Take some handmade crafts, add a selection of colourful curiosities and a sprinkling of handpicked personalised presents, package it all up with pretty papers and ribbons, and what do you get? A sell-out membership that goes by the name of Lucky Dip Club. Thrifter-extraordinaire Leona Baker, aka Leona Thrift-ola, is the mastermind behind the subscription service where you receive a wondrous box of surprises on your doormat each month. Makes a change from bills and junk mail eh? We caught up with Leona and discovered how a thirst for thrifting and a hunger for all things handmade have served as inspiration.
5. What’s the best thing you’ve received in the post?
Back in November when I was running Lucky Dip Club from the corner of my living room, I was packing 700 boxes single handedly and felt really quite overwhelmed by the task, when a beautifully wrapped box popped through the letter box – one of my subscribers had knitted me a pair of fingerless mittens! I put them on straight away and continued packing whilst wearing them and it made me so happy. It was that very moment I really understood the power a happy parcel of surprises has to bring good vibes into someone’s life, because I felt it myself and it was amazing.
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