Since my new dyes arrived, I’ve been playing and trying out various methods. I’ve got a few patterns that I like and will be spending some time trying to perfect them. This only means, more stuff for the shop!
I recently got given some cheesecloth as a ROAK and I tried them out. Got some nice pieces done and even manage to make some summer shorts for the girls!
This is Ms. A’s shorts. I have yet to take a pix of KR’s shorts.
And I even tried it out on Ms. G’s onsies!! lol
Not very good but I think I know where I went wrong!
So its back to the dyeing board for me….but not too soon. Still have to settle down a bit here and see what goes where and how I’m going to get back on the horse with my tie dyeing. I miss my dyes!!!!
I know the shop has been quiet. I have been quiet! lol Sewing has taken a bit of a step back but my buying fabric has not stopped! Yes, I am indeed a self-confessed fabricholic no doubt about it. In fact, I think I might change my nick to Madam Bower Bird.
I dare say that I’ve run out of space to store my fabric. I might need to destash but if you’re a fabricholic, you will know that it is close to impossible to let go! It’s a case of, put in pile to destash….second look (a big no no!) and thinks, I could make the girls something from me, puts fabric back. Gah!! It’s hard!! I really is.
Not sure how or where I can put my stash, but I will have to find space….I will make space!!
O and why all this? Well today, we have moved to our new place!! And so happens that today is also Ms G’s 1st birthday – lucky baby’s got herself a huge present alright – a brand new home!! Albeit it being Grandma’s house. Seems like a mammoth of a job to move a WHOLE house into an already compact house but we’re slowly getting there. Slowly but surely….
Christmas has come and gone, and apparently young Mr. B did not get drums for Christmas!! I think he is a tad bit disappointed that the musical instrument of his choice was not waiting for him under the tree but I dare say he should be happy that he even GOT a musical instrument for Christmas!! Lord know we were mad to even think about getting ANY sort of musical instruments for the kids but here we are….ended up with 3 mini guitars for the kids!
Mind you, among the 3, I reckon KR’s has the highest potential of actually playing the guitar. There’s just something about the way she holds the guitar and actually strums it correctly on her own, seems to speak for itself. I’m hoping to tap into that interest asap!! As for Mr. B…well, let’s just say we wont be in any rush to go get the classic ezdrummer download at musicians friend for him…..poor mister!!
Yes, I’ve finally taken the plunge and started a little page on FB for my tie dye garments!!
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It’s still in infant stage but I’m getting a little bit of interest which is always a good thing! Many thanks to friends and family who have supported my little store. Much love and appreciation folks!
Here’s to a brand new colourful year!
Today, the kids found some pump tubing thingy that actually sound like the flute when you blow into it. I reckon it’s not the sound that’s tickling them to continuously blow on it throughout the day, I think it more like how ticklish it is when someone blows into your ear that makes them do it all day! I can honestly say that come 6pm, I had reached my limits and I have chucked it out!!
While I am totally for kids taking up music lessons and what nots, I eevn applaud them for creating this musical instrument, but seriously kids….ALL thing in moderation please!! However, this may not be so if one plans to check out some orff instruments at guitar center just for the fun of it.
It might be an expensive sticky beak!!
YES!!! Finally……my preciousssssssss are here!!
Lots and lots of lovely dyes to play with along with bottles and pippettes to try out new techniques and styles!! I cannot say how excited I am to start dyeing again…..just need to get some things organized and done with and then bring on 2014 – the year “Colors Alive!” will come alive.
From all of us….to all of you!
PPsstt….everyone’s wearing Mama made!!
I have to say that I’ve been really having a lot of fun dyeing recently. I’m definitely learning more techniques and color schemes as I go along. It’s all a part of the learning process and I’ve come to realise that it is definitely a beautiful art and certainly not as simple as people think. I didnt used to think much about tie and dye until I started myself. Now I know what it entails and my respect for those tie dye artist have definitely skyrocketed!
What I’ve done so far pales in comparison to some of the tie dye gurus I follow and some pieces I wish I could have hanging over me so that I could wake up looking at such beautiful colors and one day, I hope I can achieve such good results too. For now…these are my latest pieces and I’m very happy to say that I’ve already sold some off! Thankyou…you know who you are! *wink*
First try at dying calico bags to be turned into library bags
A custom for my cousin
First time trying with sinew and for a mickey mouse pix
And a bit more..
First time tying long sleeves…really like how this one turned out.
So once again, I’ve left it till too late and have been rushing like a headless chook to get the kids Christmas clothes done. I wasnt too sure if I’d make it in time and was already thinking of getting bub something store bought. But apparently all those many 2.30am nights paid of! I actually did it…I managed to complete all 4 outfits in time for a pix with Santa!! Absolutely stoked it about…
Arianna’s Ottber dress in one of my fav prints from Michael Miller
KR’s Boo Pinny Gnomeville – another one of my fav prints!
Brandon’s Boo Overalls with pleats to make it less girly
Georgina’s Boo Shirred dress that I screwed up! lol Swapped the straps for the ruffles and even though my brain was telling me something wasnt right, my body just wanted to override it and it did!! Seen here using safety pin to hold it up and good enough for the Santa pix! lol
And all together now….
Seen here wearing Mama made outfits!
And so with Christmas outfits out of the way, one has to now focus on the MORE important element of Christmas (according to my kids of course!)….presents!! Ted decided that this year, we’d go instrumental and went nuts…and bought guitars for the kids. Not too sure what he’s thinking about but all I can envision is NOISE…and a lot of it!! But I guess thats what happens when one is picking up an instrument eh? I still remember taking guitar lessons and boy, oh boy did my fingers hurt!!! Being the wuss I am, I left after a few lessons. But looks like Arianna might be genuinely interested and we might take this interest further…I mean, wouldn’y you just LOVE to own a exceptional red witch guitar pedals at Musicians Friend??? That would be an excellent Christmas present….yes, nod Ted….NOD.
Here’s hoping my potential buyers will be happy – here’s to hitting their sweet spot!
Sz 0 and 1 onsies – the smaller they are, the harder to tie and dye!! The star new well killed my fingers!! lol But it was a good learning experience – never tie dye oneies again!! Hahaha….