That's my friend Heidi. Isn't she cute? She makes me cooler just by knowing her.
I met Heidi awhile back when I owned a children's store called The Bee's Knees. It was quite an adventure. Maybe even a story for another day. Anyway, this lovely lady came in and help transform, in many ways, the store as my manager. Along with some other lovelies that I had working for me. One of which now lives in New Zealand with her honey and triplet girls.
We have been friends since then. Almost thirteen years. Maybe fourteen? Let's just say its close to that. She's the kind of friend that I know will be a part of my life always just because. Plus, like I mentioned, I'm alittle bit cooler having her as my friend. We laugh and talk and talk some more. I don't even recall all the things we talk about. We just never seem to run out of things to say. Which, in and of itself, is cool.
We recently spent time together camping at the beach over spring break. She with her sweet boys and our little brood. We had such a great time.
And this lovely had her birthday recently and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try out the Ribband bracelet by the festive Laura Nelkin. She had gifted a kit for the bracelet to me when we hung out in New York last January. I pulled it out again and got to work.
I did chose some thicker yarn I had on hand and some beads left over from my other Ms. Laura project, which I love by the way, and started knitting.
The best bit of fashion advice I received from Heidi... Where accessories are concerned the bigger the better.
I like how the wrap bracelet turned out. Funky, fun colors. Not for everyone of course but she loved it. Loved how it felt and loved that if she fell asleep cuddling one of her darling boys then she didn't have a hard bracelet poking her into her wrist at 2:00 a.m.. Kudos to Laura for that one. I wonder if she even realized that cool factor of her bracelet.
So there it is. The first of many bracelets that I will knit. And, they are fun. Did I mention that? I know Laura was up with her girlie stuffing bracelet kits a few days ago so you ought to go visit her shop and try one for yourself. I know you will thank me later.
Off to my day.
Wish me luck because I think I might need to stretch time and use super human strength to clear my "to do" list. I suppose, if I need a break, you will know what I'm knitting.
Bye for now friends.