Hi Roadies! Happy New Year!!!
It's Julia here kicking off 2015 on the Maya Road DT Blog. I hope you're ready for a creative year as I know Maya Road has some wonderful things planned to fire up your creative excitement. Maya Road is always a great place to find wonderful and unique products that fit almost every style.
With today's projects, I've headed back to my sewing days and paired up my sewing machine and fabric with a wonderful array of Maya Road goodness. These fun fabric embroidery hoops were a wonderful way to feature charms and trims and will be a neat decor accent for my home.
Here's just a few of the hoops I've created. You can find theses hoops at your local fabric, craft or dollar store. The hoops with hand-stitching and embellishing you place the fabric right in the hoop and get started while the hoops with machine stitching, you need to stitch the panel first and then place into your hoop.
I think this might be my favorite hoop of them all. It's a sampler of different machine stitches in white thread on canvas. To embellish it I've added in some vintage buttons and the most darling Maya Road charms. I just can't get enough of them! Some of the charms used: Eiffel Tower, Love Heart, Soaring Bird, Vintage Garden Rose, Bird in Circle, Camera, Mini Quill Feather and Perfect Shot Arrow.
For this hoop I did some freehand embroidery onto some burlap. It's just some simple embroidery floss with simple stitches but it adds a fun look. The Vintage Felt Posies and Fushia Burlap Rose add a pop of color, along with the sweet Country Fair Wood Buttons and the Stained Wood Flower Buttons.
My last hoop is a monochromatic sampler of some of Maya Road's gorgeous trims. I've stitched them across my canvas to form stripes of beautiful texture. You can see the Mini Mums Vintage Lace Trim, Mums Vintage Lace Trim, Mini Banner Alterable Crochet Trim and Hearts Alterable Crochet Trim.
Whether you sew or not, embroidery hoops are a super fun trend in home decor right now and they are so easy to create with products you already love and have on hand. I hope these few projects inspire you to create something new and wonderful this year!