Sunday, 5 December 2010

Shall I show you how to 'STITCH' the Cath Kidston beautiful Provence Rose Pin Cushion?

During a mooch around Cath Kidston in York, I was approached by lovely Mary the assistant store manager with a question "Chez can you do tapestry?"

Mary and I met over the fabric cutting table in CK whilst I was in the early stages of pregnancy last year. I was choosing fabric to cover the hood and to make bumpers for a 1950's mosses basket on wheels for me baby beak (photo to follow) which I'd purchased from an auction. Mary and I have lots in common and she knew of my day job and I felt privileged to be asked to host a 'Stitch' master class for the launch of CK new book.

"Yes I'd love to" was my answer and a week or so later a parcel fell through the letter box stuffed with the prelaunch signed book, tapestry canvas, threads, needles, all packed in a spotty bag...sheer delight!

I chose the Provence Rose Pin Cushion as my project to show the group of 60… yes 60 people who popped along to see me run around frantically and show all the eager ladies (and a couple of husbands) how to make this beautiful pin cushion.

I was supported through the evening by four lovely friends, here's Linda ready and waiting surrounded by lots of CK loveliness!

Naomi also came along, please read her blog it's wonderful she is my fellow mummy friend...the most amazing friend - we think the same, love the same and our boys are the bestest friends and will be forever.

Lovely Mary keeping us all stocked up with thread, tea and the most delicious mini cup cakes with edible glitter - Kirsty Allsop eat your heart out!

Look at the concentration on those girlies, everyone was so quite concentrating so so hard, all I could hear was the slurp of tea and the odd "Help I've gone wrong!"

I really did have a fabulous evening and thanks to everyone who popped along for some fun and stitching frolics!

Sorry that my photos are so poor but I really was run off my feet, I must have done 10 laps of the store…wish it was a super Cath sweep!

Image of cute pin cushion to follow at present she is in the studio and I'm sat by the log fire in the cotts...the icy steps to the studio are bellowing stay away!

Oh and a special someone is getting one from Miss S Claus!


  1. Ohhh... you've made me well up. Love you guys xx

  2. Hi sweetie,

    I've just read the post back and my eyes are watering you too xxx