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Who would of thought first dyeing wool and now buttons, I am a lucky girl. See you again soon, maybe I'll dye the cat next, hahahahahaha.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
We're still using food coloring and / or kool aid for this technique. I did use both for these batches. First you will need to let your wool soak in your vinegar water solution for about 30 minutes or more is okay. Pick out the colors you would like to use and as before mix each with your water and vinegar solution. You may need to pour off a bit of the liquid in your pan before you add your colors. To much liquid everything can turn to mud as to much liquid will cause your colors to bleed into one another too much. Don't panic, you will be fine. Heat up your wool so that it is hot but not boiling. Now your ready to pour your colors into the kettle / pan. Let it simmer uncovered, remembering not to let it boil for about 30 minutes. This technique gives you the ability to dye more wool at once than our previous techniques.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Well, some of it went here. I've been crocheting lots of these little Basket Bowls.
Oh and something new for me...
I totally fell in love with this!!
I have been Hand Dyeing my own buttons for my Etsy Shop!!
Oh yeah, did I mention buttons!!
Buttons, buttons and more BUTTONS, lol!!!
Believe it or not, hanging my head in shame here....
All of these buttons are from my own PERSONAL STASH, yes....
and of coarse I have more, ummmm, a few food storage bags full, a small sandwich bag, a canning jar and two 5 gallon ice cream buckets full, well you never know what one your gonna need when your making crocheted decorative pot holders... I love buttons, I have since I was a kid. I loved to play with Grandma's Button Tin, ooooooooo...My grand kids take right after their grammy, they have a great big bowl of buttons sitting on the coffee table here that they love to play with.
Okay, can we say I have a real crafting problem..
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
You must check out the Artist in the Spotlight, a wonderful and super talented artist!!
Have you guessed who the writer is for the Collectors Corner??? I would recognize that illustration anywhere!!
Yepper Heather of Witch Hollow Primitives is there too, with this fab column!!
Have I inticed your Courious Juices yet???
and my big news that has been killing me to keep a secret
who, yes ME!! Whooo hooo!!
Yes, yes, yes, I am selling there too, I'm over the moon with excitement!! I'm doing the biggest happy dance!!
A New Look, Great Columns of Interest for you our viewers and Amazing Halloween Art!!
It doesn't get any better!!
So what are you waiting for?
Grab your broom and fly on over to HalloweenArtists.com and enjoy the ride!!
Happy September 1st Everyone!!