Perched here and there amongst the flowers in British gardens, you’ll find the quintessential English garden gnomes. Of course, Cath Kidston couldn’t resist including these cheeky chappies in a fun, novelty print that is brand new for the Spring Summer ’16 season. Meet Gnorris the Gnome! The latest character to join the Cath Kidston print family!
Now, if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that this new print has already won my heart and I have already bought myself the skirt. I just couldn’t resist! I used to love gnomes when I was a little girl. (Yes really. I had books about the secret lives of gnomes and everything..!) And what can I say, I don’t think that love has ever quite gone away. Ha! So you can imagine my joy when the lovely people over at Cath Kidston sent along the goodies for us to make our very own Gnorris the Gnome. I have never been so excited to put on a pinny in all my life!
We were sent two gnomes to decorate as well as some nifty little paint pens and glitter pots. My nine year old was my chief gnome helper for the day but as you can see, my eight year old couldn’t resist helping us out too. I think it’s fair to say that it was very much a team effort and we had so much fun. Such a lovely way to spend a morning.
We started out painting the gnomes with the special ceramic pens but somewhere along the line we couldn’t resist the lure of all that glitter and ended up with decidedly disco gnomes! Who doesn’t want a glittery beard? Look! We love them!
This Easter, Cath Kidston are inviting customers to come along and join in with their free gnome painting workshops. So you can make your very own Gnorris too! They will be held in Bluewater, Cardiff, Cambridge, Dublin, Liverpool, Meadowhall, Metro Centre Norwich, Manchester King Street, Piccadilly, Trafford Centre, White City and York. Do pop along if you can it will be so much fun! You can also follow Gnorris’ official adventure on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Cath Kidston blog where you will get to choose where he goes to next!
I must just end this by saying a HUGE thank you to Cath Kidston for providing us with the craft goodies. As you can see, we had so much fun making our very own Gnorris the Gnome and they have now taken pride of place on our kitchen willow sill!