I'm guessing that most of you in blogland have no idea that I used to have a very small business on HyenaCart. I dyed cloth diapers and clothes. Totally random, right?
Well, this was a few years ago, before tie-dye came back with a vengeance. Actually, maybe we in the cloth diapering world brought it back to cool? Hmmm...I doubt it, but hey, it was worth a shot, right?
When I got pregnant with our son, I stopped dying because the smell of the dyes and chemicals used to set the dye drove me crazy. My little business went to the wayside. *sigh* But boy, in the midst of it all, I had FUN with the dyes!!
I dyed mostly cloth diapers...different brands and types. I cloth diapered my daughter and the fabrics and diaper options were endless!! But, since I'm a mama who LOVES color, I had to jazz up some of her stash. So I started with her diapers...
...I dyed, and dyed, and dyed. I went through all of her diapers, then got some white tees to do for her.
I loved making her matching sets!
And she LOVED playing in piles of clean, soft diapers!!
Then I ordered a couple of white cotton dresses and outfits for her. I dyed those up too! Needless to say, she was a colorful little girl! She loved when I'd make something new for her - and she'd ooooh and aaaah over the colors.
I got so many positive comments from some of the message boards I was on that I started a small business online. VERY small. I'd offer custom dye slots to dye others' diapers and clothes. I also sold some new clothes in my shop.
I loved doing tees - it was always so fun to see how things would come out.
Dyed prefold diapers were a hit too.
And these little dresses were some of my favorite things I had done - for two sisters. How cute do you think they were in these matching frocks? I bet adorable!
This morning, I was shopping around online and almost purchased a dyed tee.
I had to slap myself!!
The one I saw was insanely overpriced and not even that cute. What was I thinking?!?!
My brain must have been in a fog...I gave up coffee today. Yikes.
But then I got to thinking that maybe I should dye up some duds for me and the fam. My little guy would look so cute in a rockin' blue/green/yellow tee. And my daughter could use a few tees for fall/winter. Hmmm....
Have you all been enjoying the dyed clothing craze? Some love it, some hate it. I have a love-hate relationship with it sometimes, depending on the dying I guess.
Who knows...maybe I'll bust out the dyes soon. If so, I'll be sure to keep you in the know. Do I smell a tutorial in the future?!?!?! Anything's possible!! ;)