The blog of Hannah Robinson, artist, illustrator and graphic designer.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


I get really excited about kits. Opening them up, unpacking all the components, holding them up to the light and admiring them, letting anticipation course through you when you visualise the finished result...

Imagine that, but with recycled materials or hand-made elements!

Featured here today are lovingly assembled kits you can actually buy, for yourself or a loved one, perfect for christmas. Fun, funky, often child-friendly, with recycled elements or independent design included. I've posted some of my personal favourites here, including the genius creation seen above by the aptly named Craftivist Collective. It's a Mini Protest Banner Kit. I defy you to find anything as cool or thought-provoking as that for your young-'uns in John Lewis. And it's a fun, arty alternative to rioting. :-)

And here are some more marvellous kits:

Felt Bookmark and Button Crafty Kit by Kitties Closet

Russian Doll Plush Kit by Zouzou Design

Mini Bunting Kit by Sew Recycled!

Felt Dinosaur Kit by Kitty Kay Make And Sew

Love to Knit Project Kit by Do Come Again

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