When I found out my friend Colleen was pregnant with her first baby I was so excited. I wanted to give her a congratulations gift. I bought a few white organic cotton body suits in a couple of sizes from Target and went over to dharma trading co. to pick out some bomb bright colors for the new arrival. I had so much fun stove top dying these and she loved the colors.
Then a few weeks ago Abby Low posted about Bobo Choses. I couldn’t get these hand cut shapes out of my mind. I’m thinking of embarking on a dying/stamping variation for the next baby (sorry if this spoils anything for anyone). I think this would work really well at a baby shower too. And it sure beats the pants off puffy painting body suits for little ones.
1. Bobo Choses blue body suit (Inspiration)
2. Blanks from Dharma Trading Co.
3. Fiber Reactive Dyes
4. Fabric Paint
blakeMay 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM
Hmm, great ideas. I actually just ordered some white basics for my little one, to try out some dying projects–I'm channeling my 70s stove-top dyed childhood really bad. Thanks for the resources!
Law of AttractionMay 12, 2010 at 10:46 AM
Make sure to order the Synthrapol Detergent and Soda Ash fixer. Get the small sizes. I've done a few dye projects and still have a ton left.
Keep on channeling your childhood it does a soul good.