Thursday, May 5, 2011

hiya luv hoop art

A week or so back I did a guest post on Mom Endeavors.
I thought it would be fun to share here in case you missed it!
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So recently we converted our spare room into a crafty space for me. 
My sewing and craft supplies had begun to take over every nook and cranny in our house and so it was time to find a little space I could call my "crafty home." 

Now that the paint and carpet are done and I am slowly adding furniture, I need to add inspirational decor to the walls as well.
 My walls are a light gray and I have some yellow in my furniture. 
I also love the color pink and want to have that represented throughout the room also but I don't want it to over power the room. 
I thought it would be fun to create some hoop art for the walls.

Oh yes, I have fallen to the embroidery hoop bug that is going around!
I made this lovely felt flower piece not too long ago and wanted something that reflected my shop. 

So I made this:
{i heart sewing is by paint me a pic}
{silly owl hoop art, by me}

Supplies I used:
8inch hoop
felt
fabric
thread
needle
googley eyes
hot glue gun
ribbon

STEP ONE: 
The first thing I did was pick out the fabric I wanted for the background. 
I love the gray birdie fabric and thought it would go great with the pink.
I then chose my felt colors.
I traced an owl. Originally I only had one owl but then decided to make a second owl to be like my blog and shop header. 
I added a heart and my Blog name across the top.
I hot glued the felt onto the fabric but did so carefully because I knew I was going to outline some parts with embroidery.
I also added a bow to each owl. 
One has a bow tie and the other has a bow in her hair. 
I like bows.

STEP TWO:
To give the hoop art a more finished look, I tucked in the extra fabric on the back and hot glued it to the sides.

STEP THREE: 
I cut out a large circle of felt and hot glued it down on top of the embroidery stitches.
I wanted to keep the stitches secure and also hide short parts of the fabric that wouldn't stay down.

STEP FOUR: 
Hang up and Enjoy!


Other uses for this type of art-
baby nurseries
children's room
children's playroom
bathroom
your crafty space

Can you think of anywhere else? 

Have you made any hoop art lately?

8 thoughts:

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

So cute, Gina!! You are so creative :)

aPearantly sew said...

That's VERY cute! I have also jumped on the hoop art bandwagon :) I'm making hoop art for my mom & MIL for Mother's Day and I love the way it's turning out!

Cassie said...

oh that is so very creative, Gina ;)

Ms. Megan said...

SO cute!!!! I have also jumped on the hoop band wagon. :) I have been making a couple a day, to send to friends and family. They make the best presents!! Yours is so lovely and oh so cute!! You are so talented Gina!! Have a wonderful day friend!! xoxo

Sarah B. said...

I love how it turned out! So pretty! I haven't tried my hand at hoop art yet - may be a summer project for me :)

Em {Emerging Em} said...

That is so cute! I can't wait to see the rest of the craft room and a certain pillow...hint hint. ;)

Watkins35 said...

Gina, that's fantastic (as always), just love those owls :)
I too am trying to put together a small space (while still having Hubby-approval) & I've already done a (simple) hoop for the wall of Chinese embroidered silk which looks really pretty. xox

Lauren said...

That is so beautiful :) I love it! You are so talented!

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