Thursday, March 29, 2012

wine dye & blue berry jigglers

Momma played with dye today...uh oh!

Actually it worked out just fine!

I love the throw rugs from Target.  I usually get new rugs once the old ones get grungy looking.  Target rugs are the best for our household because they can be washed when we spill on them.  They are also less than $5 a rug and that is good for me because I like to get new colors when I get tired of my current rugs.

Well, shame on Target I haven't been able to find my favorite rugs.  I decided to dye the rugs I have until I find new rugs.  I sorta really just wanted to play with dye too.  heehee!

Here they are:  faded and dingy.   

And then after a few spins in the washing machine they are so much better!

What do you think?

They aren't quite as dark as I hoped.  
I was thinking they would be a bit darker, but I like the way they turned out.

While I was waiting for the washer to agitate the dye water I boiled water for jello jigglers.

The kids get so tired of the same old snacks after Layla gets home from school.

You can't really go wrong with jello jigglers!

The kids used Easter themed cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes to eat.

I used 4 boxes of Jello brand berry blue jello and 2 1/2 cups of boiling water.

I mixed the jello into the water and then poured it into a Pyrex dish.  
Then I put it in the fridge for 3 hours.

Easy Peasy.  

I'm not sure why it took me so long to master the talent of making jigglers, but I just recently got the recipe just right! 

Daddy was working in his office and heard all the excitement.  He ventured out to sample the goodies!

Silly little man!

Silly girl and her beard.

Layla's eyebrow seems to be healing just fine.  The stuff underneath the glue is getting darker and doesn't look so pretty, but we are just letting it do it's thing.  The glue should fall off in another week or so.  We don't want to mess with it or cause her pain. Honestly I wish I could help get some of the glue off of her forehead.  It makes her face look dirty.  BUT looking dirty for a few days is just fine.  I don't want to scar her little face in any way.  
She doesn't seem bothered by it at all.  She is more excited about getting back to her normal activities.  The doctor wouldn't let her participate in P.E. or recess.  Tomorrow will be her first day back to normalcy and she is very very excited!  

I hope you had a great Thursday!


Carrie said...

the rugs look great! what a good idea! It gave them some new life! :-)

And I need to make some jigglers, always a fun treat and so easy!
cute kiddos...hope Layla's cut heals soon!

Traci said...

The rugs look great!! I have a pair of shorts that I love & I spilled red wine on them. UGH! I bought dye to try but I haven't yet. I'm thinking I'll try it this weekend now! Have a great weekend!

Red Stethoscope said...

The rugs look great! I love that you decided to dye them. I had my first dye experience with some cotton shoes that I dyed black last summer. They dried a lot lighter than the color that they dyed and I feel like I should dye them again. I was a dye virgin too, though, so I have no idea how this stuff works!