Sunday, 29 January 2017

Habdash Reveal: Make Me a Mix Tape

January's box was a lot of fun! Every few month's I like o throw in something a little less traditional with our fabric choice and it's always a popular one!
Primarily my aim for January was COLOUR and lots of it...with a little nod to Valentines day in the way of reminiscing my 80's childhood of creating 'Mix tapes' for the ones you loved!

We sold out again this month, and for that i can't thank you all enough. I have to keep a lid on the amount of boxes i create each month at the moment, simply due to the fact that i have two kiddo's, a husband and a day job to also think about. It's a juggle. Putting together these boxes of crafty treasures is a delight each month and i wish i could give you all more!

SO the fabric was the starting point this month, i saw it and couldn't resist it! It's bright, it's a little unusual but i hope you love it just as much as i do.
I found the denim buttons completely by accident, i hadn't originally considered denim but i loved the way they looked with the red hearts so a 'Happy Accident' it was! 

To finish off the button offering i added a few teeny Hearts from the 'Dress it Up' button range. They are really diddy and super cute.

As always we included eight shades of our 30% wool felt. They are Rose, White, Charcoal, Fuchsia, Baby Pink, Orange, Candy and Buttercup.

Feb's Boxes go on sale on Wednesday 1st. The theme for next month is Botanical. A complete contrast to this month! You can sign up to our newsletter to get a reminder sent straight to your inbox!

Happy Crafting!

Sarah x

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Habdash Reveal: Indigo

All our blog post's have been running a little late the last couple of month's! It's been a crazy busy November and December and I'm very much looking forward to putting my feet up for a few days!

This month's box has landed on people's doormats (quite literally now, with our new slimmer boxes) and I'm loving your comments and pictures!

I found some beautiful fabric from Art Gallery  that I just had to build a box around! It's from the Observer range by April Rhodes for Art Gallery and is a beautiful indigo Shibori style print.
Blue, especially deep blue, is one of my favourite colours and so I couldn't wait to get started on this box.

I was spoilt for choice with trim choices so there was an extra one in the box this month. There is a beautifully soft Navy Tulle, a petrol blue cotton lace, a deep blue floral hessian and a little bit of sparkle too.

Felt shades this month are Teal, Marl Jade, Turquoise, Marl Turquoise, White, Royal Blue and two lots of Navy.

The blue coconut shell buttons add a lovely muted vintage feel.

Lucky Dip Sale Boxes are now live, these are £10 plus postage and will contain a random selection of felt, fabric and trims and buttons. Some from previous boxes where i've had extras. These will be in our original larger box and you can expect them to be jammed packed with goodies. Keep an eye on our instagram feed for more information!

There is also up to 30% off selected Habdash Boxes and other items in our Not on the Highstreet shop too!

New subs for January will be on sale on 1st Jan. January's box is 'Make me a Mix Tape'...sneaky peeks will be revealed soon! 
If you want to be first in line to grab a subscription, sign up to our newsletter. There will be a very limited number up for grabs next month due to the volume of gift subscriptions purchased in December but I will try to make as many as possible available,

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Sarah x

Monday, 28 November 2016

Habdash Reveal: Christmas is Coming!...

It's been hectic, so i'm a little late with the blog this month!
November's box was our second christmassy instalment and was packed full of traditional reds, snowmen, candy stripes and bells.

My absolute favourite part of this month's box was the buttons (and Bell) selection. It really got me in the festive spirit packing them up!

The fabric, a super cute Scandi style snowmen print, is 100% cotton from The Craft Cotton Co.

We've changed the style of our box's this month, going for a slimmer, letterbox friendly box and it's been a hit! All the contents are the same, the only difference is the felt isn't rolled into a little bundle. This allows us to get all the fab contents into a smaller box and also bring the cost down. The postage cost has gone from 'Small Parcel' to Large Letter' so we've knocked the difference of the cost of the monthly subscription.

Next month's box theme is Indigo. A (hopefully) refreshing box full of cool blue hues to kick start your post Xmas crafting projects. Subs on sale now!

Plus don't forget, if you are after a craft Christmas gift then head over and check out our one off boxes or gift subscriptions.

Sarah x

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Habdash Reveal: Festivities begin!...

Due to Christmas being the crafting peak of the entire year we decided this time last year that we would devote two month's of Habdash to lovely festive craft supplies! October saw the first instalment for 2016!

We broke from our Habdash tradition slightly this month and gave our subscribers two fat eighths instead of one fat quarter. I had four beautifully coordinating Christmas fabrics and I didn't want to put just one print in each box. Each subscriber got a lucky dip of two of these fab fabrics to play with this month.

The fabric led the way for the colour theme for the whole box which is not completely traditional but definitely gives you a warm, fuzzy christmassy feel.

The felt colours in this month's box were Teal, Charcoal, Cherry, Crimson, White, Dove Grey and a NEW shade, Marl Teal.

I added some lovely East of India double faced Gros Grain stitched ribbon and a fun Festive print. this varied between Santas and Penguins but all were super cute!
Last on the trims front was two metres of my fave....Ric Rac...White and sparkly Silver. I love the retro feel Ric Rac gives and it's one of my simple joys...

