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Whimseybox and I, we’ve had out ups and downs. But after being disappointed in last month’s project I really liked the idea behind what was in the October box. The theme this month was “Sew All The Things!” and included materials and instructions for some cute hand-sewn felt accessories.
The box contained the following items:
- 1 9×12″ 100% Wool Felt, 4 for $16.99 4.25
- 1 9×12″ 70% Wool Felt, 4 for $8.99 2.25
- 2 Skeins of 100% Egyptian Cotton 6ply Presencia Mouline Floss, $0.99 each 1.98
- 2 7/16″ Nickel Sew-On Snaps, 10 for $2.99 0.60
- 1 Size 5 Crewel Embroidery Needle, estimated value: $0.50
- 1 Sewing Pattern
- 1 DIY Maker Notebook, $0.99
- $35 coupon for Hello Fresh
My biggest complaint with Whimseybox in the past has been that I felt very limited by the materials provided. With the beaded bracelet of the August box I wished they would’ve included more types of beads so that I could’ve some options in what my final product would look like and could be more creative. I feel similar about this month’s box.
I get and I appreciate that Whimseybox wanted to provide high quality materials in the form of wool felt instead of acrylic. However, I can get felt at about 30 cents per sheet at my local craft store so this type of felt costs about ten times more. I wish that the money had instead gone to provide a bit more variety in materials so that I could have a choice in what colors to pair together to make my accessories. In addition, the value of the box came in at just under $11 so there was definitely some room to include additional materials.
Overall, I repeatedly felt like I haven’t gotten my money’s worth with Whimseybox. In addition, I either haven’t liked the project or it hasn’t allowed me to be as creative as I would’ve liked. I still think that this is a great box for someone who maybe wants to try their hands at crafts for the first time and don’t have as much experience. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t for me. Therefore, I decided to cancel my subscription for the time being. I plan on keeping an eye on the monthly projects and if anything strikes my fancy there is always the option to buy an individual box, albeit at a slightly higher price.