I don't have much to do these days other than sit around and grow babies. And while that's fun, its not the most entertaining thing. So I try to find something to do every day besides just clean house (which, I'll be honest, I'm doing less and less of because I can't be on my feet very long).
Today I got an email that some yarn I had purchased wasn't going to be coming after all. I have REALLY been enjoying making things for the girls (expect more pictures to come) but I don't like to make them out of plain boring yarn. I like to find beautiful, soft, one-of-a-kind yarns. And while that's more expensive, I think the end result is worth it. Anyway, I've been ordering some of my yarns from etsy.com which is a place to buy and sell all things handmade. It is truly a marvel. But its kind of like Ebay- all the sellers are individuals. And while some people make their living selling things on Etsy, its not like ordering things from a business. I placed a special order with a girl I'd ordered yarn from before and she assured me that it was no problem. About 3 weeks ago, I started to wonder. It seemed like my yarn should've been at my house already and I hadn't heard from her. So I emailed her and she said that her boyfriend had mailed the package for her and forgot to get delivery confirmation and that it should be there in a few days. Fast forward 2 weeks, the yarn still isn't here and its obviously not coming. She offers to remake the yarn for me and send it out ASAP. Great. Then today I get an email saying that her spinning wheel is broken so she can't make the yarn until she gets a replacement. Well that ruined all my plans and I ended up getting a refund.
The reason I'm telling you all that is to show you what I did today! I had some leftover yarn from what I ordered from her before but I wanted it to be a different color. The leftover yarn was plain white so I knew I could dye it. After a little research, I found out that I could dye it with Kool-Aid. So after spending 80 cents, my yarn is reborn! And its gorgeous if I do say so myself! In the photo its drying on a towel on the patio.
And today it looks like this:
Before you know it though, it will look like this (this is our new house):