I’ve been busy this past week working on some Christmas gifts. I got this great idea from 3 Creative Studios thanks to Vicki. I followed the tutorial for making gift boxes and I’m making these I’ve got a bunch of Christmas fat quarters and I’m able to use 2 FQ to make 2 boxes. Jim is helping with the hand sewing of the sides. I’m a lucky woman!
I also tried dyeing some bamboo socks. I’m not sure I like the results of the dyeing, but they’re very soft and comfy. They’re bright, and really took the dye well. I’m not liking these though That green is very Kermit! The red turned out a weird color. The dyes didn’t blend as well as they do with cotton fabric and I’m not convinced of the colorfastness of them. The jury is still out as to whether or not they’ll be part of the gifts.
While I had the dyes out I dyed some fabric. I tried my had at making a gradient with my new gray color. I love it, don’t know what I’m going to do with it, but it’s purdy! This is what my most recent new project is going to be. This is a sample block to get the technique down, using some of my hand dyed fabrics I did this summer. I’m planning on making a skinny quilt from this book with some of Vicki’s hand dyed gradient fabrics I bought from her Etsy shop.