Wednesday, May 18, 2011

let me show you my gorgeous hoops

 Recently the QB5 group had a challenge where we each sent the others an assortment of things and we could make whatever we liked, we could use everything we were sent, or we could leave a few things out or we could add a couple of our own things to the mix.

Above is the selection I sent each of the girls, Linda, Patty, Nathalie and Margaret. (You'll find their links on the right - just look for QB5)

This is what the girls made...

 This is the hoop Linda made for me. it is amazing, Linda has made a wee fabric book with pages containing quirky stitcheries and little pockets with lovely vintage buttons and flowers! 

Then the next hoop to delight me was made by Patty. She used an old doily that used to belong to her mother and a beautifully stitched hanky. Very pretty and feminine!

I was so excited to see how everyone had used the package of goodies I sent them. The next to arrive was Margaret's lovely hoop. It has paper collaged round the outside of the hoop, I loved how she combined the paper and the fabric!

And the last hoop to arrive was Nathalie's, and it was well worth the wait!
Lady Peel was very well endowed with buttons and lace and stitching! She even has a lucky charm with her.

Then the last hoop to share is the one I made.

Thank you so much girls for yet another exciting and challenging swap. You have all made such a lovely job of crafting my hoops, they are all different, but with a sameness. I love the textures and I love how they have all "seen" something different from the things I sent them. Now I just need to find somewhere to display them.
What do you think? Aren't I lucky to have such clever girlfriends?


Anonymous said...

Yes all the hoops are just lovely with everyone putting thier own spin on it.

Denise said...

Oh yum!How wonderful.

Doreen G said...

They really are beautiful Carole.

Rhonda said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! And to think I have a huge picnic basket full of hoops! I need to take them out and give them new life.

Love this post, it's so inspiring.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Well, definitely hang them up somewhere! Amazing how we all used the fabrics differently, without comparing notes! Mine is the MOST cluttered. A recurring theme in my life lately... but you can't have too many buttons and everyone needs a lap-el pin dog!

Margaret said...

Well aren't we clever! they look fab together, what a great collection. Don't you have a wall somewhere you can hang them? you know like plates or something!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

And gorgeous is the word Carole!
Hard to pick a fave out - they are all so special.

Just goes to show each one of us is unique and a little different!!!

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Oh my goodness, all of the hoops are amazing. So much to see on each one. You are a lucky lady.


~*~Patty S said...

what fun to see how everyone used your ingredients Carole!

Love the rhinestones dripping off Linda's

each one is so lovely!

another fun swap we had!

hope all is well with you and yours

Lynette (NZ) said...

So lovely - what a cool challenge, and so inspiring to see the different takes on the same materials.

Linda said...

Oh,they are all wonderful!! Amazing to see! Yes, hang them like plates! Take something else down and put these up, girl!

Shiree said...

oh Carole, they are all so delightful. what fun you must have all had!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

A fun challenge - loved seeing all the different creations using the same basic elements. Thanks Carole!

Catharina Maria said...

What are these beautiful , much inspiration for me !!!!!
Thanks for showing .
Love from ♥RINI♥

kandeland said...

these are all so fantastic! thanks for showing girls really know how to have a challenge! love them all. xo natalea

claudia becker said...

I loved walking on his blog and to know your ideas and work. A hug from Brazil for you!