Today I'm sharing a monthly sewing themed treat and my new favourite custom thread organiser!

How brilliant are these stickers?!

sewing stickers, signs of the sewdiac designed by Samantha Claridge

Part of the latest Signs of the Sewdiac subscription box from Sew Crafty, which has now ended but you can still snap up some of the goodies from the range in Samantha's Etsy shop. I'm not a knitter but still appreciate the design of this month's box 'The Knitting'.

The knitting, signs of the sewdiac designed by Samantha Claridge

And although I will probably pass the pin on to my knitting mum, these two products made me do a happy dance...

sewing stickers, signs of the sewdiac designed by Samantha Claridge

Obviously stickers, I might have a slight obsession, since I was a kid they just make me feel so happy and I will definitely be using these in my planner and notebook. The large stickers that she's sent with each box have so far found their way onto my laptop, a tin and my sewing machine (Elna 680, named Emmett)!!

Elna 680 sewing machine, Charm About You

This gorgeous desk calendar with stand is my other favourite, so useful and I get to enjoy the illustrations throughout the year!

desk calendar, signs of the sewdiac designed by Samantha Claridge

More happy mail came, I bought a thread organiser knowing this Modern Folk Embroidery cross stitch pattern would be my first new project this year. It is perfect!! A hexagon with my name on it!! It's from Rocket and Fox, they have a cloud and a cactus one too but I fell in love with the hexagon. The quality of it is wonderful, substantially thick enough that I won't break it and it's so nice to have it personalised! I highly recommend treating yourself to one if you use embroidery thread or yarn.

I've been pretty good about not adding too much fabric to my stash recently, though just the other night I did place an order for more thread from Lakeside Needlecraft for my cross stitch project because I realised the palette I originally picked was a little limited and needed more tonal variation. With one cross stitch finished, it means I have made a start and so far I'm very happy with it. The mint thread #0192 from The Gentle Art, is so pretty and stitches beautifully. 

I'm off to stitch a bit more before bedtime! I might get back to quilting in a few days ;)
Have a great week!