I don't know about you, but I am usually pretty wary when companies advertise a mystery box for sale. I often wonder what is actually inside them? Do you really get your money's worth? Are the items of good quality? Are they useful items that I really would make use of?
Well I recently received the November "The Big Stash" box from Two Blue Birdies and I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised!
According to their website:
The Big Stash is a box filled with sewing goodness, sent to you each month. It’s a box chock-full of gorgeous Fabric, 100% wool felt, Aurifil thread, sewing patterns, embellishments and gadgets especially curated by Two Blue Birdies that we know you’ll love.
Each month, we scour the market and pick the best sewing products to include in your stash box. It’s a great way to try new products and patterns that you wouldn’t necessarily choose yourself, so it really brings out the creativity in you.
The contents of our Stash boxes are not revealed until after they are received by subscribers, which means it's like receiving a little gift in the mail each month!
What's in the box?
Each month, you'll receive a box with the following:
- A sewing pattern
- A quality sewing tool
- 4 x themed Fat Quarters of fabric
- 2 x pieces of 100% wool felt 25cm x 22.5cm
- 2 x Aurifil 50wt Spools (200 metres)
- 2 x embellishments
Each box has a retail value of over $65
Please note: The Big Stash is not intended to be an "everything you need" kit. The products enclosed in the box may be themed or coordinating, however the supplies do not correspond to the featured pattern.
This is what I received:
|The box arrives|
|I love that they included a list of the contents|
|A lot of care has been put into wrapping the contents. So much so that I didn't want to rip the paper.|
|Squeals!!!! I see Aurifil and I see Sewline and there are pom poms!!!|
|Wowsers! Look at all these goodies!!|
Wowsers alright! I have to say I was squealing with excitement as I unpacked everything.
So what was in the box?
- a "Hollie Hedgehog" pattern by Australian designer Melly & Me
- a Sewline Air Pen
- 4 Riley Blake Flower Buttons in Red
- 1 metre of Riley Blake Mini Pom Poms in white
- Aurifil 50wt Cotton Mako Thread in #2000 Light Sand and #2230 Medium Peony
- 4 Fat Quarters from "Backyard Circus" by Australian designer Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue
- 2 Fat Sixteenth (25x22.5cms) of 100% Merino Wool Felt in #07 Red and #60 Cornflower
I added up the retail value of these items as listed individually on Two Blue Birdies' website, their combined retail value is $66.12. The cost of "The Big Stash" box was only $49.95 plus postage.
Limited quantities of left over boxes from previous months are also available for sale via their website together with "The Stash" box (which is a smaller box of goodies) and "The Felt Stash" box (both of these boxes are $34.95 plus postage).
All up I was extremely pleased with what was in the box and I can't wait to have a play with my new goodies!
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