Ideas

  • Cocktails & Crafting Party

    Now that lockdown is easing and we’re allowed to get together with more people we wanted to give you the how to for a social event you’ll be the ve...
  • Hoop Club Box 8 Preview

    I've been working on this one for a while, perfecting it for you ever since I saw the most beautiful book on Sashiko stitching. It was all in Japan...
  • Easter Paper Egg Craft Tutorial

    Easter trees are definitely a thing these days, and I for one love them! Even the simplest can look so stylish, indoors or outside. You can of cour...
  • Hello Miffy...

    In 1955 Dick Bruna first sketched a little white rabbit to illustrate the bedtime stories he told his son about a playful rabbit living in the gard...
  • 3 weeks in and our studio space is feeling like home.....

    So we moved into our new studio space at the end of February and we are very much still unpacked, but we're operational and the team have done a g...
  • Hoop Club Box 7 Preview

    This month's Hoop Club designer is Brie Harrison, a lovely person and talented illustrator from Suffolk. I met Brie at a trade fair a few years ago...
  • Hoop Club Box 6 Preview

    Well this month has felt like a year! Getting the February box design ready while we've been in the midst of homeschooling and lockdown fatigue/cra...
  • Hoop Club Box 5 Preview

    Every time I tell you about a new Hoop Club project I think it’s my favourite one so far! This collaboration with brilliant illustrator Jane Foster...
  • My 3 favourite personal development books....

    So you may have noticed that I love a personal development book/guru/podcast/concept?! It's grown over the years of running the business I think, a...
  • Hoop Club Box 4 Preview

    I can tell you, I am REALLY enjoying getting the box 4 project ready. It’s chunky, it’s satisfying and oh my goodness just so textural and good! So...
  • Origami Stars Tutorial

      Here at Cotton Clara we love to add our own hand made decorations at Christmas! We’ve been making origami paper stars to make a festive garland ...
  • A really simple cross-stitch project

    I wanted to show you our Alphabet Hoop Kit, it gets a bit over looked by the single hoop kits but it’s a really lovely easy project, great for mak...