Having crafty, creative friends is rewarding in so many ways. They're always up for a craft night, they can help you with project troubleshooting, and when you get married, they make you super awesome gifts.
Alex and I eloped, so there was no formal celebration. As a gift, my sweet crafty friends took turns stitching on this fabric to create a collaboration that makes me want to both laugh and cry at the same time.
Each person contributed something to the hoop. It was fun to try to figure out who contributed what. Sally, for example, is a pom pom fanatic, so I immediately knew the two pom poms were her creations. (She added the "yarn floozie" button, too.) Sonali is constantly beading, so she added the little cluster of beads near the top. Krista stitched the cute little rhino and added other cool fabrics. Erica added fun embellishments like the rickrack, while Tara stitched the glitter hearts. Liz added the embroidered flowers and red French knots, and Stephanie painted the hoop, plus added the purple crochet flower with the Paul McCartney button on it.
What can I say? My friends know what I like.
All of my friends are lovely, talented people. Here are their Instagram accounts. You should follow them!
I hung the hoop in my dining room so I can have a little giggle each time I pass by. I love it so much!