Every now and then, I actually make something from the pretties, and this pin seemed irresistible.
There's a few different versions around, but these were definitely the nicest that I saw. The creator of these adorable hoops has extended her designs from this point, and sells some lovely things in her etsy shop.
I'm lucky enough to have two sisters. One lives around 10 minutes away, and the other around 10,000 miles away. I made this for my English sister's birthday, which was yesterday.
When she first went overseas, phone calls were so expensive. We wrote letters, and waited and waited for replies. Now we text, skype and email. We have phone companies that provide international calls as part of package deals for no extra outlay. I'm so grateful for these things. Our hearts will always connect us, but it's so nice to be able to be connected in the rest of our lives too.