Mother’s Day flower embroidery hoop…

With Mother’s day just around the corner, I thought this cute little project, would make a lovely gift. you could even change the words and give the hoop for a special birthday or occasion.

Download my free pattern using the link below

Whilst making this project, I came across this amazing thread gloss by Thread Joy, made with natural untreated British Bees wax and high quality fragrance oil.

The thread gloss come in different blends, which Claire at Thread Joy has chosen to evoke feelings of well-being, and allows you to match your mood to your stitching. Whilst I was embroidering the lettering I used the Release blend, which has been created to DE-stress, as it uses a blend of Ylang Ylang and Neroli, and it smells divine, like you have a calming candle burning in the room. It was brilliant at avoiding all these pesky tangles in my thread, and made sewing a dream.

Head to Claire’ Etsy shop to purchase yours.

Find out more about Thread Joy by heading over to their Instagram page

https://www.instagram.com/threadjoy_threadgloss/

I cant recommend this enough, and one pot will last ages, the only tricky part is choosing which blend to choose. These made a beautiful gift for yourself and for anyone who is into their embroidery, Thread Joy pride themselves on their beautiful packaging and its all fully recyclable.

Happy sewing, I cant wait to see your embroidery hoops

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle

‘Flower Power’ Mothers day quilt with matching cushion pattern…

I’m so excited to share with you a pattern I’ve been working on for Craftcotton called ‘Flower Power’ It got its name as it reminds me of the flower power 60’s style era. Its a lovely bright and fresh quilt, so its sure to make you smile.

This quilt is made using a freezer paper applique technique, a short video of me demonstrating this method can be found on my Instagram/Facebook, I’ve added the direct links below.

https://fb.watch/3-66uy_Gnd/

To download my free pattern, simply click the link below

Happy sewing, I cant wait to see your finished cushions and quilts.

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle

Country Cottage Pot Holder…

I’m so excited to share with you my latest pattern.

Its a super cute, country style pot holder, perfect for saving your worktops from heat damage.

The Bosal wadding I’ve used, can withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

I’ve used the adorable ‘Sweetheart’ collection from Tilda.

Head over to my ‘Patterns’ page to download my PDF Pattern ‘Country cottage’ Pot Holder.

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle

Personalised Nursery Bunting…

To compliment my ‘Cheeky Frog’ quilt, I have created matching bunting, which is available at the link below .

Hope you enjoy making the quilt and bunting.

Don’t have time to sew, place an order here on my website, to purchase the bunting with the quilt.

(fabrics subject to availability).

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle

Cheeky Frog Quilt…

A little something to make you smile, during these tough times, which are proving to be very stressful, as we are now in our second full lock-down, and homeschooling the kids again.

Introducing my ‘Cheeky Frog’ quilt, this blanket is 40″ x 40 , making it a perfect lap size/ cuddle size quilt.

Made using the gorgeous fabrics from Craftcottonco, Wadding from Vlieseline and threads by Gutermann.

If you would like to make your very own ‘Cheeky frog’ quilt, you can download my free pattern using the link below.

Don’t have time to sew, place an order here on my website, to purchase one. (fabrics subject to availability).

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle

Cosy pram quilt…

I would like to wish you all a very happy new year, and share with you my first quilt of 2021

Do you need a cosy pram quilt for your baby/toddler, when going for walks to get your daily exercise?

Here is my free pattern, made using the gorgeous newborn Elephant fabric from Craftcotton, super soft wadding from Vlieseline, all sewn together using Gutermann threads. Don’t have time to sew, place an order here on my website (fabrics subject to availability)

Other items available to purchase in this collection

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle

Free Pattern – Kyoto blush cushion covers…

Today I want to share with you a pattern I created using the new Kyoto fabric collection by Stuart Hillard for Craftcotton.

Cushion covers are a great way to add a splash of colour to your living room or bedroom.

Be sure to tag me with your finished cushion covers, I would love to see your cushions

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Looking for more handmade Christmas items to buy?


Please check out the ‘pages’ listed on my home page (or click the link below), you will find all my quilts which are for sale, most of which have been published in UK, American and Australian quilting magazines, plus lots of other handmade items.


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‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing


Michelle

Giveaway…

To celebrate the launch of the new Pony Black sewing needles range, I’m giving away 2 packets of Sharps  – perfect for hand-sewing your binding and lots more.

“Pony Black brings you a new generation of sewing needle that is innovative as well as meeting the highest international standards. They are nickel free, ultra-smooth and have perfect points for superior performance. They are offered in the largest range of hand sewing needle sizes for every conceivable craft including sharps, tapestry, chenille and everything in between. All Pony needles are packed in handy, plastic-free and environmentally friendly folders”

To win these two packets, simply :

1. Follow me on IG, FB or here on my blog www.creativeblonde.co.uk

(Links at the bottom of post)

2. Tell me your favourite thing you like to handsew.

Il pick a person at random on Monday (16th November) – Good luck

Huge congratulations to Abbie @patching_up. You have won these beautiful packets of sewing needles.

UK ONLY

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Happy Sewing

Michelle

Handmade in the UK…

Hi, I make bespoke handmade quality custom quilts, keepsake cushions and luxury memory quilts, along with loads of other beautiful handmade items.

I love to make memory quilts made from your baby’s bibs and baby grows, its a beautiful way to remember all the memories of them as newborns. These make a wonderful gift from grandparents and other family members. for more information, visit www.creativeblonde.co.uk.

See my work inside UK, Australian and American quilting magazines.

Christmas stockings, table runners, pincushions, quilted wall hangings, lap quilts, lined tote bags, quilts for children, quilted pet blankets and more *Please contact me at www.creativeblonde.co.uk with any questions, more information or to place an order.

Spread the word and tell your friends and family, as these handmade gifts make beautiful Christmas presents.

All the following quilts, bags, cushions, table runners and wall hangings have been created by me and have been featured inside quilting magazine. They are all for sale, please contact me for sizes, prices etc

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Roald Dahl – The Witches…

Do you remember reading the book? well Craftcotton have just released a collection of Roald Dahl fabrics… I couldn’t resist turning some of them into a cute satchel

‘You really are a very clever little mouse’ fabric was just too cute to not use as the main outer fabric, I added the frogs for the pocket, and the Witches for the lining.

This pattern is available from Debbie Shore ‘Satchels’ book, with templates and really easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

To see how I used the ‘Witches’ fabrics, download my tutorial, at the link below

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle