Thursday, July 19, 2012


A couple old embroidery hoops can go a long way. Especially if you add an old, worn, vintage apron; and a brand new tea towel.  I showed you the vintage apron hoop before...but now I've made another hoop using a brand new towel. Old or new - they both look good!

I found the old apron at the thrift store. There were several holes in it and lots of loose threads, but the "good part" was just the right size for my 10 inch hoop.  I added some buttons and turned it into really cute wall art.

I filled the 12 inch hoop with the appliqued portion of a tea towel that I found at T. J. Maxx for $2.99.  Just about a perfect fit, and I love how it turned out!

Both hoops are hanging in the guest room.  Someday it will be all finished!


Jenny of Elefantz said...

Love how you have displayed them! Soooo pretty!! I have some hoops here that I am about to spray paint and fill with my own stitched goodies, but haven't thought of displaying vintage stitcheries. Thanks for sharing that idea! :-)

Tammy @ The Northern Nest said...

I do love the bird! Thanks for sharing a great idea!♥

Ann said...

What a neat idea. The pattern on that first one looks so familiar. I'm sure that growing up we had something with that on it

Shelley said...

Great idea...they turned out wonderful..old and new :)...blessings

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hey cutie!! OMG! Just look at how cute these are and they go perfectly with all of the other pieces you are pulling together for the room. It is going to be precious!!! I love the little cabinet you painted, too. Man, you have been a busy girl.

Love the pics of the grands!!! What a cute bunch they are. Did you get a new camera? Your pics are wonderful!!