Yesterday we celebrated Martha’s daughter turning one year old. For her party I wanted to give her something special from me. I’m not much of a seamstress so I can’t really sew her any clothing, but I sure can dye!
I ordered several white tops online, so I’d have enough to play with and even mess up. The first two are tie dyed. I didn’t have enough ice to ice dye them all, so I did two of each. Here are the tie dyed ones:
I’d really like to have one like that for me! And here’s a short sleeve shirt.
I absolutely LOVE how these turned out. I kept saying that they were “stinking cute.” It helps that the shirts are so cute and tiny to begin with.
Now to the ice dyed ones. I usually let my ice dyed fabric batch for 24 hours. I didn’t have the luxury of doing this, so they only were waiting for washout for 17 hours. It was so hot in my dyeing studio (the garage) so the ice did not have as much time as it usually does to make a design.
And then I used my Portrait and cut out designs and made her a card. I realized after it was all put together that maybe this card was a bit too grown up for her. The buttons were originally suppose to be glued on but I thought if she got hold of this card, those buttons would be off the card and into her mouth. I sewed them on instead. The sentiment is on the back. This design was part of the Everyday Cards kit at svgcuts.
I had gone through all of my scrapbooking paper a couple weeks ago and gave the majority of it away to the local thrift store. It seems like it always happens that when I give something away, I need it. But I had saved some scrapbooking stash and I found some paper to make the card.
All in all I was happy with my dyeing for Jillian. Maybe I’ll make this a tradition – dyeing her something for every birthday. That was fun.
Meanwhile I’ve made myself a play list of what I want to create in the next couple of months. So far I have eight different projects and that’s just off the top of my head and not counting the several books to read and a few book reviews to post. I love when I feel inspired! Thanks for dropping by.
I love the shirts! I know that the ice dyed comes out softer on jersey than a flat weave, but these are still beautiful, and I’m sure she will love wearing them!
Judy, I thought about you as I tie dyed the first two shirts. I love how they turned out. I didn’t think about the ice dyeing coming out softer on jersey but it does.
The shirts are great! Love the ice dye designs. I find that sometimes when I go too long before washing, the design just isn’t as distinct. Maybe the hot temps really help?
Penny, Thank you! I always let the ice dyed fabric batch for 24 hours so this was a little different for me. But as Judy commented the design does come out softer or less distinct on the jersey than the flat weave. In my exhibit I have a shirt that is jersey and the design is softer. I had forgotten about that. So the hot temperature probably didn’t make any difference as far as how the ice dyed design turned out. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.
The shirts are wonderful, lucky little girl!
Hi Linda! These shirts ARE stinkin’ cute! Your did a great job! Lucky girl. I also like your idea of making a play list of things you want to do over the next few months! Getting it down in list form helps to make it happen! Good for you!
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Denny, So glad you also think they are stinking cute! Hubby has gotten tired of me going around the house saying “stinking cute.” But they are! Yes, I have got to make a list while I’m thinking of it. Now hopefully I’ll get some of them done. Thanks for dropping by.
Great gifts, the shirts look wonderful and the card is very cute too
I swear I did not read your post until AFTER I said to you earlier that I wanted to make a plan for my “to do’s” for the upcoming months. I guess great minds think alike!
Carla, I wondered about that! Interesting.
Cute, cute shirts. Can’t go wrong with tiny clothing! Lynda…I was buzzing around on Pinterest today and recognized your work on a few boards. Gelli printing fabric–my next project.
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Yep, they are so cute even white!! Gotta get you that video link.