I have a secret I need you to share…

I have some new items in my Etsy shop, and I need you to share this secret with EVERYONE you know 🙂

First up…

Bespoke wedding anniversary gifts

A beautiful gift for a special couple, to celebrate an anniversary, to hang on the wall to remember the wonderful occasion.

Choose colours used in your wedding theme to make this even more personal, and all beautifully framed in a 8″ x 10″ real wood frame, ready for hanging.

Check out all of my beautiful handmade items http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts

Next up…

Christmas scatter cushions – gonks

These country style Christmas cushions are handmade from linen and cotton, and make the perfect addition to your country styled living room this Christmas.

Choose from the festive Robin, or Christmas Gonk, or maybe one of each?! Each cushion comes with a robin or gonk applique on the reverse

Christmas scatter cushion – Robin

They come with a quality cotton envelope style backing, which makes removing the cover really easy. Choose from white, grey or black cotton backing

These gorgeous scatter cushions measure 16″ square and come with the cushion pad included.

Next up…

Girly hair slides

Hair clips for girls with a beautiful 3D fabric origami butterfly. Measuring 6.5 cm x 5 cm. Perfect for a special occasion, or everyday use.

They make a wonderful gift for a child’s birthday party, or to add into each party bag.

Each butterfly comes sewn to a non slip coloured metal hair clip measuring 5 cm long, and will be chosen to match the butterfly fabric.

Butterflies can be ordered as an individual item or as a pair.

Last but not least…

Men’s stylish Neckerchief

Neckerchiefs are the perfect way to compliment any outfit, and can be styled in so many ways. They are often called bandanas. A great and stylish way to keep your neck warm this Autumn and Winter.

They make a lovely gift for the men in your life, and I offer so many different colours, you’re sure to find a favourite, all made from 100% high quality cotton, please get in touch with your message

I offer these as a single item, or as a coordinating pack of two.  Each neckerchief measures 22″ square.

Thanks for stopping by

Check out all of my beautiful handmade items www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creativeblondegifts

Big news…

On the 18th March 2021, I became a partner of ‘Not On The High Street’. I’m so excited to share this news with you. I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support and good wishes along the way. I’m so excited to be taking my little business to the next level. 

You can visit my storefront by visiting https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/creativeblonde

If you like any of the products I sell, I would really appreciate a click on the heart, next to each item 🙂 also If you have friends and family who would be interested, please feel free to pass on the link – small businesses like mine run off publicity and word of mouth.

Personalised Luxury handmade ties

Personalised Luxury handmade ties with a Monogram or small messages – the perfect gift as we start to return to work

Message me regarding colours and patterns you require.


Standard length 57″ (Longer ties can be made if required)

Made in 100% cotton or cotton blend

Personalised Luxury Handmade Ties with a Monogram or small messages – the perfect gift as we start to return to work

Message me regarding colours and patterns you require.

Newborn Gift Sets

Choose from one of my five Personlised Newborn Gift Sets – Essential, Essential special, Premium, Luxury and Natural

Available in the gift sets are, bibs, bandanas, bunting, teething rings, hats and comforter, all personalised with baby’s first name

All items will be wrapped in soft tissue paper, and tied with ribbon – making it a super special gift to receive for any new parent.

Memory Quilts


If you have a toddler, then I’m guessing you have a bag or two or three of their baby clothes… Trapped in bag at the back of the cupboard or up in the loft. Why not let me create a beautiful cosy quilt for them to use everywhere they go… Cuddle times, nap times, car journeys etc. 

To see more of my tutorials or to place an order, you can click on the tabs at the top of the home page. Find me on Instagram www.instagram.co.uk/michelle_creativeblonde and www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe

x Michelle x

Models at the ready…

I’ve had such an exciting week, and have some BIG HUGE MASSIVE news, that I can share with you all very soon.

I put a request out for newborn models and male models (its a tough life, but someone has to do it 😉 ) sadly due to Covid19, I wasn’t able to take the photos myself and steal cuddles at the same time, but…

The most gorgeous little boy called Finley modeled my new natural collection from my newborn gift sets. This beautiful gift set includes a matching personalised bib, cosy outdoor hat, animal Birch wood teething ring, adjustable bandana, bunting with baby’s first name and ‘cuddles’ the soft toy. All created using the new natural collection.

This gift set along with others in the newborn range are available to order from here on my website. Head over to the ‘newborn gift set’ page. All made to order, and personalised with baby’s first name.

I received some amazing photos of my ties too, these ties make great gifts for the men in your life, to celebrate a new job, birthday, fathers day, wedding , and anniversary. They are all made to order, and can be personalised with a name, monogram or short message.

