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

Do you love gorgeous Indigo’s and blues?

Stuart Hillard has just released his new collection called ‘Indigo Elements’ for Craftcotton, and its stunning, possibly one of favourites…

If you fancy trying your hand at a simple cushion, you can download my free tutorial using the link below

There will be more makes to follow from this stunning collection in the new year, and a full size quilt inside British Patchwork and Quilting magazine out in the new year also – I will keep you posted

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas, and all the best for 2022

Michelle x

Do you gift wine?

You wont want to miss this free tutorial for a celebration bottle bag…

These bottle bag are quick and easy to make and can be personalised with your own message or image, to download my tutorial click the link below

A great idea for a new year eve bottle bag…

Or one for any special occasion…

These are also available to order from my Etsy shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts

Happy sewing

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

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

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

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

Free ‘Dinosaur Squares’ Quilt pattern…

I couldn’t wait to use these gorgeous prints and colours from CraftCotton, which have been teamed up with a lovely soft chambray denim effect fabric, to make this super soft and cosy quilt.

This is a simple quilt to make as its made up of mostly squares and rectangles, but creates a stunning effect, which works perfectly with these fabric colours.

This quilt is the perfect size for any single bed or for cosy afternoons in front of their cartoons

To download my free pattern, simple click the link below

Don’t have time to sew, please contact me via my website here to place an order.

www.creativeblonde.co.uk

Other newborn items in this fabric collection are also available to purchase from my website.

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

Stockist for Fabric and Batting

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Stockist for Aurifil Threads

www.aurifil.com/

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Sew Useful…

I’ve been busy working on this really useful Chair back caddy, I’m really pleased the fabrics I chose, they are from the Makoti collection by Stuart Hillard for CraftCotton, using Debbie Shore Pattern from her Sew Useful book.

I fussy cut the panel for the smallest pocket, to really show off the fabric.

I made my own bias binding, from the Makoti collection

I also decided to make my own bag straps from the Makoti colletion and Vliseline interfacing

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This bag is great if you’re short on space, and with all the pockets of different sizes, its so versatile

I used Aurifil thread to make this bag, with Vliseline Interfacing and In R Form as the fusible batting, to give this bag extra strength.

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find/tag me on Instagram and Facebook with your makes.

‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle