Snow Day Project

Today is yet another freaking snow day. Luckily, I was prepared with a fun tie-dye project. The kids placed the rubber bands and dd the older took charge of the stirring. The shirts came out great!

When we lived in London, I always used Dylon dyes for my clothes. They are really fantastic. The colors are great, but best of all, they work entirely in the machine, so NO MESS. I saw that they sell Dylon in the US at, so I bought some. The first thing I noticed when it arrived was that the packet was really small. Then I read the directions, and they tell you to use a bucket! I went back online and found that the dyes I used to use are called Dylon machine dyes, and they are not available in the US. 😦

The finished product



  1. Posted January 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    OMG, your daughters are adorable, I love those green stockings with the hot pink shorts and purple tie-dyed tops, fantastic! And that snow fort, HOLY COW, I would have loved that as a kid!!

  2. Posted January 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love the another freaking snow day comment…you so speak to my heart! What a wonderful project for the girls on this snowy day. Me, I use to turn mine out into the snow until they became ice cicles so they would come in the house, eat and sleep…wore those chicks out! *LOL*

  3. Posted January 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Totally love those shirts – it’s a great idea for a snow day!…But I must say I’m in love with the art on your walls. That’s what I do with all the art in my house, too!

  4. Posted January 28, 2011 at 10:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    You can get packets of machine dye at
    I haven’t used them, but I get my procion fiber reactive dyes and all other dye supplies from them.

    • Posted January 28, 2011 at 11:01 am | Permalink | Reply

      I bought their machine dye once, and did not like the color. I have bought many other things from them, though, and most of what they sell is great quality.

  5. Posted February 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

    OK, I didn’t even realize the top picture was a snow fort. I thought it was a wallet size school portrait stuck in the snow. That is a lot of snow. DC has been mercifully skipped for most of it this year–we got enough last year to last us 10 years. Love their fashion sense!

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