Saturday, 15 October 2011

Inspired by.....

On my latest wanderings around the internet, I have been very taken with the all the embroidery hoop art I have seen. 


These are so simple yet effective - swatches of Liberty prints hooped up - taken from the Purl bee blog.


Or how about this one;


Love the cute applique hearts - it is a wedding present and the couples name and date of the wedding have been stamped on the fabric - the details can be seen here.

Or perhaps a something more seasonal;



If you search Pinterest or Etsy you will find many more examples.  


Anyway it got me thinking that maybe I could make one myself.  So yesterday I searched around my crafty stash and dug out an embroidery hoop and some fabric came up with this;




I used a house template found here.


I enjoyed doing this and will definitely have a go at making some more. This is destined for some friends who have recently moved house - I hope they like it.


So what about you - what is inspiring you at the moment?

8 comments:

alexa said...

Ahhh! This is lovely :). I like the idea of hoops too - feels more do-able than a large square of rectangle, somehow! I have so many projects in my head I need to retire. :)

Jo.C said...

This is great - I have seen them popping up a lot and they look interesting. Your friends will love it.

humel said...

This post!! Hadn't seen these before, but how lovely are they? And I love how yours turned out :) I know I've got an embroidery hoop or two tucked away somewhere!

Sian said...

How lovely! I've been inspired by an embroidery hoop too this week, but my project isn't finished yet.

Jo said...

I love what you've made, great gift for a new home

Alison said...

Haven't seen these before...your friends will love the one you've made!
Alison xx

Rachael said...

I love these too, I have a little pile of hoops I've been collecting but as yet haven't got round to starting.

I think your little house is lovely what a fabulous gift! x

Amy said...

I have seen these before and wondered if you could somehow use patterned paper? Your house is gorgeous and will make a fantastic gift!

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