Wednesday, August 18, 2010

hoopla

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I'm seriously loving the idea of embroidery hoops as wall decor. The possibilities are endless. And you don't even have to actually embroider to make them beautiful. If you have only a scrap of your most favorite vintage fabric that you know you will never ever find again because it's like, fifty years old, and soooo special, I say hoop it and hang it on the wall.

Having said that, I must add that anything hand embroidered is special and unique and just why on Earth would anyone want to pass on embroidery anyway?

Here's my latest project.  I hand carved the stamp and used it on ivory cotton as a pattern.


There is something about embroidery. I just can't put my finger on it. It's like down home and comforting to me.  I can't wait till the Bird is old enough to wield a needle.

7 comments:

MomBabe said...

SO cute! I think my girls are going to need a wall of hoops.

Elizabeth said...

What a great idea. Now I have to learn how to embroider!

I love the little silhouette stamp and embroidered flowers. It's beautiful.

Jerusalem said...

oh what fun! reminds me a little of my blog banner. which makes me think I need a stamp of it..hmmm.

Molly said...

Love this! I love embroidery so much I hosted a swap which included you make a embroidery travel kit for your partner and put it in a vintage clutch. It was so much fun! Amy over at Inspired Co. hosted a stitch along which I participated in and it was so fun looking at everyone's squares and what they came up with. If you ever host a stich along I would totally join lady!!! My huby makes fun of me everytime I venture into JoAnn's or Hancocks, I always but atleast $5 worth of embroidery floss just to have in my stash :) Love your stamp, do you sell them?
~Molly P

Anne Thompson said...

Some of the best embroidery I've seen was done by a young man...just a thought...

Leslie said...

so pretty, april! i love embroidery, too. it's so old fashioned to just sit there with a hoop and floss. :)

Anonymous said...

did you actually have the delivery guy STOP and pose so you could get a picture?!!! haha oh april. i miss my meekers so expect a visit soon!
loves natalie