Cath Kidston Craft Club

Monday saw the return of the Cath Kidston craft club in Cambridge, which as you can imagine excited me alot. I have to say I was a little apprehensive as Jen who originally started the group left the shop for a new life up north, and was a natural at teaching people to craft.

So when I arrived there were some faces both old and new (and I couldn't be happier to see Kelly as a new face to craft club), and lots of cake (slightly forgot I was on a diet and ate far too much). After gossiping and eating (which definitely lasted all night), we then got on to what the project was to be. Much to my excitement we were making a love heart garland.

The difficult part then came to choosing the fabric, and we were lucky enough to have access to the new range so I was completely spoilt for choice, but managed to choose the beautiful butterfly fabric and bright pink felt (I loved the felt as it was sticky back, and will definitely be purchasing some for future crafting).

Then we got on to the actual making, which was made easier by the sticky back plastic, we had to cut strips and then sew on the machine so that we had lovely long hearts tubes (this sounds alot easier than it was as the sewing machines couldn't cope with the thickness and also the glue from the felt was transferring to the needles making for a bit of dramatic sewing).

After the drama of the sewing machines we then had time for more cake and this time a cup of tea and cut our strips into lovely hearts.

The hearts were then attached onto some embroidery thread and my garland was complete (with one heart that is adamant not to sit the correct way).
I shall definitely use this technique again , and more importantly I shall now have excessive supplies of sticky back felt.


  1. Loving your choice of fabric. Glad you had a good time and yes, it all makes perfect sense!

  2. The shocking pink felt looks even better in the photos!

  3. HI Collette! Aww thanks, I miss Craft Club too :( and kelly came too! double sad!

    This is a fun project though! sticky back felt... what an invention!!!

    Jen xxx