I made some leather and jute bracelets with Delia a few weeks back. I used this fine tutorial right here. They were so easy to make and quite addictive. I wouldn't use jute again. It's pretty, but itchy. I think this is now being used as a key fob, or it's tied to a dance bag or something. I want to make more.
related to making stuff:The whole family has been taken over by DIY Skills. It's a site for kids to tackle challenges and to master skills. Think baking, animating, camping, hacking, film making, sewing, chemistry, computer programing, you name it. Insanely fun and motivating.There is too much awesomeness to write about here—it's pretty involved. But you can get a sense of it all if you watch the video, and look around at all the projects kids have done and read the FAQ. The real embroidered patches are supposed to be available for sale next month. I asked and they answered.