The button selection this month was a variety of Christmas Stockings, Trees and Jingle Bells.

If you bagged a box...I hope you like it! Don't forget to share on social media using #myhabdash <3

Next month we are continuing our festive craft extravaganza with a traditional Christmas theme. You can sign up here. Limited number available.

If you are after a cute crafty gift for a friend or rellie then there is 15% off all stand alone boxes, gift subscriptions and felt bundles over on our website
Just use code HOHOHO at the checkout. Ends 31st October at midnight.

Sarah x

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Habdash Reveal: Woodland

Autumn is here and we've gone all out to give you a beautiful autumnal themed Habdash Box this month. Packed full of rich brown and green shades it's sure to get you in the mood for the season ahead!

September always sees a shift in inspiration for me, back to school, dewy mornings and the smell of woodsmoke creeping in to the evenings and early mornings. Autumn is my favourite time of year and green is my favourite colour, this box was a real joy to put together.

I turned once again to the 'Hello Bear' range of fabrics by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery. I've used prints from this popular range before and it was my first port of call for this box.
 The felt colours were chosen around the fabric, mossy greens, sables and terracottas.

The trims were harder this month. I wanted a little bit of luxury, so in the end I settled for a faux silk and velvet. These were quite deep colours so to tie in the lighter shade of green from the fabric I also choose a linen with a mint green edge. I picked up the foxy terracotta brown shade with some lovely fine jute twine.

The buttons are my favourite bit of this box, a cute fox, and wooden leaves and apples...and to add a little extra some basic spots and stripes.

Our next two boxes will be focusing on Christmas, with two very festive different themes coming up. may seem early but the next box is dispatched on 20th October and we all know Christmas is the busiest time of year for crafting! New boxes and subs will be available from 1st October. 

You can purchase one off boxes or subscriptions as a gift. If you buy a subscription gift, you can have the first box delivered to you and the option of delaying the rest of the subscription until after Christmas. We can also add a gift message for you!

Find out more on our website or Not on the High Street.

Sarah x

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Habdash Reveal: Pandalicious

August is almost over and it's been even more hectic than normal for us. The school holidays brings a marathon of juggling unlike any other time of the year and I am counting the days to a return to our normal levels of craziness!
The theme for this months Habdash was the first time we've gone for a character based theme. 
I found some amazing Panda Buttons and it was fate that Art Gallery Fabrics bought out a Panda themed fabric range that was released at the end of July. Serendipity. It was all falling into place nicely! 
It's definitely full on Kawaii fun before we head into the cosy colours and themes of Autumn and Christmas in the coming months. all started with the buttons, and the fabric. The release of the Pandalicious range from Art Gallery Fabrics was PERFECT. The hardest part is often finding a fabric to fit in with the themes I have floating around in my head. The fabric is usually the last piece to fall into place, it's great when it works the other way around sometimes.


I chose some bold Chevron and Heart trims alongside a more dainty fuchsia pink embroidered Ric Rac.


This months felt selection included, Charcoal, Black, White, Marl Grey, Dove Grey, Fuchsia and Pale Pink. All wrapped up with the same super cute black heart ribbon. 
 If you love these colours, all felt is also available via our website.

Coming up over the next three months we are switching over to autumnal and festive colour palettes. September's Box has a Woodland theme and you will be spoilt with festive lovliness in October and November, it couldn't be a better time to sign up!

Don't forget you save 5% with a six month sub and 10% on a twelve month sub. 

We also do gift subscriptions and one off boxes if you are looking for that perfect crafty christmas gift!

You can also find us on Not on the Highstreet.

Sarah x

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Habdash Reveal: Brighton Rock

The timing of this month's box could not have been better! 
I delivered a super bright, seaside themed box right in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK!
I'm runnng a little late with the blog this month as the summer holidays have now started here for us and it's been a chaotic week of last days at school and getting organised now for September so i don't rush around at the last minute!
July's box was Brighton Rock, literally taking rock sweet rainbow colours as my inspiration, this box is everything seaside to me. Living just down the road from Brighton myself I had to call it#brightonrock. 

The starting point for this box was the buttons. I couldn't resist them a few month's ago and they are where the idea began. I loved the mix of colours and they immediately reminded me of sticks of rock candy. I then found this fab fabric from the Boardwalk Delight range from Art Gallery Fabrics which was released in the UK this month. I'd had it on pre-order since April and was so pleased when it finally arrived!

This month's felt colours were Mint, Baby Pink, Lilac, White, Orange, Fuchsia, Red and Lemon. Perfect Rock colours!

 I love orange and turquoise together, so my ribbon choice was based on this. Polkadots were a must, as were deckchair stripes. The Beach hut ribbon adds a great English seaside touch.

I've already seen some fab unboxing pics and comments! If you are a Habdasher then don't forget to share your boxes and your makes using #myhabdash.
Next month's subs are available now and the theme is Pandalicious! It's gonna be super cute! Kep an eye on our Instagram feed for sneaky peeks!
Don't forget we offer discounts when you sign up to a six or twelve month sub. 
Sign up for six months now and you'll also get our fab Woodland box in September, two instalments of Christmassy goodness and your subscription will take you right through to January and beat those post crimbo blues!

Happy Making!

Sarah x