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GIVEAWAY TIME! to celebrate reaching 500 followers i made a little something special for one of you lucky lovelies and i’ll post it out to you in a pretty little parcel free of charge. aaaaand here it is! i’m terrible at keeping secrets so i’m amazed this stayed a mystery for more than a day… it took a spectacular amount of will power but i can wait NO LONGER! this exclusive, hand embroidered piece of wall art is up for grabs to one of my lovely followers. to be in with a chance, just reblog this post and keep your fingers crossed :)


  • must be following moi (shinyfabulousdarling) - i will be checking!
  • REBLOG this post, likes don’t count 
  • NO giveaway blogs
  • maximum 3 entries per blog, you can reblog more than that if you want to but please don’t spam your lovely followers. 
  • closes 7th October (because it’s my birthday - YAY)
  • i’ll announce the winner shortly after that and message them to get an address so you’ll need to have your ask box open and a mailing address for me to send it to.
  • for extra special brownie points you can also like me on facebook or check out my other tumblr

TA-DAAAAHHHHHH!! apparently i’m continuing my undying love of french knots… i hope you like it because i’m keeping it if you don’t! 


The artwork of Meredith Woolnough via Instagram.

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Pretty Little Barcelona - a counted cross stitch pattern by Satsuma Street




I can’t decide if I’m going to knit, read about Victorian embroidery, or teach myself how to tat lace.

ETA: I went and got frozen custard with my friend and discussed 19th century marriage law reform. Also smut and natural dyeing techniques.

i need friends like this.