06 August 2009

first we tied and then we dyed.

i started working on this list with amby this week and the first activity on the list was tie dyed clothing and luckily my in-laws have some dye and luckily i had a bunch of onesies lying around and a shirt for amby and some socks for amby's friend who has a birthday coming up and luckily i have a friend named robin (fellow tutor from the reading/writing center days. what up.) who knows about these sorts of things.

we got to work. the boy had just woken up from a nap... on the wrong side of the bed might i add, but we persevered. i knew he was gonna love it. i put him in the only outfit i didnt mind him ruining... his diaper... and gave him some gloves:

we tied (and it was so fun because there are all different patterns you can experiment with!)

and then we dyed and ambrose snapped out of the cranky mood as i expected and started chanting: "make a mess! make a mess!" in a very pleased tone as if he was drunk on his own disbelief. see ambrose, if you ever read this in the future... i was cool.



check out robin. tie dying with a babe in a sling. earth mama! i love it.

anyway- then we let them sit on the porch for 24hrs:

did the whole rinsing ritual and hung them up to dry:




i'm so pleased with how they turned out except for i guess we forgot a little step in the beginning so the colors faded somewhat when i washed them in the washing machine... but all-in-all it turned out pretty great and we had so much fun! ambrose has a new shirt, asher has a new onesie or two, amby's friend has some groovy socks, and we have baby gifts for a few of my loved ones who are expecting. hooray! thanks for teaching us all the different techniques robin!

next activity with the ambo: homemade bubbles this weekend.

13 comments:

mrs. peterson said...

tie-dyed socks? sounds like i need some. ha. how fun.

M and N said...

awesome! i want one for our baby turner!!

sheila said...

that looks fun. I tie-dyed all the time when I was in middle school. Yours turned out better though.

echo said...

how fun!!
i am a little jealous cause i still have yet to see baby kadin.

liko said...

congrats to Robin on the birth of her baby!!! yay!!! and i love all the tie-dye!!! go steph!

ashley said...

you are fun! those turned out great, i love the designs! nice work

Robbie said...

Well, your patterns came out fantastic! and we can just pretend that we meant for them to be coral colored. :) Good job! and great photo-ing!

.Ang. said...

Looking good!

I want to tie dye something now!

but what... hmmm

Sofia Deyanira said...

Hmm, what is in the dye?! I feel a tie-dye party coming on in very soon...

Matti said...

Yes Amby, that is right....you mom IS awesome!! Those are so cute! I call Robin comes to teach me next. :-)

martin said...

you're so much more domestic than i. remind me what the ghost snake is?

Melissa said...

this makes me want to tie dye. something I have yet to do in my 26 years of life. I better step on it and get dying. Maybe you can give me some pointers!? like where to start?...

laurel said...

wow. You are such a fun fun fun fun mom. I hope I can do as many fun things with my little guys (by which I mean students) in South Korea. If you have any ideas that might involve learning english...???