DIY knife block - I just glued together the covers of some interesting books i found at the thrift store and secured them with twine. the tight pages of the books hold the knives in place. plus at 4 d (Cool Places To Live)
I've seen a lot of embroidery designs on Burlap lately. Here's how to embroider on burlap. Embroidery Library - Machine Embroidery Designs Inspired Project Page. Also has links to other machine embroidery tips.