Sunday, March 11, 2012

Alcohol involved---ISOPROPYL 70%...that is!

For any of you Martha fans out there...and for the haters too-PURPLE was the word of the day.  She had a "Purple Show" with her contributor, Darcy Miller.  Who by the way, I think is a real genius.  As long as she has the big bucks to play with and the resources of NY city...she is fabulous.  She had done a purple party for her little girl Pippa.  It was amazing!

And I love that she has Martha's number!  On the show she had those big long PIXIE sticks and Martha didn't know what they were!  Marcy got a real chuckle out of that and muttered under her breath that she couldn't believe that she found out something that Martha didn't know.

Later on the show she had a craft segment and it was also based on purple stuff.  Such a fun idea and EASY.
It involves SHARPEE markers and good ole rubbing alcohol.
Of course, my artsy mind started running and decided to do a bit of experimenting on my own this weekend.
I had the help of my darling niece's daughter, Livi.  Here she is in her sweet Halloween costume.

 So she and I started drawing with the markers and her shirt turned out darling and silly me, I forgot to get a pic.  But I did cut up a cotton t-shirt and experimented with different combinations.  The colors are vibrant and beautiful and every blossom a bit let them dry and then set with the heat of your iron.

I plan to make another section and sew it to the first and make a scarf....such fun and I have a few other ideas I am mulling around in my head.  More fun to come....


  1. Wow! That is SO COOL! I had no idea it would look that fancy or classy... That will be really fun, especially to make TOGETHER :)

  2. Thanks for such a fun weekend, I've been meaning to stop over here to your blog and comment earlier this week, but I'm buried in fabric and new projects from our fun weekend! Livi had such a wonderful time, and is so thankful for such a fantastic "cousin" who was so willing to entertain her. Thanks Emma! She wore her t-shirt to school this week, and was excited to tell everyone the process. She is hoping we can return to the 'craft room' soon. Thanks again..
    luv u.