Tuesday, 22 September 2015

September Habdash Reveal: The Scandi Forest Box

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 Fawn, Sable, Emerald, Fawn, Cream, Light Stone, White 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