A fantastic photo of brightly colored friendship bracelets - of the old school woven variety - popped up on Pinterest last week and I couldn't get it out of my head. (Here's the photo and here's the blog post it came from, complete with tutorials.) I dug through my craft supply box for the seven colors of embroidery thread I had and immediately made two bracelets and then plans to go pick up more colors.
Talk about a simple pastime that brings back memories. I used to be the queen of friendship bracelet making and now I remember why. It's a simple process that generates quick and pretty results. For me it feels a lot like knitting - only for the summer.
The craziest part was after I tied the first one and hopped in the shower. The water hit the thread and dyed it that dark muted hue and suddenly, I was back in sixth grade and playing in the backyard pool. Memories are so awesome that way.