sleeping in style

So I have had these white jersey sheets for awhile, super soft and comfy. White is so Booooring, and sheets are sooo hard to rinse.  But I finally got around to doing it, and just love love love the results. This colorway is unnamed, and currently my favorite. Take a peek

fitted sheet

fitted sheet

Top sheet

Top sheet

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dyed yarn, and passing on the craft, catching up and showing off.

So I have been off work for the last 5 weeks. The first 2-3 weeks I was recovering, weeks 3-4 was spent reveling in my family, yard, friends, and summer in general. The last week and a half I have felt completely back to normal, doc has cleared me, and I have been playing with dyes.  I will show those off now. 🙂

my first attempt at dyeing yarn.

my first attempt at dyeing yarn.

I tried a rainbow dye, just playing to see what I can do on yarn. I def need some practice on skeining, technique, best brands etc.  So I didn’t have enough rainbow for a full cloth I filled in with some solid green I had laying around.

This was dyed to fulfill a special disney wish. I will update when I have finished transforming it.

This was dyed to fulfill a special disney wish. I will update when I have finished transforming it.

I’m really nervous on this one, A Disney wish is a lot of responsibility, it’s the big time for a small toy maker.

So completely changing gears, here is the passing on my craft portion of this post. Ally has been expressing interest in swirling. I am always in the middle of a custom order when she wants to help, so I made time this week to just let her do her thing. The result was wonderful, and she had a blast. When my batts charge I will update with pictures of

She was so happy she got to help and dye something solo

She was so happy she got to help and dye something solo

She is a natural!

She is a natural!

the finished fabric.

Ally thrilled she gets to do the whole thing herself.

Ally thrilled she gets to do the whole thing herself.

Ally did a great job laying out her fabric.

Ally did a great job laying out her fabric.

Last but not least, I am starting to work on fall colors.  Here is what I have so far…

still debating on adding it to the line up.

still debating on adding it to the line up.

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I have been productive.

I really like how this run of ooga came out.

I really like how this run of ooga came out.

On Wednesday, Mason and I really had a good day in the dye studio. He loved doing his own thing. I would give him my shave cream cans when they were almost gone (I am too impatient, and he loves watching the sputter.) I wound up letting him swirl some colors, and actually lay out a mini scrap. He went through the whole process with me  and was so attentive.  He had the toughest time waiting for it to finish. He wont let me take pics of his scrap because he wants to do a bit bigger piece in the colorway he designed. “Mason” swirl. 🙂

"Mason" on cotton interlock.

"Mason" on cotton interlock.

I have some blurring of the colors, because I am still learning how the interlock reacts to the dye. I have the velour down, but am am still learning the thinner fabrics, and getting closer every day.

"Preppy" swirl on organic bamboo velour.

"Preppy" swirl on organic bamboo velour.

There are more but it is late, and I have a date for breakfast in bed with the Kids. Definately savoring these days as I kow they will become fewer as the kids get older. Alright it’s time for me to give in to sleep.

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So… a little over a year later and here I am.

Spring is springing here, and I am definately feeling my crafting mojo. I have loads of fabric and alot of time.

currently I am motivated by marble dyeing with shaving cream,  I am working on getting the garden going, getting healthy, dabbling in knitting, as well as too many other things.  I am always looking for color inspiration in the world around me.

Looking forward to trying this blog thing again.

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Welcome to The Indigo Onion!

I started this blog to start offering my crafting tutorials, my first official being, “Scribbles & Giggles” aka: marbleing with shaving cream.

I am all over the map with my crafting. I dabble in a lot, excel in some, and forget about a large amount of things I start. I can be a flake, just ask my husband about the $1000 embroidery machine I just had to have. In a year it has maybe seen 4 hours of use. (can you see my eyes rolling to the back of my head yet?)

So if you are like me, and need instant gratification with your crafting prowess, than stay tuned my first tutorial will be coming soon.

you can find my temporary tutorial for shaving cream dyeing at the following link

you will need large pan to presoak fabrics,soda ashglovesshaving cream (barbasol with aloe works best)procion dyescotton fabricflat pan to pour dye base. You can use large tote lids,  or  flat shallow pan that will acomodate the size piece you are working with.tall kitchen garbage bags

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