I made this...first I did a long warp of overshot with that silly peaches & cream cotton yarn that I have skeins & skeins of...then I wove the pattern in a variety of handspun yarns that I had laying around...then I hated the yellow piece so I threw it into a dye pot and made a mottled fabric...it turned out to be just the right size for a bag...so I made one!
It's been a busy week having Riley home from school. We got the old Featherweight working and she made a doll outfit!
We worked in the vegetable garden.
And we dyed Ukranian Eggs. It is similar to doing batik you draw your design on the egg. Then you choose which area you want to keep white, block it out with wax; put it into yellow dye; decide which area you will keep yellow, block that out with wax etc...
Very fun. We also learned that since we were out of yellow in our kit we could use regular acid dye on the eggs...it's the same thing.
After you have finished all the layers of color & wax you melt the wax off.
And then reveal your colored egg.It was a dreary week, so no beach trips for us but we did have a lovely time at home together.
I'm not entirely sure when Earth day is but I like the slogan "Every day is Earth day" after all it's where I live every day! I only know the holiday is happening because She'enedra is slated to dance at two Earth Day festivals this weekend, but that's beside the point.
My point is about dental floss...yes really! For years I have wondered why they don't sell refills for the floss at the drug store. Does anyone know where I can get this stuff? I hate throwing useful objects away (yes I'm a pack rat) and I could totally just keep reusing all those containers and put a new spool on my floss container....grrrr! I have looked everywhere and even online. I even wrote the floss company, they didn't reply. Maybe I'll try again. I've found a few links to buy the stuff but it's unavailable! See... http://www.amazon.com/Glide-Floss-Holder-Refills-Spools/dp/B0000536RG & http://powerelectrictoothbrush.com/Glide-Floss-Holder-Refills-2-Spools/A/B0000536RG.htm
It irks me so that I can't buy refills for my Glide floss. My pet peeve am I a weirdo? Probably.
I think I'm going to start a campaign to save the earth with dental floss refills.
I just wrote Oral-B an email asking where I can get refills... here's the link if you'd like to write them too!
That is the most exciting thing I can tell you!! While Robert, Heidi, Jillian and I were driving to Infusion Jill spotted dolphins, a not uncommon sight in our area but while we were looking at the dolphins we saw HUGE Grey things coming out of the water two of them! It was so exciting we stopped the car immediately and ran out to watch the whales. I've only seen Orcas in the Puget sound but never a grey whale...here are some pictures that I nicked from the internet because if I showed you the pictures that Robert took you would just see grey specks in the already greyish sea!
I live right over the mountain from Malibu...or probably Sycamore Canyon State Park....you can even ride a bike from here down to the beach and be there in 20 minutes. Sometimes when we have out of town guests my husband takes them on a lovely scenic bike ride to the beach and I pick everyone up on the other side with the car, cause nobody wants to ride back UP a mountain!
Today I'm dancing in a very special event in Malibu called Infusion. It is at the mansion where Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston got married...what ev'! Anyway, it's owned by a friend and dance student of mine and her family.
I'm excited and hope to have lots of new beautiful pictures of the show and all that to post soon...but for now here is an aerial view of the home.