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!
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!
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!
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!
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:
A couple of weeks ago I attended a Cath Kidston Craft Evening organised by Jenny and the Magic Feather to make these lovely fabric flowerpots. I wasn’t able to blog about it until now, as the craft evenings are so popular they hold two a month for the same project, and the second evening was today.
Here were our supplies for the night. Don’t those plastic spatulas remind you of art class at school?! There is always much excitement when the button pot comes out.
After a cup of tea with fellow Cambridge craft blogger Suki from The Owl Club, we entered the shop with great excitement and settled down for an evening of pretty floral fabrics and mod podge. GLUE! This was a perfect project for me as I love craft glue and my gardener has been trying to teach me a bit more about plants lately too.
I opted for a floral rose fabric (left hand pot in the above picture) as it matched my oven gloves and could be used for a house plant in my kitchen. I need to cut slits in the bottom so a plant can drain. I decorated it with pale pink ric rac and a felt flower.
The best thing about the evening for me was meeting such lovely people and chatting about craft, hobbies, jobs and our newly formed Cambridge City WI group. There was a real buzz about it as many ladies had heard about the group. Our publicity has obviously worked!
We also had time to do a second smaller pot, so I chose the blue cherry fabric and decorated with some ribbon and a button.
Here are the group’s finished pots!
You can read my post on the previous craft evening here. Also take a look at Jenny and the Magic Feather’s blog post about the evening here.
There are plenty of tutorials online for covering a flower pot in fabric. My favourite is this one by Christine Chitnis as she uses teracotta pots and a great selection of fabrics.
Thanks to Jenny and the Cath Kidston girls for another great evening. This project totally fed my addiction for craft glue and covering things!