Hello.............. Today I'm going to share with you another make I made for our Craft Club exhibition back in February. This was a bit of a last minute make to fit the woodland theme. I had planned on doing a embroidery in the hoop but with my health being so bad I just ran out of time.
So first up I selected some pretty fabric and ribbon from my stash and using bondaweb ironed it onto some linen.
Before popping it into a hoop.
I then found these pretty butterflies in my card making stash and at that point all thought of embroidering some flowers went straight out the window as I so needed a sparkly butterfly hoop in my life. The butterflies I think are made of acetate and are sooo lovely, they have glitter and delicate sparkles with pretty pearl beads and wire.
I then decide to add a little colour behind my butterflies
Using some felt to make them 3d, the pink butterfly is die cut but for the blue one I decided to wing it with the wings !!!! just cutting out a simple butterfly shape free hand.
I then did some actual sewing !!! to hold the felt butterflies in place before topping them with the sparkly butterflies using glue dots.
Almost done I wrapped some turquoise lace around the outside of the hoop holding it in place with double sided sticky tape, yes this is a very Blue Peter make.
Now as for the back having never made a wall mounted hoop before, I wasn't quite sure what to do, I'm sure there is a proper way to do this, but I didn't know what it was, so I just tacked around the fabric to gather it all in before cutting off the excess.
I then cut a paper plate to size to cover the back and glued it in place.
I love how my sparkly butterfly hoop turned out and can't wait to hang it on the wall.