Dyeing for Christmas Cake

A little word play in the title there (heh, heh). Sooo, I became interested in dyeing recently after seeing this mandala baby blanket on Sara's blog. I wanted one for bubs for Christmas, but due to her current renovations Sara was unable to make one at this time.
In my typical DIY fashion I figured I'd try some dyeing for myself.

Love the colours in this tie dye. I've been doing some practice swatches with homespun. Haven't been brave enough to try my silk yet, but after these very funky and cool results I'm not so worried.

I tied this one randomly in bunches and scrunchy bits and dribbled dye randomly (but a bit carefully!)
This has lead me to a new discovery - I love dyeing!!
Thanks Sara!

I'm making my first ever Christmas Cake this year. I don't know why I never have, I love fruit cake! I guess increasingly having a number of mouths to eat the end product helps. Here is my fruit soaking in brandy.

And here is the mixture ready for the oven. I'm using the "Prize winning fruit cake" recipe recommended to me by my Mum in law from the Australian Women's Weekly Celebration Cookbook. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Remember the giveaway is still on until Sunday.

Ciao for now!


zofia said...

Kelly that dyeing is brilliant! Your first go-wow!!!

The Handmaden said...

Zofia, you should give it a go! I had no idea it would be so fun and rewarding.

willow and moo said...

Kel, your dyeing looks fabulous.

And even the cake looks yummy (and I don't like fruit cake!).

Mountainrose said...

I love fruit cake. I don't make it but I love it. Love the dying ideas as well. I love the angel tut.

Rose.W. said...

That looks so yummy.... I can't wait to see it once it's cooked :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

would you believe even though we are British we hate Christmas Cake, Christmas pudding, mince pies and all that sort of thing!!!

Gill in Canada

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