We love a bit of crafting in our house, even if I have to force myself not to take over and instead, relax a little to let the girls do it their way, even if that is the messy way! And with the Easter holidays under way and two weeks to fill, we started as we mean to go on by getting involved with Cath Kidston’s kid-friendly crafts to celebrate their cute new gnome print collection.
If you’re near Cambridge, Manchester, York or London’s Piccadilly, take your little ones down to Cath Kidston before the end of the Easter weekend to paint their own Gnorris the Gnome, just like we did at home. Can’t get to a store? Read on to find out how you can win £100 Cath Kidston gift vouchers.
Here’s how we got on decorating Gnorris…
Porcelain pens, where have you been all my life? We’ll be holding on to these for decorating flower pots and anything else we can get our hands on.
The girls couldn’t wait to get started decorating their pottery Gnorris the Gnomes.
Mimi Rose is only two but she knew exactly how she wanted to decorate her Gnorris the Gnome.
After colouring in our gnomes with the pens, the glitter was unleashed. Cue serious excitement and glitter everywhere.
Ta da! A sparkly hat and googly eyes, what more could a gnome want?
Cath Kidston’s Gnorris the Gnome hanging out with Mimi Rose and Coco Lily’s decorated gnomes.
Win £100 to spend at Cath Kidston
Get your little ones involved with Gnorris the Gnome’s adventures and take your very own Gnorris with you on your travels during the holidays for your chance to win a bundle of Cath Kidston goodies and a £100 gift voucher.
Print your own Gnorris the Gnome here or visit participating stores.
If you love an excuse to get out your sewing machine – or perhaps dust off the one you were given years ago?! – try this easy (yes it really is simple!) patchwork cushion using contrasting fabrics. It took me a couple of hours one afternoon to complete this cushion cover which now sits in pride of place on Mimi Rose’s bed.
This holiday I hope to find a few more hours to run up another cushion for Coco Lily’s bed because if there’s one thing I’ve learned having two children, it’s always, always get two the same of everything.
For detailed instructions on how to make this patchwork cushion visit the Cath Kidston blog here.