Monday, March 1, 2010

fabric hoop project

Well, it happened. I got what the kids had last week. I am writing this post in between tips to the bathroom. Fun, fun.


I was very productive Friday night. I cleaned and purged my sewing area. I also finally put some fabric into my thrifted embroidery hoops and hung them on the wall. I will add more as I find more hoops. I hope to find some tiny ones so my collection can look more like this.


The bird print is Alexander Henry bought at Hobby Lobby. I had never seen an A.H. print there before. I was really excited! The tiny floral is a 1930's reproduction purchased at my all time favorite, Mary Jo's. I thought the blue/green cotton bud print was Joel Dewberry but I can't find it on his website. The yellow and gray is Amy Butler. The blue is an old night gown with a vintage doily tacked on.

It is so much easier to create when you are not working in a mess. If only creating didn't create such a mess! I really should have taken a before picture so you all could have seen what a horrific disaster it was.

This lady figurine was my Great Grandmothers. I was seven or eight when she died so I don't remember very much about her. I do remember the feeling of being in her home. I remember loving this figurine. Up until a couple of weeks ago I kept it tucked away in my cedar chest. I like having it out where I can see it often. Even though I didn't know Granny well this figurine makes me think of her and what her life was like.

20 comments:

The Stringham 5 said...

Those are SO NEAT! What a neat idea! And inexpensive. I so need to do that in my girls' room. See, this is why I love you. ;) Hope you are feeling better soon!

The Stringham 5 said...

Hey I just had an awesome idea... do it out of your kids' old clothes! I have all of my girls' baby clothes saved to make a quilt, but those would be really cool too! Okay I'm done messing up your comments. :)

abby @ tales and trials said...

Love your fabric hoop display. I have always wanted to do that but I don't really have a good place in our house to do it right now. I would love to do that in a little girls room or a guest room {n the event that we ever have either of those!}

I am sorry you got sick and hope you all are on the mend.

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Cute set up, Love your grandma's lady w/the hat fiqurine

Steph said...

Oh Erin! I'm sorry to hear you're sick too. I hope this runs it's course quickly!

I love the way your frames turned out. This is such a sweet idea, and it ties in so perfectly with you clock!

A horrific mess?! Even without seeing a before picture of your sewing area, I have a hard time believing it was anything more than a bit cluttered. I don't thing "horrific" can be applied until you have a layer of miscellaneous stuff about three feet deep covering your floor. (raising my hand)

Karina said...

love the hoop made out of the blue nightgown. those tiny hoops are too cute!

Kristi @ Creative Kristi said...

I hope you feel better soon! I grabbed a couple odd size embroidery hoops from my late Grandmother's house to do just this with but I have trouble picking fabric lol I should just do it b/c it isn't permanent! lol! Looks great!

jen said...

I'm impressed! You have been busy! Your craft area looks so nice and organized. I like the hoop art and your inspiration board. Now...back to The Bachelor! :)

Marcia said...

full of love for this idea! oh and very much like your great grandma's figurine. it's cool on its own, but the sentimental tie makes it beyond fabulous.

Destri said...

oh I am slightly envious....and inspired. If only my 'sewing room' weren't tucked into the corner of my bedroom :)
Love the hoops...

Kalleen said...

I've seen people do this very well and some people have ruined this idea for me. You have great fabrics, and did a beautiful job. Seriously I love it. I like your logo on the wall too. Did you design it yourself?

the Lost Earring said...

Those are adorable. Again, when are you going to set up an Etsy shop? :)

granma and papa said...

erin, your granny loved you and enjoyed having her 'babies' at her home. I am so grateful that you have some little memories of her because she was so special. What an example she always was to me, I'm thankful for the decade that I had with her. I see more than a little of her in you!
love you,
mom

theartfulabode said...

love the embroidery hoop art! feel better soon!

Jenn-lee said...

Seriously, SO CUTE! I love the idea of also having your logo from your blog enlarged and near your inspiration board. Thanks for giving us a good peek into your creating space! Love it! The blog is looking soo good lately too. Keep it up!

Jennifer said...

I am so jealous of the great space you have. My sewing machines share a corner of the computer desk next to my bed. Yep! Thats NYC for ya. I love the embroidery hoops. I just might have to try that one myself.

The Stringham 5 said...

Erin, did you see this on Baby Cheapskate?!

http://babycheapskate.blogspot.com/2010/03/two-easy-inexpensive-nusery-decor-ideas.html

Amy said...

you have such a unique touch when it comes to decor. oh how i wish you could come help me decorate for spring!
beautiful home, beautiful blog!

dana said...

very cool! I've been meaning to do something with hoops forever. This might be the perfect idea.

Jenni said...

Love your space.... it makes me jealous for my own someday.

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