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  1. The boxes have all been sent so it’s time to share the contents of this month’s box! 

    The theme this time around was ‘April Showers bring May Flowers’ and it was full of cool blue shades with a few floral hints and quirky umbrella prints. 

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    In advance of each months #habdash preparations I pull together inspiration boards on pinterest. I have so many ideas floating around, this really helps me divide things into themes and bring together colour palettes. Sometimes I will just have a colour palette in mind and will build a theme around that instead, or a particular product will jump out at me and I will build a box around that, either way it works for me. This time the idea came and the colours and products followed. 

    I’ve decided to stick with the tradition of a miniature felt roll in each box as this is one of our key products and is a brilliant source for colour. Plus it is, hands down, the cutest component of the boxes! This month I’ve picked shades of blue with a hint of purple and mint to make it more feminine. As always, all colours can be purchased by the sheet in our online craft shop. There are also similar bundles available but this particular one is unique to #Habdash.

    I adore the fabric in this box! I stumbled across this quirky umbrella print whilst at Craft, Hobby & Stitch last month and just had to have it for this box. It was PERFECT! 

    I was able to source some vintage Broderie Anglaise this month, it’s getting trickier as the number of subscribers grows, to be able to include a bit of vintage but I managed to pull it off again…phew!         

    I think this maybe the last time vintage trims or ribbons make an appearance as it’s getting harder and harder to source good quality ones, especially in large volume.  I will still always try but they will definitely not be a regular part of #Habdash.

    Other trims in the box were some pretty Pink Ric Rac Braid and some Floral Print Cotton Ribbon. I am falling in love with Ric Rac all over again. It comes in fantastic colours and is a great basic for your craft stash. Kids love its simplicity too. Look out for Mini Ric Rac, Jumbo Ric Rac and maybe even some Velvet Ric Rac coming to the craft shop soon!

    The Cotton Ribbon is a one off, it’s very unlikely I will be able to get this again, although I will try! We also have it in green and blue in our Trims and Ribbons section.

    Next months box’ Hooray for May’ will be available to purchase either as a subscription or as a one off on Wednesday 1st April at 8am. More details available here.

    Look out for little snapshots of what’s in the box over the next couple of weeks. You can expect lots of ‘May Day’ themed items and bright summery colours. You can check out my inspiration on our Pinterest page.

     

    Sarah x

     

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    The March #Habdash Box has (from what I can tell) arrived safely with all our lovely subscribers! 

    The theme this month was ‘Spring Fling’ and full of sugary pastels, pretty polkadots, flowers and birds. PERFECT for inspiring your first summery makes and for Easter crafts.

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    I think the little miniature felt roll may become a #Habdash staple! I’m so much in love with this pint size version of our popular felt bundles that you can expect to see it in every box in different colour combinations. Felt is such a fab basic material for your craft stash, you can’t really go wrong.

    If you are familiar with our felt you will know it’s lovely quality and has a 30% wool content which makes it softer than most craft felt you will find on the high street.

    The Fat Quarter in the box this month is a lovely 100% cotton pastel polkadot. Colours may vary between boxes but all are gorgeous shades, I’ve even popped some in my own stash for some Easter bunting! I've just ordered some more stock of the Pastel Polkadot Bundles, expect to see them in our shop very soon!

    I really love finding unusual trims and ribbons, the Bird, Heart and Flower Trim in this months box is certainly that and the Peachy Vintage Braid is a real find. It’s rare I manage to get hold of full reels of good quality vintage trims so this is extra special and perfect for this box. 

    The Flower Buttons add a real burst of colour and the Wooden Leaves and Ladybird add a super cute whimsical touch and compliment the trims perfectly.


    There will be 10 more new subscriptions up for grabs on 1st March that will begin with the next box 'April Showers Bring May Flowers...' I can't wait to share it with you all!

     

    Sarah x