For my first creative act of the new year, I was inspired to take few items whose colors did not thrill me and put them in a vat of dye. The Pantone color for 2014 is Radiant Orchid, so I was inspired to choose a dye in that color family. From my stash, I did a mix of half Periwinkle and half Lilac. More blue than Radiant Orchid, but I just wanted to use what I had on hand.
Here’s what I choose to dye.
I made the tote bag a few years ago with hopes of selling it in a pop-up boutique that was in conjunction with fundraiser that had an orange (the fruit) theme. It’s a well made, functional, fully lined bag that even has a zippered, padded pocket for an iPad. The t-shirt was part of a series I dyed to sell this holiday season. The grey and blue ones sold, but I had two brick red ones left. I always like to throw in a few more things to take full advantage of the vat, so I put in a yard of cotton trim and a fat quarter of cotton fabric folded and bound with two pool tiles.
There is the results.
I’m quite happy!
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There’s nothing more inviting an a handmade, felted holder to keep a high tech device cozy and safe. So in addition to my felted cell phone cases, I fashioned some ipad cases. I gave my prototype case to my mom and she loves it. If her ipad is not in it, it’s sitting on top of it, providing soft protection from her kitchen tile counter top.