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Innocent Kit Craft Subscription Review – October 2017

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Innocent Kit is a monthly UK-based subscription box that includes “a selection of lovingly picked items from wonderful designers & brands that are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. Each month you will receive a box bursting with stylish, creative & fun treats!”

Reviewed by popular demand!

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

The Subscription Box: Innocent Kit

The Cost: $30.83 USD per box shipped to the US (£20 for the box + £3.50 international shipping)

The Products: Each box contains a limited embroidery kit from Innocent Bones, as well as stationery items and other creative supplies. 

Ships to: Worldwide from the UK

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Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Jacqueline Fryers sticker – Estimated Retail Value $1

The first items are a sticker and promo card from this month’s featured artist, Jacqueline Fryers.

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Jacqueline Fryers Lips Illustrated Sketchbook – Retail Value $4.74

I really like the energy and style of this little notebook. It’s perfect for quick doodles or notes. 

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Jacqueline Fryers Cheers Hombre! Postcard – Estimated Retail Value $1.50

This image is also available as a print or greeting card in the artist’s Etsy shop. 

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Gold and Pink Confetti Washi Tape – Retail Value $3.92

This washi tape is pink and metallic gold. It’s beautiful!

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Two Jacqueline Fryers Pencils – Total Retail Value $5.42 ($2.71 each)

These pencils would make nice stocking stuffers since they come individually wrapped. I think there might be variations on the text, but the ones I received say ‘stay gold’ and ‘choose life’. 

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Jacqueline Fryers Cactus Notepad – Retail Value $4.06

I’ve already started using this notepad for grocery lists. I like the bold artwork and colors. 

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Innocent Bones Embroidery Kit – Estimated Retail Value $12 (based on a similar item)

Each Innocent Kit will feature a different limited edition embroidery kit from Innocent Bones.

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

The kit uses white aida cloth and black embroidery floss. 

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

I knew there’d be a pattern, but I was surprised that they also included two sheets of instructions for stitching and finishing the piece. This would be a great kit if you’re new to cross stitching. 

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Here’s the hoop for creating and displaying the embroidery. The edges are a bit rough and it’s not a hoop I’d buy if I wanted to reuse it, but it worked well for this project. 

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

I started with the little heart. I love embroidery but hadn’t done cross stitching on aida cloth since I was a child. 

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Here’s my assistant checking my work. 

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

The final step was to add backing fabric, and then trim and gather the fabric on the back. I like that some cotton was included for backing the piece. It helps hide any messy stitching! 

Innocent Kit October 2017 Embroidery Hoop Kit

Here’s the finished piece! I like how it turned out.

Verdict: I estimate a value around $33 for this month’s box, which is above the $30.83 price even with international shipping. Also, the prices for the items were reasonable and not inflated, so I think it’s a solid value. I was surprised at how much they managed to fit into such a small box! The designs from Jacqueline Fryers have a wonderful energy and the kit was a perfect project for a rainy Sunday afternoon. 

October’s box is still available in the Innocent Kit store, but if you sign up now, you will receive the November box. 

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Written by Désirée Eien

Désirée Eien

Désirée has survived the subscription box rollercoaster since 2013. Her other hobbies include meticulously over-researching minor purchases, crafting things she hopes to pass off as gifts, and dressing her cat up in silly costumes.

Posted in Craft Subscription Boxes, Innocent Kit Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: innocent kit | 11 comments

Comments (11)

  1. I am a cross stitcher and that $12 kit is a .50 thread, $2 hoop and $2 worth of material.

  2. I think this is quirky and adorable. To me, very obviously a retro reference, especially coupled with the Gap Tooth Gang saying no to braces since 1984. The best part, the assistant checking the work! Ack! Your assistant is adorable!!!

  3. The words didn’t turn me off – as others said, it’s about what you read into it. What turned me off was the idea of a name tripling the price on a notepad and a couple of pencils.

  4. They lost me at the choose life pencil.

    • So weird, especially for a UK subscription. I wonder if they had a bunch of the pencils they got at a discount and didn’t even realize? If I had this subscription, I’d be emailing and asking for an explanation or just canceling. Since I don’t have it, I guess not my concern in the end.

    • Ironically, that pencil is probably the only thing in the box I would have liked. The rest is just not my art style nor would I have liked that particular crosstitch project.

    • It could be either from Wham! (that’s what I immediately thought of,) the popular line from Trainspotting, or the Bible.

      I think your reading WAY too much into it, but it means what it means to the person who owns it I suppose.

    • My initial reaction was also very negative, but this is a UK box, so I believe they were referring to Trainspotting or Wham!, as ‘Rie said. I had actually totally forgotten about Wham!, but that would make the most sense given the retro vibe of the box.

      • And my first thought was actually about choosing the thoughts you think about. But then, I’m a counselor working in a group home and I frequently tell the teens to choose life, referring to their thoughts, making choices that will take them somewhere good in the long run etc.

      • That’s what I thought to, especially with the bullying and teen suicide… I thought a nice reminder everyday to choose to live their life. Stay positive 💕

    • The whole “innocence” thing, makes me wonder if the anti-choice messaging is not by accident.

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