Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Hoopla

After admiring the book Hoop-la! 100 Things to do with Embroidery Hoops by Kirsty Neale each time I saw a blog review, I finally splashed out and bought it.  It is a lovely book, full of ideas.  It also features 2 bunny projects.  This one is called Hipster bunnies and I was disappointed to find out it's not a pattern, but a photo printed onto fabric.  That wasn't going to stop me though, I just traced it!



I painted a hoop in blue to frame it, when I came to do the framing, I discovered I'd painted the wrong hoop!



This is the right hoop!  It's 3" x 3".  The bunnies are appliqued and then outlined in 1 strand of black embroidery floss.  I love them.



I think it must be Colin and Ellis in this picture.  Ellis is a pretty lady and Colin... well Colin is my lovely Colin!



I laced the back but decided I couldn't be bothered to sew on a circle of felt, after all, this is for me and will be on the wall so no-one will ever see the back.

I've got another hoop bunny project in the works, then I just need one more to make my four bunnies...

15 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

I've swithered about buying that book so must check out that review!

Love your bunny applique, very cute.

Oops-Lah said...

What cute bunnies, but you know that we are approaching Christmas not Easter ;)!!!
I just glued the backing on, I didn't sew it. So much faster and easier too.

pennydog said...

Love this!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That is seriously cute!! I'm a new follower so I can see more bunnies! :)

heart of charnwood said...

Oh I love it too, I have been debating wether to buy this book, you've got me convinced, best get on to Amazon.

Sandra :) said...

Colin is taller than I thought, but I always knew Ellis was a shy one :D She has her moments though - sometimes she's a bit of a tart!

made by ChrissieD said...

Love it Wendy, they are so cute and now there's something else for me to have a go at making! :D

JoJo said...

The bunnies came out so cute!

Jane Galley said...

Gorgeous

margaret said...

what a good idea to paint the hop to match, is Ellis shy she looks like she is or maybe she is being coy and having a bit of a flirt!

ukcitycrafter said...

Super cute bunnies!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Very cute bunnies and they look great framed by your blue hoop. Will look to see if our library has a copy of Hoopla. Sounds like a neat book.

Jillayne said...

It's wonderful Wendy! Good for you for coming up with a way to re-create it - you can't keep a good crafter down, can you. And I agree, Colin is adorable!

Carrie P. said...

now that is a great idea to paint the hoop.

cauchy09 said...

aw, this is super cute!