Thursday, December 29, 2011

color!

my little sister, L., just wrapped up her first semester of college! eeepp! talk about hard to swallow. at 18 years old, she has a world of opportunities ahead of her and i couldn't be more proud. she has a good head on her shoulders, a great work ethic, and a wonderful personality  -- i like to think she takes after her big sister. :) any who, she asked for new sheets for her dorm room (talk about practical!) and of course santa's wife (aka our mom) couldn't say no. but there was this little issue. for whatever crazy reason, dorm mattresses aren't your typical TWIN size, they are just a tad bit longer (TWIN XL). finding sheets that fit that "XL" requirement is a bit tricky. especially in small town iowa. so mrs. claus did her best and found a nice set of white jersey extra long sheets. 


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now, i should mention L. likes to go against the grain a bit. like, she loves socks! all sorts of crazy, colorful socks. but she never matches her socks -- i'm talking neon green with brown, spongebob with a hand knitted sock. it really is sort of fun! as you can imagine, white bed sheets is less than stellar when you like to stand out a bit. the solution, tie dye! 

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we (mom + dad + L. + me) were completely blown out of the water with how AWESOME these sheets turned out. i'm no tie dying professional, but these look pretty cool if you ask me. :) 

i'll be back tomorrow with the final quilty finish of 2011!
xo, megan. 

15 comments:

  1. These are AMAZING! My kid would love these!

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  2. I love unmatched socks as well, knee socks. I would wear 2 totally different patterns/colors. I love striped socks and other funky socks.

    Thanks for sharing your funky sheets.

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  3. WOW - absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure she loves them to pieces!

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  4. I would love to do a one-to-one swap sometime during 2012 if you're interested! I'm in Australia and I love the idea of swapping with folks on the other side of the world! I'm sure you'll get loads of offers so feel free to have a look at my blog and decide whether you're interested!

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  5. Mrs Santa definitely done good there, they came out fab!

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  6. Wow, excellent tie dyeing!!!

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  7. These are fantastic!!! Great work.

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  8. those look pretty sweet. I tie-dyed my sheets in college as well because I could only find white XL sheets. :-)

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  9. They look great! I tie dyed in high school, but every time I have tried it since then it hasn't worked right!

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  10. These are really awesome. I'd love to know how they were tied up!

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  11. That was such an awesome idea! And they did turn out fabulous!

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