Embroidery Hoop Name Art {In Less Than 60 Minutes}

March 12, 2012

I have been wanting to take a stab at needlepoint for the longest time and what better day than today?

During Ella's afternoon nap I sat down with some bright, happy about life, bring on the sunshine, raspberry fabric, a natural wood embroidery hoop, yellow cheer and baby's breath white embroidery floss and just did it {it always helps when you just happen to have everything you need lying around - lucky me!}.

It took me less than an hour to create this melt my heart piece of art for my tiniest Ella Irene.


Each detail is hand embroidered with my own freehand design.  No stencils.  No tracing.  Just creating as my crafty fingers saw fit.  


I love the contrast between the two writing styles.  I feel like the combination places the perfect emphasis on each part of my girl's precious tiny little name.



This would make an amazing gift for pretty much any occasion.  So thrilled to add this to my bag of tricks for the next baby shower or birthday!

My Maia Rachelle has already put in a request for one of her own.

I think I like this needlepoint business!

This simple elegant piece of awesome made the top 10 in the CSI Project challenge this week!
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42 comments:

Samantha said...

I am so impressed! I love handmade gifts :) Your embroidery is beautiful, thanks for sharing on "Cowgirl Up!"
:) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

Amanda said...

The spacing is perfect!

Katie Jakubs said...

This is amazing! I would love to be able to do this! Very inspirational!

Katie @ Little Becky Homecky
http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com

Kelly @ herringbone lane said...

Just popped over from Not Just a Housewife link party. This is such a simple and sweet project, totally love it! Following along via GFC and Linky.

Happy Tuesday!
Kelly @ herringbone lane

kimcerna said...

Super, super cute! The stitching reminds me of how they personalize Mickey Mouse ears at Disneyland. So nostalgic! I can't wait to try something similar for my little Katie! Thanks for posting! (Pinned!)

Kim

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

That's so adorable! And it looks perfect! I've been wanting to try needlepoint too. You've totally inspired me! I'm a new follower. :)

Lish said...

This is beautiful!!! So simple yet so elegant! I've included this in my 'Things I love' post today!!

www.imprintalish.blogspot.com

Our Delightful Home said...

Awesome job!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

{northern cottage} said...

LOVE this idea for an extra baby shower gift add on! totally gonna do this - thank you!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

so so pretty! You did a great job. and you have some skills with your little finger...you do! Thanks for linking up to the Stinky Linky Party!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I love it. I also love how the two names are in different font styles. I would love it if you would share at my Monday link party (still going on now).

http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2012/03/cure-for-common-monday-31.html

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Awwww...It's so super sweet. Love that hand stitching <3 <3 Thanks so much for linking up to the "Spring Fling" party over at I Gotta Create!

Jaime Lyn said...

Okay this is SO cool and clever I have LOVE it!!!! I would SOOO love for you to come over to my place and link up!!! :o)
Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy
http://jaimelyn11.blogspot.com/2012/03/crafty-scrappy-happy-me-thursday-26-and.html

Kelly @ Live Laugh Rowe said...

I love how sweet this looks. Thanks so much for sharing at my linky party :).

Hugs!
Kleey

Kelly @ Live Laugh Rowe said...

...and apparently I can't spell my own name :)

Jennifer Hayes said...

This is so cute! I think I may need to pick up needlepoint as well! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!

http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2012/03/friday-im-in-love-with-pop-of-color.html

- Jenn @ Social Salutations

Hopeful1 said...

That is really adorable!
-Hope : )
http://hopefuloneblog.blogspot.com/

Domestic Mama said...

love this - so pretty. Great job ! You changed your blog and picture - very nice ! Have a great weekend :)

Lori said...

So cute! This is my first time stopping by. Definitely a great site!

BRITTANY said...

This is beyond cute! What a beautiful gift it will make!! Thanks for sharing. I found you via 30 days.

brynnmarie said...

This is so adorable...I wish I had your freehand skills...seriously amazing!!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

So adorable! I'm here from the link party at A Little Inspiration. I'm your newest follower. Megan

kraftykash said...

I love these colors!

Taylor said...

This is absolutely beautiful! And I love that you freehanded it! Truly handmade! :)

I hope you'll share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" Link Party!
http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/03/unveil-your-genius-link-party_15.html

Happy Weekend!

Christine @ Angel Stitch Embroidery and Jezebel said...

it looks so cute! I usually don't freehand my embroidery, I just end up with creator's block when I try to do that.

Karen Harper said...

Hi Jennifer, thanks for visiting. Love your project. It's so adorable. I'm following you too!

Tisha said...

Hi from your newest follower I’m visiting from the Grow Your Blog Hop and I would love to have you come check me out. http://craftchickie.blogspot.com/

Tisha

Kelsey said...

Very cute! I love the colors! Thanks for following me over at Embracing Messy! So happy to have you :)

Kelsey
embracingmessy.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

THis is simply adorable! I can't believe you did that free hand! So stinkin' cute!
Thanks for linking up - please come back this Thursday as well! I would love to see you again!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Lolly Jane said...

Ohmygosh this is TOO cute! Thanks for stopping by from Its Overflowing. Your blog is darling...this project is adorable!! Pinning (:

Stacey said...

Featured your adorable project today - hop over to se and grab a button while you are there! Would love to have you back this week to link up again!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I am amazed at how well you free hand embroidered this! I have always wanted to give it a stab because I love the new modern looks you can create with it (nothing like your grandma's embroidered hoops haha!) Fab job! Great colors you went with too!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

LOVE it! I just might give it a go for my sister in law who's baby shower is coming up. If only they can decide on a name before the shower...

I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/search/label/Link%20Party

Six Sisters said...

This is so cute!! Lovin this idea! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

Katie Adams said...

I love how cute and simple this is! I would love for you to share at my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party!

http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-stalking-thursday-33.html

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

I adore this so much!! It's perfect! Thanks for linking up last week. I'm featuring this today!! :)

Kimbo West said...

I featured this today! it's fantastic! http://www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/2012/04/shout-outs.html

Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. said...

This is beautifully done and would make any little girls room special. Love the colors you decided on. xoxo

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Wow, I can't believe you did it all without even tracing it on first. That makes me shudder, I just can't do things like that. lol It turned out beautifully!

Amy said...

Wow, that looks so sweet and just right for a little girl's room! I can't believe you freehanded that...mine would look like a hot mess! Lol. Thanks for entering One Crafty Contest; good luck!

Amy - while wearing heels said...

You did an unbelievably amazing job. The details are pure perfection. I can't believe you did that all without tracing anything out. I just voted for this on one crafty contest. I did something similar, that I posted about today, using an old baby blanket and embroidery.

garagesalesrus said...

So dang cute! I am visiting from the One Artsy Mama Craft Contest and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am a new follower! Hope you will stop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ and do the same.

Robin

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