Trinkets & Treasures
That pesky little bit of snow the UK was hit with a couple of weeks ago resulted in a slightly tense few days waiting for all these supplies to be delivered.
That, along with February being a short month, meant our time frame for getting everything ready, packed and shipped out was a little tight! I say “our time frame” but I have to give a huge thank you to my Mum, Mother In Law, Father In Law, Friends and my wonderful Husband who worked super hard to get these boxes done whilst I was with Mia who is now five weeks old already!
The idea behind months box “Trinkets and Treasures” came from one of my favourite things to do of a Saturday afternoon. There is a place in Hampshire called Chesapeak Mill which is one of those Aladdin’s Cave type shops full of – you guessed it – trinkets and treasures! I could spend hours in there rummaging and searching for interesting things to take home. The theme also makes me think of the stories of people finding long forgotten items that belonged to great grandparents in the attic and giving them a new lease of life!
The fabric in the Luxury boxes is the most gorgeous deep red Antique Linen from Lady McElroy. This is the first time I’ve sent linen and I’m so excited to see what you make with it, although there was a slight concern that there would be a repeat of the great box debacle of December ’17 as it’s pretty thick once folded! Luckily all was well and the fabric inside the boxes… just!
The pattern is the Isca shirtdress from Marilla Walker which features two variations. One that is buttoned down to the waist and another that is more of a wrap style. Both are fairly relaxed and come printed on quality paper so it should last you a good amount of time!
The Luxury and Classic boxes come with a set of three large Liberty fabric covered buttons from House of Alistair in a range of prints – so everyone has something different!
Classic and Mini Box
The fabric in the Classic and Mini boxes is this sweet pale pink cotton poplin. I love the flowers combined with the french badge print and think it will make some super cute skirts and dresses ready for the summer!
Inside every box is also an invisible zip, matching thread and, of course, a sweet treat this month in the form of a lollipop!
Finally the fat quarters, how gorgeous is this colour combination?! Beautiful floral and polka dot prints will be perfect for all sorts of crafts, but don’t forget you can also use in your dressmaking too – check out Harriet’s post for some ideas!
As always let me know what your planning to make with your goodies!