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Watch my first FlossTube right here!

Featured things

  • Introduction about me!

Firefly sampler

Wedding re-stitch

Giveaway stitch people piece

Commissioned pattern

Upcoming embroidery

  • Future of my YouTube channel

What’s FlossTube?

FlossTube is a community on YouTube of people who use fabric, thread and anything in between to create pieces of art. It not only includes cross-stitching and embroidery, but it also includes quilters, designers and anyone else who does stitching-related crafts. …

Photo by Sander Lenaerts on Unsplash

So I’ve been meaning to blog about miscellaneous stuff so here goes.

I found out recently that I have ADHD.

I have been wanting to scream this at the top of my lungs off a rooftop for a while now but I guess I haven’t figured out the best platform to do so. I’ve suspected I have ADHD after my therapist back in 2018 off-handedly said “So, have you ever been assessed for ADHD?”

“No, why?”

“You present with a lot of the same symptoms of someone who has combination ADHD.”

He continued by saying it could usually be pricey…

I like news!

I wanted to share something a little off-topic today. I hope you don’t mind and that you’ll indulge me.

It was my birthday the other day and I wanted to celebrate with some news I got about 3 months ago that I haven’t openly shared here yet in hopes I can continue the smashing of some stigmas and taboos.

You might’ve noticed that I have quietly shared this information on my website, if you’ve got eagle eyes, that is. In the lower part of each news post, I changed the description down there mentioning it. Go on, take a look!

At 34yo;

What are those little blue dots?

Whenever I share a work-in-progress shot of whatever I’m stitching at the time, you may have noticed my fabric always has a bunch of little blue dots (I will be honest — sometimes I Photoshop these dots out of my social media pieces for close-up shots, as they can detract from the image) all over it.

Why is that, you may be asking?

What do they mean?

I personally find it very difficult to keep track of where I am in a pattern if I work purely on a clean piece of fabric. Although it looks lovely while you’re stitching, I find I’m spending…

You’re at it again!

After the positive feedback I received from my first two stitch-a-longs, Simply Florals and Let’s Relax, I feel like I’m on a roll! I’m enjoying doing hand-embroidery, designing patterns for it as well as stitching them to demonstrate it. So why not continue the trend?

What is a “stitch-a-long”?

In case you don’t know the term “stitch-a-long” (or SAL for short), it means a group of people follow along with a creator with producing a finished ‘stitch’ (whether that’s needlepoint, knitting, crochet, etc — anything with “stitches”).
The creator of the pattern will basically live-stitch a piece while people who have purchased the pattern, their…

Show your support and appreciation

After my Patreon page didn’t go as I had planned, I decided before I upset anyone to close my page and reassess what it was that I wanted to do that could work for my current situation, both family-life as well as Two Little Kits capabilities.

I already had a Ko-fi page set up and semi-active, and I like where the company building it are taking the website. There are lots of updates, it allows for growth, has a shop and will be an easier and cheaper way for me to accept stitch people commissions (rather than Etsy).

Let’s Relax

I’ll be honest — I’m not entirely happy with how my live-stitched version of this pattern came out. That doesn’t mean that I’m less pleased with the pattern itself, as well as how the live event(s) went!

A short and sweet 3-day stitch-a-long, my Let’s Relax embroidery pattern went smoother than the start of my first one. Even though everyone watching was fairly quiet, I’m going to take that as a sign they were too busy enjoying the process of stitching and not needing to ask any questions!

In case you missed the live stream of the stitch-a-long, here’s…

Recent Stitch People Portraits

In North America, it is ‘teacher appreciation week’ — the first full week in May. As usual, I created my daughter some teacher gifts to say thank you. And after the year we’ve had, it was absolutely necessary!
I don’t generally get orders for teacher stitch people gifts but that’s OK — it gives me more time to work on my own gifts!


Kate Anderson

Aussie living in WA, USA. After having 2 kids, I’m finding my footing again in web design/development as well as turning my hobbies into potential income.

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