I love the look of embroidery in hoops and have seen a lot of really neat examples of it lately on Pinterest and a few blogs I like to visit. I created a three different ones for Christmas gifts this year and have waited until now to share them to keep from spoiling the surprise. I painted the hoops to match each one and really love the way they turned out.
I saw a cute example of this one on Pinterest and created the pattern on the computer using the fonts I liked. I added a ribbon loop for hanging.
I embroidered the "&" in a split stitch and then did the names in back stitch over the top of it.
After doing the 1D in back stitch, I used a crayon to color it in - giving it a "grunge" look - and then heat set it with and iron.
This is one of my favorite sayings and I found the design here at Stars & Sunshine.
For all three of these, I finished the backs with a circle of felt attached with whip stitch.