In the recent Mini Make a Friend swap, @Ewulotta’s pinterest boards had a number of different hooplas and quite a lot of felt work, so I was inspired to make this hoopla for her.
The small pink flowers and all the leaves were just made up, mostly just to add a bit of greenery
Closer view of the Peony and darker green leaves
Closer view of the Cosmos
Closer view of the Freesia - I stitched the other two flowers, but had to give in and use the hot glue gun for this one!
Closer up view of the small pink flowers and the lighter green leaves
I used a glitter white felt as the background, cut out the letters for ‘grow’ and stitched it on the background before attaching any of the flowers
I arranged the flowers first, so that I could play around with the layout, and then stitched the flowers on. When I had attached all the flowers, there seemed to be a bit too much white space, so I added a few sequins to fill it in a little
The back was finished off by hot gluing a piece of felt to the back of the frame
I have worked with felt quite a lot in the past, but never made any flowers - I can see this becoming a new addiction