April 12, 2012

Kim's twist on embroidery hoop art!

If you've been a follower of my blog, you know I've been addicted to the popular embroidery hoop art craze.


One of my Easter give-away items

My kitchen window

At Halloween I created this version using a lace doily along with a few glittered spiders and a vintage Halloween graphic.

Before Easter, I created this hoop using some pretty fabric, a pink doily (now available at Michael's in the $1 section) and a glittered butterfly. The fabric is secured between the hoops and the pink doily is hot-glued onto the hoop frame.

The miniature clothes pins holding the vintage cards are also available at Michael's.

For spring, I've replace the Easter cards and added some pretty birds available at the Graphics Fairy blog.

Your hoop art could be changed out with each season or holiday, and it could even be a special birthday or Mother's day gift. It would also be darling in a nursery or little girls room.

Here's a scan of my "hello" card
just in case you'd like it.

Thank you for sending it to me, Donna.

Happy crafting!


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

So many great ideas for hoops. I have been picking them up at second hand shops for a display project. I love your spring hoop and the graphics and I promise you that the carrot is very happy.

vivian said...

I love your halloween hoop best! my daughter did the hoop thing in her apartment and then went to picture frames with beautiful fabrics in them. I'll have to get her to clean her apartment and take pics there sometime, she really has such a beautiful place and she does a great job decorating. I think Tiffany is planning on using hoops in Marlainas room when she gets to it!
have a great day Kim!

craftyles said...

Great ideas-I haven't done on of these yet. I love the pink doily, that you can change out. As usual I'm late to the party. Have a great day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this idea. I see the hoops at the thrift store all the time and think I could make one! You are so smart! Take care of yourself...SIT DOWN! heehee!

Jboo said...

So so cute!! Embroidery hoops bring back happy memories of doing some embroidery when I was young!

Nellie said...

Such creativity, Kim! I'm impressed daily by your blog!

My Vintage Mending said...

I love my embroidery hoop. Another thing I couldn't see past its original use...That pink doily is cute...such sweet tiny clips. The card image! Out done yourself again and your handicapped...really...get out!


cindy said...

Love your blog! I’m a follower now!


La Vie Quotidienne said...

How cute these are...I don't remember seeing them before. They must be lots of fun to create and a great way to use small but pretty items.

Tammy's in Love said...

'Waiting to see a little Chinese print in one of those hoops! A great collection of wall art!


Heather said...

Oh my goodness, I remember loving your Halloween hoop, but I think your Easter one is even more darling!

Joanna B said...

I am a big fan of the hoop craze, also! I am hoping to somehow bring in some sort of hoop decor in little M's big girl room. Love the new blog look, too!

Lee said...

Great ideas, Kim!
Someday we need to stop together...with your Mom, too!
Do you get Country Living Magazine? It came today and I am itching to go shopping! Such great things await me....LOL
Hope you are taking care of yourself. Sit still, dream and heal! Hugs!

vintage grey said...

I just love embroidery hoop art too!! I have a wall similar to the photo from Purl Bee, and just love doing ones fro the seasons, too!! Yours are beautiful!! Love the them all!! ;) xo Heather

Donna said...

What a fun idea, Kim! I am in love with the pink hoop, and I especially love how it can easily be changed out for the holidays and seasons! And that card just had your name on it:) Thanks for the scan, I do believe that I will put it to good use (especially since I don't have a scanner!)!

Jodee said...

You are soooo creative! Happy hooping!

Cheryl G. said...

You are very creative. Very sweet hoops and decorating!

GardenofDaisies said...

That is an adorable vintage Hello card. Love whoever that illustrator is! I hope you are starting to feel better these days, Kim.
BTW, have I told you yet how much I like the new look of your blog?