Quite a productive day today. We did some tie dyeing in the morning. Miss Lucy likes me to make her tie dyed dungarees. She has a purple pair which are now too small and she decided she wants orange next! I had managed to get a few metres of white needlecord fabric and so we had a go with two Dylon tins of Tangerine. I have a spare jam pan that I use for this sort of dyeing but I underestimated how much room the fabric would take up and it was a bit of a squash and resulted in some slightly lighter patches in places. I think I can work round them though. Next time I might just use the Procion dyes instead.
I do like to see the fabric out on the line though.
Then we found a tin of Emerald and dyed a few T-Shirts and anything else that was handy -like underwear!
This afternoon was spent in the local library. They had an arts/crafts session there and the children made sunflowers and fish from paper plates, did some colouring, and were read a story and some jokes. The staff are really great and they always put so much enthusiasm into things - the kids have great fun. I spent the time on one of the library computers catching up on blogs!
We were a bit fed up after dinner, so we headed to Limekilns beach this time - not a fantastic beach by any means but interesting nonetheless. We met some nice people too - an elderly gent insisted on finding my 'boys' (Miss Lucy loved that!) a crab under some seaweed much to their delight and then, as we were about to leave, another chap came over and told us (and Adam in particular) that he had found something even better than a crab - he had found an octopus! Well, you can imagine how exciting that was to the children and myself - unfortunately it wasn't a live octopus, but it was fascinating all the same.
Some beach art...
The clouds rolled in and we headed home - once again Adam had to go home with his trousers, socks and trainers in the boot of the car! - it's quite common, no matter how prepared I think I am, for this to happen to both children - I've never quite worked out how they can get through so many changes of clothing in a matter of an hour or two!