Friday, August 29, 2014

101 Things Update - Summer Review Part 2

To make up for the lack of pictures in Part 1, I've included an overabundance of pictures in this update.  :)

5. Finish batik project with Chloe.  It's kind of amusing that we didn't finish this before, since all we had to do was iron the wax out of the fabric and then wash it.  The ironing took maybe 30 minutes.  We finally got this done, and have some exciting plans for the final resulting fabric, but haven't done anything about them yet.

37. Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes.  Here are a couple of them:

They're part of a larger project I did that I'll feature on here within the next couple of weeks.

72. Reread the Betsy-Tacy books.  I finished the whole series this time!  I will say that Betsy gets pretty silly in high school, and there is also a situation with an Ouija board that is not handled well (in Heaven to Betsy), but other than that, this is a really good book series.

95. Dye my own crazy daisies.

This is where you get a lot of pictures! This first one is terrible and blurry, but I wanted to show all the cups lined up.  I got them ready in the evening.

For all these next pairs of pictures, the first picture is after sitting overnight, and the second is after about 24 hours.

First, red:

Overnight didn't seem to do a whole lot for the red food coloring, but by the next evening they looked really fun:

Yellow was the best by far:

The colors only got brighter:

Blue started out really speckly, but still really cute:

And even though it never fully absorbed the color, I really liked it:

Green did almost as well as yellow.  

Purple was an interesting one:

It got purple all over, but different shades:

All the other colors were done with liquid food coloring, but I also have some electric pink gel color I wanted to try.  It looked really promising after one night:

But apparently gel food coloring is toxic to flowers: 

I took some of the red and blue daisies, and some white ones that I hadn't dyed and brought them to a 4th of July party.  They were so cute!

And finally....

99. Make a crochet dragon.

I was going to follow the pattern from the pin I chose, but then I found this pattern, and it's so much better! I used baby-soft rainbow yarn to make this guy:

His name is Stanley and he loves hugs and cuddles.

His new best friend is Cora, the giant pink unicorn that my friend Tracie got for me:

I hope this makes you smile!

Love and Sparkles,
Leah Joy

P.S. Does anyone know how to get those Pin Widgets to be centered?


  1. I like Stanley - he's cool! His tail is especially impressive.
    P.S. Jamie had the word niece as a spelling word this week. I think I may have finally figured out a foolproof way to remember the proper spelling.

    1. Ooh what is it? I'd love to know! :)

  2. I'm catching up on your blog and I gotta say, this picture did make me smile!!! I hope you never stop blogging, because reading your blog is a lot like hanging out with you in the office only I can do it whenever I want to, and it helps me not miss you quite so much. :)

    1. Thanks, Tracie! I appreciate it! And I still LOVE Cora! :)