Poor little blog of mine, all neglected and unloved! I haven’t had the time to post recently. But there are exciting projects on the horizon and I just thought – I have to share them with you!
Like all things lovely…..’Thimble and Twig’ was a little unexpected and one of those things you start quite organically and quite randomly!
In June, I decided to support a little local craft fair and actually get involved this time and get making! So, I dusted off the old craft box and thoroughly enjoyed making jewellery, hessian bags and cards. I had fun coming up with lots of different designs for how to decorate my craft stall and planned lots of creative display ideas for my stall at the handmade fair. I used these mini chalk boards for the signs and these mini clip on chalk boards for the prices and simple cardboard for displaying my jewellery. I found some of these vintage style mini suitcases which worked really well for displaying cards and mini brooches. For some more inspiration for displaying your makes on a craft stall, see my pinterest board here…..
But then, I thought that, being on maternity leave, this was my chance to really ‘go for it’ on the making front!
So, I actually made my idea of a ‘Children’s Craft Box’ – lots of activity ideas to ‘make, bake and grow’ and keep children inspired and busy. My dream is to make it super duper easy for parents to craft with their children. It was an idea that I’d been bending my friends ears about for ages but I finally got making. Our first box is a ‘Nature themed box’ to blend in with the summer holidays and there are more themes in the pipeline.
And then, I regained the crafting bug! So, I made some Messy Play Boxes – with everything parents of children under 2 need to help their little ones explore through messy play and plan to make my newly engaged friends some lovely wedding boxes to keep their little ones entertained during their wedding!
And so…..‘Thimble and Twig – The Box Company’ was born!
I have plans and dreams…..oh so many dreams……. craft box gift subscriptions…………travel boxes to keep little ones busy in the car, craft classes for children, messy play sessions, craft parties………….
But for now…….. I’m planning to post lots more makes from our ‘boxes’ on this blog. I will obviously still be posting about our little life here and now that the launch is over – I will definitely be checking in more often!