Monday, August 31, 2009

I've been dyin' to show you...

I am a huge fan of using Kool-aid to dye my fiber since it is so safe and accessible but I find the red drinks don't really give a good red dye. It's more of a deep orange. So when I was shopping at JoAnn's this past weekend I found a Jacquard dye called iDye color fire red that is suitable for natural fibers and it produces a true red. All you need is a little vinegar as a mordant to set the color
and voila, this is what you get...


Monday, August 24, 2009

Pumkin harvest

This is it. Seriously... 2 pumkins. No kidding. I now know why they are so expensive.

Monday, August 10, 2009

It's been a while

I haven't been blogging for a while and had hoped to share some new baby bunny pictures but unfortunately the bunny gods were not accomodating. It's kind of hard to carry on a 'bunny blog' without new bunnies!!
So I will share some pictures of what has been keeping me busy:

I have been doing a lot of this lately. So much, in fact, I seem to be inspired to do little else. I see a light at the end of the tunnel though as summer vacations are coming to an end. If the dog looks vaguely familiar it's because 'Andy' has been featured on this blog before. He has grown! And so too has his hair.
I have been doing lots of this also but don't worry, this isn't turning into a cooking blog! The neigbor's garden was calling me. I felt the need to make LOTS of things with cabbage, zucchini, and those black berries growing in the back field. I think I am over it now.
More pictures to come...