Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Enchanted Swap!

Hello Everyone, Sorry I have been in hiding.. i had the stomach bug all last week and it was horrible! I didn't eat all week and probably lost more weight and i feel like a skeleton now!

Anyway, I did participate in a wonderful swap.. the Enchanted Swap...if you didn't see the movie you must.. it was wonderful and it felt so good to be a princess! My swap partner Jessi really did spoil me... she made me a wonderful magical wand which i did indeed turn all the men in this house to frogs... now i am trying to figure out what to do with a bathtub of frogs-LOL!! It felt good to have some girl time even if it was a swap! You can see by the pictures..she sure did spoil me rotten! It was so much fun!! Thank you Jessi and Sarah for creating the swap in the first place! I so enjoyed it! oops there goes my frog son.... or is that my frog hubby..... Hugs, Linda

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My Wool is Dyed!!

Hello All, Well things are not moving as fast as I would like them to around here, there is always so much to do that takes away from creating time....bummer... but i finally got my wool roving dyed and I am so pleased with the way it came out! Perfect! Here is a little instruction on how to dye wool roving with koolaid...yes koolaid!!

I bought the little bags of koolaid the ones without the sugar added.... place the koolaid in a ziploc bag with 1/4 cup of water and make sure it is mixed up inside the bag... then add your white wool roving to it and squeeze it around a bit to make sure the wool is completely covered... it all depends on how dark you want your color to be... you can leave it in for a darker color or if you would like it light.. i wouldn't leave it in too long. Then take out the wool and wash it out very well with water. I hung it up on a plastic hanger... i squeezed most of the water out and then placed it on a hanger and left it to dry. It was so easy! And who would of thought...koolaid!!!

The blue in the picture is perfect as I plan on making the little vintage lamb in the picture and I think the wool dyed perfectly for his color but i didn't leave it in the bag long...only dipped and washed and I got the perfect light blue! Onward to the felting now! Hugs, Folksie Linda