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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...