Friday, August 13, 2010

Cocktails and Crafts - Tie Dye and Peach Tea

I'll admit I was a bit skeptical about the whole prospect of tie dye but it turned out to be a lot of fun!

Since the majority of the crafters are pregnant we went with a Peach Tea cocktail that was home brewed ice tea with slices of fresh Colorado peaches. It was very refreshing and sweet enough that Max enjoyed it but not sweet-tea sweet.

Our host Barb bought a couple tie dye kits and after half watching the instructional video we got started.

Step 1: Soak shirts in plain water

Step 2: Wring shirts out, and fold in preferred method - Roll, swirl, bunched - take your pick.

Step 3: Apply rubber bands to hold shape

Step 4: Place shirts in soda ash and soak
Step 5: Eat lunch
Step 6: Mix up dyes and clear a space to get your dye on
Step 7: Apply dye to shirt
Step 8: Wrap in grocery bag and let sit 12-24 hours.
These are the onesies that Jayna made. They came out great! I can't wait to see them on her new little munchkin in about seven months.


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