since moving to houston, i've had a bit more time on my hands than i previously had.
ryan works long hours.
my social commitments have been fewer.
and my obligations outside of the house have been fewer.
you could say that some days i am left feeling a bit...er...bored.
so, all that to be said, i've had some time to dream about some of my christmas gifts and get crafting.
today, during naps, i whipped up a handful of playsilks to give away.
i used an incredibly easy method of dying them with kool-aid and purchased them online for next to nothing. typically, playsilks cost $10-12 a piece. this was a much cheaper option!
lily did ask me what that very sweet smell was from her bedroom (our house smells cloyingly sweet!) and my hands have a red glow to them. but, otherwise it was as easy as can be.
i used a tutorial found here. next time, i would use larger pots so i could stir the silks around more. and i had purchased two "blue" kool-aid packages thinking i would have some good boy colors, but it turned out that the color was actually a red drink mix. sorry, boys! next time!
it was a quick little project and fun to play around with tie dying. and they should dry quickly in the texas heat! hooray for christmas crafts!