• Christmas Craft Calendar

    Christmas Craft Events Calendar 2014

    Recently I was asked to contribute to a calendar of Christmas craft events for Chums.co.uk. I love Christmas, who doesn’t right? But not just for the presents and family time, it’s also an amazing time for anyone crafty. From decorations to homemade gifts, there’s so much to go at from a creative perspective. Whether you want to be inspired or buy some crafting essentials, you’ll find the perfect events for you on the Chums Christmas Craft Calendar. You can download a PDF of the calendar to print here: Chums Christmas Calender(1) If you know of any other awesome Christmas events please leave a comment 🙂

  • Messages


    Hello everyone! Just to let you know. I haven’t abandoned the blog but am on a much needed holiday! Back in the UK from the 25th with more tutorials and DIYs. Thanks for your patience! Lots of love, Cat X

  • Handmade Fair
    Inspiration,  Messages

    The Handmade Fair 2014

    Recently I was invited to attend The Handmade Fair that’s going to be taking place in Hampton Court on 19th – 21st September 2014 but unfortunately I’ll be sunning myself in Spain so won’t be able to go. It sounds like alot of fun though so I wanted to tell you all about it in case you can make it. The Handmade Fair brings together crafters from all over the UK alongside celeb DIYer Kirsty Allsopp to create an event for anyone who loves to craft. There are lots of things going on during the day including skill workshops, a “Super Theatre” with talks from craft icons life Cath Kidston…

  • Oh Hi DIY

    Welcome to Oh Hi DIY!

    I’m very excited to welcome you to Oh Hi DIY! Formerly Catherine Makes, Oh Hi DIY is where I’ll be sharing all of my DIY and craft projects from now on. All of the Catherine Makes content should still be available on Oh Hi DIY, if you think anything’s missing or broken just give me a shout. Thanks for stopping by, if you’d like to keep up with my latest posts please follow Oh Hi DIY with Bloglovin. (Catherine Makes will no longer update).

  • Craft-Room-Essentials-FI
    Interior Design,  Messages

    Five Craft Room Essentials You Might Not Expect

    This weekend I’ve spent some time sorting out the various piles that had accumulated in my little craft room and  now that it’s a bit clearer, I realised that some of the things that I use all the time aren’t necessarily the most orthodox crafting tools so I thought I’d share them with you to see if I’m not alone in turning every day bits and pieces into must have DIY essentials. Craft Room Essential #1: Baby Wipes Being honest, these aren’t just a craft essential – despite being designed for the delicate skin of babies, these suckers will remove almost anything thrown in their path! Whether it’s cleaning the…

  • Mottos-to-Live-By-FI
    Messages,  Papercraft

    Free Printables: Mottos To Live By

    I’m a total geek. I’m not just a geek, I’m a web geek. I’m not ashamed, I love the internet, so much so that it’s what I do for a living – retail eCommerce. Last week I was lucky enough to attend a talk by Martijn Bertisen from Google who vocalised one of the most sensible things that I have ever heard – “data beats opinion”. Basically, if there’s more than one point of view on how something can be done, test it and find out which is best. In the world of online this is particularly pertinent as everything is measurable – it’s why I love what I do.…

  • Catherine Makes Etsy Store Market Stall

    Catherine Makes on Etsy!

    Hi gang! Exciting news, I have just opened my very first Etsy store with some of the wares I’ve been selling at the craft markets. I’d love for you to check it out and tell me what you think! Click the image below, hit the ‘shop’ link in the top menu or search for CatherineMakesStore on Etsy. 🙂

  • Happy new year!

    Happy New Year!

    I hope that this year is full of fun, luck and plenty of crafting for everyone! This year I’m not making resolutions that I won’t keep (lose weight, do more exercise etc). Instead I’m making a To Do List so that this time next year I can see everything I’ve achieved in 2014. I’m always onto the next thing and when I look back find it difficult to remember what I’ve done. Building up the blog features heavily in the list! Have you made any resolutions or plans for the new year? x