Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Take a Dip


While on vacation last week I picked up this issue of Martha Stewart Living.


I hardly read magazines anymore since I've become a blogger, but it was really nice to kick back and relax by the pool with a good old fashioned magazine and a lime sno-cone!


When I came to this article on dip-dying projects, my pulse quickened.


I've always loved the look of color blocking.


I was digging these projects...


 page after page I saw,


pillows and candles,


rugs and lampshades




and baskets of all shapes and sizes.


I think my favorite though had to be this shirt!


They even dip-dyed paper! 

I couldn't wait to get home and do one of them...   What about you?  Are you up for a Martha DIY?


17 comments:

Everton Terrace said...

Oh Therese, I am totally with you - in love love love. The shirt and the paper are my favorites. I'm so full of ideas now I'm going to burst! Will you be sharing your finished products???

vignette design said...

Very interesting Terri! I have always been intrigued with dip dying too. I agree that since blogging, I hardly ever read magazines anymore. I used to love getting a new magazine and settling in my favorite chair to read. Miss those days. I'm buying this Martha Stewart magazine tomorrow just to read the article.

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

I like the tie-dye trend if done right :)
Love real magazines,, I can't live without them!
:)
Hope you are having a wonderful week!!

xoxo
Edyta

lisaroyhandbags said...

I can't believe I haven't bought this issue! I blogged about a tie-dye feature in Style at Home a little while back but I'm loving the dipped candles and the baskets! And no matter how much blogging I do, nothing compares to a real-life mag to read on the dock. : ) xx

Kathysue said...

You have to Love Martha, she is always making something old new again. I am not into dip-dying or tie-dying but I am totally into magazines. It has always been a pleasure of mine to read a magazine with a cup of coffee or tea and turn the pages slowly and absorb.It is kind of a ritual for me. Glad you had some down time and the lime sno-cone sounds yum, Kathysue

ashlina {the decorista} said...

oh terri. i love love love this. makes me want to do it myself. xo

Tricia Rose said...

I can see why your pulse quickened Terri, this technique makes everything look new. Especially the baskets - I wonder if I can do that?

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I swear we already know each other or something?! Maybe you are a long lost relative?! Because, I've done the exact same post on my blog today! Wasn't this issue just a total dream? I loved the dip-dye feature and would love to try it myself sometime - those blues and white are total best friends. And the dinner party feature also had my heart a flutter. Glad you loved the issue, too! xo

Kerry said...

I'm up for you showing us a Martha diy Terri!!

Lumo said...

I saw in some other blog the basket photo few days ago and admired it.

I buy Martha Stewart occasionally, but his issue I want! I just have to wait for a while until the issue available here in Finland, which is probably good as I have so many unread magazies I bought from Australia and subcriptions arrived during my vacation.

Mermaid Glass said...

That shirt looks so soft and comfy. I definitely want to try it.

Debby said...

I love the way the pillows turned out! I might have to grab that Martha issue. xo

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I still love Martha!!! I continue to be inspired by her DIY...although I never attempt 99% of it!

This does look fun and easy! Hope you have a go with it!

la Brocanteuse said...

This if great! I agree, makes one want to dip in!! Thank you Theresa. hugs Colette x

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I know you will do it way better than I ever could! Love the shirt too. Much love XO

A Perfect Gray said...

love the paper idea...I might try that!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I must admit that I love magazines but I don't get as many as I used to. It seems they have lost much of their quality.
I really like the idea of the shirt and the candles. Got to hand it to Martha's staff...bringing back the old and trying to make it new again.