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

Personalised Newborn Gift Sets….

Do you have a special arrival on his/her way? or know someone who does? why not send them a really special gift to know you’re thinking of them, especially during this pandemic.

And with every box sold, I will make a donation to the charity I work for https://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 minimise discomfort when medical intervention is necessary. Your child can remain fully dressed, safe and warm whilst being examined and throughout their stay in hospital.

While other great organisations focus on research and finding a cure, we work to improve the quality of life of children and their families as they undergo surgeries and treatment.

Pyjama Fairies mission is to make hospital stays easier for children and their families.”


Choose from one of my four Personlised Newborn Gift Sets – Essential, Essential special, Premium and Luxury. Be sure to add the name you would like embroidered on the items, in the ‘Instructions to seller’ part of the Paypal transaction page. Include your chosen colour combination.

(please contact me directly if you don’t see an option you would like, and I will be more then happy to put your bespoke order together for you)

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.

Personalised Bunting

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A beautiful touch to any nursery or bedroom. With a choice of super soft velour combined with a choice of pretty jersey appliqued fabric letters. With a binding hook at either end, makes it easy to hang anywhere. Each flag measures 7″. Fabrics used are Oeko-tex Standard 100. (STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety). Giving you complete peace of mind.

Close ups…

Teething rings

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A beautiful gift made using a choice of super soft velour combined with a choice of pretty jersey fabric. Birch wood Bird ring which has been EN71 tested, which means they have been chemically and physically tested and are confirmed suitable and safe to be used as a toy. Fabrics used are Oeko-tex Standard 100. (STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety). Giving you complete peace of mind. Teething ring measures 8.5″ x 3.5″ at the widest points.

Contoured personalised Burp Cloth

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A beautiful gift made using a choice of super soft velour combined with a choice of pretty jersey fabric. Fabric used are Oeko-tex Standard 100. (STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety). Giving you complete peace of mind. Burp cloth measures 23″ x 7.5″ at the widest points.

Adjustable personalised Bandana / dribble cloth

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A beautiful gift made using a choice of super soft velour combined with a choice of pretty jersey fabric. Fabrics used are Oeko-tex Standard 100. (STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety). With Hospital approved cream Kam snaps. Giving you complete peace of mind. Bandana measures 6″ deep. Neck circumference measures 13″ – 15″, with a diameter of 4″-5″.

The back…

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Super soft personalised bib

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A beautiful gift made using a choice of super soft velour combined with a choice of pretty jersey fabric. Fabrics used are Oeko-tex Standard 100. (STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety). With Hospital approved cream Kam snaps. Giving you complete peace of mind. Bib measures 11″ x 9″ at widest points, Neck circumference 11″, with a diameter of 3.5″.

Close up…

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Super cosy personalised hat for outdoors

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A beautiful cosy personalised hat, perfect for wearing outside. A beautiful gift made using a choice of super soft velour combined with a choice of pretty jersey fabric. Fabrics used are Oeko-tex Standard 100. (STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety). Giving you complete peace of mind. Hat measures 7″ x 7″ at widest points, Head circumference 14.5″.

Super soft personalised jersey hat

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This hat can be worn anytime, A beautiful gift made using a choice of super soft velour combined with a choice of pretty jersey fabric. Fabrics used are Oeko-tex Standard 100. (STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety). Giving you complete peace of mind. Hat measures 7″ x 6.5″ at widest points, Head circumference 14.5″

Choose from one of the 6 soft jersey fabric, shown below,and combine it with one of the super soft velour fabrics (baby blue or baby pink).

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Please leave a message regarding your colour choice.
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Newborn Boxes

Essential Personalised Newborn Gift Set

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Essential – Personalised Newborn Gift Set

This beautiful gift includes a matching personalised burp cloth, bib, indoor hat, and teething ring.

£33.00

Essential special – Personalised Newborn Gift Set

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Upgrade Essential Personalised Newborn Gift Set

Upgrade the teething ring to an animal Birch wood teething ring. Random selection of Elephant, Bird, Bunny or Teddy (shown in the photo above)

£35.00

Premium Personalised Gift Set

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Premium – Personalised Newborn Gift Set

This beautiful gift includes a matching personalised burp cloth, bib, indoor hat, animal Birch wood teething ring, and adjustable bandana

£39.00

Luxury Personalised Newborn Gift Set

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Luxury Personalised Newborn Gift Set

This beautiful gift includes a matching personalised burp cloth, bib, indoor hat, animal Birch wood teething ring, adjustable bandana, cosy outdoor hat and bunting.

