Saturday, July 27, 2013

Caution ahead...tie dying with children!

This summer I have been making an extra effort to do MORE with my children.  I have always tried to be that mom, the one that plays games and takes my kids to the beach and museums and do all the fun stuff in life.  But it does not always work like that when life happens, you know, the laundry, dishes, people wanting to eat...sometimes I think I need at least 24 more hours in my 24 hours!

I sometimes compare myself to what other people are doing.  How they HECK do they get so much done and STILL have time to sew and blog and cook those beautiful meals and I bet they do not have four ( or seven) piles of unfolded laundry on their sofa!  At this point I convince myself I SUCK!

This summer, I am putting all of those doubts behind me.  I don't suck!  My family is fed and they have clean clothes even if sometimes they may have to find them on the sofa.  I am pretty happy knowing I am raising awesome hunters and gatherers :o)  I have been sewing even if I cannot share it all.  I am doing what I am able to get done.

Ignoring the laundry, I decided we would tie dye!  What is summer without a fun tie dye session!?! What kid would not want to make this hippie fun wearable artwork!!!!???!!!!



The set up was in the basement on an old table wrapped in plastic, lots of paper towels and the mandatory gloves. and yes, my basement is a mess too ;)

The kids did shirts and I had some white fabric that I HAD TO dye!!!! I know you would too!!!!

I had to put up a line to hold all of our fabric art and I am sure my neighbors were thrilled!

The kids have already claimed the fabric I dyed and want me to make it into quilts for them!

The little man has dibs on this one

and Little Miss wants the one that Adam calls the Fireworks fabric.

The shirts I bought for Adam to use are too small  so I know we will be doing this again in the next few weeks before the children are back in school and my life goes back to it's somewhat normal schedule.

This summer is FANTASTIC!

11 comments:

Julianne said...

Awesome! I love tye dye!

andri. said...

Yay! It sounds awesomely fun!!:D

karolina @ b-craft said...

Beautiful colours : )

Gene Black said...

are those procion dyes? I see soda ash in the package. Tell me about it please.

Katy Cameron said...

The neighbours are just jealous ;o)

Tammy said...

Oh I lov ehow those dyed projects turned out. Absolutely beautiful.

Lee said...

You're braver than I am, tie-dying with your kids. : ) But it turned out great, so fun and colorful!

Alicia said...

AWESOME! You are a great mom! I've never tried dyeing. Was it as much trouble as it sounds like? Your art is beautiful hanging on the line!

jan said...

Beautiful! I love this. And you are a great mom! And I would n't worry about the neighbors!
xo jan

Nilya said...

What a great fun!!! Looks all so gorgeous.
You know, sometimes we want to be the greatest moms and plan something the Kids even don´t want to. Sometimes less is more ;-)
Weel done in leaving the laundry!!!

Lori said...

I could have written the same thing about wanting to be "that" mom. I think the best part of this is that I make the effort and sometimes I succeed and so I do better than average. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I think you should be very proud of this huge undertaking. The stuff looks WONDERFUL. A great memory for your kids.

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