I forgot I hadn't mentioned these.
These are from The Silver Needle in Oklahoma and are very limited edition monthly kits. I've never been to the shop, but they have some adorable kits. Especially since Brooke Nolan started designing for them. I don't like every kit. I am not that big on Santas, so the Christmas ones aren't always my cup of tea (but then again, the one in 2006 had a mouse, and me likey mice veddy much). But I have liked a lot of the recent ones. And the Halloween and summer ones are awesome. Consistently AWESOME.
And they come with recipes. This month was Smores brownies.
As far as price goes, they are worth the cost. I was figuring the other night, til you factor in the buttons, and the fabric, and the threads (always specialty, usually Rainbow Gallery), it's gonna run about $16 for the stuff, and I usually have left over. I was thinking yesterday at the hospital how to use up the leftovers. If anyone can think of a design that incorporates 3 years of leftover Fuzzy Stuff, Fyreworks, and very velvet, please let me know!
AND my favorite part, you can sign up and never have to talk to them. This is pretty awesome on the whole!