A month or so ago my blogger friend Kirsty Neale of Ginger & George e-mailed me and asked if I might be interested in participating in a blog tour for her new book, Hoop-La!: 100 things to do with embroidery hoops. When I get these requests I am often a bit worried that I won't like what I see = awkward. I wouldn't be comfortable with praising a book or a product that I do not love at heart or fit the vibe of my blog. Now, watch the promotion video above and you will understand why I did not hesitate to say yes this time!
Hoop-La! is a playful, whimsical, happy and inspiring book! And I was particularly charmed by the quirky and playful appliqué pictures. The dachshund and giraffe here make me smile. I am sure these would be very appreciated in most kids rooms!
I happened to have a little hoop that I've picked up at the Flea market some time ago so I decided to have a go at this loopy hoop art and whipped up this wreath. Kirsty has a lot of good tips for decorating the frame too, with more time I might spice this one up a bit as well!
Kirsty is giving away one of the hoopy projects from the book at each stop at this blog tour. I picked the super cute Supercat. Sadly I can't participate in the give away myself, I know my son would like this on his wall. You can. If you are really, really charmed by this kitty, comment on this post and you will be in the draw to win this famous kitten from the brand new book Hoop-La!
Remember to check out all the stops at the blog tour here!
P.s. There will be more book news in next post! My new Finnish holiday craft book Jouluiloa is out!
You can enter the give-away until November 15th, the last day of the blog tour!