Its here, its here… my blog hop day

I’m so excited to show you my ‘Blackberry Vine’ Quilt, here is a sneak peek while I tell you all about it, and the best news is, you could win it for just £2… keep reading to see how!

This months Island Batik Ambassador challenge was ‘Create for a Cause’. See details below on how you can enter the raffle to win this quilt, and raise money for the www.pyjamafairies.org/

My chosen fabrics are from the new collection called ‘Mystery’, designed by Claudia Pfeil for Island Batik – here is a close up of them…

A collection just bursting with all my favourite colours.

I used 8 beautiful fabrics from this collection, combined with some stunning Aurifil thread, Hobbs black Cotton batting and Schmetz needles.

My pattern is available to purchase from my ‘Patterns’ page.

Click the direct link below.

https://creativeblondeblog.wordpress.com/patterns/

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Please rest assure that all purchased PDF’s will be emailed to you within 48 hrs of payment.

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Be sure visit all the Ambassadors in this blog hop month, especially my blog hop buddy Gail, who is using the same collection. https://quiltinggail.com/.

Did I mention the giveaways… there is not one but two!!

First Giveaway…

Island batik are giving away A 2.5” Strip Pack or 10” Stack of Island Batik Mystery collection fabric – enter using the link below – good luck

www.rafflecopter.com/rafl

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Second giveaway…

I’m giving away 2 beautiful Island Batik tone on tone stash builders, enter using the link below – good luck.

UK entries only.

www.rafflecopter.com/

This quilt, as you know is part of the ‘Create for a Cause’ blog hop, so I’ve decided to donate this quilt to be won in a raffle to raise money for the ‘Pyjama fairies’, a charity I have previously made hospital gowns and pj’s for.

Enter the raffle, by clicking on the link below to win. Its just £2 a ticket

(open to UK residents only)…

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https://www.peoplesfundraising.com/raffle/win-blackberry-vine-quilt   

To see all the brilliant work they do, head over to 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”

Thanks for stopping by to read what I’ve been up to, good luck in the giveaway.

Lets see how much we can raise for the pyjama Fairies

Here is where your money will be used

“The average cost of materials for a pair of wrap pyjamas is £10.00. Donations from individuals and businesses have helped defray some of the costs but we have found we cannot continue to meet the needs of the children without additional funding.
By supporting Pyjama Fairies, you can help these children and their families find comfort as they undergo short or long hospital stays and difficult treatments. Your donation, no matter how big or small, helps us fulfill our mission of helping kids feel settled in unsettling situations.
Every pound counts”

  • £4 pays postage for garments to be sent to a child
  • £10 buys supplies for a set of pyjamas
  • £20 buys supplies for a set of pyjamas and gown
  • £50 buys a roll of fabric

Take care, and stay safe

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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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

June catch up…

Hey, can you believe we are in July? and I totally forgot my June update, I’m blaming  Love Island, its taking up an hour of my day EVERYDAY !!

Back to June – concentrate Michelle !!

Modern HST BOM hosted by @stephjacobsondesigns is half way, and I’m so excited to show you my blocks so far…

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Jen’s @patternsbyjen Colour challenge 2019 is also half way through… June month was Orange, and I struggled to find Orange in stash, but ended up being quite pleased with the results

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During June I was also busy finishing of my @siblingstogetherquiltgroup quilt.

This is group where we make blocks each months, and one sewing bee mama for each month sew them together. These get sent to summer camps for kids who get separated from their siblings in foster care.

Head over to there page, if you fancy getting involved, they are looking for volunteers…

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After gaining my full set of wings for the beautiful charity @pyjamafairies.

I’ve been making hospital pyjamas and surgical gowns for UK hospitals

I have some very exciting news I want to share… my name made it to the front cover of Britain’s No.1 guide to Fabric and Patchwork Magazine ‘Quilt Now’.

Thanks for reading and sharing this journey with me, I have so much more to share with you from June, so I will be back 🙂

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

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Do you believe in magic?

I wanted to share with you this beautiful charity I’m involved with. When I’m not busy making quilts and trying out new notions, I can be found making garments for UK hospitals and spreading a little fairy dust along the way

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After gaining my ‘wings’ I’ve made a variety of pj’s, surgical gowns and wrap tops for several hospitals

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Each garment get wrapped up with a beautiful card with the following words written on it

Head over to www.pyjamafairies.org, for more information, and to read all the lovely comments who have received a garment from this charity

Ways to get involved…

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY

Did you know that even if you can’t sew for us there are lots of ways you can support us.

We accept donations of fabric, we recycle ink cartridges and stamps.

We sell trolley tokens and wristbands on our website

We have t-shirts and hoodies etc that we get a portion of the cost donated back http://www.printitstitchit.co.uk/?s=Pyjama&post_type=product

We are on several life style donation pages like Amazonsmile, give as you live
https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pyjamafairies/…

https://www.giveasyoulive.com/signup/choose-charity?q=Pyjama fairies

We also love when our creative followers fund raise in a different way, whether it be running a marathon or holding a bake sale.

Every little thing helps us to keep helping all your children sparkle.

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

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

 

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