I had the amazing opportunity last Saturday to meet Sweet Paul of Sweet Paul Magazine fame! I have always admired his beautiful magazine & all of the projects involved 🙂 He was touring with Rit-Dye & they had 2 projects set up for everyone to craft with. I love Rit-Dye too & I’ll be posting a few more fun projects with their dyes in the next few weeks. I’ve been hoarding a pile of clothes & home DIY’s to re-dye when I can finally get to them. So I was really excited that these 2 fun crafty companies got together & came to my home town’s Jo-ann Fabric & Crafts Store in Mount Laurel, NJ!
Our next project was coloring different sized wooden beads for necklaces. They had out purple, aqua blue, navy blue & black. Here’s the funny part of my story. Lizzie started having a mini melt down & we didn’t know why at first. After a few “piiiiiiiiink” cries I figured it out that she wanted the pink dye for her beads, of course. Well, the lovely ladies of Rit Dye dropped everything & made Lizzie her own pink dyed bracelet. Life was so much better & she was completely different from that moment on. Including telling everyone her life story. Well that in turn made me happy since I could then craft with 2 hands with no clingy toddler. The Rit Dye ladies were entertaining her & having a lot of fun too being entertained by a crazy 3 year old. So much so she became a Twitter & Instagram star 😉
I got some dye on my hands, but one of the ladies gave me a great tip! Make a scrub with lotion & sugar & scrub away. It worked! I was going to an All White Gala event that evening funny enough so I had to put that scrub to the test. More about the Collingswood Pop Up Gala in the next blog post 🙂
I picked up a copy of the magazine Sweet Paul & Rit Dye collaborated on. There are 7 different catagories with a handful of projects in each to make. It really is a neat craft book & I’ll be doing some tutorials from it within the next few weeks. I’ll take more pics of it as I start each project, but go to Jo-ann’s & definitely pick one up for yourself! It’s $6 for lots of Dye-IY fun!
Yay! We made it through with only 1 mini-meltdown, 2 fab projects & we got to meet some great crafty people!
Thank you so much to Sweet Paul & Rit Studios for coming to our area & taking the time to craft with us!! We had a blast! & now I have some new projects I have to work on asap!