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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fun funky hats!

 
I will be making lots of these! Love it! 

Kool-aid anyone?


Okay, So after much trial and error, I have finally successfully dyed my own yarn with Kool-aid!

first, I filled the pot about halfway with hot tap water and vinegar, and submerged the yarn in it. I let it soak about an hour just to make sure the yarn had absorbed the water. After the yarn was soaked, I poured most of the water out so the remaining water was not quite covering the yarn, but close. Then I turned the stove on and brought the yarn to a simmer. After turning on the heat, I poured in my colors. Slowly and carefully I poured the kool-aid in towards the edges of the pot, evenly spaced – when you pour at the edges, the colors will bleed in to the center. SO you don't want to start in the middle or else your colors will get muddled. 

I just kept it at a simmer until the color was all absorbed in the yarn, not the water.
Then I poured the water out through the colander and let it cool to room temperature.
After it cooled I rinsed it with equal temperature water and squeezed the water out. Then I let it hang it to dry overnight.
Here it is!
Somethings I have learned, DON'T use cotton, keep your yarn neat through the hole process so you don't spend countless wasted hours trying to untangle it, and have patience.   

I will buy white wool next time so the colors are more vibrant. This was a cream color so it's not just how I want it. The above picture I enhanced with photo shop. I thought it looked sweet. 
Anyway I can't wait to dye more yarn and start making stuff! Let me know what you think! 

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Yarn dyeing, with kool-aid!

I found this blog that shows you how to dye your own yarn with kool-aid! I am trying right now! I will put up pictures of the process. In the mean time here is the link to the blog http://www.leethal.net/zine/?p=764
Wish me luck!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cupcake purse

There are still a few adjustments to be made and a few things I will do differently next time. All in all I think it's fun!

Little bunny foofoo

I made this little bunny for my daughters 1st easter basket.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

New hats

A friend of mine wanted flamingo hats.
A sun hat I made for my daughter.

Headbands for Summer

Monsters

I made these for my daughter. Thinking about selling some on Etsy. Tell me what you think. 
  

  
                                                                                   Still need to figure out what to do with the feet.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dresses I made for my daughter

Here are a few dresses I made. Thought about selling them but I'm not the best seamstress and it is so much work. But I do love the way they turn out.