£59.00

Thanks for stopping by to read what I’ve been up to, feel free to spread the word about my beautiful personalised newborn gift sets.

Take care, and stay safe

Michelle x

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

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

Introducing my ‘Newborn Cosy Bear’ collection…

I’ve collaborated with www.stoffabrics.com/ to bring you my new collection ‘Newborn Cosy Bear’.

The collection contains a newborn bib, bandana, heart teething ring and personalized monogram tag toy. Each item can be bought separately from my ‘order’ page, or as a set. All beautifully wrapped in tissue paper, makes a perfect gift for any new parent.

Head to my order page to place an order, or click the link below

https://creativeblondeblog.wordpress.com/contact/


‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing


Michelle

Be A Diamond…

 

Welcome to a fun week of ‘Be A Diamond’ Blog Hop hosted by Carol @justletmequilt.

At the bottom of this post, you’ll find a list of all the amazing bloggers taking part…

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my quilt, be sure to leave me a comment, they make my day, and why not follow my blog if you like what you see 🙂

Be A Diamond Logo

 

I love how simple shapes, make really interesting patterns, and the diamond is definitely one of these shapes… I don’t think I’ve ever made a ‘tumbling block’ quilt before, so this was a perfect opportunity to give it a go. I also had the perfect Diamond ruler which came free with a recent copy of Quilt Now Magazine

All the fabrics used in this quilt are from Stoffabrics, the ‘teddy’ fabric is super soft and cosy, a perfect fabric for a new born quilt.

Who loves a ‘Y’ seam? cause this pattern is bursting with them

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I guess I cant keep you waiting any longer… here is my ‘Be A Diamond’ Quilt…

 

I really enjoyed quilted one side of each of the illusion boxes

 

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Be sure to head over to Stoffabrics to check out all their fabric collections

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Check out my Instagram and Facebook page @creativeblonde66

~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

April 22

Needled Mom

Keepsake Moments

Kathy’s Quilts

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

Color, Creating, and Quilting

April 23

Ms P Designs USA

Vroomans Quilts

Marjorie’s Busy Corner

Melva Loves Scraps

Storied Quilts

Words & Stitches

Clever Chameleon Quilting

Songbird Designs

April 24

MooseStashQuilting

Beaquilter

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

Creative Blonde 

Selina Quilts

Bumbleberry Stitches

Two Maker Chicks

Quilts By Joanne

April 25

Patchouli Moon Studio

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Hill Valley Quilter

Mageez Room

Websterquilt

High Road Quilter

Seams To Be Sew

April 26

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Cynthia’s Creating Ark

Days Filled With Joy

For The Love Of Geese

Quilt Fabrication

Stitchin At Home

Just Let Me Quilt

44 days til Christmas…

Can you believe it, just 44 days til the big day?! so i thought id share  with you a little Christmas mini wall hanging quilt… let it snow, let it snow, let it snow …

These super cute Christmas fabrics are available from Craft Cotton

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A great little piece of Christmas to hang up as we get ever closer to the big day

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I was chuffed to bits to be asked to make a cot size quilt from the beautiful new Camelot licensed fabrics available from Craft Cotton very soon ‘Winnie the Pooh’ – they are super cute

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I knew straight away i wanted to try out my new sulky transfer pen, and the new pre packs of Vlieseline Stitch ‘n’ tear. The hardest part was choosing which of the adorable Winnie the pooh quotes to use.

I used two strands of Gutermann variegated threads to back stitch the writing. The Winnie the pooh fabric went so beautifully with the craft Cotton Fat Quarter bundle of nursery basics in grey

This quilt measures 30″ x 40″ so its just the right size for a new born’s crib or play mat, ***tutorial coming soon***

In case you missed my last post, I’ve been busy doing a little bit of paper piecing for my October island batik challenge, using the stunning pattern by Nicole –  lillyella stitchery @lillyellasworld. The quote was written by Helen Keller and emphasizes the importance of having a friend by your side. Although it is preferred to walk in the light, solitude and being alone makes this seem undesirable.

Many thanks for reading, have a lovely week ahead, 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

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