Cute as a Hoop-la! Ornaments

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Cute as a Hoop-la! Ornament 1

Christmas is my favourite time of year. The sights, sounds, colours, and aromas of December are such fun in the middle of the dark days of winter.
I suspect this deep and enduring love affair with the holidays has its roots in pouring over home decorating and craft magazines, collected during the 1950s and 1960s by my crafty family members.
These magazines exploded with ideas for making merry and decking every nook and cranny of a home. My favourites were the gift tags in bright and saturated greens, pinks, and turquoises. They seemed so fresh and relentlessly joyful on brightly wrapped boxes under the tree.
My homage to those long ago gems are 4″ [10cm] embroidery hoops that can be hung on the tree, nestled into the garland on a stairway, suspended in the middle of an evergreen wreath, or used as package toppers.
I’ve used the retro Christmas colour palette I fell in love with all those years ago, as well as some little embellishments that are easy to find in button jars, craft or dollar stores.
Read more in our Festive 2013 issue.

Designed by Nancy Devine
Heaven is Hand Made
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