DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

I wanted to share with you a beautiful, quick, easy and inexpensive way to decorate your walls. I had several embroidery hoops just lying in a drawer, along with some very pretty fabrics. It was time to put these items to good use. Just grab some of your favorite fabrics and those hoops and I'll show you how easy this is to do.

Lady by the Bay - DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Position your embroidery hoop on your fabric to get an idea of what part of the pattern will be visible in the hoop. Then cut the piece of fabric a couple of inches larger than the hoop. Place the fabric in the hoop and make sure the pattern looks the way you want. Trim away the excess fabric, leaving about an inch around the edge. It doesn't have to be perfect.

Lady by the Bay - DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Using some fabric glue, squeeze a thin line of it around the inner edge of the embroidery hoop.

Lady by the Bay - DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Press the fabric inward toward the center of the hoop, going around the entire edge, being sure all of the fabric edges adhere to the hoop. You may have to go around a couple of times.

Lady by the Bay - DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

That's it! You now have a beautiful piece of art to hang on your wall. You could embroider some inspirational words on your fabrics as well, which I plan on doing. And if you're making one to give as a gift, it may be nice to add a backing of some felt or a plain fabric just to make it look neater. For my own personal use though I didn't find that necessary.

I suggest laying your finished hoops out on a large table or the floor to design exactly how you will want them to look on your wall, then go about hanging them.

Lady by the Bay - DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
Lady by the Bay - DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Enjoy and have a beautiful day!

Hello, Autumn

Autumn is here! It's so exciting to see the leaves starting to change here in Northern California. This truly is the best time of year in the bay area. The weather starts to cool down a bit but is still warm enough, and all of the leaves start to turn their beautiful shades of oranges, yellows and reds. 

This is my favorite season. Time for sweaters, scarves, boots, soup, and (my favorite) pumpkin spiced lattes. :) I can't wait to get out and about, take long walks and soak it all in. And I'll be sure to take my camera long with me.

What's your favorite time of year?

Hello Autumn - Lady by the Bay

9 Instagram Accounts That Make Me Happy

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I'm sharing with you nine Instagrammers that make me happy each and every day. It sure wasn't easy to narrow it down to nine, as I follow a lot of talented people. These are some of the people who I always search for each day to see their postings. So be sure to check them out. You will be so happy you did!

From left to right:

  • alyfromuk2us - Aly sure knows how to capture California's beauty. It's always so fun to see it through her eyes. She is so talented and is the queen of sunset silhouettes.
  • missyjena - Jena has an exceptionally talented eye when it comes to capturing her lovely Vancouver. She has an impeccable fresh and clean style, and has such a warm and engaging personality. 
  • burnningbridges - It's always fun to see where the red umbrella will take you. Yuni takes the most mesmerizing photos with her daughter and the red umbrella. You just have to go take a look to see what I mean. Simply amazing!
  • idknowhowshedoesit - Gloribell's Instagram name says it all. I really don't know how she does what she does. The vignettes she puts together are incredibly gorgeous and classy, and I can only imagine how long they must take. You can see how much detail and love she puts into them. 
  • fatmumslim - Chantelle has such a fun, happy and colorful gallery. You can't help but smile when looking through her photos, whether it be her adorable children, beautiful Australian scenery, fun typography and patterns, or one of her delicious recipes.
  • o_reilly_s - Aurélie takes you on a beautiful journey through Paris on a daily basis. She definitely knows how to capture its beauty!
  • lefoxvintage - The way Vanessa uses Hipstamatic to capture the sky, flowers and nature is like no other. There's such a soft and dreamy touch to her images that is so beautiful, and you can always pick her images out of a crowd. 
  • ravenreviews - Samantha captures some of the most incredible landscape shots of the San Francisco Bay Area. Her feed is like a gallery of postcards. 
  • kodakmoments_bynina - Each and every one of Nina's photos tells a beautiful story that you step into and never want to leave. 

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!

Until next time...

Lady by the Bay


I'm finding that I really enjoy playing with flowers and making little messages like this. Here's another I did today.

I think I'm on to something and will continue making these, and possibly make them into prints to sell on Etsy. :) I'm excited!

Until next time...

Lady by the Bay