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  1. December has been hectic but in a really good way! We prepared this month’s Habdash box ahead of schedule this month in order to get ahead of the last posting dates and in the hope that you will receive your boxes before Christmas.

    The last two boxes have been full on festive in colour, reds, whites and silvers so this month I decided to go all out colourful with a New Year Celebration theme!
    I found these cute little star beads that were the basis for the box, so everything had to match in with them!
    The fabric is from the ‘Playing Pop’ range from Art Gallery and I adore it…I think I may make a version of this box for permanent sale on Not on the High Street!
    The felt colours I used were Cerise, Mint, White, Baby Pink, Lilac, Dove, Lemon and Turquoise. Such fun colours! It couldn’t be a party box without some strung sequins and I added some bold colour with the Yellow Felt Ribbon and Pink Polkadot Ric Rac.
    Add our usual spool of DMC thread and a sprinkling of confetti and Viola! We hope you enjoy this fun and playful box.
    I will be taking a break from Sat 19th December until Sat 1st Jan to recharge and spend some all important quality time with my family. Our website will still be open but any orders placed will not be dispatched until Saturday 2nd January by first class post. Our SALE goes live on Monday 21st December and includes over 150 lines with 25% off! Whoop! Our biggest sale yet!
    I'm also hoping to pull together an extra special, extra big facebook market night in the new year too so watch this space!
    New Habdash Subscriptions are not included in our sale but all new sign ups between now and the 18th Jan will get a fab Pom Pom Maker Set, worth £6.95  for FREE!* 
    *while stocks last
    Plus don’t forget you get one month free if you sign up for a six month subscription!The perfect way to blow off the January blues!...CRAFT SUPPLIES! 
    Next months box has a Sweetheart theme and we can’t wait to share it with you!
    I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for all the amazing support this year! It’s been a fab one for Pocket and Pin, with quite a few milestones including launching Habdash, our new website and becoming a partner with Not on the High Street
    We can’t wait to take things even further in 2016 and hopefully make this a full time family business! We really couldn’t have done it without our lovely customers and friends and customers who have become friends!..Small business really does rock!! 
    I hope you’ll continue to support the little businesses who really and truly value each and every customer. You make our day!
    We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
     See you in 2016!!
     Sarah x

    Christmas is fast approaching and we've made sure our last two Habdash Subscription Boxes have had lots of beautiful supplies perfect for festive makes. This month we went white. Well, shades of..think neutral with bright white highlights. I think this box has made me feel more christmassy than our last box (if that's possible) and the cold weather that's hit this weekend is perfect timing for the theme!
    Ok, so this months felt choices were White, Dove, Cream, Light Stone, Marl Grey and Marl Fawn. We doubled up on the White and Dove grey to give the right balance of cool tones.
    The fabric is a beautiful sparkly 100% organic cotton from the Cloud9 'Aubade' range. Cloud9 fabrics have lovely luxurious quality to them. I think this would make a perfect Christmas table runner or napkins!
    My first choice with my trims this month was for a bit of luxury, so i chose a lovely Velvet Ric Rac in a creamy colour and a pretty White Cotton Lace. I wrapped the lace around a cute Dolly Peg...perhaps it could be turned into a little Angel or Fairy decoration?!? Lastly i added a fab hit of sparkle with some Silver Lamé.
    I found some pretty transparent flower buttons this month which look great with our Wooden Snowflakes. The Snowflakes are available now in our online shop. The flowers will be available very soon!
    The final touch of sparkle was a mini bobbin of Silver Lamé DMC thread and the whole thing topped off with some downy soft white feathers....PERFECT!
    We are getting SUPER busy with orders for one off Habdash Boxes and Gift subscriptions for Christmas. You can order either via our website or Not on the Highstreet
    We are also very excited to have our first stockist! Selected Habdash Boxes are now available at La La Rookh in St Leonards on Sea, Sussex! 
    Happy Crafting!
    Sarah x


  3. Habdash Reveal: The Christmas Box

    This month has been a super busy one! Habdash is becoming more and more popular, which makes my task of getting all the boxes prepared, packed and out on time a much more time consuming task! 
    Each fat quarter and felt bundle is cut and tied by me and all the ribbons are cut to size and bobbins would be me too. It's such a joy to put the boxes together, it really doesn't feel like work.
    October's box was our Christmas Box. I deliberated over the timing of this box for ages...September was far to soon, November seemed too close when you consider you need plenty of time to think about what you want to create and then actually make it. So October it was, maybe too soon for most aspects of christmassy fayre but when it comes to crafting, we need to be slightly ahead!

    I love a traditional Christmas, so i decided to go full on Red for this box, with a hint of natural as a highlight. The felt shades I used were Cherry, Crimson, Red, Light Stone and Cream. All can be found in the Felt Section of our Craft Shop.
    A few months ago I found some fab Snowflake print fabric which I fell I love with. I tied the rest of the box in around this Snowflake theme, including Snowflake Buttonsand Snowflake Ribbon.
    The Wooden Christmas Tree Buttons are always one of our Bestsellers at this time of year and the natural wood colour really complimented the rest of the box.

