Sunday, June 20, 2010

Seam Binding - Crinkled & Dyed

Another Connie Govea Stuart inspired project for today, crinkling and dying seam binding. The last time CGS came over, she brought over a pile of yummy crinkle dyed seam binding. I've been thinking about making some ever since. I went and bought some white seam binding from etsy and used tiny rubber bands from my daughter's hair accessories. Rachel helped with this project. We folded up one yard strips of seam binding into tiny bundles. Then using Easter egg dyes, we dipped the tiny bundles into various colors. It was a fast and fun project. These will be so great to use.
Here are the bundles, ready for the dye.

Bundles all dyed and waiting to be dried.

Here's how they turned out - I love them!

To celebrate Father's Day, we had lunch in SF's Japan Town - it's a treat for all of us. We love the ramen restaurant and the book store there. I found a great felt craft book with some cute ideas - that I can't wait to try. The only problem is that the instructions are all in Japanese.

We ate at home for dinner. For dessert, the kids made Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes...

Looks just like the picture.

And they were so delicious.
On another note, my back is feeling better. I able to be up and about much longer than before. I'm not having to take as much meds either. I should be able to go back to work tomorrow - after being off for a week trying to recover.


  1. Wow! Love how the seam binding looks all nicely dyed & so pretty! And I love how the cups are all different colors.

    Never thought to make Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes, but they look scrumptious!

  2. I love it when your posts are full of pictures! I don't know what looked more delish, the ribbon or the cupcakes!

  3. I like the new lighter look for your blog. The white background against the pics makes it stand out. Glad your back is better...nothing worse than back pain.

  4. I love the ribbon. Just gorgeous! Did you use the dye according to the package directions? Thank you again!