Thursday, 3 March 2011

Tie Dye



Last week was half term and we made tie-dye bags for our holiday in August. 
They were supposed to be bigger but during the process the fabric shrank a lot.!
They are perfect size for a towel and sunglasses.
I still have to put handles on but am waiting for an Ebay delivery 
and some hand embellishments with buttons and threads.
I have lots of fabric left over so was thinking of small zippered bags for those valuables you have as an 8 year old.

I haven't tie-dyed since I was a teenager when I tie-dyed my entire room and freaked my mum out. 
I did everything curtains, rug, bedding all in one afternoon when she was at work
.....and it was all black and purple....

9 comments:

  1. Oh, love those little bags! The dinosaur appliques are inspired! Bet they would come out really well using batiks. The kids look thrilled. Great work!

    Liri

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  2. Though you say that shrunk, I think the bags look like a perfect size for those kids. They'll be so proud to tote those around when they're finished. I can only imagine your mom's reaction to an entirely tie-dyed room! If I'd thought of it, I might have done the same - my pink gingham bedroom was about enough to make anyone vomit, but my mom was proud of her work!

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  3. Fantastic bags - I knew you had a lot of children but......have they been multiplying?!
    I wouldn't have dared tho' I wish I had been the sort of teenager who would have! Juliex

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  4. Those bags look perfect for holding allsorts of things. I hope you didn't tell them about the tie-dye of your room? You might find a surprise at your house. Bet it was awesome.

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  5. That was a great idea, bet they are thrilled with what they created. I love their designs. Looks like everyone had lots of fun!

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  6. I love the bags, and the kids seems thrilled. I don't suppose you have photos of your tie-dyed room to share? :)

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  7. I love tie dyeing stuff!! Looks like you all had a blast;) I could just imagine your room, and the look on your mom's face;)
    Happy Quilting!!

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  8. Tie dying is timeless, and so much fun! The bags look great. :-)

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  9. Looks like you all had a ball. Peace Out!

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