Amazon Favourites

I frequently get asked where you can buy the best embroidery supplies and books. Well, I’ve decided to gather some of my favourite books and embroidery supplies all available on Amazon. I do want to note that I will make a small commission on any items that are purchased using these affiliate links.

Embroidery Supplies

Elbesee made in Britain 10″ embroidery hoop – Perfect for someone looking to create their own embroidery journal.

Square Embroidery Frame – I absolutely adore using a frame when it comes to my larger cross stitch pieces rather than an embroidery hoop. Just note that cotton fabric is prone to slipping in these hoops.

1.20 Inch Mini Embroidery Hoops – I adore using mini embroidery hoops. They make the best keychains, christmas ornament, or necklace. They can be quite delicate and fiddly, but definitely worth it.

See them in use.

Bookish Needle Minders – never lose a needle again by using a needle minder! Caterpillar Cross Stitch also has a variety of other adorable needle minders available which can be found by clicking the button.

1 Meter of Kona 100% Cotton in Bone Colour – This is the same fabric that I use for my own embroidery journal and other embroidery pieces. You’ll have enough fabric to create an embroidery journal and plenty of other pieces!

Zweigart 16 Count Aida Fabric – My prefered brand when it comes to cross stitch. Amazon also has plenty of 14 count Zweigart aida as well in a variety of colours.

DMC Embroidery Floss 27 Pack of Skeins – Includes a variety of colours that will be helpful in starting your own embroidery journal or other embroidery project.

Frixion Heat Erasable Pens – I go back and forth between heat soluble and water soluble pens, but these are definitely the more convenient of the two. Simply draw on your fabric and erase using a blow dryer or an iron.

Sulky Fabri-Solvy Paper – Simply print or draw your design on this paper, stick it on your fabric, stitch over, and wash it away!

DMC Embroidery Needles Sizes 5-10 – These packs include a variety of sizes. You’ll be able to stitch on both cotton and aida fabric quite easily. These are the same needles that I use in my own embroidery.

Gold Stork Embroidery Scissors – Looking to move on from using your old craft scissors or kitchen shears? These stylish stork scissors will be perfect for your embroidery collection.

Craft Trolly – This isn’t the exact trolly that I own, but it’s the perfect size to store all of my craft supplies and additional items for my business.

The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery – This book is written by the literal needlework professionals about embroidery. Learn traditional stitches like crewel work, blackwork, and silk shading.

2024 Embroidery Journal Resources – If you’re looking to specifically create an embroidery journal, you can find a variety of resources in my Etsy shop.

Books & Accessories

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

A scientist wakes up on a spaceship hurtling through space, but he has no idea that he’s the sole survivor of a last ditch effort to save Earth.

The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker

This gothic novel had me engrossed! It follows the 6 Chapel sisters and their family curse; everytime one of the sisters gets married, she tragically dies shortly after.

Someone Who Will Love You In All Of Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

A collection of short stories written by the creator of BoJack Horseman about love. You will end up heartbroken by the time you finish reading it.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Okay, yes, it’s over 1,000 pages long. I kid you not though, it was shockingly one of my favourite books of 2023 so far.

You follow a young 19 year old who is thrown in prison for a crime he didn’t commit on the day of his WEDDING. He then decides to set out to get his ultimate revenge. It’s so dramatic, just trust me on this one.

The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac by Sharma Shields

After Eli’s mother walks out on him and his father to be with Mr. Krantz, a very large and hairy man, Eli devotes his life to studying the Sasquatch. Read along to see how this obsession affects Eli and the rest of his family.

It’s so weird but in the best way.

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

The first book of the Mirror Visitor Quartet Series. It’s genuinely one of the few fantasy series that I really got into. It’s filled with romance, magic, and floating planets.

Written in Bone by Sue Black

A non-fiction book written by a forensic anthropologist. Sue Black writes about each part of the human skeleton in relation to forensic cases that she has worked on. It’s incredibly interesting.

Refurbished Kindle Oasis – My Kindle is the only reason that I’m able to read as much as I do. Genuinely, without it there’s no way I would have managed to read 70 books in 2022.

Kindle Unlimited Trial – Gain access to over a million books and magazines on your Kindle with this month long free trial.


The National Trust Book of Scones

50 sweet and savoury scone recipes developed by the National Trust.

Wilton Frosting Tips Collection – A solid variety of frosting tips are included in this kit, it even comes with a carrying case!

Wilton Piping Bags – The perfect accompaniment to your Wilton piping tips.

8 Reusable Sandwich Bags – My flatmate and I use these on literally a daily basis. They’re easy to use and big enough to fit a sandwich.

Home Goods

Large Waterproof Picnic Blanket with a Handle – This was the perfect beach picnic blanket. My friends and I got quite a lot of use out of it this Summer!

Noah Jesmonite & Terrazzo Dish Kit – My boyfriend and I had the best time creating our own colourful dishes.

Beauty Products

Essie Nail Polish – When I have my nails painted, I pretty much exclusively use Essie’s line of quick dry nail polishes because I’m quite impatient.

Lee Stafford For the Love of Curls Hair Taming Oil – When I need to refresh my curls, I love using a pump or two of this hair oil. It leaves my hair smelling absolutely fantastic.

Running a Business

Vretti Label Printer – This is the actual label printer that I use for my business, it’s genuinely one of the best best investments that I’ve made. If you’re running a small business and haven’t invested in a label printer, maybe it’s time.

2 Rolls of 250 Labels for the Vretti Label Printer – You can’t forget to order labels for your brand new label printer!

Epson EcoTank ET-2850 Printer – This printer does it all: prints, scans & copies. It even prints double-sided. It is also compatible with Sulky Stabilizer.

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