Happy’s ‘Cath Kidston’ favourites from the online catalogue 2009
These are my predicted best sellers from the CK shop for Spring…I love these items and if I hadn’t been so affected by the Credit Crunch! LOL! I would be straight into Cath’s to buy them all! Luckily I am a dab hand at making button necklaces, so I shall be making my own one of those…as her one, is way too expensive for me! even if it is made from 1940’s retro buttons!
Don’t get me wrong, you know how much I love Cath’s creations, but I also have been a very BIG fan of Vintage and there is nothing like finding a piece of vintage material and making your own bag (or covering your rather dull shopping trolley! hehehe!) or making something that totally takes your fancy.
Remember our ‘Make Do and Mend’ motto! lets look at these designs and get inspired…in these hard times, lets make our own truly unique vintage pieces…making your own items is very creative and you can involve your whole family – kids love getting crafty!…crafting passes the time, that we would of spent going shopping and spending yet more money….Don’t go out and buy something else to help you make what you want! use what you have in you home, if you have no material, use clothes that no longer fit you…you can make do and mend quite easily!Happy’s ‘Cath Kidston’ favourites from the online catalogue 2009…I remember about 10 years ago now we used to make bags for a friends quaint little shop in Whitstable called the ‘Clothes Horse’ Nicky used to sell vintage and second hand clothes back then, and we used to make different themed bags, very quirky bright and fun. I used to cut the bags out from an old oblong chopping board…no difficult patterns were used, just plain common sense, so c’mon girls – if i can do it so can you! and if you do have to use a pattern, unpick one of your own bags…you can always sew it up again :).
Get Inspired…look in magazines, catalogues, the internet and your favorite shops. Jot down styles that you like,. Keep a book and paste ideas into it, or keep an online folder and put all inspirational ideas in it! keep referring to it when you want to make something…but rather than copy anything, put your own stamp on it…it will be so fun. And whilst I don’t expect many of you to have a kiln to make mugs, or tins LOL! I think we will all be able to manage a lovely vintage bag.
Loe Happy x