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« on: May 07, 2019 12:58:41 PM »



Now that the recipient of this project has received it, I can post it! This was my first-ever Hoopla--something I didn't really know existed as a thing until this message board. Although, now that I think of it, I had a childhood one with a Bible verse and flowers done in embroidery and cross stitch in my bedroom.

My recipient, kartiana, had a TON of cool things all over her Etsy/Pinterest favorites, so it was super hard to choose. In the end, my love of Spirited Away and konpeito (the little star-shaped Japanese sugar candies) won out, along with the excitement of getting to use one of the super-small hoops I've been hoarding for theoretical Christmas crafts.

The Hoopla serving as inspiration on her Pin appears to be this one: https://www.deviantart.com/loveandasandwich/art/Soot-Sprite-Embroidery-246552710

As you can see, it is a normal size. For me, CUTER IS BETTER! So tiny-hoop it is. Of course this meant that I spent a while drawing and re-drawing super tiny patterns, and cutting things out with the very tips of my scissors. Cheesy Everything is then held down with a tiny little running stitch. I used basic back-stitch for the limbs and tendrils, and colonial knots (not French!) for the pupils in the eyes. Wink



Since she likes orange, I thought this cheery tangerine polka dot was a good substitute for the red fabric in the original.



So. Many. Stars! I made more than I ended up using, since I wanted to be able to play with colors and placements.




While I still have a ways to go in terms of neat starting/ending threads, this is probably the neatest embroidery project I've ever managed!




And here it is all finished front and back. I had a fun orange felt in my stash, and used it to free-hand embroider my Craftster handle and the year for the back. I then added a ribbon hanger, just in case she needs it (rather than hanging it on a nail, or whatnot). Overall, I am delighted with how these little guys came out, and I hope she enjoys looking at them! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019 01:36:56 PM »

so cute!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019 03:54:52 PM »

I don't know these characters but I don't need to know them to think they are the CUTEST thing ever!
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019 05:02:36 PM »

This is great! I love that you scaled it down to be tiny. Tiny is cute!
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019 05:32:06 PM »

This rocks! It is so cute!
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019 05:42:48 AM »

That's such a fun hoopla!  (And I love the progress pictures, too.)  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019 08:18:02 AM »

Thank you so much, y'all! I'm pleased with this, and I had a ton of fun. Now I have too many fun ideas for what to make in the other tiny hoops! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2019 04:04:55 PM »

cute! cute! cute! Great job.
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019 09:36:01 AM »

Utterly adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019 11:42:51 AM »

Thank you so much! Tiny hoops for the win.  Grin
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