Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Love & Art - Suzanne's Altered Embroidery Hoop & Giveaway

Hello Crafty Friends!
We have so many fun Valentine's themed projects for you this week!
Today Suzanne alters an old embroidery hoop, creating the most beautiful Loaded Pocket Hoop... full of LOVEly goodies!
And you could WIN it!! Simply comment below to go into the draw. Suzanne will pick a winner (via random draw) on Friday.

Hello crafty friends.  I hope you are enjoying all the beautiful projects that the team have been coming up with so far this month. 

My next project for February is an altered embroidery hoop that I picked up at the Salvos.  It is a 9 inch hoop and was a bit beat up and grubby but cleaned up quite well.  I used some very sheer material backed with some interfacing that I use when I finish a cross stitch to give the material some strength before adding it to the base of the hoop.  I put some glue around the outside of the inside hoop and stretched the material over the hoop before adding the outer hoop and tightening it until it was dry.  When it was dried I took off the outer hoop before adding the lace and trim pockets.

The 9 inch hoop and material backed with interfacing

The lovely trim from Prima is in the February kit

 I used some of the gold trim and some lace for the top pocket

The second pocket has two rows of the trim over the white lace

Showing the two pockets

I then made an assortment of goodies to fill the altered hoop

I used a 3 x 4 cut-a-part to make this tag as well as a piece of lace.

I scraplifted this little pocket from Sandy who is Septeria18 on YouTube.  I will put a link below to her channel.

I used my beautiful spellbinder die to make a bookmark using the Carta Bella papers

I cut multiple dress forms to make it thick enough to wrap some laces around

For this card I used a 3 x 4 cut-a-part and a card die that I have then added a layered flower and a stitched heart

I made up my own matchbook measurements to fit one of the 4 x 6 cut-a-parts that I wanted to add to the front

If you would like a tutorial on how I made this matchbook, please feel free to ask and I will do a video tutorial for you.

 I made a small shaker, a layered flower and a heart paper clip

Here are the different layers I used to layer up the rosette wand.

The back of the wand
For this card I made a little shaker to go on the front and used a small card from the ephemera pack to go in the shaker.  I layered this onto two layers of the beautiful Carta Bella papers

Here are a couple of close ups of the finish embroidery hoop and the goodies that I made to go inside the pockets.

You can see the video of my project HERE.

You can see the video by Sandy (Septeria18) for the little pocket HERE.

You can get the February kit from Aunty Vera HERE.

Thank you for having a look at my altered embroidery hoop.  If you would like a chance to win this project, all you have to do is leave a comment below. 

Suzanne xx


  1. Oh my goodness! There are so many lucious layers! It's truly stunning!

  2. Holy moly Suzanne. That’s a project to top all projects. So full of beautiful handmade items!! Love them all! But the matchbook 😍😍 feeling so happy after seeing that!!

  3. What a beautiful Giveaway Suzanne, so many wonderful items.

  4. What a lot of gorgeousness!! Just so beautiful Suzanne ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Wow! I’ve always wanted to alter an embroidery hoop but never new what to do with it. What a wonderful idea! That lace is gorgeous and all the goodies it’s bursting with are fabulous! ❤️

  6. love the tutorial , looks so easy , thank you . must try this as well.

    1. Thanks Ann. Woyld love to see yours when you make it.


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