Friday, April 17, 2009

More gifts for Rimu

Here are the little leather shoes I made for Rimu. Thanks Leanne for your generous help and all the materials too, including the leather needle. They will be perfect for when he starts to walk. In the meantime I think I had better make him a pair or two of cloth ones. Luckily Zheng's friend Emily has leant me her sewing machine for a few days. Today I hemmed a set of curtains and got them up again in time for Zheng to have a "new mother afternoon nap"

I will post photos of the sugar n cream cotton yarn I have bought for each of you. You will have to fight over the colours. But I am all inspired to try some yarn dying when I get back to NZ. See this post from my friend Kirsty, and you will see why... I know we can't use food colour for cotton, but I can use my Procion Dyes.

So my mission to you is to store or buy up light coloured pure wool, especially if you can get it from thrift shops. Then we can have a dying session in May. Grey, beige, cream will all work with what I have in mind!
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sewfunky said...

Sounds great - I can't wait to see the cotton yarn... How much did it cost per ball?

And, yes I've often wondered about the dying of yarn - you could make some beautiful combinations!

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