Cath Kidston Heart Garland

Last night I had the pleasure of joining some friends (Crafty Glitten and Miss Dotty) at a Cath Kidston craft evening which started with cake, YUM!

Cath Kidston Cake

The craft evenings are always super popular so Crafty Glitten and I teamed up to try and get through on the phone to book places. The project is kept a secret until the night which I like as I always wonder if we will be sewing, gluing or generally making a mess!

We each made a Heart Garland of our own selecting Cath Kidston fabric and backing it with sticky felt to give it some structure. Who knew that sticky felt existed?!!! Not me!Cath Kidston Heart Garland

The butterfly fabric is part of the new ‘teen’ range, but we all swooned over it. I chose the blue provence rose fabric. Once all the hearts were made (after a few sewing machine jams), we strung them onto embroidery thread.

Cath Kidston Heart Garlan

Cath Kidston Heart Garland

Pretty huh?! I am going to be hanging mine in my craft room as we already have a heart garland I made this week in our fireplace.

A lovely evening as usual, full of chatter, relaxed crafting and a little bit of sneaky shopping!


Cath Kidston Fabric Doorstop

This week I had the pleasure of attending another Cath Kidston Craft Club. The project is revealed on the evening, which always gets me wondering what we could possibly be making. Jen had picked us a fabulous project this time – Cath Kidston Fabric Doorstops!

Cath Kidston Fabric Doorstop on claireabellemakes

I was so pleased to get a place for the highly popular craft club, as it was Jen’s last one as she will be moving away from Cambridge *massive sad face*. Thank you for all the fabulous evenings Jen! Do pop on over to her lovely blog and find out where she is off to and what she has been up to!

So we had some inspiration by way of this Chicken Doorstop and there was even a little pig and mouse one in progress throughout the evening. How cute!

Cath Kidston Chicken Doorstop on claireabellemakes

The Cath Kidston girls are always so lovely, providing herbal tea and scrummy cakes to keep us going throughout the night. The selection of fabrics on offer always gets people excited and there is plenty of chatter and a bit of shopping too. A lovely group of ladies made for a fantastic evening.

I chose a blue and white star fabric (3rd from the back on the right in the image below) for my fabric doorstop. There were some great variations and some even learnt new skills, having never used a sewing machine before. The doorstops were filled with stuffing and rice and assembled for this very pretty photo at the end of the night!

Cath Kidston Fabric Doorstop on claireabellemakes

If you fancy making your own Fabric Doorstop, you can find a pyramid shaped doorstop pattern here and the Guardian Making Time series published a Chicken Doorstop Pattern here. Let me know if you try one!

Cath Kidston Craft Club on claireabellemakes

To join the mailing list for the Cambridge Cath Kidston Craft Club, please telephone the store on 01223 351810. Thank you to Leanne, Jen and the Norwich store ladies for a great evening once again!

You can read my post about previous craft nights here:

Cath Kidston Fabric Flower Pots

Cath Kidston Pin Cushion Kilner Jars


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