Thursday, July 3, 2008

Best Layed Plans of Mice and Men...

Someone just shoot me. I had the bright idea to do some tie-dying. I wanted some tie-dyed shirts and I thought that since I was doing a couple for myself I'd just dye some for the entire family. Below are pictures of my Tuesday from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

































We dyed 30 shirts and 35 hats. Can anyone out there say CRAZY WOMEN? Oh, my goodness! Imagine five hours of bending over buckets dipping, rinsing and wringing. Neither one of us could walk standing up straight when we finished. Oh, and I didn't mention spending about 6 hours Monday tying them all.

And to beat it all it was for naught!! I washed the first set as per instructions in the washer and they all bled and now I just have solid colored t-shirts. I haven't washed any more. I just want to look at them for a while and admire them before I ruin them by washing them.

Hey, I have a lot more ideas about projects. Does anyone want to come and help me?

BTW, I weighed myself after I posted yesterday and I lost a half a pound.

3 comments:

Cammy said...

Oh, those look like fun! I'm sorry they didn't last, though. Here's a site that may/may not help:

http://www.bestdye.com/Tie-Dye-Instructions.php

Or this one:
http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=11004

Congrats on the weight loss, too!

Fatinah said...

well, that is one way to keep from getting the munchies!!! I'm sorry to hear that the colours bled....from what I could see in the pictures, they looked quite pretty...

MaryFran said...

That actually sounds like a blast! However, I'm utterly sick at heart for you at the thought of all that work (all be it fun work..but still work) down the drain, literally!

Can't wait to hear what you have cooked up next!