Sewing by subscription

Last month I found out about SewHayleyJane's new sewing box subscription; a monthly delivery of fabric and sewing goodies to your door! I was tempted, but I do already have quite a stash of fabric, also, do I trust someone else to pick fabric for me? Finally there was the problem of delivery to Ireland. Ignoring the note on the website that said delivery was only within the UK I contacted Hayley, who very kindly said that, although official they only shipped to the UK, they were making some exceptions to test international delivery and I could be one!. Well, after an offer like that I couldn't refuse. (Although, I've ended up using Parcel Motel as it was better value). I signed up for the medium box, making a deal with myself that if after three months all I've done is added to my stash, and not used any of the fabric, I would cancel the subscription.

My October box arrived today and I collected it on the way home from work. I wanted to rip in to it at once, but then I began to worry I wouldn't like the contents and would be disappointed. I armed myself with a steadying cup of tea and opened the box.


Nicely wrapped, always a good first impression ... and is that a packet of sweets I see peeking out?


A nice note as well ... I was getting more confident ... time to pull back the tissue paper ...


Phew ... I need not have worried, I love my box! I have 2.5 meters of the main fabric, four fat quarters, pins (I'm always running out), a zip, thread (so practical) and the cutest buttons!  

I've been lacking my sewing mojo the last few weeks (partly the reasons for the lack of posts recently) and I think this box might have got me back on track. I've spent the evening planning what I can make with the content, and I'm hoping the thought that that is another box coming next month might push me to get sewing as well. 

Comments

  1. How exciting to get such a beautifully packed and thought out box. That's the most amazingly funky looking zip! Definitely not for me though, as I have stash and projects coming out of my ears and nothing gets done despite being inspired by all your projects.

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    1. I know ... I feel a bit the same about not needing any more stash, but its was too tempting :)

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  2. Do the fat quarters mean that patchwork/ quilting will be next?

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    1. I'm not sure, its not something I've ever felt very drawn towards but maybe I will end up giving it ago. Especially if the fat quarters keep stacking up!

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