Nov 11, 2012

Doodle de doo.

I think my brain has been unhappy with me lately. The left side has gotten all the attention, what with school and all, and my poor right side was feeling left out. 
Why do I think this?
Because when I sat down with a pen and paper a few days ago, the right side of my brain rather desperately abducted the left side and took over. And almost before I knew what was happening this had jumped onto my paper:

I guess my mind was more desperate for creativity than I thought ...

There's just something refreshing about a good long doodle session...

Nov 10, 2012


 Aaaand it's pomegranate season! Let my annual over-consumption of said deliciousness commence!

Ok, who am I kidding?
We're on our fifth one already.

Nov 1, 2012

Super easy friendship bracelet DIY

I went over to a friend's house last week, and she taught me this super fun way to make friendship bracelets! 

First cut a small circle out of thin cardboard (cereal boxes work great.) Cut a hole in the center, and eight slits around the edge. 

Cut seven strands of embroidery floss or thin yarn. Each one should be about two feet long. Tie them together at the top. I chose to use six gray threads and one green one. 

Tuck the knot down through the hole in the cardboard.

Slip one strand of embroidery floss into each slit. There will be one empty one.

Now for the fun part!
Find the empty slit. Going to the right of it, skip two threads, and pick up the third one. Pull it out of its slit, and slide it into the empty one!

Now rotate the cardboard disc so the empty slit is on top again and repeat, taking the third thread to the right and putting it into the empty slit.

That's it! Just keep repeating and repeating! You're basically making an intricate braid. 
Soon you will see a tiny woven tail appearing like magic:

Once that tail is long enough to wrap around your wrist, pull the bracelet off of the cardboard and finish it. I chose to make two thin braids at the end for tying purposes, but you can finish however you want. Cut off the extra thread, and you're done!

As you can see, using one thread in a different color makes little dots.
You can experiment with different patterns though!

The first time I tried this, it basically blew my mind with how simple but awesome it was!
It would be a great project to do with kids, or even while watching a movie; it's that easy!

Have fun!