As you've probably noticed by now, I have a bit of a thing for embroidery hoops. I think they are such a fun and expressive way to decorate with personal touches in almost any space. So, I will be featuring a couple more makers who produce these creative little delights!
When I got in touch with Ashley from Snarky Stitchers, I was delighted from the beginning with her enthusiasm and passion for what she does. All of the work on her Etsy page is customizable based on what you want the embroidery to say and how you want it to look. You can choose different sizes, shapes, colors and backgrounds. The different shapes are especially unique and probably my favorite part of the offerings from the shop.
This was a first time for me in the custom space for this art and the possibilities were endless! What on earth do I most want to have immortalized on an adorable embroidery hoop!?
Well, working with Ashley, we came up with some very fun ideas that I am so thrilled to be sharing with you!
Up first: a great piece for use in branding for this blog, the #DBSObsessed piece that you see here is a perfect match with my office curtains and wall color! What a great way to display a logo or brand name without losing a personalized and homey feel in the space!
Next I wanted to put up a lyric that was recently brought to my attention again after years of not having heard it.
As one does when in Austin, I met a super fun girl who used to live in San Francisco, while dancing behind the DJ booth at a bar on Sixth Street! Obviously, we started to follow each other on Instagram and I noticed that her profile bio stated "kind of snotty acting real rude"!
Nelly, how did I not think of using this in my everyday life over the last 10+ years?! After getting over a deep sense of disappointment in myself I realized that I needed to integrate this phrase into my life. So, I thought this would be the perfect quotw to put on a Snarky Stitching embroidery hoop! And right I was! Check out this bad boy:
Finally, the pièce de résistance! I am so proud of having thought up this little gem of a hoop! Being that I am currently going through the process of tattoo removal - don't never get a tattoo it hurts like hell and I regret it so much because the removal process is a real pain in the ass – I thought that it would be appropriate to get something to replace the tattoo that is being removed.
What do I love most? What would I care enough about to have with me forever?
The answer: Alfie. Obviously. Did you really have to think about that? I hope not.
So, I asked for a plain white poop with a classic 'mom tattoo', replacing the word 'mom' with the word 'Alfie'. I could not be more pleased with the results! How freaking cool is this hoop?! I feel like every bad bitch needs one with the name of their dog or cat in it… #Don'tHateThePlayerHateTheGame
Get to know Ashley + Snarky Stitchers, straight from the maker herself:
"I never thought of myself as crafty, but I wanted something to do while my husband and I watched TV so I started to crochet and knit. One day I saw an adorable embroidery on a random Buzzfeed article and I thought "hey, I bet I could do that!" I taught myself how to make them and started giving them out as gifts. Once I had covered my sister's wall in hoops, she suggested I open an Etsy shop and so I did! I'm hoping to add some knit headbands and clutches to the shop soon.
If you could, please stress that I would love to create custom orders for people. Recently I made a custom piece for a customer and I've attached a photo of that. I love to work with people to make something they will truly love."
drew bailey scott
My raison d'etre: Seeking and experiencing that which improves my life in all areas. The purpose of this blog: to share those incredible discoveries with others, hopefully making their lives even better!