Martha Stewart wannabe

Does anyone out there know how to do
a) tie-dye, or
b) batik?

My inner Martha Stewart is rarin' for a go at one of these crafts. I have some plain white onesies that are begging to be made more interesting. I'm sure I could find instructions on the web somewhere, but maybe some folks out there with experience in these things could enlighten me.

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annalu alulu said…
yo momma do
Suze said…
true, true. it also dawned on me about 3 seconds after i published this post that i could get some library books about it. madison has a fabulous library system, so i requested about a jazillion (well, 5) books on batiking and tie-dying. funny how most of them were written in the 1970s! there are a few recent ones too, though.
Jenn Hacker said…
Baby Daniel's gonna be a hippie! Just kidding. Jamie had some tie die stuff, too. Tie die is a wonderful way to keep spit-up stains from showing on baby clothes!
Tooz said…
Don't forget to wear gloves when you do your tie-dying. I died a pair of onesies (long johns) once for a boy I was dating in college. Somehow I didn't realize that the same dye that turned the long johns red would ALSO turn my hands red, halfway up to the elbow. And you know what? It takes a pretty long time for Rit dye to wear off.
Suze said…
that reminds me of once in high school when a friend and i (not ann!) tried to dye our hair with kool-aid. she was blond and ended up with green hair instead of the attractive blueberry she was going for, and i just had red ears.
Jenn Hacker said…
I seem to remember Joel being able to turn your ears red, too, just by flirting with you (of course, that was a million years ago, well, not really)...

And speaking of a million years ago, I suddenly have the urge to start calling you Lettuce and invite you to sit down for some tea at the vicarage. Then I would tell Ann to fix some scones and get the tea cart ready, and if she didn't do it right, I'd threaten to have her position, as Ms. Marple would also be in attendance. Isn't it funny the strange things that suddenly pop into your head?
Steph said…
I had great highlights from Kool-Aid in high school. A sort of subtle purple-y red. You could really see it in the sun--somewhere I have pictures to prove it. Mamacita from Mexico Mom and I did Kool-Aid hair in college too once. I can't remember what it did to mine that time, but I remember her dark blond went seriously pink.

If Baby Daniel doesn't become a little hippie I will personally come to Madison and tie-dye all his onesies and poison his mind.
Suze said…
I remember walking, nay, RUNNING onstage once during that play when the lights went on too soon. i didn't have my mic, so i just belted everything out. everyone could hear me fine. i gotta big mouth, i guess :)
annalu alulu said…
i saw that green haired girl recently at kroger, and she had a gorgeous baby, and i think she married brian, whose last name is like your brother's blog (just trying to be anonymous, i guess). anyway, i'm like that with books, sometimes, longing to know something but then forgetting i can go to the library to look it up. then when i go to the library, i load down with like 20 books on the subject (and usually 4 are worth using). i wish there were a library system that ranked books by usefulness and entertainment. like, instead of alphabetically, they were ranked best to worst, or funniest to corniest, or something. of course, that'd be based on a librarian's sense of funny, so it might not suit some people.
Jenn Hacker said…
Gee, Suze, I don't know what you're talking about. NOBODY I know has a big mouth (not even myself). LOL.

I agree with you Ann about the library system, but unfortunately, one man's corny is another man's riveting.
Suze said…
ooh, jenn i just re-read your comment about joel. i'm probably blushing now but no one's in here to see it. sheesh. he seemed like such a bad boy then...
annalu alulu said…
i think he gave me my first kiss...on my forehead...and he had a girlfriend! gasp!

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