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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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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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