Tuesday, April 28, 2009

things i love

hoops with fabric in them: hoops can be found at any craft store...but i like to get mine at the second hand store.
i can get a bundle of them sometimes for as cheap as 75 cents. and the metal ones are a bonus for that price!

i love to decorate cheaply, so this is a wonderful way to get a bare wall dressed up, and you can always change what fabrics you have in them for the season or for new found favorites!
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i'm working on some "things"
will post some pics soon!

41 comments:

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I have been collecting hoops to do that but with vintage hankies. Do you mind leaving me feedback for the fabric? I left you a convoy but dont' knwo if you saw. cherry

Contented Caroline said...

What a great idea - I must keep my eyes open!!

Sew Many Ways... said...

I bought a bunch of these at a thrift store for a $1.00 to do the same thing...love your fabric.
~Karen~

Aimee said...

Cute idea! I love your fabric selection.

Stephanie said...

Love your inexpensive wall art idea but my very favorite is the dresden plate.

Brianna said...

Super super great idea! think I'll do this in my bathroom...

Amanda said...

I have some of these hanging in my sewing room. I never thought of decorating with them around my house. Thanks for the idea!

I love your fabrics, and the dresden plate one is adorable.

Betsy said...

I also put fabric in my hoops and hang them on my wall. Love the little quilted flower.

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Vanessa...Okay, this one is going in my column.

Also, I have a quilt 'square' a friend gave me and I have been trying to figure out how to frame it...now I know how. I will probably paint the hoop white. See my quilt square here:

http://cottagelifestyle.blogspot.com/2009/02/remembering-friends-and-70s.html

Fabulous idea.

Renee

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Inexpensive AND nice looking too. What a great idea.

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal

Holly Wilcox said...

Where did you find that fabric? I love the green and blue leaves.

A Touch of Country said...

I love the metal frame one.

I would have never thought of doing this...in fact last year I sold my hoop on a garage sale.....darn it!

V and Co. said...

my fabric that is the lime green and the blue one are vintage sheets found at second hand stores. those two sheets are my absolute favorite sources of inspiration, and my favorite fabrics!

Bethany said...

These are beautiful! I love the fabrics you've used in them. For my son's nursery, I purchased a couple big bundles of embroidery hoops from the second hand store. Then, painted the solid hoops different colors to coordinate with his room. Then, I just used the hot glue gun to attatch the empty hoops to the wall. The result was great and a inexpensive and easy way to get circles on the wall!

Needled Mom said...

Very clever and so colorful too. Great idea.

Team Clark said...

Great idea! You never cease to have great ideas! But now that you've told everyone it will probably be hard to find them at second hand stores... :)
Love you, Vaness!

another amy said...

V, these turned out SO cute! And I love that Dresden Plate! Awesome.

Kimberly said...

your dresden plated is beautiful!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

I L.O.V.E. it... So fresh... I have so many fabrics I love this would be perfect!!

Sherri said...

I just love that Dresden plate...seriously, it's THE most gorgeous one I've ever seen!

Dianne said...

Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Casey said...

love the dresden plate! do they not sell metal hoops anymore? I never see them in stores. I still have one that I use sometimes that was my grandma's.

rachel griffith said...

geez o' pete woman.
pure brillance.

i NEVER would have thought to hang them.

love those vintage sheets.

goldenbird said...

I love the hoops with fabric! What a great idea. I am going to try that at my home. Thanks.

Christine said...

Great idea!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

oh, I will be copying you on this great idea!

Jeni said...

Very clever!!!

Shanna said...

fabulous idea!! Will have to try this out...thank you for the great pics!

Elise said...

Okay, where did my comment go?? I love this idea and have been collecting hoops for some time to do this with. I would love to know where you get the fabric in your oval metal hoop. I have a purse made from that collection-Wuthering Heights, I was told-and NEED more for my half bath. I would love any help you may have.
Thanks!!
Elise

Nash said...

how bout painting the hoops.
we had these growing up and so i am slightly frightened about using them, but if i painted the hoops it might work for me.
look cute on your wall.

Wendy said...

I love this, too. I got a bunch of them at the thrift but havent done anything with them yet.

Adrienne said...

and I just picked some hoops up an estate sale... great idea!

Lindsey said...

OK you win...those are completely adorable!

Sharla said...

Thanks for the inspiration - I've been looking for second hand hoops. . . .

Bugzmommy said...

Beautiful!!! I am lucky enough to have some old metal hoops that were my husband's grandmothers'! She left me a treasure trove of embroidery floss and notions of that sort. I know exactly what I am going to do with those old metal hoops now...showcase some of my favorite fabrics!!! Now, why didn't I think of that? Thanks for the inspiration!

Steph said...

Very cool!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

LOVE your dresden plate in there :)

Sarah (Team Chilton) said...

I have a ton of these waiting for me to get to work on it. All of them from thrifting or my grandma's craft stash. I did one for Christmas with a scrap leftover from making stockings too.
I love the bright spring colors

Mimi Sue said...

GREAT idea! I have a little square of adorable vintage fabric that I've been wanting to do something with. This could be it...mimi

Brenda said...

This is a way late post, but I wanted you to know that I went to goodwill last weekend and FOUND THAT GREEN SHEET! I was so excited, and I said to myself, "This is Vanessa's favorite!!" Of course I bought it all up, with a few other lovelies to go along with it.

Thanks for all of your fun tips and craft ideas you give me for my own home! I think I'm driving my husband mad, because we are still living in a small two-bedroom apartment until we are done with school and in a more permanent location for a while...combine that with all of my craft items from over the years that have recently begun to explode, and I suppose that I can understand why he might be going crazy :)

Love your blog!!

Erin @ two more seconds said...

So fun! I am painting a wall in my sewing room today and thought "hmm ... some hoop art would really go good here when I'm done!" I'm going to have to to hit the DI! :]

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