Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Two More Soakers!

I finally got the brown wrap soaker finished!!
(This also shows that she DOES wear shirts! I usually just take them off for the picture so that you can see the soaker better!!)
I decided to fasten it with buttons and elastic loops.
I think that this one might be a little too big!
And here Emily is wearing the latest creation using the rainbow yarn I Kool-Aid dyed. (see post called I'm a Dyeing Fanatic! to see what the yarn looked like when I finished dyeing it)
She didn't like how tall it was and pushed it below her belly button!
Here's the front,
and the back

First Garden Produce!

Here are the girls with our first tomato and 2 peppers from the garden!

And here are the first cucumbers that we picked!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

I'm a Dyeing Fanatic!

Sarah said that Emily should have a green soaker, so we set out to dye some yarn green!

Here is the yarn all ready for dyeing.

Here is the dye for "Yarn 4"

The yarn is in the dye ready to go.

The girls are checking out the yarn.

Here is "Yarn 4" all finished.

I wanted to try to do a multi-colored yarn next, so I decided to do one with all the colors of the rainbow. I had a hard time finding blue Kool-Aid, but then someone pointed me to Flavor-Aid from Sav-A-Lot. My project was saved!

I needed to wind the yarn around something bigger than normal in order to be able to get all the colors of the rainbow, so I used an upside down laundry basket.

I tied the yarn into a flower with 6 "petals"--one for each of the colors.

I decided to start with the Primary colors since I couldn't get all 6 "petals" in the jars at once.

I used one package of Kool-Aid per color/jar.

Next, I put every other "petal" of the flower into the dye and set it in the sun.

This is the 2nd group of colors being dyed. Emily thought it was pretty.

Here is "Yarn 5" after it is all done. I called it my "Hippy Yarn". The green, blue & yellow took 1 ½ hours, the orange took 2 hours, the purple almost 3 hours, and the red was in for 3 hours and I took it out because I needed to bring it somewhere else to finish the other three colors. There was still a lot of red in the jar, but the intensity of the red matched the other colors, so I decided to not put it back in.

Here are both yarns all balled up. The multi-colored one looks like an Easter egg now!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I need to catch up!!

I have gotten behind on updating my blog, so I will work on doing that today!!

My Garden is getting so big!!

Taken on July 12, the corn is now taller than Sarah!

We have a few baby pumpkins!! Yeah!

Here are some baby watermelons!


This is a wrap soaker that I'm working on using the yarn we dyed brownish with Kool-Aid.

This is a soaker that Grandma made and we felted since it was too big!

Sarah's 3rd Birthday

Sarah opening some of her gifts

Sarah's birthday cakes.

Sarah with her cake!

Knee-High by the Fourth of July!

The garden is growing!!!

These pictures were taken on July 2nd.

The corn is taller than my knee! And up to Sarah's shoulder!

We even have some cucumbers!

Fun at the Beach!

This is Emily's first time at the beach!

The girls playing at the beach!

Emily is swimming in the sand!

Emily people watching!

Playing together!

New Wool Soakers!

Here is a picture of the yarns that we Kool-Aid dyed all balled up.

Here's Emily wearing the wool soaker I made with the yarn I Kool-Aid dyed.

Here is the back view!

This is a soaker that Grandma made.

And this is the back!