I almost died when my issue of Cath Kidston Holiday special catalog arrived in the mail the other day. I signed up for a catalog a while ago and this is the first edition for the USA. Hello from London!
I am in love with Cath Kidston and I so wish I could wander into one of her stores. It’s probably best I am not anywhere near one of them or I would be spending my entire budget on teacups, oilcloth fabric, and kitchen aprons.
The products, after a long wait, are available to purchase in the US on her website http://www.cathkidstonusa.com.
This season I am coveting the Town House Sewing Basket. Labeled as sewing storage I think I will use it for other storage, perhaps my daughter Hallie’s hairclips.
I also am wishing for a Cath Kidston iPhone case. Spray flowers red pattern is lovely or maybe polka dots.
Cath Kidston make wonderful fabrics sold by the metre. Wonderful for your home projects she includes a tutorial on how to turn a dull lampshade into something set to dazzle. Tutorial from Cath Kidston Holiday Special catalog:
1. MEASURE the height and circumference of your existing lampshade and add around two inches to each total measurement.
2. CUT a rectangular piece of fabric to the required dimensions.
3. DOUBLE FOLD on of the short sides of your fabric (half an inch per fold) and iron flat.
4. SEW the folds, or use an iron-on adhesive webbing tape, to secure the hem.
5. SPRAY the exterior of the shade with an even coat of spray glue.
6. LAY THE FABRIC on a flat surface and carefully line up the seam of the lampshade with the unfolded short edge of the fabric, leaving equal space (approximately one inch0 top and bottom.
7. CAREFULLY roll the shade along the fabric so that it is completely covered, lifting and smoothing as you go.
8. YOU SHOULD BE left with the sewn folded edge overlapping the raw edge glued to the shade – use the strong gel adhesive to glue this down over the raw fabric edge.
9. FOLD AND GLUE the excess fabric over the top and bottom edges, snipping it carefully at the metal joints of the frame.
10. SPRAY the entire shade with a flame retardant spray, following the package directions, and allow to dry.