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What dye is best for

Marie Winfield

What dye is best for

I picked up a whole handful of Kool-Aid packets at the supermarket one day.  My kids were all giddy.  "Ooooh, I like this color!  What's that one called?  I like purple! What flavor do you have?  What does this taste like?  Is it good?" I decided to show the Pickles what colored dye is best for--DYEing things! We loved our Kool-Aid; we just didn't drink it! This: This is what Kool-Aid was made for!  A kid-safe dye to create stunning, fun, colorful hanks of yarn! Dye-ing wool yarn with Kool-Aid is a wonderfully kid-friendly project that reaps such lovely rewards!...


Pickles CREATE! Around the House Craft Camp, Week 3

Marie Winfield

Pickles CREATE! Around the House Craft Camp, Week 3

What room could be more creatively inspiring than the kitchen?  Daily, creative genius is tested and honed while creating meals in the kitchen.  But beyond food, what is in the kitchen to feed creativity in a more general sense? It’s Week 3 of Pickles CREATE! Craft Camp and the prompt for this week in our Around the House craft camp is the KITCHEN! Use the tools you find there and use them for a fresh purpose.  Use ingredients to create NON-edible creations.  Use the colors, textures, and whatever you find to feed your creativity! Here’s what we did with... ...a...


Pickles CREATE! Around the House Craft Camp, Week 2

Marie Winfield

Pickles CREATE! Around the House Craft Camp, Week 2

What is in your closet?   It's Week 2 for Pickles CREATE! Craft Camp where you check in to Feeding Pickle Ltd for some crafting prompts to feed your own creative ideas, at your own pace, in your own home! This week we took our inspiration from laundry!  If there is one thing that is always found in a houseful if Pickles, it is laundry!   For the younger Pickles, sock snakes were an instant and ongoing friend.  Use the mismatched Lone Ranger socks and give them purpose again.  Super simple finger knitting techniques and a few googly eyes later,...


Pickles CREATE! Around the House Craft Camp Week 1, part 2

Marie Winfield

Pickles CREATE! Around the House Craft Camp Week 1, part 2

Welcome back to more crafts to be found in the LIVING ROOM!  This is part two of the first week of Pickles CREATE! 2019 “Around the House” Craft Camp.  There is no deadline, no appointment to meet for this craft camp—just come and be inspired and go and get creative in your own space! Do you have a book in your living room?  A current read?  A favorite bedtime story?  The weekly newspapers or maybe the music books on the piano? This week's challenge was to use books to fuel our creative project ideas.  Books can be found at thrift...


Pickles CREATE! Around the House Craft Camp Week 1!

Marie Winfield

Pickles CREATE!  Around the House Craft Camp Week 1!

Welcome to Pickles CREATE! Craft Camp!  We look forward each year to sharing projects with you that we have enjoyed, and encouraging you to challenge yourself to think of creative variations of what we share.  And in turn, we hope you'll share!  Tag @feedingpickle on Instagram and use the hashtag #picklescreate   This year's theme is AROUND THE HOUSE.  Finding common items already available in your home and making them something fresh is this year's challenge.  We'll choose a few rooms to focus on and share our projects with you.  We are just as excited to see what you make...