Sunday, August 23, 2009

An Embroidery Hoop Update & a Few Finds











I'm participating again this week in Today's Thrifty Treasures & for the first time, Metamorphosis Monday. Head on over to Rhoda's Southern Hospitality and Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for some great thrifty finds & transformations. I'm also joining Kimba's DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.

I didnt really go thrifting or to any yardsales this week. I did stop and pick up just a couple things. I know I took a photo of that fork by itself, but for some reason, it's gone. Anyway, that's going in my Etsy shop.


These leaves were .15!



And these knobs were either .25 or .50, I dont remember. There are 5 of them. You might be wondering why I would buy such bright knobs. Well, they are for a project for Blake's room, he chose the color.


And this is for Morgan & Layla's room. You can never have too much storage, right? I do like the purple color, but it's got a small ding in the bottom right corner, so it may get a paint job. I'm not sure yet.



I want to thank everyone who visited this past week! I've never had that many comments! Thank you! And I appreciate all the embroidery hoop love. I wanted to share them again today, because I got them finished!



I started with this....



And this...




And now I have this...



Sorry if the pictures are kind of dark. I was hoping for the sun to be shining when I took these, but it's been overcast & rainy all weekend. I promise you that floral one on the bottom right doesnt seem to stand out so much in person.



I love the apples,but this blue floral is my favorite. It came from the Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter swap I did at Rosey Little Things. I wish I had more left! That damask pattern on the right is Waverly. I found it in the remnants section at Joann's for 75% off.



I also really like this aqua and white one on the right. The one on top is the same fabric I used to redo an old chair we found in the shed.



Here's a little peek at the next project I hope to finish. It's kind of been in the works since February, so I think it's about time to get it done. It's also what the orange knobs are for.






Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate it and love reading your comments :)


39 comments:

roseylittlethings said...

The hoops look great! I know who sent the blue fabric, she may have more if you want to contact her let me know!

Kim said...

Awesome stuff!!!!!!!!!I'm hoping to get some stuff finished this week and maybe get a post or 2 done too lol lol.

Kim's Treasures said...

Great finds! Love the purple wall storage! Your hoops look very nice!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very cute what you did with the hoops. Thanks for joining in today!

Kelee Katillac said...

Cool stuff!

Great idea with the hoops!! You are very artistic!

Love the orange knobs!

Stop by love to meet you!

kelee

Sue said...

Cute project, Wendy. Do you think you'd ever want to stain or paint the hoops to further go w/your decor? I noticed your curtain rods are white or possibly a distressed white? That would be a nice tie-in. Either way, it was a fun and clever idea to fill an empty spot on the wall. Such a tease for your next project... will you be working on it this week? Have fun if you are!
:-) Sue

Carrie said...

Wow, I love what you did with those hoops! Great idea!

::off to scout out fabric remnants and embroidery hoops::

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Awesome finds! I love the hoops, I to am addicted to making them! They are great with scrapbook paper too!

stefanie said...

looks great, what a find

Deana said...

great finds! I like those little orange knobs.

Tracey The AVON Lady said...

Wow, the hoops look really great. I never would have thought of that! Thanks for stopping by to say hi.

Suzanne in TX said...

Hi there! I'm loving the orange knobs--so bright and colorful. You did a wonderful job with those hoops. I passed up buying a huge lot of various sized hoops a couple of weeks ago, now I wish I had brought them home...
Thanks for sharing and come over and visit anytime...

Beth said...

Looks like you found some fun treasures! Your hoops turned out so cute. I'm loving this idea. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your upcoming project.

jskell911 said...

The fabrics you used in the hoops are great. I especially love the blue damask

Rhonda in OK said...

Hi Wendy
your hoops look great! I think circles are so pleasing to look at, maybe that is why polka dots are always in style.
You made great choices on the fabrics you chose too.

Lisa @ akawest said...

Great finds, especially those gorgeous knobs! The hoop idea is really cool.

Blue Creek Home said...

I love the little orange knobs and can't to see them on the make-over.And the embroidery hoops are delightful.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Lovely. :) I am so psyched to do mine, but I always get nervous about choosing fabrics.

Thanks for the visit. I can't wait to figure out how to do the Xyron thingie. What did you use yours for? :)

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

I love the fabric in all those hoops. You know what would be cook? To spray paint the hoops in a pretty color (the wood part).

Julie said...

The hoops are great I like the apples... Love the orange knobs!
Have a great week...Julie

Gwen said...

What fun finds and projects!

Leanne@Organize said...

Wow, the hoops look amazing. Love your fabrics. I have 2 of the purple holder things for my daughters room too. I'm thinking about painting them but haven't yet.

Katie Kubler said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting! I love how the embordiary hoops worked out! Be sure to follow me so you can see how my transformations turn out! Thanks for the advice! Happy Blogging!

motherof3fellows said...

LOVE the fork!!!!

Oh, and that was the first time I've ever found Pottery Barn either, HA! :)

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Those knobs are super cute. Can't wait to see the final product! Thanks for stopping by!

Shelia said...

Love the hoops and those orange knobs are so cute.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh the hoops look so pretty.
love
Alison
x

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love what you did with the hoops...looks great...Thanks for sharing this...May you have a great day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Julia said...

I love those knobs - with decorative screw heads they would look like they were straight from Anthropologie!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Some great projects going on there. The hoops turned out pretty. I have so many little projects going on, so don't want to start anymore til I finish some of the others.

Jill said...

I love those embroidery hoops! Now I'm going to have to look for a spot in my house to put some.

Embellished Bayou said...

Great job on the hoops, very creative! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lynda said...

Love what you did with hoops and those orange knobs are awesome!!

Thanks for coming by to visit.

Jerralea said...

Hmm....I have some hoops just laying around ... I may copy your idea!

Great post. I'll be interested in seeing what you do in your son's room.

The Stylish House said...

Wendy,
I love what you did with the hoops, what a great look!
Cathy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Cute idea with the hoops! My daughter has a quilt made out of that same blue and white fabric. Your kids are adorable too! Cindy

Britt said...

The hoops look great! I love the fabrics you chose - they're very cheery!

Better After said...

Hi there! I wandered in from ASPTL. What a great idea! And such a good way to use extra fabric too. C'mon over and check out my blog, it's full of fun decor before & afters. :)

jess said...

cute hoops! love it

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