what’s been in my hoop lately

Here’s a little photo diary of what’s been in my hoop lately…

mini hoop brooches

Mini hoops

Coldplay “yellow” lyrics

Coldplay Yellow "button stars" hoop

Version 1 of Oceans lyrics by Hillsong United

Oceans Hillsong United Version 1

Philippians 4:8

Philippians 4;8 hand embroidered -framed available in the shop soon

the second version of Hillsong United’s Oceans lyrics…still a WIP

Oceans Hillsong Version2 WIP

and I’ve also put together a small felt hair clip collection

Felt hair clips collection 2014

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what’s been on my hoop lately

A few pictures of some finished things I had the joy of removing from my hoop this week…

Hexagons are all the rage right now in the crafty world (along with granny squares…which is next on my “to-learn” list), so I took one day this week to learn how to make some hexagons and had fun crafting it into a little hoop art. I experimented this time around with wrapping my hoops with washi tape and I love it!

Hexagon sunshine project

Hexagon sunshine project

I finished up the custom wedding vows I had been stitching for the past month. These were so much fun to design and sew! I absolutely love how they turned out!

Custom wedding vows

Custom wedding vows

And the back was almost as cool as the front!

Custom wedding vows WIP

I also finished up this custom poem for a client. It was by far the most stressful thing I’ve stitched. It was a picture of the beauty of etsy in that a women came to me with this detailed explanation of this picture she had in her head and I had the pleasure (and huge task!) of designing and making that picture a reality.

Custom poem and sisters embroidery

And in the end, she gave me one of the best compliments ever:

Hi Aimee,
Just wanted you you to know I received the embroidery today and it is just perfect. I love it! I am going to give it to my son and daughter in law as a gift on Mothers Day. I know it’s a ways off yet, but I have been thinking about this for a long time and am very happy I had it made. Thank you so very much for your beautiful work and the time you spent on it!

It was a beautiful way to end a week!

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Here’s an update on what I’ve been busy with these last few weeks…

A set of Mo Willem’s pigeon themed items…

Mo Willems Pigeon set

ornaments for your tree (or your teacher’s tree!)
Mo Willems Pigeon embroidered ornament set

hoops for your wall

Mo Willems Pigeon embroidered hoops set

clutches (and introducing a new smaller size)

Mo Willems Pigeon clutches set

custom onesies for a gift order

baby onesies: flower w/name

new packaging for my advent calendar/christmas countdown sets

advent set 2013 packaging

color your tree with an initial for everyone in your family

felt letter ornaments

part one of a set of embroidered moleskin journals

embroidered moleskin journals

peace-hope-joy-love ornament set

Felt Christmas hoop ornament set

Most of these items are only available locally. I will be at the Maryville Farmer’s Market Holly Days tomorrow morning from 9-2 and all of these items will be available there. It is part of the Christmas open house for the town of Maryville. All the local shops are running specials all day.

And then I will be at the Christmas Fair at Fellowship Church in Knoxville in early December. If you aren’t local and see something you can’t get in the shop, just email me or join my facebook page and we can figure out how to get the perfect gift to you!

embroidered birth announcement

It’s always one of the most refreshing things ever to see something that you had pictured in your mind come together via your hands. That was the case with this birth announcement.

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I had done a subway style version to begin with and I did love how it turned out, but I knew I wanted to do a more girly version. After doing some research and looking around the web, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at a mix of felt flowers and embroidery.

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I added a few vintage buttons to the mix, plus some lazy daisy stitches and I’m stunned with how well it turned out.

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These will be up in the shop in the coming weeks so you can get your own custom made version!

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