Jeremy was an impulse buy. This French hen has been on the project list for a while. It's not from a kit, but it is from a really well written pattern from mmm crafts. The pattern taught a great technique for transferring embroidery to felt. I've always found it hard to do that - I've tried transfer pencils, and transfer paper, and really good light tables. I usually end up with the pinprick technique, where you prick holes through the pattern and then apply chalk or marking dust.
But Sulky Printable Sticky Fabri-Solvy (ugh, that name) is GREAT. Using an inkjet printer, you print out the pattern onto what is essentially a sticky-back interfacing. You need to preshrink your felt (just handwash and let dry). Then, stick the printout on your felt, and embroider through it. I don't know that I'd use this for really fine work, but for thick strands of embroidery floss, the extra layer doesn't get in the way at all.
Then place your pieces face down in water.
Soon, the printout dissolves away.
Rinse off the pieces and let them dry.
Isn't that great? While I didn't need to embroider Jeremy Fisher, I still printed out the pattern onto the solvy. It sticks really well to the felt. I could then just cut around it. Much easier than trying to trace around a pattern.