This month saw the arrival of the Crafty Creatives box 13. It is a year since these two lovely ladies started their business, and so it's birthday time! To help us celebrate, the box included a special balloon!
Normally the boxes have one kit and as well as lots of other items ( as you can see here, here and here), but this special box has FIVE kits, as well as a few special little treats too! The box is floral themed (as was the first ever box!), so all the kits are to make different flowers!
The items for each flower were separated in the box (to not loose the 'rummaging' ability!) but i have photographed them as kits. So, what's included?
The box includes two different colours of felt for this kit. This looks like quite a quick and easy make.
2. Stocking Flower
Stocking flowers have intrigued me for a while so i'm excited to try these! Included is thick wire, stocking fabric (i got white), stamens and floral tape.
3. French Beaded Flower
Again, a technique I've never tried, but can't wait to. This flower appears pretty fiddly and seems like it would take a lot of time, but produces such a beautiful end result. The box came with thin silver wire, seed beads in two colours (i received pink-purple and light blue) and also requires the floral tape (as mentioned above).
4. Paper Rose Flower
I ended up making quite a few of these for our wedding, so definitely don't want to relieve that experience right now...! They are beautiful flowers, but quite fiddly and it is a skill in itself to not have the flower completely uncoil! Included for this kit was coloured card for the flower (my box came with yellow), green card for the leaves, and a hair slide to fix it all onto. I think i'll be gluing something else onto my hair slide :)
5. Crepe Paper Flowers
I've tried variations on these flowers, so will be good to try this way! a polystyrene ball and crepe paper ( i got cream) were included to make this kit.
The extra treats!
- 3 large, wooden, floral-patterned buttons. These are nice and chunky!
- a hummingbird charm. Would really suit a long necklace chain
- 15 diecut textured flowers from Stix2, mine were white. Not sure what to use these for yet...
- cream floral pendant. Would really suit a statement item, like a hair clip.
So, that was the box! Whilst I definitely do prefer the setup of the other boxes (with one kit, and lots of random items), I enjoyed receiving something a bit different for a one-off. What did you think?
Life has been a bit crazy here, and what with a busy term and then being out of the country for 2.5 weeks, it is very unsurprising to admit that i'm pretty behind on my craft projects, especially the ones from my Crafty Creatives boxes. However, a spare few weeks, combined with a bad ankle injury, means that i'm house-bound and looking forward to having time to tackle my to-do list, and hopefully catch up on blogging! Watch this space...
Happy 1st Birthday Crafty Creatives!