"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dyeing again...

I've been feeling like dyeing things again.  And playing with paper.  So I spent some time mixing up colors & dyeing tags to use in my journals.  Tags always seem to need ribbon, too.  I didn't have much ribbon left after the holidays...but I have more on order as I still feel the need to DYE.  I can't get enough of the surprise of the colors once these things dry.
 
 
I dyed up enough tags & ribbon to package some as sets for my Etsy shop, too.  Packaged them up in cute little glassine bags, tied with more ribbon & a metal rimmed tag, too. 
 
I was even able to add a few new sets of ribbon & some more ribbon rainbows. 
 
 
So that's what I've been up to lately...along with clearing stuff out to donate to the Volunteers of America & some people through Freecycle.  It's so much fun to open more of the boxes that have been packed away for years here & see what is hiding inside.  Some of it I can use.  Most is still in great condition & since it seems the Vof A are sending trucks around every 4-5 weeks now...the timing is perfect as I'm really working to get more organized & less cluttered around here. 
 
More vinatge stuff will end up in my Etsy shop soon.  I was going to blog about a fun childhood treasure I listed late last night...but it SOLD today.  I'll show you a pic anyway...it's "Trunkey" the Key to the Cincinnati Zoo. 
You'd buy this key & then insert it into little story boxes around the Zoo to hear about the animals.  Great fun for kids of the 1950s...at least it was for me.  I still have mine from the Cleveland Zoo...not sure I'm ready to part with it yet...but who knows. 
 
Thanks for visiting my blog...and I'd love it if you visited my shop, too.  Have a great weekend!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. I love the colors you came up with. What do you use for your dye? I've been cleaning out my art room. Taking a lot of papers over to the Civic Center as well as giving them to the owner of the home Norm's in as she has daughters into scrapbooking.

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  2. You always dye the most amazing tags and ribbons!

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  3. Your ribbons are wonderful! I had a key (think I still have it) like that to our local zoo. My other favorite key was one with a crown on the end that went to the story boxes at Fairyland. A wonderful park filled with nursery rhyme scenes, and a puppet stage with really fun shows. Such wonderful memories you brought up. Thanks!

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  4. Your ribbons are wonderful! I had a key (think I still have it) like that to our local zoo. My other favorite key was one with a crown on the end that went to the story boxes at Fairyland. A wonderful park filled with nursery rhyme scenes, and a puppet stage with really fun shows. Such wonderful memories you brought up. Thanks!

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