Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Crafty Summer

  If I'm going to be totally honest, I have to say the last month of my stay-at-home mom journey has been particularly hard. It just has. Jack picked up a cold, probably from his habit of putting everything in his mouth. Then it spread throughout our household. So, in short, we've all been a sleepy, cranky mess.

  Dinah has been taking swim lessons, which both adds to, and provides a brief reprieve from the chaos. Some days we've run errands or met Daddy for lunch after her lesson, and some days we've just gone back home. The last couple days, Dinah had been asking to go to Hobby Lobby to get beads to make her some new necklaces. So, we finally went. However, we quickly discovered that taking a nine-month-old baby to the bead aisle at Hobby Lobby was not very productive. We eventually scrapped that idea and just walked around for a few minutes. In our meandering, Dinah saw a tie dye kit that caught her attention. She didn't know what it was, but those colors seemed to be calling to her. She decided she'd rather make a shirt instead of necklaces, and I left thinking surely I can tie dye a shirt cheaper than that. 

  So, after buying Dollar Tree rubber bands, a shirt from Family Dollar, and a little research, we figured out how to make dye from the acrylic paint we had on hand and went to work. 

Hooray for crafty days, and that silly grin!