Sometimes I get emails from companies asking me to let them send me free crap and then review it on my blog.
Most of the time I don't even open the email.
But the one I got from Amanda at Stash Builder Box got opened.
Amanda asked if she could send me a box.
And there's a story with these boxes. She wrote:
I’m Amanda Kelly, the owner of Stash Builder Box . We are a monthly quilting subscription box that with a cause. Our monthly box is made up of fabric, patterns, notions and more, meanwhile 20% of the proceeds from every single box sale goes toward making a quilt for a child in need.
I'm like - Uh, yes. I'm in.
And I got the box last week.
I'm smitten with this thing.
Come with me, my lovlies, as I walk you thru opening this goody box....
This is what it looks like when it arrives.
Open this baby...and mmmmm yes. Sewing stuffs.
Are you kidding me?!
2 darling patterns
3 ART GALLERY FABRIC fat quarters
(I freaking love AGF. Soooo silky)
Sample size of SOAK,
a cute mini badge pin and a pencil that says Stitchers Gonna Stitch.
And my fave...a handy mini notebook with vintage clothing pattern cover!
A detailed description of everything in the box.
You can subscribe for the monthly service (which is $23.99/month.)
Or you can one-time shop the items that have been featured in the box. (They have a Scrap Bag for $5, and if you've spent anytime on my blog, y'all know how much I likey the scraps.)
Subscriptions come in Month-to-Month, 3-Month, 6-Month and 12-Month packages.
So how do I feel about this endeavor?
Well, I think if you're someone who shops for sewing and quilting items on a very regular basis, then this is a must for you. It would be like getting a gift every month!
And I'm all about supporting women-owned businesses.
I say at the very least do the 3-Month and see if you like it. If you don't think it's a good value for you - you're done. If you love it, keep going.
The other cool thing...if you don't love everything you get in the box, you can always give the items as gifts to other quilters. How many swaps and exchanges are we all involved in that we end up buying little knicknacks to give away with whatever we make?
I say check it out, people. Give it a shot.
It's $24 - I can spend that on chai lattes and gum in a month.
I'll be posting what I make from those darling patterns next week. Stay tuned!