Saturday, 25 July 2009

Wrist Adornments

Pictured here are some of the friendship bracelets that I have been making lately.

Is it super lame to wear friendship bracelets that you made yourself?

I can't get ENOUGH of them.
The bracelet above is one I made for Leanne. It's the most complex pattern I've tried so far. Edgy. I'm posting it to her on Monday and she'd BETTER be wearing it at Brighton Pride when I see her.

I gave this pale blue and yellow one to Chloe on the night we went to see Joseph Arthur play a show together.
She really liked it and wants me to teach her how to make one
(in red & white - to match her favourite pair of Converse).

A work in progress... Completion

This is the 'Swirl and Braid' design, in friendship bracelet making lingo.
Yeh - that's RIGHT.. Swirl AND braid.

It's too big for my wrist so I wear it around my left ankle and feel all kinds of surfer chic.
Good night, Blog.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Friendship Bracelets

While at university two of my good friends and I formed a (largely ironic) triumvirate, The LGB3. Before we set off to America on our Year Abroad adventures during the summer of 2006, I purchased us each a friendship bracelets so that we'd.. be apart, but still kind of united by THREAD (aw!). Susie's never arrived (grumble grumble, Royal Mail!) I wore mine until it fell off somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. However, Lydia's bracelet (see right) remained intact triumphantly (IT EVEN TRAVELLED TO JAPAN) until the final day of our time together in Norwich in June 2008. The bracelet was attached to her wrist by a single, delicate thread for over a month. Oh the poignant significance of that bracelet; reflecting the ending of our time as UEA Undergrads.

Another good friend of mine, Kathryn and I recently bought matching friendship bracelets (in different colours) because Kathryn is leaving England for America very soon. Our bracelets are less traditional looking than the ones The LGB3 had, but they are awesome and beaded. These puppies were found in Camden.

Today I purchased a Friendship Braid-Making Kit from Beckenham's finest toy shop and have since spent the latter part of this evening YouTubing HOW to make friendship bracelets. I followed this useful video made by Hollistergirl101:

Coloured thread is pretty. Oh yes it is. *twirl*

I wish I had a kitten to playfully tease with this bundle of cotton!

I only have one complete bracelet made so far. I won't post that now. I hope to have several more friendship bracelet designs to blog/exhibit along with it after work tomorrow.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Morning Light

6 o'clock in the morning. I enjoy the gentle, hazy light at this time of the day. During the summer months, I leave my curtains open so that most mornings, I awake as the sun rises. I'd much rather wake up naturally than be cruelly woken by the shrill scream of a horrid alarm clock.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

My First 'Snog'

Last week, I headed to the Big Smoke for an after-work rendezvous. Trying to impress my friend with my ability to hunt down lesser-known, original and fun places for us to go to as I was, I hoped that 'Snog', in the heart of London's Soho, would make for the perfect hang out spot.
'Snog' is a hip, clean, modern eatery, serving up delicious Frozen Yogurt. This sweet treat is low in fat, low in calories and high in taste. It is sweetened with Agave Nectar (!) and there are three yogurt flavours to choose from: Natural, Chocolate and Green Tea. Once you have decided upon your yogurt of choice, you must pick a size (Little, Classic or MASSIVE) and your topping selection. My pal and I went for the 'Snog Special' which is a Classic size 'Snog' with two toppings for the not too unreasonable price of £4.25.

(Mmm - Strawberry and Chocolate Brownie Snog.)

A great first 'Snog'; it definitely won't be my last.