If last week was all about baking, this week was all about fabric. With some baking in between.
The school asked me to tie dye some shirts for the school concert at the same time I made myself a T-shirt to dye. The results were rewarding. You can look at the easy step by step instructions how to tie dye here.
In winter I gave my Mum cut out fabric to paint for me. The plan was a winter nightie for me and winter pj’s for Acacia both with long sleeves. It has taken me ages to get around to putting them together. Converting Acacia’s pj top to a nightie from the same pattern ended up working for the best as I joined the top to the nightie bottom with lace which added a special something.
As the drought continues we seem to have more rain spiders about than rain. The strange thing is that up until my late 20’s I was totally arachnophobic. I remember bursting into tears when a wolf spider ran over my foot at Kariba and even the teeniest spiders had me hyperventilating. Strangely I think domestic violence in a past relationship put spiders into perspective. When you have real shit and a reason to experience raw terror, spiders are pretty cute in comparison. I now see spiders as fly and mozzie killers who play a vital role in the environment.