Wednesday, June 29, 2011

hope is the thing with feathers...

...but... another thing with feathers is my version of this month's pixie dust paperie design team group project! pixie-in-chief kirsty vittetoe provided us with these cool 5" wooden embroidery hoops and told us to go crazy. so i did, see?

i based my entire project around the beautiful and whimsical feathers that came in this month's kit, SUMMER OF LOVE. the first thing i thought of when i saw them was my favorite emily dickinson quote, which i thought would make a nice mini wall hanging. i printed the text on a clear label, affixed it to some of the kit's gorgeous teresa collins paper, and hand-embroidered around word "hope" to make it stand out.

i "stained" the hoop black with a permanent marker; paper-pieced a clipart bird image with scraps from american crafts, pink paislee and more teresa collins, leftover from other projects this month; and finally layered on loads of embellies: a pebbles' pearl flourish, teresa collins lace, a gorgeous black gem, and finally the feathers that inspired everything else!

complete product list and kit details for SUMMER OF LOVE in the pixie shoppe; more "hoop dreams" (lol) on the pixie blog! ♥


  1. It's just perfect Lauren, what a gorgeous creation! Jo x

  2. How fabulous... did you really stain that hoop with a marker? Love the chicness of all the black and the hit of color with the paper piecing. Beautiful!


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