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Stitching {Summer Craftpod Sub Box}

Summer Craftpod Sub Box

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

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.

Summer Craftpod Sub Box

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!


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    September 3, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    How cool, there’s so many subscription boxes out there, that there is something for everyone now. Eyes deteriorating or not, you did a good job with these!

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    Ashleigh Dougherty
    September 3, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    This is such a good idea to get crafty at home when you’re bored or have nothing to do. I’ll have to check the box out and maybe subscribe!

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    Leigh Travers
    September 5, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Oh my gosh, I absolutely love the cactus pincushion! Unfortunately, I just don’t have the patience for crafting x

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      September 5, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      That’s a shame. I find it the perfect antidote to spending time on my laptop!

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    September 7, 2017 at 2:11 am

    What a great idea, love a bit of crafting. The pin cushion cactus looks awesome :)x

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