Autumn is here and we've gone all out to give you a beautiful autumnal themedHabdash Box this month. Packed full of rich brown and green shades it's sure to get you in the mood for the season ahead!September always sees a shift in inspiration for me, back to school, dewy mornings and the smell of woodsmoke creeping in to the evenings and early mornings. Autumn is my favourite time of year and green is my favourite colour, this box was a real joy to put together.I turned once again to the 'Hello Bear' range of fabrics by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery. I've used prints from this popular range before and it was my first port of call for this box.The felt colours were chosen around the fabric, mossy greens, sables and terracottas.The trims were harder this month. I wanted a little bit of luxury, so in the end I settled for a faux silk and velvet. These were quite deep colours so to tie in the lighter shade of green from the fabric I also choose a linen with a mint green edge. I picked up the foxy terracotta brown shade with some lovely fine jute twine.The buttons are my favourite bit of this box, a cute fox, and wooden leaves and apples...and to add a little extra some basic spots and stripes.Our next two boxes will be focusing on Christmas, with two very festive different themes coming up. ..it may seem early but the next box is dispatched on 20th October and we all know Christmas is the busiest time of year for crafting! New boxes and subs will be available from 1st October.You can purchase one off boxes or subscriptions as a gift. If you buy a subscription gift, you can have the first box delivered to you and the option of delaying the rest of the subscription until after Christmas. We can also add a gift message for you!
Habdash Reveal: PandaliciousAugust is almost over and it's been even more hectic than normal for us. The school holidays brings a marathon of juggling unlike any other time of the year and I am counting the days to a return to our normal levels of craziness!The theme for this months Habdash was the first time we've gone for a character based theme.
I found some amazing Panda Buttons and it was fate that Art Gallery Fabrics bought out a Panda themed fabric range that was released at the end of July. Serendipity. It was all falling into place nicely!It's definitely full on Kawaii fun before we head into the cosy colours and themes of Autumn and Christmas in the coming months.So...it all started with the buttons, and the fabric. The release of the Pandalicious range from Art Gallery Fabrics was PERFECT. The hardest part is often finding a fabric to fit in with the themes I have floating around in my head. The fabric is usually the last piece to fall into place, it's great when it works the other way around sometimes.I chose some bold Chevron and Heart trims alongside a more dainty fuchsia pink embroidered Ric Rac.This months felt selection included, Charcoal, Black, White, Marl Grey, Dove Grey, Fuchsia and Pale Pink. All wrapped up with the same super cute black heart ribbon.Coming up over the next three months we are switching over to autumnal and festive colour palettes. September's Box has a Woodland theme and you will be spoilt with festive lovliness in October and November, it couldn't be a better time to sign up!Don't forget you save 5% with a six month sub and 10% on a twelve month sub.We also do gift subscriptions and one off boxes if you are looking for that perfect crafty christmas gift!You can also find us on Not on the Highstreet.Sarah x
May is now upon us and we finally have some sunshine! Hurrah!This month's box is a truly happy one, filled with sunshine, so it couldn't be more fitting!(for us Brits anyway!)I decided to base this month's box around the humble Bee. I love Bees and everyone should as they are quite frankly, the most helpful, amazing little creatures.The only Bee themed haberdashery item I had found when I made this decision a couple of month's ago was the super lovely Bee buttons, so I had a bit of a task ahead of me!However I needn't have worried because fabric and ribbon designers also seem to share my love for Bees!
I found a lovely natural cotton Bee printed ribbon from May Arts, that has a lovely vintage feel and a pretty Bee and Ditsy Floral fabric from the Art Gallery Millie Fleur range. My Bumblebee elements were complete. All I need to find now were some complimentary buttons, ribbons and felt.
The yellow and white embroidered trim has a pretty scalloped edge and was a perfect fit for this box. As the first two trims I chose were fairly busy I went for a plain natural ribbon by Berties Bows for my final choice. This fits with this month's thread colour perfectly too.
The felt shades in this month's box were Mustard, Baby Pink, White, Cream, Primary Yellow, Candy Pink, Meadow Green and Lemon. All felt shades are available to purchase by the sheet via our felt shop if you'd like them. I love these colours together, they remind me of spring gardens!
We have decided to make this popular box a permanent fixture on our website, look out for it very soon. It would make a lovely gift for a craft and nature loving friend or family member!Our craft shop as you have come to know it closes it's virtual doors this week. From Monday 23rd we will be focusing on Habdash subscriptions and gift boxes.However our felt shop will remain open so you can still get our lovely soft 30% wool felt bundles and sheets!We are incredibly excited about this chapter in our Pocket and Pin journey and can't wait to get started!Next month's subscription theme is, in honour of the Great British Sewing Bee, a celebration of making! Check out our Instagram feed for a sneak peek or two over the next couple of weeks!If you'd like to check out our gift boxes then pop over to our website or over to notonthehighstreet.com.More stockists coming soon!Sarah x
This month's Habdash Box began in a slightly different way. Back in February I ran a competition on Instagram to celebrate Habdash's first birthday. The prize was a three month subscription plus the opportunity to chose the theme for April's Box.
Victoria from Butterfly Crafts was our winner and her chosen theme was Lilac and Lavender.
I couldn't be happier with the chosen theme, There are so many beautiful shades of purple and lilac it really was a joy to put this one together.
The shades of felt this month were Grape, Marl Heather, Cadbury, Cream, Marl Fawn, Raspberry, Light Stone and Lilac. The Marled shades give a softness to the usual solid colour blocking of felt.
This month's trims included an unusual woven chenille trim, cream crochet lace and a lilac stitched grosgrain ribbon.The buttons were a mixture of lilac and white mother of pearl hearts and simple wooden and lilac polkadots. I chose a variegated thread that bought out the pinky shade in the felt.
This month's fabric is from the Ombre Trends range by Heather Jacks for The Craft Cotton Company. It is 100% cotton, and beautifully soft and light weight.
If you follow us on social media you will know that our clearance sale of our craft shop has now gone to 50% off to clear the remainder of our shop stock. There's still some great bargains to be had, so be sure to check it out before its all gone!
Next month's Habdash theme is 'Bee Happy'. In tribute to the humble Bee, we have begun putting together a fun box of Bee themed goodies for you. Monthly subscriptions are available now and discounts are available when you sign up for a six or twelve month subscription up front.
Don't forget to share your creations! We love to see what you make with our Habdash Boxes!