Sew Crafty Friday & Flashback Friday-Macrame

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Shereen at Waiting for Him hosts Sew Crafty Friday. 

I thought this week I’d merge both Sew Crafty Friday hosted by Shereen and Flashback Friday hosted by Kellie Ann. 

While at the check out at Hobby Lobby this week, my kids noticed the hemp macramé bracelets at the register.  My daughter immediately asked if she could have one.  After all they were under 2 dollars.  After asking her if she had her money and then informing her that money didn’t grow on trees, I explained to her that I would make one for her.  Growing up in the 70’s had its advantages and the art of macramé was one of them.  I had taught myself how to tie the knots, joined the crazed crafters and made plant hanger after plant hanger after plant hanger.  I loved making them.  These hung at the house my husband and I built in Massachusetts. (We did not make the wooden planter)

The ones above have long since succumbed to weather but here are a few that have weathered time.  (Sorry no flowers planted yet)

So, last night I set to the task of making my daughter her bracelet.  This is the end result.

I painted little flowers on a wooden bead to dress it up for her.  Now my son wants me to make him a macramé choker.

If you are interested in learning how to macramé bracelets, Rings and Things has some simple instructions with illustrations.  Have fun and be groovy. LOL

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9 Responses to Sew Crafty Friday & Flashback Friday-Macrame

  1. lahbluebonnet says:

    I love the porch! I never made macrame…well yes I did. I made a purse then threw it out. Mom made one nifty hanger then the rest was just strings with enough knots to hold a pot. My dh saw one of those wooden planters at a craft show and made lots of those. They are now no more.

    Blessings,

    Laiurie

  2. Anonymous says:

    They turned out beautiful. I haven't thought of macrame in years but I loved it! I love the bracelet as well. It seems like many things from the past are coming back into style again.

    Terri

    http://www.heartsinservice.blogspot.com

  3. Anonymous says:

    My mom used to have something similar hanging in the foyer when I was a kid. It's crazy how if you wait long enough things become popular again!

    Toni

    http://thehappyhousewife.com

  4. ReviewsbyHeidi says:

    I well remember macrame also, so when Ashley received a bracelet kit in the mail from a friend, I ended up being the one to make it for her (she doesn't have the patience!)

    Heidi

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Mom2fur here. Wow, I remember doing macrame, too! I remember you had to start with rope about 7 times longer than you needed. Hmmmm, kinda makes me wonder which of today's 'hot crafting trends' will be tomorrow's memories?

  6. kellieann says:

    Way to kill two birds with one stone! I was a little too young to get in on the macrame in the 70s, but my mom had some of those planters. Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm not sure if she made them or they were given to her.

  7. SchoolinRhome says:

    You are so creative!

    I wanted to let you know that I am hosting my first giveaway over at my blog! It is to celebrate Mother's Day! Stop by and tell me why you are happy to be a mother and you could win an awesome devotional book, a journal and a cooking with kids CD-Rom.

    Enjoy your weekend with your family!

    SchoolinRhome

    Here is the giveaway link:

    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/SchoolinRhome/525838/

  8. Gina says:

    Far out!

    I remember my mom's macrame wallhanging in yellow & brown over our yellow piano. It's funny how things roll around again!

    http://asustainedlife.blogspot.com

  9. Anonymous says:

    Outasight! Thanks so much for mentioning our macrame instructions page. Solid(,) link! That page has turned out to be just about the all-time greatest hit on the Rings & Things website, because we put it online in 1972. 🙂

    We also have a more advanced macrame project online, for all of you macrame "heavies": http://www.rings-things.com/Projects/68002-49.htm.

    Peace 'n' beads 'n' pobody's nerfect,

    –Dave

    at Rings & Things

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