Making things pretty ( and I’m such a slacker! )

Ugh! It’s so hot here lately. No I’m sorry, hot isnt the right word, humid is what we get. You go outside and it it feels like you’re swimming!! It makes me so lazy, I don’t want to crochet, let alone even move.
However, at the same time, I feel like I need to do something. So I decided on the least amount of work possible in a crafty project and dyed some old lace curtains. I used food coloring and coffee, because let’s be honest if I don’t have to leave my air conditioner, I’m not going to!! Plus I like the old faded out colors.

All I did was add a bit of food coloring to water for two and then strong brewed coffee for the third. Pre wet the curtains and let them soak as long as you like.


I didn’t rinse them, my use for them is to place under my plants so I’m not concerned with washing at any point. I reccomend letting them dry, then rinsing in the sink before washing. Doing it in this order will give them a chance to really “stain” the fabric.


Look how pretty they look hanging out!!

Thats yellow on the left, red/blue combo in the center and coffee to the right. I have a pile more sitting in a bin, looks like I’ll be doing a bit more dyeing in the future.


Wes Anderson is my hero!

i frickin love Wes Anderson movies. I used to happily sit alone on the couch and just get lost in them. But then, one glorious day last week my offspring casually mentioned she wanted to see Moonrise Kingdom ( I swear I heard angels singing! ). That evening we promptly sat down, popped it in and she fell in love. The following evening it was The Darjeeling Limited to the same applause!! My parenting leveled up that week, so proud!! She wasn’t as impressed with Grand Budapest, however the mister loves it. Only a few more to introduce them to and my life’s work has been accomplished.
So of course, having an epic marathon always leads to the same conclusion in my mind……I MUST CROCHET THAT!! And I did. One from each movie. Offspring insists that Sam needs Suzy ( before she steals him away )so she’s currently on the hook. My goal was to keep them simplistic, just enough to show who they were. Hopefully I’ve accomplished my goals. I also had plans to name this post something clever, but let’s be honest, I’m tired and the brain is off for the night! Ok, about to get photo heavy, but here they are:

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