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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

There's a first for everything....

...and today I dyed some clothes!  I've never tried it before, but had a denim skirt that was too faded and an white kid's t-shirt that was stained a little.  So, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some RIT dye (I know there are much better out there, but it was readily available!), and did it in the washing machine!  Scary I' looks like they have turned out great though, and before I bleach the washing machine, I'm going to throw in some bamboo diapers and dye them purple! 

To clean the machine, I'm going to run a load of white towels and bleach through...if they come out white, we should be safe!  (Just to make sure, I'll likely run dark loads through first after the whites)

I did cheat a said to dissolve the dye in 2 cups of water first, then add...I just filled 2 inches of hot water in the machine then stirred in the dye, wet the shirt under the hot water filling the machine, and let it go.  I did wet the skirt in the sink as the washing machine quit filling before I was ready ;).  I also was supposed to let it agitate for 30 mins, but my sweet daughter turned off my timer for me, and I forgot to reset the machine before it drained and rinsed...OOPS!  My fault.  But I had dumped in the whole package of dye so I think it still worked!

Fun experiment, hope the diapers are just as fun!

Monday, June 6, 2011


Well, today I feel like, well...JUNK!  Combine the last two nights of getting about 4 or 5 hrs. of sleep, with 3 or 4 out of my 5 kiddos paying me visits throughout the night, and throw in a head cold...let's just say I don't have much to give today.  Which means???  You pull out the big guns and offer to pay your kids to clean the house, and wash the dirty clothes, and mop the floors and well, just do EVERYTHING!!!!  It helps that they are all madly saving for Ipods ;) they can earn, and I can rest...sort theory anyway...

Funnily enough, it makes me want to be creative...which makes me want to organise my sewing corner...  I would love to totally redo it one day.  Right now, it is just a corner in my bedroom....  I'd love to do a giant armoir look along one wall of my room where I can hide it away when it's a mess, but go crazy when creativity strikes :)...right now it's just a mess LOL  Maybe I'll post pics when I start organising?

I have been somewhat creative lately, I bought a pattern for Ellie, to make her some dresses...speaking of her, she needs a diaper change...anyone want to earn 25 cents????  rofl...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wow, so long...

...since I have posted!  I had no idea it had been so long!  I guess that's what happens when life is busy!  We had a sickly winter with literally 2 - 3 days between thankful that we've now had a couple of healthy has been great! 

The weather here has been absolutely beautiful lately, so we have made sure to get outside often...trying to kill of some germs and strengthen little bodies!  The peach trees are budding, as are the cherry bushes!  Can't wait to have homegrown fruit again...sooooo much better than what you can buy in a store.  I think everyone should plant fruit trees...little work, but huge benefits!  My hyacinths are also blooming...they are such a gorgeous flower, although the youngest DD likes to pick off each little flower :)

I have been sewing, although not near as much as I would have liked!  Here's a dress/hat that I made yesterday

I had purchased the fabric through a coop, it is designed by one of the mommas, and when I went to the Goodwill thrift store, they had someone donate a bunch of NEW baby t-shirts and were selling them for .49 cents each...ummm I grabbed about a dozen LOL  So, I used top half of one of them for the bodice of this dress, and the bottom half of the t-shirt I refashioned into a newsboy-style hat!  I still need to tweak the hat a little for a better fit, and add a little embellishment to the bodice, but am happy with it! 

I also made a few Newborn cloth diapers for my sweet sister in Australia who is expecting her first baby!!!!  Was so much fun to make...almost hard to mail them off!  Here they are...

And I know there is more, but can't think what off the top of my head!  
Anyway, that's enough for now, hope to be back soon!