Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Happy Easter

Belated Easter greetings to you all. The blog silence was because we went away for Easter. Easter this year was also Avid Crafter's birthday - a double set of celebrations. She is definitely not lacking in chocolate supplies!

A little crafting happened on the Easter break but no photos yet. I had time to experiment with dyeing some of the little crocheted flowers that I make. I found some very cheap 100% wool in Spotlight and crocheted the flowers first and then dyed them. I tried out some lace dyes that I bought last year and some ink. The ink was an experiment following some information I picked up at last year's craft fair. A little ink in some water, put in the wet flower and zap in the microwave for a short time to heat set the ink. I have yet to rewash the flower to see if the dye has set. I will post pictures soon but have not yet had time to take any and today is revolting weather with no good light for any picture taking!!

Instead I will post this shot - taken in my back yard recently. Ballet dancer is what I thought off when I saw it.


  1. Hi Girls,
    I received my prize today. It was absolutely gorgeous, thankyou so so much. Keep your eyes peeled because it's nearly time for a giveaway on my blog too!

  2. Ahhh...thank you. A picture of my favorite flower! I miss them.

  3. Happy Birthday to you Avid Crafter.
    Those crocheted flowers sound wonderful. Can't wait to see.
    The Ballet Dancer will keep us pleased till then. Lovely flower.


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