There are so many subscription boxes out there, especially compared to a few years ago and now more unique and specific subscription boxes have been created such as Craftiosity which as you will have guessed is a subscription box focused on one craft/DIY project that is sent out every other month.
The February box was my first and it focused on making gorgeous and very pinterestesque clay pots with copper paint which I loved creating and I still use them as storage! The box for the month of April contains the craft project of making your own passport or phone cover using a unique cork fabric.
As with the previous box, you get everything included in the box that you need to make the item, apart from general items such as a ruler, scissors etc. The box is well presented and well packaged and I think it would make a fantastic and thoughtful gift that keeps giving to any crafter in your life – I know my aunties are intrigued by the boxes I’ve received!
The project for the April box is as I said, to create your own passport cover or phone cover using the materials provided; I love that you have a choice of two projects as you might not want to make one. I also find the instructional tips, step by step photographs and videos are useful especially as with this box I am much more out of my comfort zone as I’m the worlds worst person when it comes to sewing of any kind.
A couple of the items in the box were completely new to me such as the awl and overstitch wheel but thankfully my auntie who is an amazing crafting/DIYer helped me start off the sewing and you can definitely tell the difference between my sewing of the passport cover and hers!
I loved the process of making this item, although if I’m completely honest I would say that it wasn’t quite up my street as the cute clay pots project from a couple of months ago but that’s just because I’m not used to or comfortable with sewing – in secondary school, I took the course ‘resistant materials’ instead of ‘textiles’ as I just couldn’t sew (maybe because it takes a lot of practice and patience!). I found the backstitch method quite difficult, so I just winged it and it worked out well but other than that it’s a very easy to follow project.
I’m really happy with my new and unique passport cover, mainly because it’s something that I made but also because it’s practical and cute! Even though my stitching is a little bit embarrassing compared to my aunties perfect stitches. I loved the process of creating it, to me crafting is almost a relaxing and de-stressing process that is so rewarding as you get something that you’ve made at the end of it and with this box I’ve learnt to use two new tools that I’ve never even heard of before!