March Plush Of The Month Club boxes


March boxes were Easter themed since Easter falls on March 27th this year. I had the idea that I wanted to make chocolate rabbits all boxes up like an Easter treat, and I hope that really came across in the finished product. The rabbits themselves were sewn up from a vinyl brown fabric which my machine handled like a pro. I thought the dark color and shiny material would help give it that chocolate look. Turning and hand sewing the vinyl openings closed on the other hand was a bit more difficult. I had to take two days off after hand sewing them shut because even with a thimble my fingers became so sore. I even had to switch to knitting at night instead of my usual quilt/hand sewing! I think i’ll be avoiding vinyl sewing for a bit. Once they were sewn and “candy” felt eyes added, a bow tied around each neck…they really started to look like chocolate bunnies to me.
To make sure the boxes were the correct shape I worked up a few mock-ups which you can see above. I wanted to make sure the plastic window openings would be large enough to see the bunnies inside. When designing the whole package on this one, I meant for the plush to stay in the box. I have noticed a few people online debating about wether they wanted to remove the plush or not. Since the boxes are a big part of the overall design-I say leave them in. The boxes were a labor of love, not machine assembled boxes like you might buy something from the store in.
Once the boxes, and paper craft add-ins were all printed up I set to work cutting them all apart.
The two paper craft add-ins were a bunny box, and silly carrot box. I thought they might be fun to fold up and add into a Easter basket with a few pieces of candy inside.
The boxes had a lot of cutting, folding, adding plastic windows, and gluing shut. But to see my rows of finished rabbits lining up was very satisfying!
As always the boxes came with some candy. I ordered some egg cartons that were designed to “break” in half, filled each half with some Easter grass, 2 chocolate bunnies, sixlets, napoleon sours, and smarties.

February Plush Of The Month Club

Plush of the month club boxes for February were all about LOVE, and my love for coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Since coffee is my number one, that was the focus of this box. A happy coffee bean in a customized coffee bag. There was also a mini tea bag plush, and to keep with the Valentine theme it’s paper tag read “you’re my cup of tea”.
Each box contained three paper valentines (one coffee, tea, and hot chocolate) and an iconic NYC paper coffee cup filled with coffee colored paper crinkles and coffee candies.
I hope my unusual take on Valentine’s Day was unexpected, and a surprise for everyone who got a box.

January Plush Of The Month Club

Plush Of The Month club boxes for January were I hope an unexpected plush for members. When I was thinking about what to make I kept thinking of snow, and cold, and then I thought it would be funny to make snow-cones. Something you usually think about in the middle of Summer, but also snow related-so also fitting for January. I first created the fabric for the cones based off that iconic paper snow-cone wrapper you usually think of, but with a POMclub twist. I had the wrappers printed with Spoonflower, and set to work sewing them up and creating big stacks of cones. I felt like I was getting ready to open for business.
I bought loads of little mittens, added faces and filled each one with an assortment of candy to ship out with the boxes. I also created mini card sets featuring 3 little snow-cones and tiny matching envelopes. This was one of my favorite boxes to work on, except for the furry blue fabric. I’ve used that fabric many times before and I never seem to learn my lesson on what a mess it is to work with. For weeks after, no matter how much I clean I am still coming across blue fuzzy balls from it!