It's time to dye some shoes.

A week or two ago, my little sister asked me if I could dye her shoes black because she didn't like the blue and red plaid.  I finally decided to do it and share the process with you guys.  This is my first time dying shoes, so I might have done some things strangely, so if there's any way I can improve, please let me know!

What I used:  shoes, dye, a container, gloves, cotton balls(not pictured)

You need rubber gloves unless you want colored hands for a while.. I got a dye concentrate, so I just poured a little into the container and got going.

Here I am, about to start the dying process.

Oh yeah, here we go.

Pretty much done!  And this is why you need gloves :)

Ta da!  A pair of black shoes.

Thanks go to my older sister who dyed the left shoe as I dyed the right.  :)

Again, I'd like to apologize for my absence lately.. End of school and whatnot has calmed down, so I should be able to start posting regularly again. :)


Late night crafting: Part two!

Well, I showed my little sister my new billed beanie hat, and she fell in love with it. I found her wearing it a lot after I had made it, so I decided to make her one today! (It's her birthday)

Here are the pictures! I took shots on my progress, so this post will look strikingly similar to my other late night post.

Dammit, I hate flash. Here's the sweater I cut up to make this hat.

Here are the pieces. Freaking flash... the blue isn't this saturated in person, it's more of a midnight blue.

Here she is wearing it. I don't think any of the pictures show the true color of this hat.

As you can see, I added a little more to this hat, which I like a lot. The sweater was a military sweater, so it had those little flaps on the shoulder, which I cut off, sewed together and sewed along the brim. I think it turned out pretty nicely. :) She already pinned on a bunch of pins we grabbed from the Maker Faire last year, but when I tried to snap a photo, my camera decided it hated me and died. (After I had stuck brand new lithium batteries in)