    I also included some fabulous quality East of India Thin Stitch Ribbon and of course I couldn't have a festive box without a 'Merry Christmas' thrown in! This particular Merry Christmas Ribbon will be available to purchase from our shop very soon. The Chevron ribbon is currently a Habdash exclusive.
    I finished off all the boxes with a little extra in the form of one of our Wooden Tags. These are available in either BaubleReindeerAngel or Christmas Tree shapes. The are plain untreated ply wood and are perfect either as they are or great decorated. I shall be letting the kiddos loose on a few to hang on our tree!
    If you want to subscribe, new subscriptions are now available. Next month's theme is Frosted White and will be dispatched on 20th November. It is set to be a beautiful collection of white on white tones, sparkle and luxury.
    Gift subscriptions and one off boxes are also available if you are after the PERFECT Christmas gift for the crafty person in your life. Available via Not on the Highstreet or our website.
    Gift subscriptions available three, six or twelve month durations. The first box can be delivered to you for you to put under your tree with the rest of the subscription commencing after Christmas.
    Happy crafting!
    Sarah x


  4. We are well and truly in the midst of Autumn crafting and supplies here at Pocket and Pin!

    This month's Habdash box builds on the start of our Autumn colour palette from last months Woodland Box and adds a teeny hint of Christmas to start getting you in the mood.

    I had dramas galore with getting this month's box ready. Firstly, after an influx of subscribers (don't get me wrong, that bit was no disaster! :-D) I didn't have enough of the fabric I had already chosen and bought for September's box. When I went to order more it was out of stock in the UK and Art gallery in the US were also out of stock! The turnaround for more of the same fabulous Stag print fabric was far too long so I decided on a coordinating fabric from the same 'Hello Bear' range. 

    Mini disaster averted and an added extra of a 'lucky dip' for our subscribers with the fabric in each box. A LOT of chocolate was consumed that day!

    I plan the boxes 3 month's in advance so it's hard to make massive changes so close to dispatch. A complete design change is out of the question so I have to work around the other elements for that theme and try and come up with something that fits.

    My next drama was kiddo sickness and then inevitably me too...another week lost in packing time! 

    BUT...we got there and another fabulous box was dispatched on time and I got to put my feet up on Monday night and celebrated with an 8.30pm bedtime!! Rock on!

    Right on to this months lovely Scandi Forest Box...

    As I mentioned previously, the fabric choice was a mixture of two equally lovely prints from the Art Gallery 'Hello Bear' range. I'm told by my supplier that they completely under-estimated the popularity of this super cute range of prints and they are frantically re-printing it!

    I am also totally in love with this collection, so much so that this is the second month running I've featured prints from it.

    This month I choose the bold Stag print and the more subtle Fir Tree print. Both these fabrics are 100% premium cotton, quilters weight. You get one fat quarter, which is approximately 45cm x 55 cm. They both tone in beautifully with the green and natural colour palette I chose. I will be uploading any leftover fabric to my website very soon, so keep an eye out!

     The felt in this months box is my absolute favourite colour palette. I LOVE green. The colours I used were Marl FawnSableEmeraldFawnCreamLight StoneWhite and Moss. All of these can be bought individually on our website. Just click on the colour to take you to it.

    This months trims add a good variety of texture. There is one metre of either Jute Braid or Ric Rac, another lucky dip! One metre of Beige Mini Pom Pom Braid and another rather lovely splash of Emerald Green with some Narrow Cotton Lace.

    I've gone for Bells this month to add that little hint of festive charm, alongside some lovely Dark Wooden Heart Buttons. The bells are in stock on our website now and the Scandi Heart Buttons will be available very soon!

    As ever, I have also included a little bobbin with some DMC thread to finish it off.

    EVERYTHING in our boxes is re-usable and recyclable...I even use the empty boxes to store up my own craft supplies, they are the perfect size for stacking on shelves!

    If you are a subscriber, don't forget to share your makes! I love to see everyone's creations and I shall be compiling a little blog post of my favourites soon, so come on....send me your pics!!

    Next month, subscribers will receive our highly anticipated Christmas Box! This will be a full on celebration of the festive season and will arrive at the end of October giving you plenty of time to get those festive projects underway. You can sign up here

    There will only be a limited number of new subscriptions this month as we draw nearer to our busy Christmas season so hurry if you don't want to miss out!

    With the festive gifting season almost upon us don't forget you can buy one off Habdash boxes either via the Pocket and Pin website or Not on the High Street

    We also welcome gift subscriptions and can provide gift certificates for either three, six or twelve month Habdash Subscripions. 

    Happy crafting!

     Sarah X