September 18, 2012

Hoops

Over the weekend I had a chance to finally make one of the projects from Love Patchwork. The first one I was really inspired by was this cute embroidery hoop.


I knew I wanted it to match the Dresden Plate I made a few weeks ago, so I grabbed some Ruby scraps and set to work.  I actually used some fusible interfacing for the flags,which made stitching them much easier than using pins. I also wish I had made the flags just a tiny bit larger.  I used some bakers twine, which I adore, and some teeny weeny clothes pins. I printed out some words on cardstock and then stitched a border on each one. It was a fun and quick project!


And these are the hoops I mentioned the other day. I made these for a sweet customer who wanted hoops to match the Apple of My Eye bunting banner she purchased from my shop. The fabrics are a mix of Apple of My Eye and a few vintage linens. These will definitely add a bit of sunshine to the walls of her home!

Hoops really are a fun way to add some color to your walls, and if you don't glue them, they are easy to switch out if you get tired of the colors. I wish I would have thought of this before I reached for the glue gun, though the wood hoops are relatively inexpensive :) 


30 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! The miniature bunting is very cute and the lemon ones remind me of lemon meringue pies...hehe!

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  2. Love it Debbie!!! I have a wooden hoop and lots of ideas.....but it's just sitting in my sewing room.....soon I hope it will be something.
    Lovely things happening in your HaPpY LiTTLe CoTTage❤
    Thank you for your thoughts and prayers Debbie. I really appreciate your friendship and feel your love, xoRobin❤

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  3. Your hoops are super cute!! You inspired me to finally work on my first dresden plate, sew much fun.

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    1. YAY Debby!! Aren't they fun!! You can't stop at just one...it will be all dresdens, all the time!! Happy sewing♥

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  4. just so precious...you're wonderfully talented my dear :) i have a thing for hoops, so i'm lovin' this ♥ happy Tuesday!

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  5. Very cute hoop, with the banner. I love tiny banner these days!

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    1. My motto is " anything tiny (or mini) is cute"!! Thanks!!

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  6. Your hoops are really beautiful! I love the fresh decorative look of them all! Your new one with the little words pegged on is adorable, Debbie!
    Helen x

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  7. I finally bought a hoop last week to make this. Yours is super cute!!!!!!

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  8. Just found your site via a Pinterest Pin and I LOVE your blog! I'm a terrible seamstress but have big dreams of maybe one day making such beautiful things like you've shown (I'm not very patient, so I'm not sure this dream will ever be fulfilled). I just spent the last hour pouring over your blog, adding your Etsy to my favorites and following you on Pinterest (oh my, I'm stalking you... ha ha). thanks for making such pretty things and sharing them!! :)

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    1. LOL! Welcome Sarah!! If you knew me in real life you would know that patience is NOT my virtue, but I love quilting!! Quilting is a bit different than sewing and you should give it try! :)

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  9. Love all your pretty hoops!! Aren't they so fun to make, and display!! Love the words clipped so sweetly! xo Heather

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    1. The words were so much fun to make!!! I made some inspirational words to switch out with. Kind of like the word of the day :)

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  10. all completely darling...I've got quite a large hoop collection started and have started filling some of them....great inspiration you've shared today....yum!

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  11. HOOP ~ HOOP ~ HOORAY! LOVE THEM!!! :)

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    1. I was going to title this post "Hoopla" but thought it might be too corny :)

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  12. I've never made a decorated hoop but yours are so inspiring! I think it I'll try one. Such a charming post!

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  13. So sweet and creative! Love your new blog banner, too! xx

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  14. That is such a lovely project, colorful & sweet, love it
    Karen x

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  15. The hoops are seriously cute Debbie!

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  16. Great hoops, I do love bunting and it is everywhere in England now.

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  17. I haven't done anything like this yet, but I agree, such an easy and quick way to add color to the walls - in such a graphically perfect way!

    xo
    Claudia

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  18. I have been lurking about your blog for some time and now that I have my own blog I am jumping in to comment. Thank you for all your inspiration! I love the hoop decorating and have some of my own in my sewing room. The banner is adorable!

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  19. adorable! what an inspiration! would love to try and make myself! the buntings are just so cute! and i love that you used that cute twine cord and tiny pegs, adorable!

    x susan

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  20. I LOVE the idea of fabric stretched hoops for the wall - logged for future use!

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  21. Eeeks! I love this/these! So inspirational! ♥

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