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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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 15 #Quiltandshine

Hey,

Welcome to Block 15 of the #quiltandshine quilt along, hosted by Dawn from Honeybee cloths and myself. Huge apologizes for the delay in the release of this block

I hope you will agree it was worth the wait, this block shows you how to quilt using metallic threads to a simple quilt or pattern to add shine and sparkle

Its never to late to join in with this quilt along, as the patterns will be available forever, but even if the thought of a whole quilt is daunting, maybe choose your favourite block and create a cushion cover or a table runner using just a few blocks.

I really love the idea of taking a block and creating a scatter cushion to match

To download block 15, simply click the link below

Be sure to tag me on Instagram @michelle_creativeblonde so I can see your finished blocks, use the hashtag #quiltandshine

We all need friends and family in our lives especially during these difficult times, keep talking and stay safe xx

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

A little something I’ve been working on…

Hey, hope you’re well, thanks for stopping by to read my blog today.

I wanted to share with you something I’ve been working on while the UK magazines have been put on hold, I can only show little bits of it, as the pattern will be available soon.

Its a gorgeous little table runner, made using a new collection from Makower called ‘Sunny Bee’, the vibrant pink is from a new collection called ‘Sweet shoppe too’ also available from Makower.

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Due to the weather being so glorious here in the UK, I decided this was going to be a hand sewn project, using needle turn applique.

I used Gutermann threads, to hand sew this project

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I couldn’t resist capturing the finished top piece in the sunshine

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

 

Block 11 – Flutter #quiltandshine…

Hello, thanks for stopping by to read my blog, today I’m sharing with you Block 11 of the #quiltandhsine quilt along, hosted by myself and Dawn from Honeybee cloths.

How is everyone doing?  if your anything like me, you’re happy to have unlimited minutes on your phone. I know I have a house full of kids, but nothing quite beats an adult conversation to keep you sane – Keep talking!

Its never to late to join in with this quilt along, as the patterns will be available forever, but even if the thought of a whole quilt is daunting, maybe choose your favourite block and create a cushion cover or a table runner using a few blocks.

This block is all about butterflies…

Its a beautiful, relaxing block to sit and hand sew,  we all need some time to switch off, and relax

Download my free pattern here, be sure to tag me on Instagram @michelle_creativeblonde so I can see your finished blocks, use the hashtag #quiltandshine

Quilt and Shine block 11

We all need friends and family in our lives especially during these difficult times, keep talking, stay inside and stay safe xx

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Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 5 #quiltandshine Quilt-along…

Hey,

Today I want to share with you Block 5 of the #quiltandshine quilt-along, hosted by myself and Dawn @dawn_honeybeecloths

Block 5 is all about seeing stars… using prairie points to create this beautiful star. Download block 5 at the link below

Quilt and Shine block 5

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I was so excited to complete block 4 – Beachcomber (designed by Dawn) and its available now to download on the blog at the link below

https://fromourlittlehivetoyours.blog/2019/08/24/quilt-and-shine-quilt-along-block-4-beachcomber/

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Now the first four blocks have been released, they are ready to been sewn together…

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Love the seeing the stars begin to appear between the blocks

Thanks for reading, hope this post has inspired you to get creative.

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Artsy Fartsy…

Welcome to the Island batik July challenge , the fabric and threads used in this project were given to me as part of the Island Batik Ambassador program 2019

Artsy Fartsy Challenge

Artsy Fartsy using three different Aurifil thread weights.

I’ve used thread weights 28,12 and floss.

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The larger the number, the finer the thread.

I’ve used the Aurifil floss to hand embroider the letters in the center, 12 weight cotton thread for bold decorative machine stitches, and the 28 weight threads was used to machine applique my fabrics in place, using free motion embroidery

I had such fun fussy cutting lots of bright and bold flowers, butterflies and dragonflies from my gorgeous Island batik fabrics, which i fused to Vlieseline Bondaweb.

After I fused all my gorgeous fabrics into a 10″ circle, and used free motion quilting and thread weight 28 (slightly thicker then my everyday thread, I wanted it to be a little bolder) to secure my applique.

Before starting this project I fused the 16″ square piece of main fabric to Vlieseline Interfacing, this gave it extra strength, so I was ready to hand embroider the letters using floss and a darning needle. I chose a simple back stitch. I love the reverse of this piece too

To finish this piece, I used thread weight 12 (make sure you change your bobbin thread to match your top thread weight). I wanted to create a strong bold decorative stitch that would stand out

I framed my finished piece in a 12″ embroidery hoop. I’ve never made ‘Artsy Fartsy’ before, but I’ve had such fun – love a good challenge!

Thanks for reading, be sure to head over to the Island Batik Facebook page to see what the other ambassadors are making this month, and throughout the year…

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

‘Darling little’ cushion…

My full tutorial for this adorable cushion can be found at

http://www.honeybeecloths.co.uk/

DSC_0582.jpgThis beautiful cushion is made from the adorable fabrics in the ‘darling little dickens’ and ‘hushabye hollow’ collection. Both  collections are available from  Dawn @ honeybeecloth .

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Thanks for reading this post, My full tutorial on how to make your very own ‘darling little’ cushion is available at honeybeecloth,

Cushion designed, created and tutorial written for Honeybeecloth by creativeblonde

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x creativeblonde x

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