Wednesday, August 10, 2011

the story of the kits ... continued

I started designing my new kits back in January...I did lots of sketching, pattern drafting and sample making which carried on for about 2 months and finally I had designs that made me smile, and I hope, will make you smile too!




The first completed sample was my hedgehog ::

and pretty quickly he had 3 friends ::


During this time I was under a bit of pressure to price up and package the kits, so they would look good in a BIG shop...John Lewis liked my existing kit's packaging but wanted something in a box so they could stack it....easy right?

well...after a lot of phoning and quoting and guess work on my behalf it became obvious that printed cardboard boxes were expensive & such a waste as they are destined to be thrown in the bin...so I did more researching, phoning and hunting and found my plastic boxes....perfect!


I love that the box can be kept forever....I love that they are made in England ... and mostly I love that they can be used as little trays whilst the kits are being made ::

Today I have asked John Lewis which shops the kits are in/going to be in and once I have found out I will let you know! I am also selling them in my shop, for the same price as John Lewis are selling them at (£15)


15 comments:

sassypackrat said...

These are really adorable! Best of luck!

Kristy said...

So precious! Love them all!!!

Laura said...

They are gorgeous - love the themes!

Michelle said...

Those are fantastic! I *love* that you put so much thought into the boxes, it is great that they will be as long-lasting and nearly as precious as the product!

Indigo Blue said...

The boxes look very similar to ones that i use for my projects and they are excellent for seeing what is inside. I think that it is brilliant that they are working with a British designer. Promotes handmade and that small business such as yours also has its place in their big stores. I hope this continues for you even though I bet it was a blinking lot of hard work for you. My husband is self employed so I see what goes on behind the scenes with his job to know that things do not happen on their own.
Chuffed for you!
xx

Linda said...

Well done, it must have been so much work sourcing all the components for the kits - they look fantastic!

Pottering Pixie said...

Received an Owl kit yesterday, brilliant. One Owl ready to sew already.Always a treat to open one of Sarah's parcels, lots of other goodies in there too.
Thanks again, Sue.x

smilernpb said...

Oh wow, these are really amazing. I love the boxes, what a fab idea. Plus, as you say it's useful while you are making them. It's such a good job that I have a birthday coming up! :o) Wishing you lots of luck in your new venture xx

Manu said...

Wow!!! Sarah! I love your kits!!! Are so sweet!!! And I like the boxes too!!! =^__^=

Jane said...

Hi there I just happened on your blog this evening and thoroughly enjoyed looking at all your felts, they are all terrific. Congratulations on getting you wholesale order, I wish you lots of repeat orders!
Jane

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your boxes of goodies, they are lovely

Janis x

Almu said...

Srah, I love very very much this project!!! I love all the kits, I think they are very funny for people who star steaching :D I will buy all of them for my birthday, jeje.

Rustyhammer said...

Sooo cute! Great that they are in a box thats useful, and not just going to be thrown away. As I was reading, but still hadn't seen the picture, my heart sank a little when you said you'd found some plastic boxes - not easy to recycle, landfil etc was going through my head. Then as I scrolled further down I saw they were proper, usful, keeping type of boxes. And my faith was restored. Can't wait to get my hands on these. They will make great Christmas presents. Love them.

Blhosh said...

God, how I love that fox's tail and all those buttons on the mushroom!!!!

So CUTE!!!

Sheila said...

I love them!!! Really cute!!