I do enjoy the chance to craft and I also love the surprise offered by a subscription box. Not knowing what you’ll get, the fun of unwrapping it, then a little project to complete. So exciting. That is exactly what you get with Makerly.
When March’s box arrived I was a little nervous, the gorgeous stuffed Hare looked difficult and like something I would need time to do, time away form the child. Equally I couldn’t wait to get started as I love sewing, it’s where my heart lies amongst all the crafts I enjoy, sewing will always be my home.
Inside the box was:
- Felt in various colours
- Red Gingham Fabric
- Cream Fabric
- Safety Eyes
- Embroidery Hoop
The only other things you need to complete this project are a pen and a pair of scissors. You do not need anything else. As it turns out, you don’t even need that much time and I wish I had just cracked on with it!
The first thing I did was prepare the fabric, cutting the pattern probably took me about 1/3 of the entire project make time. The instructions and the patterns were great, as ever, and very easy to follow. Perfect to just follow them through, one step at a time.
Then I started to stitch, happily and peacefully. I stitched as the kid played in the garden. I stitched sat next to his bed as he fell asleep. I stitched as he played indoors and I stitched as I chatted to my mother in law.
As it turns out I happily sat and stitched my worries away. That’s why I love sewing so much. I can do it almost without thinking. It calms me and focuses me. All the worry of the funerals. The family drama. The overwhelming loss and sadness I dealing with drifted away as I calmly sat and made my beautiful Hare.
Stitching the head first and then the ears, following the instructions as I went I watched the Hare take shape. Stitching is little nose on I soon realised I would find it easier to attach his long ears after I had stuffed him, so that is what I did. Fully stuffed and ready to be mounted I carefully pinned him onto the felt filled hoop. This but was actually the trickiest part of the whole mak.
I took my time pinning him onto the green felt that I had stretched over the embroidery hoop. I wanted to make sure it was centered and neat. The I gently attached him, a bit more stitching but with the excitement of knowing it was almost finished.
The kit comes with different coloured felts so you can create a floral wreath around the Hares little head, but I was actually so pleased with how the mounted, stuffed Hare looked without the flowers I daren’t go any further. I love it! I have made a lot of things in my time, but this particular craft is one that I am really proud of, he doesn’t need any flowers, but I did add a lovcely red bow using the ribbon included in the kit.
I have added the lovely Handmade By buttons and the red gingham buttons to my collection and the felt has been added to my fabric stash. My Hare is hung on my living room door, welcoming people into my home.
If you fancy subscribing to Makerly, and quite honestly if you love to craft why wouldn’t you, just pop over to their website where they have several gift and personal subscription offers starting at £13.33 a month. A bargain considering everything you get!
Previous Makerly Boxes:
- July – Punch Needle
- August – Felt Flowers
- September – Cupcake Candles
- October – Sugar Skull Quilling
- November – Needle Felt Robin
- December – Dresser Set
- January – Rag Rugging
Disclosure – I was gifted my box in return for an honest review, all opinions, thoughts and images are my own.