Thread Thursday: I’m dy(e)ing – too much pink!

This post is not about sewing or crochet but it is related in a way. I have received many baby clothing items as a hand-me-down, which I am very grateful about.

It has allowed me to save so much money. I have added a few items that I made myself but the bulk is used from friends or family <3 o:p="">
However, there is one big issue I have. I think this does not relate to hand-me-downs in general but the whole girl’s clothing industry.
There is just SO MUCH PINK! And not even different pinks, no, most of it is the same two shades of bright dark pink or very light pink.
I have kept a few pink items although I really do not like the color much. However, there were so many pink items that I sorted out 3 bags and decided to dye them different colors.
I chose a teal, a navy blue and a Bordeaux red. I may sort through one more time for a green bag at a later point.
I used RIT liquid dye and already dyed one batch with the teal in the machine. But then I ran out of salt and bleach (of course).
So, I am continuing the dyeing later today and add pictures later. I think with the teal it worked out pretty well. In the pictures, you see the “before” for the red and blue, and the “after” for the teal.
I forgot to take a “before” picture for the teal batch.
What do you think?

Next week I will hopefully finally be able to show you the finished crochet sweater I am forming on.

Thread Thursday: Rompers vs. Robes




Ha! Again it is Friday, and I am posting my Thread Thursday post. I just got done with this piece and it was just way too late to write the post last night.
This one is a little up-cycle project, and I am making another one this weekend.
We got some baby robes (or however you call them) which always just slid up when Baby was wearing it. Probably because she is already too mobile but she wears a 3 month old size 🙂
So all I did was used a long-leg romper that fits as a measure for the length of the torso and then just cut out a piece in the middle to make legs. I used a strip of old T-Shirt as the binding tape and added some metal snaps. And Voila, a romper! Super easy! It took me one afternoon – maybe 2 hours?
As I said, I am making one more. Otherwise I am still crocheting the sweater and I am finishing some small Waldorf dolls I started in a craft event at GenCon.
I will try to post the next Thread Thursday actually on a Thursday, LOL.

Sunday Impressions: Afternoon Walk












The late afternoon, before sunset, is really the best time for a walk. The sun makes everything look so pretty. I guess that is why they call it golden hour. You can see I love flowers and playing with my new(ish) Canon.
We walk the dogs and baby. It is very relaxing and we get some fresh air. It seems the dogs and we need this, or you can tell the onset of cabin fever 🙂 Everyone gets grumpy.
I am half looking forward to the change of the season and half the time it makes me sad.
I will miss the sun and long days the most, that wonderful bright summer energy. When the days get shorter, everything seems so gloomy. Makes me want to just curl up in a blanket. And I regret not using the pool as much as I should have. Maybe we need to jump in one more time to say goodbye.
However I love all of the seasons, and Fall especially. The beautiful colors of the leaves, teas and pumpkin spice, sweaters, scarves and boots, the fresh breeze, Thanksgiving and Halloween. What is not to love? Makes me always so reminiscent of my childhood. But then even in winter’s gloom we can make it so cozy and nostalgic with Christmas decoration. The wonderful lights brightening the dark season, fun in the snow and peppermint hot chocolates. Ahh, I am so happy I can now re-live all the fun by making the seasons special for my child. And in spring we will go on cabin adventures. I have a plan, and will tell more in a future post.
In other news, we tried a week of Blue Apron. It is a service that sends you all the ingredients for a certain amount of meals, based on which subscription plan you chose. We did the 3 meals for 2 people version. I think it’s a neat idea, especially if you are not very versed in cooking and have little time to get the ingredients. It is however a little pricey for us at the moment at around $60, which makes it $10 a meal a person. Maybe we will come back it in the future.
I hope you enjoyed my Sunday Impressions, this time actually posted on a Sunday lol.

Thread Thursday: Tiny Frogs


Wait, it is already Friday and I forgot to post my Thursday post. Yikes.
Well, better late than never 🙂 And the same goes for the little onesie I made.
Months ago I started cutting the pieces for this adorable little wrap onesie and now I finally finished it. As expected it is now too small for my baby to wear 🙁
But that is ok, as I have multiple friends who are pregnant or have younger babies.
I used the fabric of a pajama pants my friend didn’t want anymore.
Unfortunately, I cannot give you the link to the pattern because the site seems to be gone.

Now that the weather is getting more fall-like, I am working on a crochet sweater for my little one.
I got my hands on some nice merino wool in great off white and blue. I likely have it done for next week’s post.