Use a small embroidery hoop with pretty peacock feather embroidery as a gift tag! | littleredwindow.com Want to brush up on the basics of embroidery before you get started?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, the embroidery obsession is continuing. Hope you’re not tired of it yet! But I’ll get to that in a minute. A couple weeks ago, my friend’s roommate organized a surprise wine and painting party at one of those places where they give you an example painting and then show you how to paint it, are you familiar? My friend knew she and her roommate were going but then when they got there, the rest of us were waiting. And this, by the way, is a super awesome party idea, it was a lot of fun! And we all managed to keep it a complete surprise which was a challenge, let me tell you, when I talked to her the day before and had a REALLY hard time not saying, “see ya tomorrow!”
Anyway, I was a little worried this would be boring for me, being told what to do, but the woman teaching was really nice and really said, “do whatever you want!” Here’s what the example painting was:
And my version:
It was a fun party. And oh my gosh, the classes are in a store which had seriously had the cutest stuff! If you’re in Chicago, go check it out!
Anyway, back to the point, I needed to bring a present for my BFF, and I both simultaneously love and hate shopping for her. Love because she has a sense of style a lot like me and she pretty much likes everything so she’s easy, and hate because I’ve known her for 30 years, at this point, it’s HARD to come up with new gift ideas! But that’s not a big deal. Anyway, this year I went with a bird theme and got her some super cute earrings, a bracelet and a pretty scarf all with birds. (Ok, actually I think maybe the bracelet had butterflies, but whatever, they fly, right?) So I also happened to be in the process of embroidering this sweet peacock feather and thought to myself! Hey, it works with the theme, I’ll use the embroidery hoopas a gift tag! So I did and it was so cute! Think of all the possibilities! You could embroider the person’s name or something they like, or maybe even a clue to what the gift is! How cute would that be? And then when they’ve opened it, they have a little piece of handmade art for their wall too!
I used some teal tissue and a shimmery green ribbon, wrote a message on the inside of the hoop on the back and I thought it turned out great!
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