Tuesday, August 31, 2010










Good Clean Fun...



What fun we have been having! The kids and I have had art class, yesterday. We saw this on facebook somewhere- sorry, I couldn't find the link- and loved the look of it. It just sounded like a lot of fun! Fabric dying at it's most basic- and cleanest- level.


You take a large mouth vase- the type you get a dozen roses in- and strecth some cotton fabric over it- hold in place with a rubber band or in our case, a hair band. Then you take some Sharpie markers, yes the permanant kind, and make rings of dots. Then you drip a few drops of rubbing alchohol in the center of the dots with a cotton swab and watch it work. They spread out into a lovely kaliedescope of colors- blending and merging into a ring. How cool is that? And then, of course we had to do something with them- made a dozen fast postcards- just cut then out, the kids glue sticked them onto fabric and I machine appliqued them down. Ta-da! A fast, easy, clean, cheap, fun little project.




8 comments:

julieQ said...

Hmmm, I will to try that! Thank you for sharing your idea!

julieQ said...

"have"...I think that is the word I left out, LOL!!

Peni said...

That is just the coolest, funnest thing.

Art class...is, I think, as 24/7 prospect in your house. :)

Julie in the Barn said...

Never saw that trick before. I sure could have used that back in my cub scout den mother days. You have sure been busy making quietly goodies lately. I can't seem to finish anything. I just keep trying to clean up odds and ends and end up with a bigger mess. Time to knuckle down and finish something.

Julie in the Barn said...

That would be "quilty" goodies. I guess Julie and I are both having keyboard issues today.

verif. word:foodeess-people who like to eat more than quilt

Sarah N. said...

Where do we sign up to get one of your cool postcards? Me and the kids will have to try that.

I put up a new post tonight- just for you!

Love you!

Isobel said...

Hey kiddies, My address is:

Aunt Isobel Fields
P.O. Box 55
Sudlersville, MD, 21668

Is that subtle enough?

Darcie said...

That is super duper cool!!! You're the best!