I finished Bent Creek's "Hospitality Knocker" Kit last night -- the photo is fresh off the Q-snaps. Still deciding if I'll make a door-knocker like wall hanging with it for my kitchen or if I'll frame it... not sure.
My girls are getting older and although I thought the day would never come when they were toddlers, lately I have occassional moments where I have some time where no one needs me to do anything, I don't need to be anywhere for anyone, etc. This past Saturday morning was one of those times so I thought I'd try my hand at dyeing some fabric. I used a tutorial from The Twister Stitcher's blog you can find here: Baking and Basting Fabric
I only did one piece to start and will definitely be using it at some point since I'm so happy with the way it came out; especially for a first attempt! :) Here you can see the before and after but the photo really doesn't do it justice -- I love the dark marks that show up randomly throughout the piece! It was very simple if you follow the steps and no, it does not smell like coffee/tea after it's all pressed. Make sure if you try it to keep an eye on it the entire time so you don't burn the fabric (or your house!).
I will be doing another batch at some point over the next week so I'd also like to make that a giveaway also...any follower who comments will be entered to win this second giveaway as well which I will also pick the winner of randomly a week from today.
Signing off for now since I'm on my lunch hour at the office---have a great rest of the day and remember to just keep stitching! ~Nicole