This hoop represents six days worth of sitting at the table with my kindergartner keeping him on his schoolwork. I can't stand to just sit there doing nothing, but if I go do something else his five-year-old attention span evaporates. So I found my happy medium: I can sit with him and hand stitch and he gets his work done and I get cute new hoops for my wall!
I am so in love with how this turned out it's not even funny. I can't stop looking at it and smiling. First of all because I really enjoyed making it, second of all because I've always loved the style of "It's a Small World" (even if the ride itself is super boring and slightly obnoxious) and wanted to recreate it somehow. And lastly because it has a hot air balloon on it. I like hot air balloons.
I also love the super bright colors on the black background. It makes me think of the velvet lederhosen my mom bought for me and my brother when we lived in Switzerland as kids. (Yeah, you read that right. I have worn lederhosen. I'm not ashamed.)
Anyhoo, I'm relieved to be done, as I always am when working on a long project. Or if I'm honest, ANY project--my attention span isn't too great either. Now I can finish the shower curtain I'm working on that is basically a total ripoff of Rachel's. Imitation is the best form of flattery--right Rachel? (please say yes please say yes please say yes)
Time to exit the world of crafty fun and enter the world of the not so fun but necessary dinner-making. Ciao.