05 November 2011

Hoop Art - New to MooBeeTees!

We are very excited to bring Hoop Art to our customers!

After getting a little bit frustrated that the lovely applique work I was creating for tee shirts was being grown out of and then thrown away, I have decided to put my pictures on the wall instead!

This means that hopefully it might last a little bit longer and in some cases be passed on to siblings or kept as a special momento. MooBeeGran will be working with me on these whimsical pieces of art. At the moment she is creating some fabulous insects for me to turn into 'speciman' hoops - I can't wait to show you!

Here are our first two OOAK hoops - these are available for sale in either our Madeit or Etsy shops (whichever you prefer):

4" Owl in a Tree

 4" Whimsical Trees

01 November 2011

When in doubt, go back to the beginning...

And back to the beginning I went!

I have always had a love of buttons and it was always my intention to use buttons in some way, shape or form in everything I made. Somewhere along the line I seemed to fall off that path and headed into a craft wilderness where there was nary a button to be seen.

Fortunately for me there have always been button suppliers out there who have tried to lure me back to the straight and narrow (you know who you are). Whether it be on Etsy or MadeIt or whilst attending the odd Craft Fair or two, the siren call of the button has called me back.

And now I'm back for good.

I am looking at my button muse with new eyes and, fortunately for me, MooBeeGran is joining me on this buttony journey.  Between the two of us we plan to bring buttons back into the home in ways that may not always seem obvious, but bring them back we shall!

The first of our buttony goodness is of course in the shape of the humble bookmark:

Next are our new personalised initials:

After that...well I know what I'm doing and it involves hoops, but the rest of you will have to wait just a little bit longer!

Buttons watch out!  I have a hot glue gun and I'm not afraid to use it!!