today i wanted to share these sweet lil hoops i have been having fun making...they are 4" muslin hoops that i hand stitch felt die cuts onto...
what some of you may not know is that the first crafts i ever did were needle crafts. my mother owned The Needlecraft Gallery in Monterey Park, CA for most of my childhood. i learned to do latch hook (ha!), cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, knitting, and crocheting...
to this day, it is my 'go to' craft when i want to relax (i am working on TWO throws at the moment) and it usually involves reminiscing about that store and all the growing up i did there.
i love the combo of simple muslin and felt with the hand stitching...
i added words that seemed appropriate with archival ink to each of the die cut images to finish them off...they are a cute little addition to a vignette or to hang on the wall.
i used my Tim Holtz movers and shapers (get em if and where you can, they are retired!) as well as my own pattern for the stocking. you can use any dies that cut felt...so the possibilities are endless. this globe is one of my favorites!
all of the words are stamps from Tim's Hashtags (i just didn't include the #) and Simple Sayings sets and individual letter stamps. I used Tim's stamp platform to get them right in the spot i wanted them.
these sweet little hoops truly are stitched with love...i really enjoy hand stitching...like really.
i hope you enjoy these lil guys (they are available in the Sunday Junkin etsy shop) and learning a little about me.