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

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

A little weekend inspiration…

Welcome to October… a month that’s a little bit special, as its my birthday!

With the sewing/quilting magazines back up and running in the UK, I was thrilled to get two of my quilts featured inside, one in this months and one in last months issue of British Patchwork & quilting.

My Marrakesh bohemian quilt is a great geometric quilt, a great alternative to a flowery quilt, made using the stunning new collection from Petal Signature for Spoonflower. 48″ x 48″ finished size. Using Gutermann threads and Vlieseline 278 soya mix batting. Find it inside the September issue.

My Colour Brush quilt is a simple, classic nine patch block, using the modern new collection from Stoffabrics. Sewn together using Aurifil threads and Vlieseline Cotton mix batting. This quilt is a lovely 54″ square, perfect for a cosy night in. Find it inside the October issue.

Thanks so much for stopping by, wishing you a lovely weekend.

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Jersey fabric pencil cases…

Hey, hope you’re all well.

Thanks for stopping by… today I’m sharing with you a really simple pencil case, its a perfect little project for the summer holidays

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Using Vlieseline Jersey stabilizer H609, and the beautifully soft Vlieseline Soya Mix batting. The fabrics I’ve chosen are jersey fabrics from Stoffabrics.

To download my step by step tutorial, simple click the link below. I would love to see your finished pencil cases and to see what gorgeous fabrics you choose

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Sending inspiration…

Hey 🙂

Can you believe we are almost at the end of February.

I’ve been so busy with making, that I’ve forgotten to keep my blog up to date, so I thought I would do a little post showcasing what I’ve been up to these last few months, some of the quilts are so bright and colourful, I hoping they might brighten your day, or inspire you to get creative.

Inside the January Issue of British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, you can find my Dew and Moss Quilt, using the stunning ‘Dew and Moss’ collection from Art Gallery Fabrics, quilted using Vlieseline wool mix batting and Gutermann threads

Inside the February Issue of British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, you can find my Berry Burst lap quilt, using the beautiful fabric ‘Trends’ collection from Craftcotton. Its quilted using Vlieseline 278 Soya Mix Batting and Gutermann  metallic threads

I was buzzing to find my Pineapple Quilt on the front cover of  issue 72 of Quilt Now magazine, made using  Giucy Giuce spectrastatic collection from Makower. Quilted using Vlieseline Soya mix batting and Gutermann threads.

Also inside this issue, you’ll find my ‘Love Letters’ quilt with matching cushions using the beautiful ‘Flutter and Shine’ and ‘Kisses’ by Melanie Collette for Riley Blake Designs. Quilted using Vlieseline wool mix batting and Guterman threads.

Inside Issue 73 Quilt Now magazine, you can find my Raspberry Ripple quilt with matching cushion, using the stunning new collection ‘Boho’ from Stoffabrics. Quilted with Vlieseline wool mix batting and Gutermann threads

Inside this issue you can also find my Clementine Squares quilt with matching Tote bag, using Stockbridge by Feena Brooks for Cloud9 fabrics. Quilted using Vlieseline wool mix batting and Gutermann threads.

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I hope this has brightened your day, and don’t forget there is still time to enter my Island Batik fabric giveaway, just head over to my previous post for all the details

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

 

The countdown is on…

Oh my goodness, is anyone else starting to feel the pressure of Christmas…

I’m wonder if you’re a ‘buy early and get everything wrapped, well before the big day’ kinda person, or are you a ‘last minute, fly by the seat of your pants’  type?

Every year I say I’m gonna be organised, and every year I find myself praying my online orders will arrive in time … but somehow it always seems to come together, and it becomes another amazing Christmas full of memories to cherish.

Issue 71 of Quilt Now magazine has just arrived in the shops, its a really packed issue, and inside I’m thrilled to share my ‘Fruit Punch’ quilt, using the stunning bright collection ‘Colour Fun’ by stoffabrics,  using the beautiful Vlieseline Wool Mix batting

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Inside this month December issue of British Patchwork & Quilting you can find my ‘Shimmering Christmas kaleidoscope Quilt’ using another stunning collection from stoffabrics. I used the beautiful Hobbs batting inside.

November Catch Up…

Hello… thanks for heading over to read my next blog, I must apologize for the delay, I honestly don’t know where the days and weeks go, I do believe time gets excited at this time of the year, and just cant wait to reach the most magical time of the year…

Christmas is my most favourite time of the year, I cant put my finger on exactly what makes it so special, I guess its a combination of everything coming together… Christmas lights, the sparkles, the fun, the laughter, and being with those we love the most.

