I love Kirsty’s video tutorials. The french knot is one of my ALL TIME favourite embroidery stitches. I was ridiculously delighted when I finally figured out how to do them. Link to how-to.


How adorable and it won’t die! Link to tutorial.


A while ago Kirsty from Kootoyoo put a call out on her blog for participants in a redwork quilt project. I signed up and went about designing and finishing my square. At the time I didn’t give a lot of thought to the other participants, if I’m honest. But then I saw the finished piece and the website that Kirsty had put together and I was blown away. It’s a stunning collaboration and I wish I could have been there in person to see it. Congrats to Kirsty and the other participants. Link to The Quilt Project.

From The Quilt Project blog:

An online community friendship quilt made up of 66 squares.

A modern twist on traditional redwork – participants were asked to “work a square in red”.

After hours of handwork by each of the participants the squares were posted to Melbourne where they were photographed & assembled into a temporary quilt.

Displayed for one night the quilt squares will now be returned to their creators or swapped.

The Quilt Project is a permanent record for everyone to enjoy.

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Andrea shares this set of super sweet embroidery patterns for the festive season. Link to patterns.

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How sweet is this! Those gals and Melly & Me are a machine, constantly putting out new ideas. Link to freebie.