Friday, 16 May 2014

What a lot in a little box!

Earlier this week I found out I was a lucky winner of a cushion kit giveaway run by VerryKerryBerry and Seamstar. To my delight, the prize arrived at my desk yesterday, but when I saw it, I wondered how on earth a cushion kit could fit into such a small box. (I didn't try, but I'm guessing it is sized so that it fits through a normal domestic letter box.)

I resisted the temptation to unpack the box at work as I thought my repacking skills might not be up to the job. When I got home, I was amazed that so much fitted into such a small box. In all, the box contained:

  • 6 charm squares
  • A piece of natural linen blend for the cushion back
  • A piece of natural linen blend for the patchwork squares
  • Calico
  • Wadding
  • Dotty bias binding
  • Embroidery thread
  • Piping cord
  • Invisible zip
  • Instruction card


As expected, I wasn’t able to get the box to shut when I put everything back.

The cushion kit was part of Seamstar’s monthly craft club and they have a special half price box offer until the end of May. There is also the chance to win a box of your own via Twitter or have a look at their Facebook page for more competition opportunities.