Have you got yours yet?

Hello 🙂 and welcome to Wednesday, that mid-week hurdle… I’ve got a few reasons how I can make it slightly better…

Grab your copy of Quilt Now Magazine, I’m so excited to tell you, that you can find three of my articles inside

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Whether you’re looking for something to brighten up your wall, during these grey dull days – you can find by Island Batik Vibrant Quilt…

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Or your keen to update your table and chairs, with some tropical freshness – you will find my Paradise lunch set, which has a  table runner, with matching seat cover using Art Gallery fabrics

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Or maybe you’ve just had enough of these dull grey days, and you’re heading off for the weekend, then why not make your very own waterproof wash bags with matching toiletries roll, using these fabulous Gutermann fabrics. They also make a lovely gift for a friend or your mum on mothers day

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So there’s three reasons to get sewing this weekend.

This months magazine is packed full of stunning projects, so there is something for everyone

One last thing to tell you about, I got choose this quarters fabric for the Mystery quilt along hosted by Tracy @itsatsweetday

I really hope you’ll join in and sew-along with me, head over to Tracy blog for all the details, by following the link above.

Here is my fabric pull, with all being revealed at the end of March…

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Thanks for reading, be sure to follow me here or at the links below

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Check out my Instagram and Facebook page @creativeblonde66

~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

Something for the weekend…

So tell me, did you wake up this morning, wondering what to do with yourself…

and then you thought… hmm i could go shopping?… but i have no bag! and what you need is a tutorial on how to make a cute Tilda shopping bag, well i heard you, here is my free tutorial…

Say NO to plastic bags

Download my PDF here…

Tilda Shopping Bag 

If you like this pattern, keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming tutorial for my Dresden quilt, in Quilt Now magazine, coming June 2019.

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Check out my Instagram and Facebook page @creativeblonde66

~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

 

‘Home Sweet Home’

Hey Guys,

Hope you’re well, and a huge thanks to you for stopping by today.

I’ve come to the conclusion i’m never going to be a day by day blogger or even a regular event blogger, don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried (that’s a lie) but in my head i wanted to be… I do love receiving those regular emails from bloggers i follow every day, and you can find regular posts from me on Instagram @creativeblonde66 (a place i spent waaayyy too much time).  Anyway i decided i will be a weekend blogger, so somewhere between Friday and Sunday night i thought id update you all on my sewing adventures from the week 🙂

I had huge fun this week, hopping around, seeing how everyone interpreted ”welcome to my house’ blog hop organized and hosted by Carol @justletmequilt.

I’ve picked a couple of my favorites…

https://www.quiltfabrication.com

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https://websterquilt.blogspot.com

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There is still a little time left to enter my giveaway, head over to my

‘welcome to my house’ post

for all the details, its a fab little kit of everything you need to make my ‘home sweet home’ quilt, that’s the wadding, threads, binding, fabrics and Bondaweb – see below…

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This month i’m going to be busy working on my Island batik Ambassador Challenge, the fabrics have been chosen, and the theme is ‘starstruck’

 I’m using the new collection called ‘WILD THINGS’, I’m loving all these gorgeous wild animal prints 😍.  I’m going to create three ‘rolling stars’ (pattern from my EQ8 software) to make a wall hanging

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I’m also involved in making the new ‘fat eighth fruitcake’ quilt, its a super cute project, from ‘The Fat Quarter Shop’. The fabrics I’ve chosen are ‘love you’ by Moda, pure snow solids and cutest fabric for the backing ‘grey polar bears’ from the Minny Muu Spring 2016 collection by Lecien Fabrics.

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Follow my journey to see sneak peeks as i go and for the final reveal on the 23rd October.

And if you’re looking for some inspiration for the week ahead, Grab your copy of ‘patchwork and quilting magazine’ out now!! My shadow hexi quilt pattern with tutorial is in print.

Many thanks for reading, have a lovely week ahead, until next time… happy sewing

Check out my Instagram and Facebook page @creativeblonde66

~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

Cottage Garden Storage Boxes…

Follow my tutorials below, on how to make your very own ‘Cottage Garden Storage Boxes’ These stunning fabrics are designed by Debbie Shore and available from  ‘Craft Cotton’ and Hobbycraft.

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I chose four of my favourite prints from the collection, to make 3 different sized storage boxes, and teamed them up with some Gutermann thread

 

cottage garden storage box 1

cottage garden storage box 2

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cottage garden storage box 3 

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Each storage using a slightly different method, adding curves, EPP and fussy cutting

These ‘cottage garden storage boxes’ and tutorials has been created by me – creativeblonde.

To see more of my tutorials, you can follow my blog www.creativeblonde.co.uk and/or Instagram page www.instagram.co.uk/creativeblonde66 and www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66

Stockist for the fabrics found in this tutorial

www.craftcotton.com  0161 832 9431

www.hobbycraft.co.uk

 Stockist for Gutermann threads

       gutermann@stockistenquiries.co.uk 01453 883581

Free Pattern/tutorial – My Japanese Tote Bag…

Hi Guys,

I know… my blog posts are like buses, you wait ages for one, and then two come along together, I couldn’t wait to share my free pattern and tutorial for my Japanese Tote Bag, the fabrics are so lovely and all available from Craftcotton, and look lush with the Gutermann metallic thread

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Click here to download your free PDF tutorial

japanese tote bag 

 

 

Be sure to tag me if you make your own tote bag, i’m really excited to see them

x creativeblonde x

A week in the life of Creative Blonde !

Happy weekend to all my lovely followers, the sun making an appearance this week in the UK, has definitely improved my self-esteem. My garden has bloomed into loveliness, and my projects are getting finished

 

This week I’ve been working on a lovely project for Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, due out in the October issue, its a special little Christmas project, using the lovely collection by Amy Sinibaldi – Little Town

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I bet you cant guess what the Christmas project is going to be 😉 ?

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A few weeks ago, I was asked to make a table runner, using a collection of Vintage Rose Florals fat quarter pack, available from Overdale fabrics  Hop over to their NEW blog / website to see my FREE tutorial

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Many thanks for reading, I hope you all have a lovely weekend, please leave me a comment, id love to hear what you’ve been up to…

Happy Sewing

x creativeblonde x