A while ago I purchased a couple of lots of old embroidery hoops on eBay. I knew I wanted to use them to decorate the nursery, but I wasn't sure how. So I himmed and hawed, thought of this idea and that. In the end, this is what I came up with...
I took my old embroidery hoops,
and some (not random) letters and traced them (backwards) onto some double stick fusible web.
I stuck the web to some fabric and cut out the letters along the trace lines.
Then I placed the letters on a background fabric and ironed them on.
Next, I framed the letters in the embroidery hoops,
And embroidered a simple backstitch around each for a more finished look.
I had four 3" embroidery hoops left, so I put some background fabric in those and sewed on clusters of buttons,
and tied a velvet ribbon around them.
Finally, I hung them all up in the nursery and took a bad picture of them.Just in case you can't read that, we have chosen to name our little girl
after my father's mother, the sweet lover of all things that bloom and grow, poetry, and sun warmed strawberries dipped in sugar.
(she also liked to drink Tab)