I have a thing for hoops. As in embroidery hoops. Op Shop found ones at that. It’s one of my bazaar fetishes which perplexes Mr Vick.
I blame Pinterest. It steals away my brain and warps it into some creative universe which makes me believe I am actually going to create the crafts that I pin. Hoop craft desire has gone as far as collecting a whole shit load of hoops. Exhibit A:
That is only some of them.
At first they were hard to spot and at times they were a bit pricey, even for the op shop, but then I found a bundle of a zillion for $1 and my heart was so ecstatic I could have danced with a ….er, hula hoop. This elated state was only dashed by Mr Vicks judgement of my loopy hoopyness (I know, I’m loving the hoop references a little too much).
Anyway, I think we can conclude here that I have hoops. Plenty of. So now it’s down to the nitty gritty of crafting with them. That’s where you come in. See, Pinterest is so wonderful that it’s confusing my preggie mind (not difficult) about which creative project I should be doing. There are many an option. Care to take a look?
I was initially thinking hoops for a baby room was a fabulous idea. Adorable and I have plenty of op-shop scored material which would rock it.
Are you getting my drift? It’s super cute, am I wrong? My problem here is… what materials do I use that would be unisex? If I have a boy is it a bit too girly?
Then I found other ideas which has only opened up the possibilities far too wide but I like them too. Very much.
Embroidery in an embroidery hoop… who would have thought? But I like the idea of using an old doily or someones handy work (like my Grandmothers) to be featured.
Or something a little more contemporary?
Earrings or brooch display. Photo Source
And some placement ideas….
I’m fairly in love with that last one actually but would Mr Vick allow me to have material hoops above our bed??? Mmmm… He has been heard saying - why would you do that to hoops? It doesn’t seem practical. What about home decoration is ever practical? Tsk, tsk.
I wonder how practical he would find this one?
This is super arty farty isn’t it? I think I would be kidding us all if I said suspending hoops dangling in our house with 2 kids knockin’ about was a great idea.
And now I just don’t know. *Vicki shrugs and sighs*. They’re all hoop-liscious right? Care to share your thoughts and favourites to help de-clutter my feeble, preggie brain???
Either way, I think we can agree I’m onto something:
(If you wanna follow along with Knocked Up & Abroad’s creative daydreaming on Pinterest you can here)