Ok, so I was in the Tea aisle at Target a few days ago, and I saw a few varieties of Tazo that I hadn’t tried before. Since I was in Impulse Buy Mode (as I often am at Target), I put them into my cart. Last night, I decided to try the purple one: Passion. It’s an herbal tea, and it’s – get this – hot pink! Unfortunately, it’s also truly terrible. Oh, I’m sure someone loves it, but sadly, that someone is not me.
So, what is a crafty girl to do when faced with a cup of undrinkable magenta-colored liquid? Why, brew two more very strong cups and pour them over a white shirt stuffed in a bowl, of course! And after the shirt has soaked for an hour or so, why not rearrange the wrinkles a bit, and re-soak for a short while in some green tea? I was thinking I might end up with a mottled pastel pink & green effect, and before I washed the shirt, it was looking good.
The final result? Dingy. With a capital D. Or, maybe I should get fancy in an “I meant to do that” kind of way and call it Antiqued. It’s not bad, per se, but it’s not a pretty pink & green. And up close, it just looks dirty.
See it next to another identical-ish shirt? I made both of these from the same white sheet, so they started out exactly the same color. Luckily, this shirt never fit me right anyway (which is why I have two) and I only wear it to sleep in, so it doesn’t need to be the perfect color. I may experiment further, though.
And this is a skirt. It’s for an 8-year-old Canadian friend, who I thought might like a little pick-me-up. She chose the fabric (Alexander Henry’s Tsukiyo), and I took way longer than a person trying to make another person happy really should have, to get around to making it. But it’s done now, and tomorrow I plan to put it in a Priority Mail envelope and send it speeding on its way.
Now, while the night is still young, I think I shall cease geeking-out and go reacquaint myself with my long-suffering husband. Wonder if he remembers me?