Friday, April 30, 2010

Disaster into Genius

So a while ago I decided that I would start an etsy shop and start selling appliquéd onesies. No I haven't ever posted anything on my "shop" yet but I will someday. I made a bunch of patterns to use for the appliqués, bought a whole bunch of onesies and fabric. Sounds like I'm all ready to start those cute onesies right? Well my plans were thwarted when I realized I don't have a lot of time having two small kids and all. But the thing that halted me even more was one lovely day I decided that I needed to wash my bright white onesies with my new fabrics. Which of course included a dark never-been-washed hot pink. I know if I would have use a bit of brain power I would have never made the mistake. So about 20 new onesies had blotches of bright pink all over them, and not in a cute way. I have been dreading the day that I would have to work on those spots one by one to make the onesies white again. Until the other day my sis-in-law was telling me that she dyed some of her onesies. BING! Light of genius finally kicked on in my head. I can dye all of the really badly stained ones pink and see if I can salvage any of the ones that aren't to bad and make them blue! Totally worked!

My final product.

Pretty awesome huh? Now they are all ready to have cute appliqués on them!
Thanks Dylon fabric dye!


Cassie Forsgren said...

I Like your thinking! I will be checking in on this blog often. I am not crafty but SO want to be

karis stapley said...

That's soo awesome Hillary! Great job!
You are def. very crafty & creative! I love it!
What cute things you've done with the onesies & scripture covers - how fun!