Moving on to self-care. One of my favorite things in the world is tie-dying. It is relaxing in an exhausting perfectionistic kind of way. Tie-dying takes HOURS. And a lot of effort. It is really hard on my carpal tunnel syndrome. My hands are swollen today. Technically I didn't tie-dye yesterday. But the things I tied on Sunday I rinsed out yesterday. I rinsed, and I rinsed, and rinsed some more. And then I wrung them out, and rinsed them, and wrung them out and.... are you starting to get the picture? But I am SO pleased with the finished products! Thanks to a friend for contributing to the "grateful dyes" fund and to my bestie for pushing me to buy quality dyes from Grateful Dyes in Colorado. I learned a new technique (thanks youtube tutorial) called fish-scaling. And I was pretty successful making a star! It is not as crisp at the top as I wish it was, but it is still pretty good for my first star!
|Sorry about all the grass in the pic, but this is the photo that turned out the best! The blue/green one is the fish scale technique!|