Rit dip dyed Sunset Shirt for Toddler

Rit Dip Dyed Sunset Shirt


A DIY dip dyed shirt

Start with a solid white cotton shirt. This one was purchased on the clearance rack at Target for $3.  I tossed the shirt in the wash to remove any residue from the manufacturing process.  I did not place it in the dryer.  I used it damp.

Rit Dip Dyed Sunset Shirt for Toddler BEFORE

Materials to make dip dyed shirt:

  • Rit Dye : Fuchsia, Lemon Yellow, Tangerine
  • Salt
  • Pot used only for dying
  • rubber gloves and tongs
  • covered work surface

Directions to make dip dyed shirt:

To begin dying the shirt, heat your water and dye on the stove top.  The hotter the water the brighter your colors will be. You can also choose how bold and bright you want your colors to be by adjusting the ratio of dye to water.   I dipped the very center in yellow first.  I squeeze out the excess and rinsed well then dipped in the other colors, always squeezing out the excess and rinsing before dipping into other colors.  I also make tights to match.

Dye and water on stove for dip dye

Once you have dipped the shirt into the desired colors rinse thoroughly in with cool water before washing in the washing machine.
When washing items for the first time I like to toss in and old towel to catch any of the extra color.

Tutorial: Make Place Cards for Your Fancy Dinner

You’ll love this fun idea for creating Place Cards for Thanksgiving! I love using Pic Monkey to quickly edit my photos, resize them, and add watermarks. It never occurred to me to use it for paper crafting.

They now have fun new Fall Designs out – leaves, trees, boughs and fall swatches.

You can learn how to create these fun place cards and more on the Pic Monkey blog – Make Place Cards for Your Fancy Dinner.

Pic Monkey Place Cards

Supplies for Place Cards

It looks like all you’ll need is some paper, a printer, access to Pic Monkey, and a little creativity!

I’m going to give it a try. How about you?

Let me know if you try it, and how it turns out!


Mustache Crafts for MOvember

Mustache crafts are still trending and my friend Jen Goode of  http://www.100directions.com  designed a mustache stamp wheel from Clearsnap so you can get your mustache creativity going all over the place. AND, she has  asked a group of designers to create whatever they’d like to make, showcasing this fun craft tool and her stamp.  One of my favorite things to do with the rollagraph is to make my own tissue paper.  I seem to have tons of gift bags for females or little boys but never any for teens of guys.  Fear no more, I will make my own mustache tissue paper and gift tags.
men guy crafts, gifts wrap for men, movember mustache














I made this for the HR guy at my husbands plant.  Hoping he would be reminded to do something creative for the men and to remind them about health care.

Mustache MOvemeber - Get a check






I also used some of the printables from her website to make the little patterned mustache on the tag.





Being the ever practical person I am I also created this quick birthday card an to have in my stash I  never seem to have cards for guys either. I really think this stamp is going to come in handy.


If you would like to follow along on FB, Twitter and Instagram I am using these hastags #mustachesformovember #ilovemustaches and #365daysofcrafts

The buttons and brads used on the projects are available at www.buttonsgaloreandmore.com 


Mens birthday card with mustache




Slow Cooker Sunday

It’s that time of year! Time for soups, stews, and hot wholesome dishes!

Allie here, sharing some new and old favorites that we’re making in our house this week.  Click on any of the pictures to be taken to the recipes.

Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash is a popular Hungarian dish that Niki told me about, and it’s made to the top of my list because of its simplicity, and because it’s not your usual fare. Chicken, onions, butter, stock, paprika, salt, sour cream. These are the only ingredients you need, making it affordable as well. You can use “skin on, bone in” chicken, or boneless, skinless pieces of chicken.

Chicken Paprikash, Simply Recipes, Slow Cooker

Forgotten Jambalaya

When I’m in the line, checking out at the grocery store, the little Taste of Home cook books ALWAYS catch my eye. I have such a collection. The recipes are always a hit. I love the zip and heat of Forgotten Jambalaya, bringing this recipe near the top of my list. You can chop the vegetables up early in the week, dump it all in the slow cooker, set it and forget it. I love this recipe!

Slow Cooker, Taste of Home, Forgotten Jambalaya

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagne

Lately, my daughter has been trying vegetarian dishes, mostly enjoying meat substitutes. This Eating Well recipe for Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagne has been a favorite of ours for “Meatless Mondays” and I’m sure you’ll love it. Homemade lasagne can get rather expensive, and I find this version to be fairly affordable.

Eating Well, Slow Cooker Recipes, Vegetarian Lasagne


Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

I’d be completely remiss if I didn’t a) include a potato soup recipe and b) introduce you to one of my favorite slow cooker sites. I give you Baked Potato Soup from 365 Days of Slow Cooking, originally from TodaysMama.com.

365 Days of Slow Cooking, Baked Potato Soup

Java Roast Beef

This Taste of Home recipe is so simple. The gravy gets a big boost of flavor from the coffee. I strongly suggest brewing a pot of coffee and putting this in the crockpot on Sunday, while you sit with your paper or your weekly plans! Java Roast Beef is seriously simple, and seriously good.

Taste of Home, Slow Cooker Recipes, Java Roast Beef



So there you have it, this is what’s for dinner at our house this week. There’s just two of us, so we do a lot of scaling back, and make individual meals for the freezer with the leftovers. If you have a favorite Slow Cooker recipe you’ve tried, we’d love to hear about it. I’ll be back next Sunday with some more favorites.

Linking it up with the Pinworthy Projects Party. Lots of great recipes, projects, tips and tricks.

Follow Allie’s SLOW COOKER SUNDAY Pinterest Board.

Re-pin a collage of these recipes here.