Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The 2018 Vintage Halloween Mystery Box!

Our first every mystery boxes took flight last week and we had such a blast watching everyone unpack their goodies! Thank you so much to everyone who participated and ordered...we were beyond blown away by the interest shown.

Curious as to what was included in this year's box? Let's dig in!

What is Vintage Halloween, really? When I think of Halloween of years' past, I can't help but think of the Victorian-era spiritualists and their seances in velvety parlors, of fortune tellers, mediums, and a general fascination of the occult which gripped some parts of American society through the end of the Victorian years.

Boxes arrived sealed and wrapped in tissue paper...

A welcome note and a new chart release - our first design since becoming Colour and Cotton. The chart design - "Fate" - can be purchased as a digital download in our shop for anyone who might be interested! Some of the box contents served as optional substitutions, but the design is charted with DMC threads.

Also included were some assorted notions!

Tiny snips in a matte black finish.

Hand dyed cotton ric rac, meant to look like aged stone!

An assortment of size 11/0 seed beads, a custom color blend we chose and combined.

A fabulous vintage ouija needle minder made for us by Mad For Minders!

Next, a layer of cotton and silk threads. Each box contained 10 limited edition cotton colors and 2 hand dyed silk limited edition colors.

Two stitching fabrics and two finishing fabrics were also provided, including a piece of hand dyed quilting cotton and hand dyed velveteen for backing and/or finishing!

We hope you had a blast unboxing this year's Halloween treat!

Stay tuned, because we definitely have Christmas plans for you! 😀

PS - we sadly do not have any more full boxes remaining, but we do, as of this posting, have very limited quantities of some of the notions and threads available in our shop - once they are sold out, they are gone!