Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Camping crafts

We had one rainy day while camping, out came my bags of left over wool scraps (yes, Deb, I know, save every tiny little scrap). The boys made memory pictures of camping. This is a hard project because there is no drawing the picture first, you just cut it out.

But they love it. They glued the pieces on the wool background with fabric glue.

Big brother even got into it.

Right to left, beach scene with driftwood.
Bridge over the creek with clouds and a tree, snake in the water.

Tree with pond and snake, sun and clouds.
And little brothers snake with tonge sticking out, ok, he's not into it!
Someday I'm going to sew them altogether (with last years, and the next years) and make a little memory quilt.

One day we went to the nature center and learned about turtles and how to draw them and their patterned shells.

Then a hike through the woods to Lake Mi.

Back home to regroup for our next camping trip with a little bit of time to tie-dye some 4th of July t-shirts. We started by mixing up soda ash to soak the shirts in.

I taught each one how to twist the shits for the traditional pattern. Everyone did their own.

Waiting for turns.

I mixed up red and blue Procion dye, then everyone dyed their own.

Even little brother.

My sister-in-law, her daughter and grandson came too. Mom dyed a onesie, then grandma dyed shirts for her other grandchildren.

Big brother.

Hope you had a wonderful 4th!


Melodie said...

The shirts are beautiful!! You're such a grand grandma!!

Deb H said...

I love the tie-dyed shirts! THey did a great job! What fun!

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