Thursday, 23 July 2015

Habdash Reveal - The Tropical Floral Box

This month’s box has been an absolute joy to put together. A riot of colour, it is bound to brighten any crafter’s day!

This box has been a ray of sunshine in what, If I’m honest, has been a tricky one in my Habdash journey. I’ve had to make some tough decisions. All financially based, which are THE WORST decisions to have to make in my opinion. Largely the response I’ve met has been one of support and understanding but I’ve had the odd un-pleasant encounter which admittedly knocked my confidence for a bit. However as usual, well timed, happy comments from customers and friends spurred me on!

I have new fabric suppliers, which means my choice of fabric has widened considerably and allowed me to introduce fabulous 100% premium grade cotton quilting weight fabrics from Art Gallery and Cloud9.

I based this month’s theme around our popular Tequila Sunrise Felt Bundle, making a few tweaks to the colours so it was more unique to Habdash.

The felt colours I used are Fuchsia, Pumpkin, Mustard, Leaf, Primary Yellow, White, Turquoise and Lilac. All felt is available to purchase by the sheet here. 

I choose this months fabric from the Art Gallery range, it was perfect for this month’s theme with a cute floral print in bright summery colours.  I am sure any of my subscribers will agree the fabric is a lovely soft high quality cotton. I have a handful of fat quarters left so they will be available on our website very soon!

I love a bit of Pom Pom Braid, it always makes me smile! Our Mini Pom Pom Braid in Fuchsia was a perfect addition to this summery box. The other trims included a narrow pink neon edge woven ribbon from Vivant and some timeless Double Satin Ribbon in bright orange.

I chose a lovely shade of coral thread this month. Our thread is always DMC 100% cotton stranded embroidery thread.

Now onto my favourite part! The BUTTONS! Two of our bestsellers featured, The Wooden Butterflies and The Floral Wooden Buttons. These are our most popular buttons in our craft store and they deserved an outing in Habdash. I coupled these with some new, exclusive to Habdash, Painted Wooden Butterfly Buttons which are beautiful. Stocks of these only allowed for Habdash but hopefully I’ll get some in the shop very soon!

I am already in the midst of planning our next box which will be dispatched on 20th August. You can sign up here. The next theme is Woodland and I have some fab whimsical woodland themed fabric from Art Gallery Fabric’s ‘Hello Bear’ collection. This is forming the basis of my plans for this box and it’s going to be SUPER CUTE! Its also going to signal a real shift in seasons with our box contents so expect a more Autumnal feel.

Don’t forget selected past boxes are now available on Not on the High Street along with a couple of exclusives, including our first Christmas Box!

We are busy planning new themes for the coming months and I am still working hard on trying to source new packaging that will fit through your letterbox!

Look out for special early order offers coming soon to facebook and twitter for one-off boxes for crafty Christmas pressies!

Happy crafting!

Sarah X