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Lucky Surprise Boxes Are Here!


Treat yo self to a box of lucky surprises from The Bellwether!

Choose from the following options:

  • The Wee Box: You pay £10 and receive a box of marvellous surprise delights to a minimum RRP of £20.
  • The Big Box: You pay £20 and receive a box of wonderous items to a minimum RRP of £40.
  • The Make Box: You pay £10 and receive a box of things to make other things with to a minimum RRP of £20.

Boxes are limited to just 10 of each version and each will be unique! The images shown are to illustrate the sort of thing you might expect.

You can snag a box before they run out right here.


I’m Claire and I live near Glasgow, in Scotland. I have strong family ties to Cincinnati, too and regard it as my second home. If I had to describe myself in five words, it would be thus: Does. Not. Suffer. Fools. Gladly. I’ve been cross stitching pretty much all my life, but professionally since 2005, first as Miso Funky, then as The Bellwether and now under my own name. I'm known for my witty, sarcastic and occasionally profane typographic designs. My work has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Channel 4 and on BBC television as well as numerous media outlets across the globe. At one point, I was kind of a big deal but I mostly just dabble in it these days when I have time. My website is a repositry of cross stitch charts, travel and food blogging and you'll find it at I also love to travel and eat, ideally travelling somewhere great to eat something brilliant. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly the Victorians and will absolutely beat you hands down in a quiz about the Tudors. Dogs are LIFE. I like being in water and have lots of ideas that will never see the light of day but would definitely be a winner on Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank. I love to give people gifts. I! also! overuse! exclamation! marks! sorry!

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