Saturday, 29 January 2011

A Monthly Make: Cath Kidston Purse

I am taking part in The Felt Fairy's Monthly Make and this purse from Cath Kidston is my January make. The kit is from CK's book 'Stitch' which I got for Christmas. I have her other two Books, 'Make' and 'Sew' and it took me 18 and 6 months respectively to make those projects so joining has given me the incentive to get on with this one.

I have made a start on the bargain needlepoint kit that I found in a charity/thrift shop for just 2.69 GB pounds. I am working on it on week night evenings whilst watching t.v. I watch two episodes of the US programme 'Unsolved Mysteries' followed by an Australian show called 'Crimescene Forensics'. Nothing like curling up with a good crime show and some stitching on a cold winter evening, LOL.

Had a nice surprise in the post this morning when all these stitching goodies turned up. There was a note saying they were a competition prize but I don't remember the competition or even entering but as most stitchers would agree, you can never had enough stash.

Last week I made this White Chocolate and Cranberry fudge. I am not much of a cook but this was so quick and easy that even I couldn't mess it up. Anyone with a Tesco Clubcard would have seen the recipe with their last statement but I have included it below. Everyone agreed that it was delicious.

There is still time to enter my giveaways which closes midnight on Monday, 31st January. Just add your name to the post below.
Happy crafting


  1. Gosh, how lucky are you winning the mystery comp! A lovely load of stash!!!

    You monthly makes are gorgeous - you have been busy x

  2. Yammie that looks so nice !! i think they taste good !!....lovely weekend warm hugs from me

  3. The Cath kidston-purse you made is so adorable
    ,I love that style and perhaps I will buy that book too.

    I agree you about watching TV and stitching something at the same relaxing.
    The Sunflower-needlepoint-kit is beautiful,visiting the charity-markets etc. is like treasure-hunting.

    You get some lovely threads from the competiton..

  4. Our mom loves to have projects going while she is watching TV too.
    That fudge looks so yummy!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  5. Your needlepoint is looking wonderful, Shirley--stitching bright, cheery sunflowers will surely help you get through the winter! And your little purse turned out so nicely--one down, eleven to go :)

  6. Great CK monthly make! Your needlepoint is a brilliant find at the charity shop. Loving your surprise competition win and your fudge, thanks for posting the recipe ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

  7. Hi,
    Nice to find your blog! Thankyou for your comment and for following me, I am now following you too. I have the stitch book but as yet have not had time to do it, I must make time!! Your purse looks great and how fab to win a surprise stash!!
    The fudge looks great,
    Andrea x