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!
More stockists coming soon!