I scored a bunch of embroidery hoops at a yard sale for cheap...because, well, I am cheap. ;) I use to do a lot of cross stitching but not any more.
I used a piece of burlap for the background and decorated with flowers and birdhouses.
I made the shutter effect in the inside of the flower from an age-old paper folding technique. Its done by working from the back and placing strips of folded paper in a certain way. I found the idea in a paper crafting idea book from the library and I love the outcome! I think it looks pretty dang cool!
That's all for today, thanks for stopping by!