Month: February 2016

Surprise Box Club Unboxing

Firstly, huge thanks to the wonderful Triinu from Surprise Box Club, for sending me one of her surprise boxes to review.


Surprise Box Club is a subscription box for existing and new crafters. Each month you will receive an exclusive jewellery kit and vintage craft kit straight to your door. But you’ll also receive the tools to help you with your jewellery kit, which is a unique bonus if you’re just starting out.

Surprise Box Club Review

My box arrived in a mail bag and I was pretty excited when I pulled it out. I really like the ‘happy mail’ sticker, cute little touch. The contents was beautifully presented with the tools securely attached to the lid of the box and the kits/instructions wrapped in tissue paper. The excitement continued to grow through each new part of the box.

The polkadot paper bags each contained a kit accept from the black bag, which had a very pretty pair of Sterling Silver and Swarovski pearl earrings inside. Now that was certainly a lovely surprise 🙂 The earrings were crafted by Triinu herself, it’s so nice to have a handmade gift from one crafter to another.

Jewellery kit – Strand Crimp Bracelet
Contents: beads, wires, bracelet findings and also the tools to put it all together

Crafty kit – Tassel Garland
Contents: tissue paper and some twine

Full instructions are also included and I can’t wait to get started! Keep a look out on my Instagram as I will certainly post pictures when I’ve made them. The instructions are very detailed and clear to read, which is great for a crafter at any level.

You can start your subscription at £18 per month. Or you can purchase a one off box for £20 or 3 months of boxes at £55. Also postage is free!! Only available within the UK at the moment.


For two kits with full instructions, tools and a little surprise gift I think its good value for money. Sometimes there isn’t time to go out and buy bits for a project, also it’s hard to even think of what to craft next.

To find out more about Surprise Box Club, simply visit:

Katie Abey Leggings

Katie has become a favourite illustrator of mine over the last year or so. I just adore her designs, so quirky and cute. But it was late last year that I noticed leggings with all of her wonderful characters on were available. And now I can officially say I own a pair 🙂

They are certainly going to be worn in many roller derby games to come, that’s for sure!


They are available in XS-L from her Etsy store. I’m a UK 6-8 and the XS fits perfectly all over, they are a little long but then again I’m only 5″1. However, this extra length isn’t massively noticeable.

Made from ‘Micro’ fabric which is 95% Polyester and 5% Elastane. They feel great on and are very comfortable, I actually think they are the best quality leggings I own. And at only £20 a pair for leggings 100% designed and manufactured in the UK, it’s certainly an amazing deal in my eyes!

Size XS which is UK 6-8 (US 4-6 and Europe 34-36)
Size S which is UK 10-12 (US 8-10 and Europe 38-40)
Size M which is UK 14-16 (US 12-14 and Europe 42-44)
Size L which is UK 18-20 (US 16-18 and Europe 46-48)

Click here to visit Katie’s Etsy shop and don’t forget to check out her cards, badges, keyrings and more!

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