This is a fun, little post that is good for Halloween...
Remember my Amish doll that I bought for $4 at the antique mall in Amish land a couple months back?
Well, her apron was just too white. After I took it off to tea dye it, I realized her body was too white. So I decided to give her a bath in tea and look what I found! The name, town, and date of the maker! How cool is that! She is celebrating her 21st birthday this month. Lol!
I had to hang her up to drain all the tea out and well, this is the only thing I could come up with...
I have to say, it was quite comical being in the kitchen to watch the faces of each family member as they came through and laid eyes on it. My husband was obviously speechless because all he did was shake his head and walk away without a word.
My two older kids came in the kitchen at different times just talking away and both stopped dead in their tracks and said "What are you doing? What has happened to you? Why would you do that??". They too shook their heads and got out of there as quick as they could.
Then the youngest, the just-turned-5 came in chattering on about something. He stopped. His eyes were so huge I thought they were gonna bust right out of their sockets! He started backing up, then slowly made his way over to me and got behind me peeking through and stuttering he said "M-o-m, what is that?". Poor thing had to sleep with me that night. For a few days afterwards, he would look around the kitchen before he came in. "Mom, where is that thing that was hanging up?". He just didn't want to believe it was a doll. Not until she was put back together did he hold her and laugh about it. =]
I told them all that we were making our own haunted house decorations this year. They got so excited about it that I had to tell them I was just kidding and was only tea dyeing.
Poor things, they just don't ever know what to do or say about my primitive exploits. =]