February’s Craft Announcement!

Ooh, I’m excited! February’s craft of the month is the beautiful, varied, and well-established craft of embroidery!

(If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen me mention it earlier this month.)

Embroidery didn’t catch my eye until I worked as a photographer for my grandmother’s business (website in Finnish). She sells printed linens and cloths for DIY embroidery, amongst other wonderfully crafty things, and wanted to set up a website. Spending so much time with the embroidered linens helped me appreciate their elegance and the beauty of hand-embroidered pieces.

Now, I look for vintage embroidery in second-hand shops and love the often bright and geometrical styles of contemporary embroidery.

So here’s the confession: other than half-finished kits I’ve never done embroidery. It’s on my long list of ‘loved but never tried’ crafts, much like crochet was. So in the spirit of my craft-a-month project, here goes!

What to expect this month:

  • Possibly some pricked-finger rants (ouch)
  • My Etsy embroidery favourites (send me yours too!)
  • Beginner-friendly embroidery DIYs for you clever crafty folks
  • More crochet goodness as I finish January’s projects!

… as well as the simple, daily pleasures of crafty living. I can just smell the coffee and spring breezes I’ll be enjoying this month. What about you?

All the best,


What are you working on this month?
Let me know in the comments below!

Disclaimer: the header photograph is courtesy of sxc.hu