Saturday, August 20, 2011

In With The Cool Girls

There are many amazing things about being the new mom of a daughter, but just one of them is the fact that my nieces, ages 12, 9, and 4, love coming over to their "cousin's house." (Could you just die?!) Which also means that they bring their interests with them. Which right now includes their boxes of string and collection of lanyard. Side note: it is so awesome that they have actual interests beyond watching TV and playing video games. Good old fashioned kids!

Now that I have a baby and don't have much spare time, I appreciate the fact that each visit usually yields at least one friendship bracelet. They are the perfect jewelry for a mom since they are soft and don't bother my little lady when I hold her.

Tonight my job is to try and recall my lanyard skills so we can move on to a new medium tomorrow. Exciting!


Kristin said...

God, I remember making these as kids on my deck, your front porch, sitting in our yard, etc. I was so excited when I saw my students making these again. I even still have my box of strings!

dani fiori said...

I, too, am obsessed! I have at least 4 going at once, pinned to every pillow in the house. It's so relaxing! Nice collection on your wrist! Knot on! Xoxo

sevprez said...

Kristin- I passed down my string box to my niece! It's so great to see someone else take up one of our old favorite hobbies. The lanyard is a little tougher. Today I figured out zipper/cobra, but I'm really having a hard time getting a box knot started. Side note: remember how many fortune tellers we used to make?! We were prolific!

Erin said...

I love these! Congrats on the little one. I love the name.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that friendship bracelets will not be going out of style any time soon! So many memories of learning the complicated stitches! Doubt I would recall any now. Good luck with the lanyard and post more pics please! This is making me want to take the plunge into knitting. I have been avoiding the urge to learn how but I must come clean and say...I really want to knit!