With the move I found a purse that I always really liked but it was a bit dirty and stained. After a wash and a bit of bleach it was still stained. It was a lovely shade of stainy Khaki. Well, I know what you are thinking, "What will she do?", but no worries! I got this!
Since I really like this purse and I really love teal I decided to buy some teal RIT dye. How hard can it be to dye a purse, I mean really! Well, my daughter and I decided to watch one of our shows while I was going to dye the purse. THEN, I find out that you have to have very hot water to dye it and a big container. Hit Pause and find a big container, thermometer and a few pots and a tea kettle. 10 minutes later we got a stuff box on top of a cheap plastic table cloth full of hot water. Hit play while I read the instructions. Hit pause while I heat some more water up and add 1 cup of salt. Recheck temp of the water and find out that the stuff box has a HOLE IN IT! 5 sopping wet bath towels later I am back at the stove heating water all over again.
Finally get the water right, the container right, the salt and then the dye, (Praise the Lord I did not have the dye in the original container). Hit play and sit back down to read the rest of the instructions. Give up on show as I have to now stir the purse in the dye for 30 minutes!!! But I will say this, through all of the wet towels and hot (very hot) water I got something that I really love.
Check it out! Still looks a bit dingy from the stains but I am so happy about it. The napkin next to it was the same color of he bag before I dyed it. Cool thing is that there is nylon lining and the strap is also nylon and you have to use vinegar when dying nylon and salt for cotton. So since I did not add the vinegar it did not dye the nylon so it looks like I bought this purse this color. Whatcha think? I am so happy with it. BTW I wont be dying anything else for a very long time (if ever!).
Now, lets get to some beady happiness, lol. This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Big. Kinda interesting that we are doing something BIG in such a tiny space. So that is what I went with. Tiny. I used 2 colors of delicas funny thing is that even though this and last weeks inchies were designed at different times they both have the same color in them. Teal! I did mention that I love teal!
Also don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the awesome creative ladies there.