Wednesday, 2 December 2015

WIP Wednesday [hanging hoops]

I'm still working on these nursery hoops for Mia and I've got a few more finished since I last shared... in March! And I've got them on the wall.

Brolly girl: this is a pattern by Tartan Kiwi and I just love it. I reduced it to 70% and used up every last piece of the light blue fabric to make it big enough to fit in the hoop!

 I made a second one for me which turned out to be a mini mini mini quilt and now hangs on my quilt wall.

The umbrella theme continued with a small Forever Friends cross stitch - I complete this years ago (maybe 7 or 8 years) and it has sat in a box with other unloved cross stitch all this time. I finally mounted it in a hoop and it fits right in!

The next two were very hard work - honest. Isn't this Art Gallery print pretty? And it fits perfectly inside the hoop. I added interfacing to give it a bid more body and that was it!

And this uses some Heather Ross fabric which @sleepinsarah sent me - I believe Moo has a matching canvas!

I finally finished Mia's French knot nightmare. Thank goodness she has a short name (and that I didn't decide to use her full name, Amelia, for this hoop!).

I found this next design on Pinterest - I have a whole board full of inspiration - so much that it's hard deciding what to make next!

This hoop was also inspired by a Pin. It's one of my favourites! I used every single green button I own except 2 small ones... I totally underestimated my button stash and some re-stashing is now required!

And this final hoop was inspired by a charm square that came in a scrap pack from @pennydog. Mia will pick up a building block and turn to us and say "Say Cheese!" and pretend to take a picture.

And in case you're interested, this is what I'm using to hang the hoops and avoid multiple holes in the wall! They stick and can then be removed leaving no residue and not damaging the wall. That's the theory - I've never taken them down. But we use the same make of hook to hold up big pictures on our walls and have never had a problem. These specific hooks are designed to hold Christmas lights.

The plan is to continue making these hoops to mark occasions or simply when I find inspiration. When Mia moves out of the nursery to make way for number 2, she'll take with her the hoops that are specifically hers. I'll then make more hoops for both girls. This will be a work in progress for many years to come, I hope.

You can see my previous posts about Nursery Hoops here. And the only hoops not mentioned are the first Lilipopo girl I stitched, which you can read about here briefly, and the hot air balloon hoop which I received in a swap 3 year ago - read more here. Today I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday


Lin said...

You have a lovely collection there Jennie and they look great all together. xx

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love your hoop project! What a great idea for decorating your little girl's room!