Friday, September 26, 2008

Project...

Genevieve and I worked on a neat project today! I was cruising through blogs the other day and happened upon this blog...

http://chasingcheerios.blogspot.com/2007/12/playsilks.html

and saw her beautiful playsilks. I've always wanted to buy some for the littles but just couldn't get past the expensive price tag in all those catalogs. Well, Melissa found them white at an amazing price and I decided to give this company (http://www.dharmatrading.com/) a try. I received the silks yesterday and they are REALLY nice!

Evie and I set to work dyeing the fabric scarves with Kool Aid packets. Yes, Kool Aid! Pretty neat! This web-site helped us figure it out...

http://www.thepiper.com/fiberart/koolaid/basic-howto.html

Here's Evie cooking up a pot of scarves in green, yellow, and orange...
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Mmmm, tasty. (Just to warn you all, this stuff doesn't smell that great...lol)
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Yellow was stinkiest...good thing it was on the back burner...
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There's my soon to be birthday girl...
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And here's the finished project! Just lovely!
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This was a FUN project! We have seven more scarves to dye this coming week and then the kids will have enough to share. I bought three Habotai 35x108 silk veils, six Habotai 35x35 silk scarves, and I got a free small silk scarf for my first order. The kids have already been playing with them and I can see that they will get a lot of use.

Blessings,

4 comments:

Cynthia said...

Those turned out really pretty! I love the bright colors.

Jodi said...

That's a fun project. Good that you could find a way to make an expensive plaything more manageble, and more fun since you got to dye them!

nyisutter said...

Cool. This might be a great project for the girls at their World Changers group.I sent the link to the leader.

This is about the only way we will use Kool Aid in this house ! :-)

Lisa in Jax said...

Thanks everyone! We can't wait to do the long ones in different colors.

It was a lot cheaper Jodi. I couldn't afford the catalog versions and these are better.

Jen,

It would be a GREAT project for the girls! We had Kool Aid that was over six years old that we used and it worked just fine.LOL We definitely don't drink it here. It was really neat to watch the fabric dye. It would suck up the color and then the water would be clear in the pot! Very neat.