Hi all! Just thought I would introduce myself and share the inspiration behind Sissys_homespun_hoops.
My name is Christie. I'm just a laid back Georgia girl who likes anything DIY and home decor related. I have a wonderful fiance and an amazing family. While I've always been a little crafty, I have only just begun dabbling in the wreath department. It all began just shy of 3 months ago.
My sister Michelle was and is all of my inspiration for creating wreaths. She passed away on July 31, 2019. I have been so lost without her. She was my best friend.
I felt like I had completely lost all motivation to do anything. Particularly if it involved anything we shared together. Everything reminds me of her and made it hard to look at, so hiding in my room or sitting on the couch staring at a phone seemed easiest to avoid reality.
I came home one day after about a month of this and realized my front door wreath was starting to fade ever so slightly. Michelle made this wreath, as she had every other wreath that had ever hung on my front door from the day we built our new home and moved in. A wreath from her was my very first housewarming gift.
I couldn't watch this wreath fade as it almost symbolized fading memories. Memories of her. So, I decided I would try my hand at a wreath in memory of her. I needed to keep her alive. This is where it all began.
Over the last month, this has quickly become a passion of my own. I feel closer to her with each trip to the craft store to carefully select each piece. I feel her love for this as I piece it all together. This has truly been therapeutic for me while I sort through my grief.
I came to create Sissy's Homespun Hoops (she always called me Sissy) in memory of her in hopes that I can create something positive. If nothing else, maybe use the profit of each wreath to help my nephews and her husband as they travel through life without her.
Hi all! I have devoted a lot of my time to new IG and FB pages as well as trying to build an Etsy shop. I have really taken to wreath making since the loss of my sister. Designing wreaths was one of many of her decorative talents and has become my greatest therapy in handling my grief. Somehow it helps me feel closer to her. .
So, I've decided to see if I can't make something of this newfound hobby and turn it into something positive. If it goes somewhere, I plan to use it to contribute to her two sons, my nephews. Feel free to check it out @sissys_homespun_hoops !
"Don't wait for opportunity. Create it."
|| Happy Spooky Season!
🕸🖤👻☠️🎃 I’m currently taking orders for custom holiday wreaths! Whether it be Christmas, Halloween, Fall, New Years, you name it! We can even do a custom themed one if you have something specific in mind that you want!
DM me for more info 🎃
$50 per wreath as each one is an individual, one of a kind masterpiece ☺️||
A lovely couple is getting married today, and I had been hoping to celebrate with them, but unfortunately I'm having to send my love with this card instead. No flying allowed for me! I originally designed this card for another friend's wedding, which sadly I also couldn't attend. Living far from friends and family is hard! Man, what a whiner I have become. Many felicitations to the joyous couple.
I’m trying out a #ProBow , #TheHand bow maker. It really just holds it all for you and keeps everything nice and even. I’m going to keep playing with it. Do you use any kind of bow maker or have any tricks? I also made my own #fluffbox which is awesome for finishing the look.