Tuesday, September 1, 2009

cheerful and cheap

I love this great little embroidery hoop installation I ran across on this fun blog, rosy little things. Versatile too, as you can change out fabrics as often as you like. Buy cheap hoops at your local craft store, then make your way over to a fun quilt shop where they have all the best fabric. They all sell "fat quarters". This is a quarter yard cut of fabric that measures 18"x22" instead of a typical 9"x42" yard cut. Press your fabrics, trace around the hoops and cut just to the outside of your tracing line. Lay the fabric on top of the small ring and press larger ring over the top. Done. Cheerful and cheap. On another note. Thanks so much to all who commented and emailed on yesterday's post. You've given me great ideas to develop. I've responded to each email and comment. Take a look and let's chat again.

top photo via rosylittlethings


  1. I love them too!
    Such a wonderful idea...I just introduced embroidery to our 2 girls who are 5 and 3...so they have a hoop to work on their sewing skills.
    Lovely to have stumbled upon your blog!
    Have a great day.

  2. Great idea and so fun for kids to help create too.

  3. Thanks to all for stopping in. I'm happy you liked the project. It is very accessible to the littles and offers quick gratification. Looking forward to enjoying everyone's blogs!


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