One of the great things about the work I do is the regular arrival of parcels at my door. There really is nothing like getting parcels is there? And the best parcels of all are the ones you have forgotten you were expecting (and no, it doesn’t happen that often, my senior moments are mostly confined to scissor/rotary cutter location problems…!).
So of course, I love the idea of fabric and craft clubs, where you get a surprise parcel every month. On the other hand, I’ve always been a bit wary of them , because, control freak that I am, I’m not sure how keen I am on someone else choosing my sewing stuff for me. But my recent experience of trying a new Craft Club from Seamstar has been very positive indeed. Courtney, the very lovely owner of Seamstar asked me if I’d like to try the first month for free (a big thank you to her for such a treat..), so I gave into temptation and put my control freakery to one side.
To be honest, I shouldn’t really have worried, I already know (as a regular customer) that the folks at Seamstar have good taste. I opened the parcel with great interest – there was so much squeezed in.
The bundle includes a Monthly Makeable – something you can get your teeth into straight away – April’s kit was this sweet little bird, and included the fabric, stuffing, thread and instructions needed.
I always associate Seamstar with lovely bright colours, modern, bright and quirky prints, and the kit contents really reflect that. I got sweet ribbons, buttons and felt applique shapes.
And some more gorgeous felt in trademark Seamstar brights, in generous pieces:
But my brain really got whirring when I saw these fabulous animal prints (the kits are themed – and the April theme was animals – next month the theme is Vintage Notes).
I’ve been really keen to make a patchwork version of my mini art wrap (here’s the tute) for quite while, and these fabrics were just exactly what I needed. So with a bit of linen from my stash, I came up with this:
There was enough fabric to make part of the inner pocket too, along with some more polka dots from my stash:
I think even if I’d had to pay the subscription (£9.99 plus £2.99 P&P for each month) I would have been really impressed with the quality and quantity of fabrics and habdash I received in my bundle from the Craft Club – it’s definitely worth checking out – you can read more over at Seamstar. Thanks again to Courtney and the gang for the opportunity to do some sewing for the sake of sewing. I really enjoyed it – it’s been about 3 weeks since I had my sewing machine out, and even then it was just to turn up a pair of trousers…!
Hope all my lovely readers are getting to do a bit of sewing this weekend…