Well here we are, brand new year, brand new decade! Happy 2020 everyone, I hope you had a brilliant festive break and saw in the new year in more style than I did (asleep in bed by 11pm)!!
I am so happy with how I have kicked off the new year with January’s “Crafternoon Tea” boxes which include another amazing exclusive print from a fab illustrator. I first came across Emma Block when she designed the Tilly and the Buttons Christmas cards in 2018. I loved her style and thought it would be just perfect for what I had in mind.
So let’s dive into the boxes and see what gorgeous goodies have been arriving on doorsteps this weekend!
This fabric has been in the pipeline for a few months after I got in touch with the amazing company See You At Six who are based in Belgium and they sent me a few beautiful samples. Just as an aside they do a great range of french terry knits which are unfortunately too thick to fit in the box but I highly recommend checking them out!
This beautiful icy blue viscose called Herbs jumped out at me straight away, I loved the colour and print and the fabric feels just so dreamy and floaty. I can really see some gorgeous dresses and blouses made from this. Perhaps you might like to pair it with the pattern in this months box? The Poppy Top and Dress from Simple Sew is a great, elegant number with a pretty pleated detail at the neckline.
Classic and Mini Boxes
The fabric in the Classic and Mini boxes this month is also a viscose in a beautiful cherry red background with a fab floral print. It has such a gorgeous weight and drape to it and is going to be great for so many projects!
As the theme is Crafternoon Tea I thought I would include something that might encourage you to try a different type of sewing. Every box has two different colours of DMC embroidery thread. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try your hand at customising a pair of jeans or a denim jacket, maybe have a go at some visible mending or try out an embroidery hoop pattern.
The fat quarters this month are from a stunning collection called Floral Whimsy from Craft Cotton Company and I love the stark contrast between the bright colours and the black background. Again, maybe a new type of fabric craft to try could be some English Paper Piecing using this lovely fabrics.
As well as the matching reel of Gutermann thread every box also has a set of hook and eye fastenings to add to your haberdashery stash. Finally pop the kettle on and enjoy one of 6 flavours of tea from the English Tea Shop, when I opened the selection boxes to unpack them the smell that hit me was totally divine.
Happy Crafting everyone!