Season’s Greetings Altered Hoop

Dec 16, 2013

I decid­ed to make a fan­cy hol­i­day altered hoop with this lit­tle embroi­dered piece I stitched using two new stamp sets by Pink Per­sim­mon, Christ­mas House & Hol­i­day Hel­lo. I find great joy in hand stitch­ing a bit each night. It’s a great way for me to relax as I’m usu­al­ly wound up tighter than an eight day clock. This sweet hol­i­day decor piece can either hang or sit on an easel to add a lit­tle hol­i­day cheer to any spot. The wood­en hoop mea­sures approx­i­mate­ly 4″ in diam­e­ter. I used Maya Road Rhine­stone Trim, Fab­ric Tape, and Satin, Mini Ging­ham and Tulle Trims to alter the side and back edge of the hoop. A White Snowflake Trans­paren­cy adorned with a vin­tage ear­ring and a clear glass but­ton accents the front. I hope this...

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Hand Stitching

Aug 28, 2012

Most of you have heard about my “Trav­el­ing Apron” cre­at­ed by my aunt out of a feed sack that was my grand­moth­er’s and a dress that was my great great aun­t’s. While in West Vir­ginia, I start­ed a lit­tle sam­pler to keep in the pock­et with all the states I’ve been to with my apron. This is some­thing real­ly fun to do while sit­ting in the car, wait­ing in the air­port or on the plane. I plan on stitch­ing pearls in between each state and adding small pieces of vin­tage trims here and there as well as doing a few dec­o­ra­tive type stitch­es. If you are inter­est­ed in hand stitch­ing your own sam­pler and want to learn more embroi­dery stitch­es I dis­cov­ered Sarah’s Hand Embroi­dery Tuto­ri­als on Pin­ter­est and I LOVE every­one of her tuto­ri­als....

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