Saturday, 25 February 2017

Little Box of Crochet


Do you subscribe to any of the monthly boxes of delights that are currently popular with knitters and crocheters? I first became aware of them on Instagram last year and frequently had a bad case of 'the wanties'! Little Box of Crochet stood out for the fun designs and thoughtful extras that were included in each box, and when I found out that one of my fellow Stylecraft Blogstars, Lucy at Attic24 was the designer behind the February box, I decided to treat myself. I knew that Lucy's designs would be colourful and happy, and that's just what's needed chez josiekitten at the moment. My box arrived this week and it was an absolute delight to open, from start to finish. Just feast your eyes on the rainbow box for starters! This is definitely going to store 'nice things' in it once I've finished the project.




Open the box - perfectly folded pink tissue paper with a fun sticker on ...




Carefully peel back the sticker to look inside, and find a booklet with a photo of stripy rainbow mug cosies - happy days!




And that was just the start! There was much oohing and aahing as I delved deeper into the box. It was the most perfect end to the week and I love the thoughtfulness that has obviously gone into putting this box together. 

Squee! Nine balls of prettiness - a crochet rainbow in the making, along with a crochet hook.




A darling Matroyshka brooch ...




The most perfect stitch marker complete with a slice of cake (nom nom!) ...




A blunt needle for sewing ends (they really have thought of everything!)...




Six tiny colourful buttons in a red and white spotty paper bag (I bet I'm not the only person who got excited about the bag!) ...




A sheet of stickers for a planner ...




A colourchart to show all 100 colours (yes, 100!!) that are available in the cotton yarn (you can buy them here if tempted!!)




And a photo to show everything together...




I am really impressed with the box and whilst I probably wouldn't subscribe every month, I would definitely consider getting it again depending on who the designer was. It would also make a most gorgeous present for a crochet-loving friend. Now please excuse me, those rainbow stripes are calling me! xxx

5 comments:

VeggieMummy said...

What a perfect way to brighten your weekend; I can't wait to see your finished mug cosies.
Have fun. xx

Snoopydog said...

Guess who's got a bad case of the 'wanties'? What a fabulous little box of goodies! xx

Jenny said...

I never did learn to crochet, does that mean I can't have the box.

janerow said...

Wow what a lovely books and fabulous contents I did drop a large hint to my daughter for one for my birthday however thats passed now so I will have to treat myself to one.
It looks too good to miss.
My addiction to colour in wool and plants keeps me wholly occupied I cannot pass a wool shop or any where that sells plants.
I work in a primary and Infant school keeping the grounds tidy and have gradually planted primroses at every opportunity along fences and in tyres dotted around the play areas.
Luckily my husband is very understanding.

Hope you have good week
Jane

Lynne said...

I didn't know about this until you posted it on Instagram, and now I am trying to resist the temptation to order one!!