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  1. LOVED putting this months box together, it is definitely become one of my firm favourites!

    I'm really getting into the swing of producing these little boxes of goodies now and it never gets dull! 

    This month I choose a vintage floral theme. If you are a Pocket & Pin customer you will know we love vintage  and vintage inspired so it couldn't have been easier to put this box together.

    Due to the amount of subscriptions I now have it's almost impossible to put authentic vintage items into the boxes as I just can't source the kind of quantity I need. So the next best thing for this #habdash box was vintage inspired.

     I started in the normal way with my pinterest board for inspiration and built the box around it. I found some beautiful floral fabric which i had to have and I used a variation of our bestselling vintage shades felt bundle. The felt bundles in our #habdash box's are half the size of our standard 9" bundles. All full size bundles are available in our craft shop.

     I introduced a new colour into the vintage felt bundle in this box. Marl Heather is a beautiful dappled soft lilac colour and sits beautifully in this bundle.

     I included some timeless East of India Thin Stitch Ribbon in pale pink and some narrow cream Crochet Lace. My statement trim in this box was a Jumbo Ric Rac with a floral print. I'm waiting on a delivery of this for our craft shop so make sure you keep an eye out for it, it's a must have for any floral fan!

     

     I added a classic twist with some traditional wooden toggles and something a little different with one of our wooden fan buttons. These are also available in blue.

     The exciting news this month is that we have just been accepted to join notonthehighstreet.com.

     One-off boxes in some of my favourite themes will be available to purchase exclusively via Not on the Highstreet very soon! 

    I will also be creating some smaller 'Craft Stash Staples' in the form of goody bags.

     If you'd like to find out more about #habdash click here. The next box goes on sale Sunday 31st May at 8am!

     

     Sarah x 

     

  2. It’s time to reveal what was in this month's #Habdash Box!

    This month’s box had a ‘May Day’ party theme and was posted out to our lovely subscribers in time for some bank holiday makes!

    may day box 3

    I took my initial inspiration from images of may poles and dancing around them with ribbons. I actually haven’t seen this done for years but I remember taking part at a school fete one summer when I was very young. Pop over to our Pinterest page for more inspiration.

    I took this idea and incorporated satin ribbons and bunting print fabric into the box then used the colours in those as inspiration for the mini felt bundle.

    This month’s felt bundle contained Leaf, Peacock, Lilac, Fuchsia, Orange, lemon and white. All of which can by purchased by the sheet on the Pocket and Pin website. Our felt is 30% wool and we can provide a copy of EN71 (toy safety) certificates from our supplier on request.

    The bunting fabric is 100% cotton craft weight  and can be found in our craft shop for £2.75 per fat quarter.

    The satin ribbons are 7m double satin in Lemon,  Mint and Fuchsia. There was one metre of each colour in each box. To compliment the fabric and felt further I included one metre of a blue scalloped embroidered trim wrapped around a cute dolly peg. Which of course, can be re-used in a variety of projects or just kept for ribbon storage!

    The buttons are my absolute favourite element of this box! Who couldn’t find a use for cute little Ice Cream buttons, even if you don’t sew them on they would make a great addition to greetings cards or scrapbooking projects. Couple with some complimentary bright stripy buttons they fit perfectly within the theme.

    The next #Habdash Box goes on sale on Friday 1st may at 8am. You can find out more details here.

    If you are already a subscriber you don’t need to sign up again. If you chose the monthly subscription option your account will be debited on the same day each month until you cancel. Happy Crafting and don’t forget to share your makes using the #myhabdash tag on social media.

    If you missed out on this months box, all the items are available in our craft shop.

    Happy creating and don't forget to share your makes using #myhabdash on twitter and Instagram!

    Sarah x