Tag Archives: Friendship

Yarn-crafted Bracelets

Image A simple little Sunday project. 100% wool, and made with a mix of macramé (friendship bracelet knotting), 4-strand braids, and weaving.ImageImageImageImage

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Black Apple Dolls

ImageThese cuties are for some kiddos I babysit for. I’m a big fan of Emily Martin (a.k.a.The Black Apple), and when I saw her sweet doll pattern from Martha Stewart, I knew I’d have to make one someday. Well, I finally have! I started on these last year, and had the girls basically done, but the poor little boy has been languishing my the sewing machine, faceless until very recently. I went with eyes similar to these dolls that Emily made. (<—-Aren’t they adorable?) The pattern was supposed to be enlarged, but I just printed it out as-is, making for a more petite doll.ImageHe has a face! (And teeny blue glasses!) (And a little hat to jazz up his solid-colored outfit!)ImageThe headbands are a piece of fold-over-elastic sewn onto friendship bracelets. They also double as hair ties! I’m kind of in love with them.ImageThis doll got a wee green sweater and starry legs.ImageImage This one is my favorite, I think. She gets to wear a fluffy pink tutu.ImageI’m excited to wrap these up and give them to their recipients!

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Let’s Be Friends!

Sorry for not posting for so long. I’d like to say I’ve been writing up knitting patterns, but I haven’t. I’ve been doing other crafty stuff, though.


 Like making friendship bracelets. (No, I didn’t make ALL of these!)


I’m making and selling them with some friends to raise money for our group, Operation Kaleidoscope Kids, which will raise funds to buy toys for kids in children’s hospitals. We’re also organizing a road race to raise funds. It’s pretty exciting, and nice to have something to do this summer!


(All lined up!)


To “advertise” I’ve been wearing these two bracelets around. The fish patterned one was made by my mom when she was in college, and I made the bordered chevron. The colors were inspired by…..(can you guess?)…….



The yarn in my basket (not my only yarn-stashing place, don’t worry!) has a really cool color palette of yellow-orange (I like to think of it as mild orange), periwinkle blue, pink, and green. Sort of unexpected and random, but I love it!

Do you have a favorite unique color combo? If so, I’d love to hear it.  Just comment below!


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