From Beth: Melissa from Checkout Girl creates some really fantastic hoops (and much more) with wool. We’d like to place her Little City Hoops & Canvases all around our homes! She’s up next with a little house hoop project, but first be sure to enjoy Checkout Girl and Little Pink House

From Melissa: I went to college for eleven years to become a professor of literature and creative writing. And then I changed my mind. So I quit my job and emptied my retirement account, and about a year ago, I moved with my family to Portland, Maine, a town on the ocean, a town with museums and second-hand bookstores and coffee shops, a town with a fabric store, where artists live. My hope is to be one of them, so I spend my days with needle in hand, creating little scenes in wool felt. I put these bits and pieces in my etsy shop, and get this: people buy them! (I’m afraid I might be dreaming.)