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Aug 17, 2017

Tie Dye Fail

After dying a scarf shibori style, I decided to dye some cloth napkins too! Everything was looking great, I experimented with some clothes pins and jumbo popsicle sticks for the dye resist.

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Then, after rinsing out the dye, instead of letting the napkins dry, I decided to wash them immediately and they turned into blue mess. I have since bleached the napkins and they have some faded blue marks where the dye was the darkest, I'm not sure I can get them completely white again so I may dye them a solid color or they just might be rags. This project is definitely on my list again and next time I will be more patient and let the napkins dry before washing.


Aug 15, 2017

Tiny Lamp Shade WIP

I'm working on a another lampshade for one of my plant lights. This is my progress so far, I've only knit a few rows.

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Aug 10, 2017

Bench Makeover

A few years ago I was in a second hand shop and spotted a burgundy colored bench with a fun shape across the room. When I got up a bit closer it was obvious the bench had seen better days (tattered upholstery and some water damage), but it was only $5 and  I couldn't pass. I wanted to recover the bench so it would be a nicer place to sit and put my shoes on compared to the step in my "mud room". The bench was from Ikea (Pastill from 1999) and shortly after purchasing it I found some fantastic fabric at Ikea (PS 2014 collection) that would be perfect for the cover. Fast forward to Tuesday where we had a Crafternoon get together and were working on some simple sewing projects. I decided it was finally time to give this bench a makeover and it turned out great!

Ikea Bench Makeover

I didn't think ahead to get a "before" photo, but trust, it definitely needed a makeover. This project has been on my to-do list for, it turns out, 3 years and I am so pleased with how it has finally turned out. I started by spray painting the legs white, then spent a few hours Tuesday afternoon fitting a snug cover for it. It was a really easy project and shouldn't have taken me so long to start.

Ikea Bench Makeover

Now I need to tidy up my "mud room" so my cute new bench doesn't look out of place.

Aug 8, 2017

Unsuccessful Photo Walk

On Saturday I decided I would take a little photo walk before heading to the farmer's market to get some chile relleno tamales. I wasn't very inspired and didn't take many photos, another photo walk is definitely in order. Anyway, here are some photos I took on Saturday and on other days:

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train depot. union pacific. silly selfie. cactus. so fun and so cute.

Aug 3, 2017

TP Roll Flowers

Last week for our crafternoon get together we made things out of toilet paper rolls. I made a few flowers.

TP Roll Flowers