Sunday, July 8, 2012

Braided Hemp Bracelet

Inspired by all the awesome hemp bracelets I've seen floating around on Pinterest, I decided to try my luck and make one of my own.

I already had some wood beads laying around and some hemp from a previous project.

I started with 2 strands of hemp folded in half, and knotted at the loop, which left me with 4 strands. I clipped off the fourth and began braiding. Once I was satisfied with the length, I made a knot and began stringing some wooden beads.

I added 9 beads, knotted again and resumed braiding until I was satisfied with the length. I made another knot, stringed through and button and closed it with the final knot.

And voila! I had a bracelet. :)

Star Wars Themed Apron

For a friend's birthday, I really wanted to make her a homemade gift. So after brainstorming a bit, I came up with the idea of making a Star Wars themed apron! I searched online for some licensed Star Wars fabric and I found the most perfect pattern at Jo Ann's.

I used this super cute sweetheart apron pattern from the Etsy seller prettylittlepearl that I had purchased a while ago.

Here is a photo of the work in progress:

The apron on the left was more of a "lesson's learned" project. I'm still a noob when it comes to sewing and I didn't want to screw up with the pretty Star Wars fabric.

And here's me trying on the final work:

It's the first sewing project I've finished in a while. I have just enough leftover fabric, maybe I'll make one for myself. :)