I am sorry I haven’t posted for a couple of days. I just got back into town from being in Denver for a family funeral. It has been some sad days but definitely brought the family closer together.
I arrived home, my wife had gone on a vacation with my mother-in-law and my daughter and grandkids are still in Denver, and so I am home alone. Being alone, I did what any person in their right mind would do. I Slept In!!! Now it is back to work and getting ready for, umm … I guess everything!
Today was basically a total disaster in the working department. I am now thinking that I should have slept in a bit longer. Maybe 8 hours longer. Anyway, I am wanting to incorporate some old lace into my booth design. I had a whole bunch of lace from curtains that I convinced my wife we didn’t need any longer. I thought I would dye them a nice creepy grey to fit into my Lair setting.
I dyed them grey and they looked great until I had to rinse them and I discovered the material in this lace doesn’t hold the dye. So after all that, they rinsed out to a nice white once again. And so knowing it would not hold dye well, I decided to try dyeing them coal black. When I rinsed them they weren’t grey at all as expected, but an ugly purple on some and splotchy gray on others. One panel found something red and decided that it could hold that color very well. All in all, it was a dying mess.
The good news is that I love Halloween for all of its imperfections. Have you noticed that whatever you attempt to create, if it is for Halloween then the worse it comes out, the better? Now that is something I can really run with.
The bad news is that I found out the white kitchen cupboards accept black dye very well. Much better than the lace curtains.
So to recap. In the end everything really did turn out fairly well.
I now have really old creepy looking lace complete with blood stains. I also found a Magic Eraser along with white paint in the garage if needed and time to fix everything. she will never know anything happened as long as she doesn’t read my blog!