Having not purchased anything crafty for a while I recently popped over to Etsy and bought some embroidery items.
These mini pendant hoops which I've never used before
and this embroidery book which only took ten days to arrive from Japan.
The patterns in the book range from animals and flowers to items of clothing and a few fairy tale characters.
The book explains how the brooches are constructed as well as diagrams of different embroidery stitches which can be used.
I just need to decide which one to try first.