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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
An Experiment and Some Garden Progress
I scored 11 barely-used jars of Dye-Na-Flow at The Bins last Summer and I have been meaning to try using them. I have a white jacket type thing with woven-in flowers that I thought would be fun to paint but decided to take a test drive on something smaller. I dampened the doilies and then just dabbed the dye on with a make-up sponge. It was fun and easy. The Dye-Na-Flow is washable (at least by hand) and doesn't stiffen the fabric.
So far, so good, so I tried to get a little fancier. I like the way the white looks with the magenta border.
Then I went too far when I tried to color the center. It would have been okay except I SO do not like the color combination. I think I could still save it by going back over the blue with some purple, which I don't have. Everything I have is blues and reds plus one bottle of Ochre which is kind of ugly. I need purple, green and yellow. Have any of you used these?
Our son came by tonight and helped move the sides for the raised bed in to position. This photo is taken from the backyard, looking toward the front, opposite of the others I have posted. That will be one big box of groceries! More to come...