Last weekend, was when Christmas began for me… I was very lucky to be taken to London, where I walked through Covent Garden, and was mesmerized by the beautiful Christmas lights and trees, and then an evening show in the Aldwych Theatre to see Tina Turner the Musical… and oh my goodness it was amazing, really amazing… Simply The Best.

I can promise you, I have been super busy this past month, and today I want to share a few things I’ve been working on… grab a cuppa and enjoy – I would just like to say a huge hello to all my new followers, especially Andy and Frances, who have made my day, by buying issue 69 (my first front cover issue) and for taking such an amazing interest in everything I do – it really does mean the world to me.

Please leave a comment too if you would like to, as these make my day.

This month I was thrilled to be working with these beautiful fabrics ‘Colour Fun’ from Stoffabrics, a new and bright collection. I’ve used my favourite Wool Mix batting from Vlieseline, which I love for its super cosy feel. All sewn together using the stunning, bright Gutermann threads.  (I will keep you posted for when this pattern is published, until then, these sneak peeks are all I can show you)

Another beautiful collection I used this month was ‘Dew + Moss’ by Art Gallery Fabrics, these fabrics are super soft, I really do love the feel their fabrics. I love the autumnal colours, and couldn’t resist adding the buttons for extra detail (never sewn so many buttons on in my life – my Mum would be proud 😉

(I will keep you posted for when this pattern is published, until then, these sneak peeks are all I can show you)

If your looking for sewing inspiration, Quilt Now magazine issue 70 is OUT NOW, inside you will find a huge array of beautiful patterns, including my ‘Heavenly Hexies’ quilt. Its a beautiful, clever way to machine sew hexies together.

I love last months Charity blocks, designed by Jane @howwillthisfadge, each month a team of us make blocks, which are then sewn together by that months Sewing Mama to create a beautiful warm hug for children. (my month is March 2020)

Its a lovely charity called Siblings Together.

“Siblings Together is a UK based charity that promotes positive contact between brothers and sisters separated in foster care, kinship care, residential care, or adoption. We are the only UK-based organisation focused on this need, and are widely acknowledged as the leading independent voice on issues of sibling contact in care”

 

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I’m just about keeping up to date with my two quilt-a-longs, October block is red from the monthly colour challenge, designed by Jen @patternsbyjen.

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And the beautiful Modern HST BOM October block for the #modernhstbom hosted by Steph @stephjacobsondesigns

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Last week I think I may of made my most favourite quilt to date – its a bold statement, but I’m going with it, I would love to hear your thoughts too…

Its using the vibrant, stunning collection by Giucy Guice ‘Spectrastatic’ for Makower... I’m so excited to show you the finished quilt, but until then I will keep you posted for when this pattern is published, until then, these sneak peeks are all I can show you)

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The rest of this month I will be kept busy with plenty more of my quilt designs coming to life, plus a few more hospital orders, for the charity ‘Pyjama fairies‘- “

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 colorful, age-appropriate fabric and is designed to minimize 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”

This month us fairies are making gowns for the children at Addenbrookes Hospital.

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Feeling creative?

Yesterday, was the first day I’ve been home alone for 6 weeks, yes it was back to school time for all four of my boys, and boy did my house feel empty and soooo quiet…

So I set myself a little challenge to create different ways to use an embroidery hoop.

First up, was a reminder hoop, I thought it could be hung by the door, to hold little messages…

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Here’s how I made it… Really simple, but quite effective, would make a beautiful gift too…

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Then I included a pocket, the fabric I used is a super soft Jersey fabric, so it had a little stretch in it, perfect for a nursery…

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Here’s how I made it… My son thought it was adorable, and wants it hanging in his room 😊

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These are all great scrap busting projects, but this last one, is perfect if you have a special piece of fabric, or a piece left over from something special you have made…

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And there they were… And before I knew it the boys were home, complaining about being hungry and arguing with each other – back to normal, and just the way I like it 😊

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

‘Building Blocks’ Quilt – Free Pattern…

Hey, I know its me again!

…but this time I come bearing gifts, yes its my free pattern for one of my latest quilts

‘Building Blocks’

This is by far the softest quilt I’ve ever made, its been created using the adorable wool batting from Vlieseline, and jersey fabrics from Stoffabrics

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Download my free pattern here

Building Blocks -Newborn Quilt

 

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle @creativeblonde66

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’

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~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

April 22

Needled Mom

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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