Please feel free to spread the word about my newborn gift sets and men’s ties, thanks for supporting my small business

Take care, stay safe and enjoy the sunshine (if you can find it)

Michelle x

Lovingly created keepsakes…

Perfect for a nursery – These are 5″ x 7″ white frame.

Available to order now from http://www.creativeblonde.co.uk £20 each.

Contains all baby’s details, including name, date of birth, weight and length. Perfect for a nursery. 5″ x 7″ white frame.

Plus two teeny tiny pieces of clothing hung with pegs. 

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find me on Instagram and Facebook

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Read all about how I came to love quilting, in this month BP&Q mag…

I was so excited when Helen from the British Patchwork and Quilting magazine approached me about writing an article for one of their regular features in the magazine called ‘First and Last’. The Issue is out today, the article tells you a little about me and how I came to find quilting and fell in love with it…

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Also inside is my mini valentine wall hanging quilt pattern, made using some beautiful Batik fabrics

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The quilt I talk about as being my last (not my last ever, just the last one I was working on at the time) is a free pattern which you can download here

My Retro Flowers Quilt

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I really hope you enjoy making this, its a beautiful finished size, approximately 40″ x 48″, so its perfect for that ‘go-to’ blanket on the sofa on those chilly nights.

 Have a lovely weekend, until next time… happy sewing

 I would love to hear from you, please leave me a comment

Check out my Instagram and Facebook page @creativeblonde66

~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

Sew into September…

Hey 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, i hope you’ll join me for a well deserved cuppa (only because its too early to open the wine 🙂 ) My boys are back at school, so back comes the refusing to go to bed at a decent time, and the endless shouting up the stair to ‘get up, you’re going to be late’…so i basically spending half my day telling them to get out of bed, and the other half, telling them to go to bed !! *sigh*

Now the kids are back, it has meant lots of uninterrupted sewing time (which is the best kind!), I’ve been busy getting involved with a few new things to keep out of trouble for this coming year, the first of which i’m super excited about, is becoming a new mama… wait… that came out wrong, I’ve become a sewing bee mama (just thought id get that straight before my hubby leaves home ha ha)

Last year i made a quilt for a fantastic charity called ‘siblings together’, everyone involved in this charity is really lovely, and so when they advertised for sewing bees, i knew i wanted to get involved. Each month we make a few blocks, which get sewn together by a mama associated for that month, who makes a gorgeous quilt, which gets sent off to the charity. They then distribute them at camps, where foster children get together with their siblings. Sending a warm hug feels great. My month is March! I’ve made a few blocks so far, and i’m super excited to see them come together into a quilt…

The start of September also brought with it, block 2 of the #savethebeesquilt, hosted by Jacquelynne Steves at ‘Sew Quilty Friends’, find her group on Facebook and Instagram, and join in this beautiful quilt a long…

I was thrilled to be asked by Craft Cotton to make a quilt to be put on display in Houston in October, showcasing their new ‘Monochrome Zoo’ fabric collection, the fabrics are so cute.

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If you would like to make your very own ‘monochrome Zoo’ quilt, you can download my pattern at the link below. The fabrics will be available any day now from Craft cotton.

monochrome zoo quilt craftcotton

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And… Christmas has arrived!, well my order from Groves has, i think i read somewhere its only 110 days till Christmas – yay!! Head over to www.facebook.com/grovesltd and grab your Christmas catalogue – The UK’s leading independent distributor of haberdashery, craft, sewing, knitting and needlecraft.

I’ve so many ideas, stay tuned for some Christmas project, patterns and inspiration

Thanks for reading, if you like what you’ve read/seen, please follow me here on my blog. I love to receive comments too.

heck out my Instagram and Facebook page @creativeblonde66

Happy sewing, until next time…

~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

 

 

Postcard Exchange…

I was thrilled to be involved in the postcard exchange, hosted by Elm Street Quilts, these are a must for anyone to have a go at, they are so very cute, and would put a smile on anyone face who received it…
We all got to choose a one word prompt, about what we would like our postcard to be about, and we received one in return…
The prompt I received was ‘CUTE’, I knew straight away what fabrics i wanted to use, these very cute bunny fabrics from Higgs&Higgs

 

 

 My one word prompt was ‘VINTAGE’, and here is the beautiful postcard i received from @sierralima14

 

 

 This was such a fun exchange, and I would love to make more, I think these would make lovely birthday cards for special friends, below is a list of all the other bloggers involved in this postcard exchange…
Denise @ DottieDoodle
Karen @ Run Sew Fun
*** Michelle @ Creative Blonde ***
Sandra @ mmm! quilts
Many thanks for reading, check out  Elm Street Quilts blog for a tutorial on how to make your very own postcard, be sure to tag us all
x creativeblonde x
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