I’m not a summer person. I guess that’s obvious by the name of this blog, so I wasn’t excited it was already June, but I was excited that a new season meant a new Craftpod. I had zero expectations this time because their boxes this past year have been so varied I don’t know what to expect anymore, and that’s part of the fun!
I got my summer box two weeks ago. It contains a floral design in multiple shades of pink with strawberries, and the second project is a bookmark made of a Liberty fabric. I think the strawberries are what make this box summery because everything else feels more like a design for spring.
Wild Rose & Strawberry Embroidery
This embroidery was pretty easy to do. The stitches used were split stitch, satin stitch and French knots. As always, I ignored their recommendation of using only one strand, I prefer to use two or three. I think one strand it’s too soft and doesn’t add much volume. I’m not sure why they recommend using just one strand for every hoop.
Here’s a messy picture of me embroidering at night while listening to the My Favorite Murder podcast because that’s the life I want to live as an adult: embroidering at night, a cosy sofa, a mug of chamomile tea and a funny podcast about murder.
The project was longer than I expected, it took me almost a week or so, but I enjoyed the fact that I can finally do French knots that actually look like knots.
Writing about the overall design is complicated. I disliked it the moment I saw it, but I’ve had friends say they find it cute, and after spending a week with it, it has grown on me, and I’m not that bothered by it anymore. I have it on my wall next to the winter swan I used to hate but now I kind of like.
Liberty Fabric Bookmark
If you’ve been on my blog before, you’ll know I love reading, and one can never have too many bookmarks, especially if you’re reading multiple books at the same time. I think this was a cute second project idea, and the fabric is so beautiful.
I skipped the last part, which is adding a tassel using the green thread. It looks cute on the Craftpod instructions, but I’m not too fond of tassels nor bulky bookmarks, so I decided to skip that.
Overall, this was a good box, even if I’m not a fan of the design. I love the bookmark, and I’ll be using it for my next read. I would love it if Craftpod decided to do a monthly or every two-month subscription, but I don’t know how long it takes them to plan a box. I always finish the projects in a week or two, and then I eagerly await the next one. There are other embroidery subscriptions I want to try, so I might test a few this summer.