Operation Friendship Bracelets!

Hello everybody! If you follow us on Twitter you've probably seen our tweets about making friendship bracelets this past weekend! Our friend Meghan had an awesome idea to make friendship bracelets and take them to the kids at the Houses of Hope. A few of us are taking a trip to Africa pretty soon to go hang out with the kids again and we thought that we could make some for the kids, but also teach them a fun craft!

So, if you want to make a bracelet or two and send them to us before August 2, 2010, we will take them with us and give them to the kids!

All you need to do is head over to your local craft store and buy a bunch of this thread: (it's not too pricy either--a BIG package for under $4):

Then, either find a friend to teach you or go & watch this handy how-to video....

You can experiment with all different patterns etc....this is one Jill is currently working on:

It is kind of time consuming...but we have also felt it's kind of therapeutic :) We've turned FRIENDS on in the background and tied away!

The end result is a bunch of these:

So, if you feel so inclined to make one of these bad boys--send us your bracelet to this address:

ALD c/o HOH

P.O. Box 176

Wheaton, IL 60187

Feel free to include a letter if you'd like...we promise to take all of them with us and share them with the kids.

Lots of love and friendship bracelets...

j&k...and meghan!