Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Post Christmas Christmas Tree

I went to Target the other day and picked up a tree I saw before Christmas for half price. It is 6 ft tall, but only about 20 inches wide at its widest point so it will fit in just about anywhere. It is champaigne colored and I bought white lights for it. I finally found a place for my white beaded (gold beads) crocheted garland I bought at an estate sale one time. It never quite looked right on our tree. Of course I had to put it up even though Christmas is over.

Pomegranate Dye

So, yesterday I took some silk velvet and silk ribbon and used them to squash pomegranate pieces. Nice color. I am going to iron them before I wash them out to see what the final color will be. Don't try this at home unless you like pomegranate splattering all over everything! lol! The first time I added too much water and it turned out pinkish and I wanted a deeper color. The picture shows velvet/ribbon pre-second squish.