• A sneak peek inside the-S box!

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    I’m one of those really annoying people who starts banging on about Christmas during the heat of summer. Just to be honest! So you can probably guess the levels of excitement and girly squealing when I received this gorgeously festive crafty subscription box through the post.

    The lovely people at the-stitchery kindly sent me this November edition of ‘the-s box’. They release a new box every month, filled with sewing, knitting and crafting goodies.

    This November box is themed as ‘Nordic Noel’ and is packed with Scandi-inspired fabrics, ribbons and other craft supplies. Perfect for making decorations ahead of the festive period!

    They also enclose with the box some project ideas, which are great for getting a bit of inspiration. Suggestions include hanging fabric or felt hearts, Christmas tree or snowflakes for the tree, embroidered lavender bags to give as stocking fillers and mini gingham stockings decorated with bells. I feel all giddy for Christmas just typing this!

    A single box is £14.95, which I think is great value considering that the full value of contents of this particular box is £19.25. This is great as a treat to yourself, or a gift to crafty friends and family.

    I can’t wait to get stuck in with some Christmas crafting with my S Box!

    Disclaimer: I was provided with a free box, in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Introducing my shiny new Sewing Room

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    Since moving into our new place just before Christmas, I have been busy beavering away to get our spare room set up as my sewing room. I know, very lucky to have my own room for sewing and craftiness… I’m over the flipping moon with it!

    A lot of inspiration was found via Pinterest for a lot of the things I have done, and some ideas my own. I know some people that have already seen the room had asked where I bought certain things, so I’ve tried to detail everything below.

    I loved going a little bit crazy with things like loud colours and potentially childish accents… because this room is where I can be myself… and be creative!

    Anyway, I’m will definitely be away from the sewing room at 9pm tonight – as will be glued to the TV for The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC2 – cannot wait!

    Hope you all enjoy having a nosey at my sewing room 🙂

    Jen x

    Pegboard - Block Design, Thread rack - Amazon, Clock - Habitat, Desk - French Connection, Orange frame - Habitat

    Pegboard - Block Design, Thread rack - Amazon, Clock - Habitat, Desk - French Connection, Orange frame - Habitat

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    Cushion - Souvenir Gallery, Storage Unit - Ikea, Succulent in pot - Geo Fleur, Trinket dish - Anthropologie

    Cushion - Souvenir Gallery, Storage Unit - Ikea, Succulent in pot - Geo Fleur, Trinket dish - Anthropologie

    All of my sewing and craft books in one place!

    All of my sewing and craft books in one place!

    Absolutely love my Sonos speaker for turning up music loud for a big sewing session! Succulent in concrete pot - Geo Fleur

    Absolutely love my Sonos speaker for turning up music loud for a big sewing session! Succulent in concrete pot - Geo Fleur

    Storage unit and chest of drawers - Ikea, Metal storage trunk - Habitat, Lightbox - Bery Lune, Badger cushion - Souvenir Gallery, Fairy lights - Cox & Cox

    Storage unit and chest of drawers - Ikea, Metal storage trunk - Habitat, Lightbox - Bery Lune, Badger cushion - Souvenir Gallery, Fairy lights - Cox & Cox

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    Lovely bit drop-leaf cutting table - Ikea

    Lovely big drop-leaf cutting table - Ikea... and the fluffy one

    Sorry, couldn't resist! He's just so fluffy!

    Sorry, couldn't resist! He's just so fluffy!

    Clothes rail - Ikea, and my beloved dressmaking mannequin

    Clothes rail - Ikea, and my beloved dressmaking mannequin

    Obsessed with Neom scents! And my vintage Singer sewing machine

    Obsessed with Neom scents! And my vintage Singer sewing machine

    Magazine rack and wire fairy lights - Cox & Cox

    Magazine rack and wire fairy lights - Cox & Cox

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    Pretty threads!

    Pretty threads!

    And I have this full length mirror outside the room for trying on my makes

    And I have this full length mirror outside the room for trying on my makes

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