Tuesday, October 12, 2010

DIY Embroidery Hoop for the Wall

Last week, over on the Pebbles Blog, i was assigned a home decor project and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. My friend Lexi sent me a decorated hoop for my birthday and I love seeing it every day so I thought I would make one for Miss Emma. You may remember I made one for myself with my favorite papers from Girls' Paperie. You can see that one right HERE.
I used an inexpensive muslin fabric and small hoop from Jo-ann. I stretched the fabric in the hoop and trimmed the edges so they wouldn't get in the way. I made the pink stitched border first. I used the inner hoop as my guide, it really helped me keep the stitch in the right place. I cut the E with my Slice-such a wonderful little machine and added Pebbles flower chipboard to finish it off, I just glued them right on the hoop. Both the the paper and chips are from Pebbles "Twitterpated". Perfect for my daughter's room. I have also included a photo of the back of the project. I stitched around the edges and tied it up, I didn't want any loose fabric hanging out.
Today on the Pebbles Blog there is a wonderful tutorial on making paper flowers. I highly recommend you check it out!

Friends, thank you for your support and votes over at Scrapbooks Etc. This community never ceases to amaze me. Thank you. I thought I would tell you a little about this ornament. The stamp is quite large, measures 3.5x5". I stamped her 2 times, once on the Basic Grey greenish patterned paper and again on the oval-ish chipboard that I painted cream. So the woman's head is raised up. I added tiny crystals to her neck so she would be bejeweled. The tiny bingo card is trimmed off the packaging from the Jenni Bowlin cards and rusty wire was ordered from ebay. I used vintage sheet music and the scalloped square is a page from a Maya Road coaster book.
If you have the time, I would love for you to return to the site and vote for your favorite project. You can do that right HERE.

My friend Lexi is guest designing over at Crate Paper. Definitly check out her beautiful work! Her projects are always from the heart and I'll just add that she is the sweetest gal around.
Have a Happy Tuesday. Looking gloomy outside right now, but I hear it will be in the low 80's today. I am ready for the high 60's please.


Lydia said...

What an awesome idea!!! Love the idea of mixing paper art with my sewing projects!! Very Nice!

Lexi said...

You are the kindest friend :) Loving the hop for Emma! Off to vote! You MUST win this thing!!

jen said...

Love the hoop- great combo! :) Also fun to hear about your project!

Piggy Bank Parties said...

The hoop--such a clever idea, Samantha!

Kim Rose said...

Hi Samantha!

I would love to visit with you about being a guest designer for my company next month. Do you mind emailing me? I don't see a way to contact you via your blog. :(
Kim Rose
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