There is a seriously talented and genuinely lovely lady called Peggy making the best embroidered art you ever did see. Honestly, her work is stunning (check it out here). Peggy has a passion for bringing one of the oldest arts to the modern era and has now launched the first of her Embroidery Kits featuring Petunia and Paolo, the Puffins. They form part of her Crowned Animal series – and I hoping we’ll see more of the creatures soon. Anyway, the kits come with a 9″ wooden hoop that you can use for a frame, both puffin patterns, fabric and stablizer, a water soluble marker, needles, threads, a colour guide, embroidery guide…. basically, everything you need! This really is a great gift. The kits cost £34.92 but if you’d rather buy one ready made or just need the pattern as you have all the kit, that’s an option at French Mango, too.