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« on: April 22, 2011 03:17:10 PM »

I am trying to make every gift that I give in 2011...it's a rather big project but one that I'm loving so far.

For my husband's birthday last week, I stitched up this hoop for his office.  It's a plane doing an aerobatic loop and he's a flying instructor.

The idea and the slogan, "That's how I roll" were stolen from a tshirt design I saw him admiring online.

I'm not embroidery expert and this piece used very simple stitches - back stitch, satin stitch and french knots for the wheels and punctuation.  The fabric is ripstop nylon which is like parachute material and ties into the aviation theme.

No photos of the back but I laced up the excess fabric in the back and then glued a piece of felt over.

Comments and criticism welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011 03:28:31 PM »

I love those wee planes!

Best of luck making all your gifts this year!! (that's how I roll too  Wink) You can do it!
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011 08:17:41 PM »

Nice job and great gift!

« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011 01:26:51 AM »

Nice gift Cheesy and good luck on the only hand made items Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011 01:29:08 PM »

What a fantastic challenge, you can do it!! I may completely steal this idea for a friend who'se just started flying lessons

x G

« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011 02:29:35 PM »

Great plan for the year! My aim is to do this with Christmas gifts this year! So far I have already embroidered my mum her Mother's Day present (although it was a little late oops!). Love your embroidery!

« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011 09:18:56 PM »

Thanks everyone for the encouragement.  You can see my other projects on my blog which is linked in my signature.

@GeekySweetheart - Please do steal this idea...or if you want another idea - make them a log book cover.  My husband and I both fly and the log books are dreadfully boring so a removable cover would be great (I have fabric for one but haven't sewn it yet!).

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