I got this funny little kit last week that I thought I'd share. It sort of looks like a stencil but with holes in it (bit like join the dots) The idea is that you pierce paper and then sew your image. As nice as the kit is I'm pretty sure you could do this with your own drawings - which I plan to do soon.
I made a lovely feather card for a dear friend who was, ahem, tickled pink by it! I got my kit from here. RAMONA