Monday, 24 October 2016

The S box.....

The lovely Stitchery Lewes have just launched a fantastic new crafty treat and I was lucky enough to be gifted one of these to take a close look at.....


This is the S Box. A new subscription box filled with surprise crafty products for you to use to inspire a new project and make something beautiful from. 

Boxes are available monthly, and you can either choose to buy the boxes month by month or set up a regular subscription. Each one will be stuffed full of different fabrics, yarns, maybe the odd gadget or new tool and will follow a seasonal or topical these or colour scheme. 

I love the concept of these boxes, especially if you've lost your sew-jo for a while, usually all you need is a nice little project to get you going again, this would be perfect!

I was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous Nordic Noel box....


It included some lovely fat quarters, felt squares, beautiful ribbons, buttons, bells and thread! Absolutely stuffed! 

Just incase you're stumped for what to make with your new goodies the box also includes a lovely little info sheet with lots of inspiration...


This was obviously going to be a Christmas make and this year we're in need of a new wreath for our door so this came in perfect timing.
I picked up a metal wreath base from C&H Fabrics, only 59p, and set about planning for a rag wreath using those lovely fat quarters...


I started by cutting up the fabric into strips, around 6x1.5 inches. It was nice not to have a need to be precise with these as this is going to be pretty shabby chic :)


I then started to tie these onto my wreath base with a single knot in the middle and kept going until the whole thing was covered without any gaps....


I wanted to try and use as many of the products in the box as possible so I also decided to use the felt and buttons to make a few puffy hearts to add to the wreath too. There was actually also a little bag of lavender in the box so I added this too, it smells so good!


I picked my favourite bits of ribbon for hanging and of course a big bow and ended up with this......


 I'm really quite pleased with how it's turned out, it didn't really take very long either. Oh I also added the little wooden tag which also came in the box..



Look at all of that pretty!..
 

I know it's still a while off and I promise I will go and put this away until a more suitable date but....CHRISTMAS!!!!


This is also a great idea for gifts, I know a few people who would love to receive one of these in the post. 
I would love to see these available for dressmaking too, maybe a pattern such as a top and the fabric yardage, thread and notions to go with? 

What do you think of subscription boxes to get you crafting? 



DISCLAIMER 

I was gifted this S Box for free from The Stitchery but all words and opinions are my own.

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