available from Higgs and Higgs,  I chose to work with Grey print collection, and paired it up with some baby pink picot binding, sewn together with Gutermann threads

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I couldn’t resist fussy cutting out the bunnies from the main fabric – too cute

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I used the very lush and cosy wadding from Vilene  – 295. I love how scrumptious this quilt came out, as a result of using this high volume wadding, and it was so easy to work with.

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Once my new born baby quilt was complete, i complimented it with a run of bunting

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To make a new born quilt with bunting, be sure to check out my step by step tutorial in March Issue of Quilt Now Magazine.

Thanks for reading

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happy sewing

x creativeblonde x

 

 

 

 

 

bright ideas for a baby’s nursery

click here for the full tutorial … Bright ideas for a baby_s nursery

This beautiful fabric is available from http://www.craftcotton.com/

Like this? come follow me on facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66/

#bunting #babynursery #kidsbedroom #nappyholder

 

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Happy crafting 🙂