I'm expanding Unexpected Kitty to include embroidery patterns, and here is the first one (am very excited)!
You can download "Festive Wanderers" for free here. If you make it, I would love to see it.
Do you have any tips on using metallic thread, other than "don't bother"? I used it as a single strand blended with white for the snow, which was bearable (ha ha) but the stars led to much swearing. I'd like to try Cosmo Sparkles thread as I've heard it's much easier to use than DMC, but it seems impossible to buy it in the UK.
This is part of a craft tutorial Christmas link-up organised by Bugs and Fishes. Later this week I will put up the details of all the other tutorials.
Update: look here for the rest of the Crafty Christmas tutorials!