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Spring stitching {Spring Craftpod review}

Spring Craftpod review

One of my birthday presents was the Spring Craftpod subscription box. I was more than ready for some Spring projects. It doesn’t feel very long since I shared what was inside the previous box but sadly this is a quarterly subscription.

Spring is my favourite season along with Autumn. I’ve been enjoying watching for the signs of Spring for the last few weeks and my phone is full of photos of snowdrops, daffodils, tulips and blossom on trees.

Spring stitching {Spring Craftpod review}

Spring stitching {Spring Craftpod review}

The box was a real delight to open, containing two spring craft projects, bobbin cards, spring stickers, and a postcard. One of the projects was a small cross-stitch, the other a pre-printed panel to stitch and make into a needlebook.

I’m not a huge fan of cross-stitch so I decided to work on it first. I love looking for birds in my garden but I don’t think I’ve seen a greenfinch yet. The cross-stitch was stitched in a small hoop with the bird sitting on a Mimosa branch. It didn’t take long to stitch (about 3 hours – I told you it wasn’t my favourite craft!).

greenfinch cross stitch design

The other craft was a needlebook with a pre-printed panel featuring a Mimosa flower. I removed my cross-stitch from the embroidery hoop so I could use it to stitch the printed panel. The Mimosa (Acacia dealbata) is a really pretty tree at this time of year, full of little yellow pompoms bursting into life. There were a lot of French Knots to stitch and I have to say I find them a little tricky. They look a little messy to me but they do the job.

mimosa embroidery hoop

I actually used my sewing machine to put the needlebook together. The panel was stitched to the front of the needlebook and two sheets of felt were added inside to hold pins and needles.

inside of a needlebook

The material frayed easily so I stitched round the needlebook with a zigzag stitch to hold it all together.

handmade needlebook design

I enjoyed both the projects but this wasn’t my favourite box. The spring colours were gorgeous and I have a stash of embroidery threads to add to my collection. I’ve placed the greenfinch cross-stitch back in the embroidery hoop, stitching the back so it’s neat and tidy. However it hasn’t made it on display with all my other hoops. The rest are all embroidery hoops so the cross-stitch looks a little out of place.

Previous boxes can be found here:

Winter Craftpod 2019

Spring Craftpod 2020

Summer Craftpod 2020 – still to complete!

Autumn Craftpod 2020

Winter Craftpod 2020

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Emma
    April 17, 2021 at 9:54 am

    This looks really lovely, I love the idea of something so creative popping through the door. It must be such a mood booster!

  • Reply
    Nick
    April 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Both of these projects look beautiful, and I especially like the one with the yellow Mimosa. Kits like this are great for lockdown, though obviously I hope we won’t have any more of those!

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