Monday, November 25, 2013

Timeless Twine: what's all the hoopla?




Hello! 

Today is my day over on the Timeless Twine blog!


I can't believe my time with them is coming to an end.  December is my last month as a Design Team member over at Timeless Twine.

I'm trying to think outside of the box for my last couple of projects, I have to tell you, today's project has to be the most expensive and time invested project that I've ever done.  More about that in a smidge, check out my project first:


I love all the hoop art out there!

The possibilities are endless!

I used my stash of Jolee's and Prima felt blooms.  

The "Love" has been hand stitched using Timeless Twine Natural.


I used an Amy Tangerine template as my guide.

Timeless Twine



I'm a flower girl, have tons of them BUT don't tend to use them on my projects.  So when I saw this beauty, I was inspired!  Then I saw this project and knew that I wanted to combine the inspirations!

I went to Ben Franklin to buy a small wreath that I could alter and add prima blooms and felt leaves.  Um, almost $100 later, I  came away with a wreath that expanded over 12 inches.  I thought, I can do it.  I have a skein of white yarn that one of the kids bought for a school project and used a couple inches.  

I basically quit winding the yarn around that ginormous wreath after 30 seconds (if even that long!)...yes, I'm a quitter.

So then I was on a mission to use felt blooms but make my own green felt leaves.  

Where.is.my.felt?

If you follow me on FB, it was a huge ordeal for me to look for my supply of felt and in the end, I ended up buying green felt at Impress.

So, in all honesty, after that massive hoopla about the green felt, I didn't even use it!

sigh.

BUT, I can honestly say that I love how my project turned out.  Gray is my Favorite color...it's a staple in my wardrobe.

If you made it all the way down to here, you are a rock star!  I'd love for you to pop over to the Timeless Twine blog and say Hello!

36 comments:

Lynn said...

The end result is gorgeous Amy! I love the gray flowers and the twine stitching is awesome!

Michelle said...

Super-cute, Amy. I love the hoop!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love love love this!!!!!!! PINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jessica said...

WOW!! Amy this is awesome!!! Such a gorgeous project! And I am pinning this beauty too!!!!!

jen del muro said...

Awesome project!!

Sylvia said...

Project is awesome, Amy, love those flowers for sure! Getting caught up this morning, it's tough on the weekends. Yes, I was lucky to be able to post as our weather has been more like Colorado the past week....loving it, actually, all except the power outage! Have a wonderful Monday!

June Houck said...

Hmmm, no green felt was harmed in the creation of this bit of lovely home decor, but the leaves you used instead look wonderful behind those pretty grey primas. A beautiful project, Amy!!!

Laurel said...

This is gorgeous!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love how your project turned out after everything that went into getting it ready to make.
I thought you made the blooms with the felt you were looking for.

Audrey Pettit said...

Haha, sounds like some of my projects, too, Amy! You get an idea in your head that just doesn't quite translate once you attempt it. But I have to say, after all that time and expense getting started, I really LOVE how your hoop turned out! So sweet and serene. LOVING the gray flowers and love the stitched natural twine. Just gorgeous. And I'm right there with you...pretty much every article of clothing I have these days is gray! ;)

Timeless Twine said...

Beuatiful....I love the flowers and the LOVE is perfect!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! Those flowers are awesome!

Anita Rex said...

What a post!

First off when I saw this I fell in love! I got all excited, Amy found her felt! Than how did she make those flowers? I am going to ask her! I got all excited! Than she didn't?

I love this hoop, I've actually been planning to make a hoop in the new year. Right now I am quite busy.

His dud you spend $100 on supplies for a wreath? You bought other stuff?

And lol to being over the wrapping! I do t do it sitting at home, I do it while waiting at swimming lessons, gymnastics and that stuff. When hubby is driving I get lots done in traffic! I can't stand wasted time!

Loved this post!

Angi Barrs said...

I love altered projects. This is gorgeous. Love the stitching, the gray, and pretty flowers.

donna mikasa said...

Woweee! Awesome hoop project--those gray blooms are gorgeous and so is the stitched sentiment! Hope you still find your felt...

Julia Aston said...

Well, good for you for your persistence Amy! this is SO sweet with those wonderful gray blooms and the fun stitching! and, hey, maybe you'll use the big wreath another day!

Trinh said...

This is gorgeous, Amy! Worth every penny spent. ;)

Courtney K said...

awesome project, amy! love the neutral color combo.

Miriam Prantner said...

Those blooms are gorgeous! Sometimes creation takes a lot of money and is circuitous, but I do LOVE this project....it is appropriately sentimented!

Shemaine Smith said...

This is a beautiful project! I've so done that as well when I had something in mind and tried to execute. Sometimes the best projects come out of complete chaos!

cm said...

Love your post; love your hoop; love knowing that I'm not the only one who embarks on "expensive' projects. You've made my day sparkle!
c

maria f. said...

UR hilarious! I thought you were going to say you started with burlap and pulled out every other string to make burlap cross stitch material! This is so darn sweet and those gray blooms take it up to gorgeous.

Shannon J said...

Hot dang Amy, this is AWESOME! I love it! Worth every penny (all 10,000 of them! ;) - sadly, these incidents have also occurred to me!). Just gorgeous!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your felt flowers and stitching! Your persistence is the key and lucky for us, we get to see the beautiful result!

Jessi Fogan said...

OMG, I don't even know if I love the post or the project more! Don't you just love when projects take a left turn on you...and the felt. lol!

Alice said...

so that's where you use those big blooms. =) gorgeous project and love the story behind it, too. at least now you have a beautiful finished project AND green felt! =) those grey blooms are so pretty, too! love love this, Amy!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! What a gorgeous decor item! LOOOOOOVE the burlap with that natural twine! LOVE the flowers too! BEAUTIFUL:)

quilt4fun2 said...

My word! I came here to see what the details were all about. Sounds like me on some days...been there! Your hoop project looks awesome! Save the yarn for something else...not winding. Not sure what the wreath is made of but I am sure you will find a use for that also. Great job on your project.
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DebC said...

Amy how funny is this post! I can so relate and right now i have a project to do and i know i will end up spending alot to end up accomplishing not much! I still can't find some of my things from my last move. I think i must have unpacked only what i had to of craft stuff! I love this project it is beautiful. I will miss you on the team but i certainly hope we stay in touch. The time is flying by! Perfect project my friend!
Deb C

Tracey McNeely said...

Wreath/no wreath, green felt/no green felt, shopping at Impress envious/envious ha ha The end result is gorgeous!

Rose said...

this is beautiful :)

Lynnda said...

This is so beautiful sista!!! Love that felt blooms... !!! Awesome... hugs...x

Ashley Horton said...

It's so gorgeous Amy! Love those pretty flowers and the way you used the AT stitching template!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Amy! LOVE those gray blooms to bits, and your stitching is spot-on!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This is gorgeous Amy!

Sandy Ang said...

love the neutrals and like you I rarely put dimensional flowers on my projects, but these gray ones are absolutely gorgeous !