Ok well maybe “Sunday scraps” is more fitting this week. Many of you that follow me on Facebook know how Aunt Jill tried very hard to chop off her finger on Saturday.
We brought in the New Year in the emergency doc in a box getting her all stiched up.
Needless to say…crafting was put to the side.
But the good news was Uncle Mike and Aunt Allison had brought over Haley’s Christmas present! A friendship bracelet making kit!
I am a sucker for making those bracelets. They always remind me of the bracelet Daryl gave me when we met.
He was all of 13 …
it was church camp…
he was from Va
I was from Ohio.
All he had to give me to remember him was the friendship bracelet he was wearing.
I wore that thing everyday for 3 years….3 years.
Did I mention 3 years?
Cause if I didn’t…I wore this bracelet for years.
Romantic and EWWW…at the same time.
I still have it, although it is in deep retirement.
So yes, I have an attachment to these sorts of things for a random reason. That and we used to follow the Grateful Dead once upon a time and I would do “hair wraps” and jewelry made using the same knot.
Sunday I had a blast teaching Haley how to make these little bracelets. So fun watching her hand them out to her friends today!
Ain’t she cute?
I especially like the “Seriously mom!” Look she is giving me…
She should be used to my camera by now, don’t ya think?
But of course I wanted in on the fun… If you want to try one it is super easy!
Start with four strands of embroidery floss or hemp rope.
Like my “high tech” way of holding it down? I used to pin them to my jeans with a safety pin.
A clipboard works much better! Especially for the kiddos!
Knot them together and simply take a strand and keep making this simple knot.
I tell Haley to make “the #4 ” with the thread.
Loop it back under and just make a knot
I tell ya…there are at least a million different variations on these little bracelets.
But of course I wouldn’t be happy to just make a bracelet….
And since I was already working on a crochet version…