Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bringing back an old past time

As a young child, I used to enjoy making bracelets out of embroidery floss. I actually had no clue what a person would use that string for OTHER than making bracelets. What on earth could someone make other than for my fun?

And for the past couple years I've tried to explain them to my daughter. But she always had other craft ideas that she wanted to complete. Like painting misc. wooden pieces to put in her room. But recently some friends of ours had starting making the friendship bracelets and shared some pictures with us. Of course at that time she got interested in them.

We first went to Wal-Mart to try to find the embroidery floss. Unfortunately their craft department lacked the supplies we were looking for. I was looking for the individual skeins, but only found a couple kits prepackaged for kids. The one we came home with had 7 skeins of floss, and advertised that it came with instructions on how to make the bracelets.

Brianna made several from those, but quickly ran out of string. We replenished her supplies at Michael's. I should have know to go there instead of Wal-Mart in the first place. It sucks being new and not knowing where everything is just yet. But never fear, we came away with enough floss to make TONS of bracelets, and then

my first attempt at a chevron pattern for myself

and my latest new pattern attempt, the top bracelet is a criss-cross pattern

So for the past few days, we've been making tons and tons of bracelets. I think I may need to find a 12 step program for her... :) She's been calling all her friends to ask for their favorite colors. She's such a giving child! I love her for that!

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