Sunday, February 20, 2011

Psychedelic Snakes!

 I am sick and tired of these snakes on this plane!

Kidding!  No snakes, just a tie-dye project.

Yesterday, Cassie brought over some t-shirts, a dye kit and the energy to tie up and dye nearly a dozen shirts.  Dave even stopped by and was kind enough to take this very rare "action shot" of crafters being... well, crafty.

We dipped and squirted and generally made a mess.  Today, after twenty-four hours of rest, the tied up bundles were rinsed, untied and discovered.  (I missed taking a before picture of the mostly green shirt, so you get it first.  All wrapped up, I wasn't all that excited about it.  Now that it's opened up, wonderful.)

You just can't do tie-dye without at least one star-burst shirt.

A rainbow of color on this one.  I don't think I was aiming for it, but here it is.

Another star-burst, this one from the side.  This one just makes me say "wow!"

The last one I untied was the first I tied. 

Our next dyeing project?  If I can tease out the general directions, we'll try to tie-dye a silk scarf or two.  Wait, twelve feet isn't a scarf, it's a veil.  I can't wait.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cozumel, Mexico

Just some pictures from my trip to Cozumel.  We had a blast.