Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Vacation Notice

Heads up y'all.

If you're thinking of ordering a custom hoop, make sure you place your order by the end of this week

I will be going away on holiday at the end of July and wont be taking anymore custom orders until the end of August.

Hoops purchased from my Etsy shop will ship out as normal until just before i go away.


Sunday, 15 June 2014

A firm favourite

I get asked all the time 'what's your favourite hoop you've made'
and it's a really hard question to answer, as cliche as i sounds i love every hoop that i make, but i often find that the latest hoop i'm making i say to myself 'this is my favourite hoop' but as soon as i start on the next one i say the exact same thing.

I got an email from a customer called Charlotte, asking for a custom hoop with the Kurt Cobain quote
'wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are'
I knew right away that this quote was awesome and would look so good embroidered onto a hoop.

I must admit, i wasn't even aware of this quote existing until now (am i terrible?) but it really was my kinda quote and one i thought a lot of people could relate to.
 I mean who doesn't spend their time wishing they were someone else, i mean i know i do, when I'm not wishing i'm Beyonce i'm wishing i'm Iggy Azalea or maybe just someone who's a little bit famous, or has lots of money or has a really nice bum... anyway, i'm getting way too side tracked here.
It was a god damn good quote, know what i mean?!
And here is the finished product.
I like to keep thinks edging on the girly, cutesy side of things and i think the vintage floral embroidery is totally adorbs.

Here is a photo of the hoop hanging in it's new crib with it's new buddies.
I LOVE seeing my hoops in their new homes, so if you're the owner of one of my hoops and haven't done so already upload a photo to Instagram and tag me @thimbleandbobbin or you could email a photo to me

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

5 hoops up for grabs!

Are you signed up to the Frankie newsletter?

Well good, you're sorted, well done. If you're not, what's wrong with you?

Marian Faa

I'm giving away 5 hoops!
Each hoop especially made for each winner, so you can choose your own design.
Look back through all my current or previous hoops in my Etsy page and pick your favourite.

Then all you have to do is follow this link, email your entry through to the guys at Frankie and that's it!


*i will try my best to re-create hoops but as i use vintage fabrics it is not always possible, so the fabric choice may be a surprise, but that's better right?*

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Mollie Makes

My Rick Ross 'everyday i'm hustlin' hoop was featured in 'this month's wish list' section of Mollie Makes magazine.

Cannot explain how chuffed and amazed i am. Mollie Makes is such an amazing magazine filled to the brim with amazing artists/makers and crafting inspiration.

As i use vintage fabrics for my hoops i am unfortunately unable to make this exact hoop again, so those of you who have got one are lucky ;)

But don't worry i'm still making Rick Ross hoops, just on different fabric.
Available in three different colours, ooh i do spoil you lot.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014


I've had a flurry of Australian orders through my Etsy shop.
So i checked my shop stats and found a tonne of traffic had come from Frankie Magazine as i had been featured on their site! WOWEE!

I'm never very good at writing about myself and what i do but they have summed up my embroideries perfectly.

So a big HI! and THANK YOU! to all my new followers.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Custom Hoops

I get lots of people asking me if i make custom hoops, and the answer is, HECK YES I DO!

Prices depend on what wording you would like embroidering.
I don't like to squish too much into a small hoop as that makes the wording really small and then you can't actually read it unless you're really close up.

But please feel free to shoot me an email to with your requests and i'd be happy to discuss prices etc.

At the moment custom orders have a 2 week wait.

pssssstttt! custom hoop prices are going to rise ever so slightly in February so get your requests in now ;) 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Win A Hoop!

Today (Tuesday 21st) is the last day to enter this bitchin' Instagram competition.
Head on over to our Instagram- thimbleandbobbin
Repost this photo, tag us in the caption and hashtag #winthimbleandbobbin
Thats all you need to do to be within a chance of winning this diddy little 'bite me' hoop.

Winner will be picked on Wednesday 22nd.

This competition is open to everyone, not just UK based people.