Thursday, 5 April 2012

Finally feeling crafty...

Well I'm now 25 weeks pregnant and finally feeling up to getting some sewing done! I stayed strong at my 20 week scan and didn't find out the sex of the baby. Whilst this makes it even more exciting, of course its tricky when it comes to buying baby stuff. I'm not really a neutrals kinda girl: I love bright colours so when I came across this tutorial on dying baby clothes via Pinterest I really wanted to give it a go www.danamadeit.com.

I used a Dylon tin in Tangerine and dyed the clothes in a saucepan on my hob.




This was my first attempt at hand dying so I was a little nervous but I really enjoyed it and am well pleased with how they turned out.  Of course, I couldn't leave it at just dying the baby clothes, I had to "bedazzle" them too (as my mum accuses me of doing to everything!).  I used my embroidery software to create an applique with "Baby Longman" on it.  So now I'm completely addicted to yet another creative pursuit and had to buy some red dye today!


4 comments:

Cindy said...

Adorable!

Just a thought....be sure the dye is set. It would be horrible to come up with an orange baby.

Charmaine said...

Thanks Cindy and don't worry, they've been washed to remove excess dye.

Sana Saroti said...

What a great idea! Love the embroidery!

Daneilia @ Anchors Away said...

I've been wanting to try dyeing clothes but knowing me I'm a little clumsy sometimes haha. Anyways, the embroidery looks great...that's something else I want to try. Very cute!