It’s been a while since I tried a subscription box just for me. I suppose I haven’t really found any that I’ve wanted to try regularly. But when I received an email about the Summer Craftpod box I immediately signed up as it was all about cacti and moths! You can read what I thought about the Spring Craftpod box here. I find it hard to make time for me but a Craftpod box landing on my doormat immediately makes me shut my laptop and get making.
Summer Craftpod Sub Box
The Craftpod is a lovely subscription box. Inside the Summer issue were templates and materials to make two soft sculptures – a cactus pincushion and soft sculpture moth. There were 2 postcards illustrated by Eleanor Longhurst of Little Paisley Designs, as well as an Earl Grey pyramid teabag from Canton Tea Co.
The first thing I stitched was the pincushion cactus. It came together easily and I love that the pin heads make the little colourful flowers.
The soft sculpture moth took a little longer. My eyes seem to be deteriorating lately – guess who just got her first pair of glasses! – and I found it a little tricky to stitch white thread on white linen. I was super pleased with the result though.
I bought this box as a one off for £18.00. It was a little expensive for me but I knew I wanted to make both of the crafts and the materials are all really lovely and good quality. I was a bit gutted that I threw away the toy stuffing after I had made the pincushion. I didn’t know I needed it to make the moth! There was a large piece of green wool fibre which was in my box. There was no mention of it so I’m not quite sure what to do with it yet!