Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How-To Tuesday: Alexander Wang Cage Dress



What you need:
  • 1 large T-shirt
  • sharp scissors
  • patience and sticktoitiveness!
The How-to: click here for the tutorial! :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Kool Aid + ..Yarn?? = An Interesting Experiment

When I'd been knitting for about a year or so I read an article on Knitty (yes, I'm a knitting dork. lets all laugh :P) with a tutorial for how to dye your yarn in a crock pot. I just laughed thinking, Wow. Knitting is one thing, but I can't believe some people actually spin and dye their own yarn. Sheesh. Lets not take a good hobby too far here people. Sooo here we are 4 years later and I'm blogging about my first yarning dying experiment! :)

We start off with a simple little 2 gram hank of sock yarn. Hmm, what color to dye it though?

Oooh how about Strawberry Kiwi! That should make the white parts look pinkish and and give the blue parts a plurply look I'm guessing. Let's see how this turns out! :)

Ok, so the instructions say I should wash the yarn and soak it for a bit.

Alright now it says two packs of Kool Aid per 50 grams of yarn. My super awesome math guesstimation skills say about half 1/2 a teaspoon should do it.

Mix in a little water and I'm almost ready to toss the yarn in! 

Ahhh ok. Apparently my super guestimation skills are a tad off. Definitely NOT enough color. Lets try another teaspoon of Kool Aid.


Now for the mad scientist portion. Gotta zap my yarn baby in the microwave for 2 whole minutes. Eep!

Looks like the experiment was a success!

And the colors turned out just how I expected them to ^_^

And it looks quite cozy in my sock yarn blankie :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July Is....

National Ice Cream Month!

In honor of this special and oh-so-tasty holiday, I've put together a collection of ice cream inspired handmade items from artists on Etsy.com. Enjoy!

Ice Cream Scoop Soap by countrycraftsncandie

Ice Cream Journaling Spots by ChelseaVanTol 
(not sure what journaling spots are, but these are cute!)

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Soap by sailormouthsoaps

Hot Fudge Sundae Candle by Culinarychiqconcepts


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