Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ice Dyeing, and more!

My friend Lynda Heines is offering a great on-line class in ice-dyeing, and I decided to treat myself to it!  I have tried ice dyeing a number of times in the past, but never liked the results.  Lynda's excellent class has made all the difference!  Here is a link to her class... if you've ever wanted to try this great technique, this is a wonderful opportunity!  Here are a few examples of the results I have achieved using her instructions:

I will be doing a lot more dyeing using her instructions, and will post pix here soon!
Meanwhile, I got an order from one of my long time customers to dye some "Mommy & Me" outfits for her daughter and grand daughter - here are a couple:

These were a little challenging because I was using black dye, but she wanted black, white and gray. I did a few tests on shirts before I got to this point, and glad I did... these came out better than I thought they would!
On a non-dyeing note, I have been nurturing some seedlings - tomatoes, basil, chives and snap dragons to start.  

Started transplanting into larger containers a week or so ago, and they are doing well.  Spring is finally starting to warm up here, so I hope to be able to move them out to the deck soon.  Meanwhile, I'm working on enhancing some bird areas in the yard... added a couple of hummingbird feeders, added 2 watering dishes, upgraded my bird seed feeders... love to watch 'em!  And my Irises are budding up, so I should have pictures to share soon.  Happy Spring, and get ready for Summer!