Friday, 17 October 2008

Thursday night dye up

I plan to make this little mobile for bubs room (or something very similar). Please excuse the dodgy photo of a photo in a pattern book!


The problem was the room colours I have chosen are quite rich, so there is no such thing as baby wool in deep burgandy, chocolate or beige. Good thing I know how to dye wool, eh? I picked up some cleckheaton merino bambino 4ply in Spotlight's 20% off sale this week (I had to go in to get more stuffing for Austy's bed cushion, but there was no way I was lining up for fabric - the express isle even took 20 minutes of waiting!). I found some gaywool colours (garnet, mushroom and logwood) and ordered them online a few weeks ago. So last night I set myself up a-dyeing. I was jsut going to do the three solids, but did a varigated one for good measure...




And finally one last sneak peak at the doll quilt I am working on. No more peaks now until it is received and opened. But I had to show you the hand stitched lettering I have added to the picture squares. And that's a little people doll to show you how tiny everything is. I would have used something else, but it was being photographed on Austy's play desk so of course the quickest little thing I could find was a toy!

4 comments:

Emma said...

Great to see you again today - you're still glowing! I love that variegated ball; can't wait to see the results - AFTER you finish Austy's quilt!!!

Kylie said...

Love the look of the DQ. The colours are lovely.

Kylie said...

Love the variegated wool - well done they all look lovely

The Humming Cat said...

Very impressive, variegated wool, fantastic!