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Christmas Dress!

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With my husband’s assistance, my daughter’s Christmas dress was completed just in time. Her great grandfather has a dinner every year around this time where the Christmas gifts are exchanged. This year, it’s being held, well….tomorrow. Lol.

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I had been working on her dress for a few days, but, unfortunately, I hit a bit of a bump in the road…namely that every needle that we own wound up missing. Of course.

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But, here it is, done and she looks completely adorable. Not that that is a shocker. I mean, look at that face. She could make a gunny sack look cute. 😉 We even got her hair fixed up the way it will be tomorrow.

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The front, inside of the dress is lined with a fluffy white fabric to keep her warm.

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The back is almost floor length.

Is it a bit much for a simple dinner? Probably. But, what can I say? I looooooove dressing up my little girl. 🙂

Dip Dye with Kool-Aid

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When I was younger, I remember the kids in school coloring their hair with markers, buying that spray in color, or using Kool-Aid. Some were lucky enough that their parents let them use permanent dye.

I was not one of those lucky kids…nor was I lucky enough to use Kool-Aid. My little sister however, frequently dyes her hair with it, and has graciously volunteered her time and sanity to help me bring a tutorial to you.
Let’s get started shall we?

Here is what you will need:
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Pot
2 cups of water
2 glasses
and Kool-Aid in the color you want to dye you hair. Note: Darker colors will work better with darker hair, while if you have lighter hair, you can choose just about any color you want. My sister is a brunette, so she is going with a black cherry Kool-Aid
Optional: 1 cup of vinegar. This will brighten the color. My sister didn’t use it this time around.

Pour your water into the pot and bring it to a boil:
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Once it has boiled, you will need to take it off the heat and add your packets of Kool-Aid:
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Once you have it mixed up, let it cool down slightly. While you are waiting on it, put your hair in a pigtails like so:
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Hi Sissy! Doesn’t she just look like a bundle of sunshine? 😛

Once your mixture is cooled down a little, pour it into two separate glasses:
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Put 10 minutes on the clock and dip a pigtail into each glass (Note: Make sure you have paper towels or an old towel on hand that you don’t mind ruining):
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After the 10 minutes is up, pull your hair out and dry it off:
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Now just style it and show it off!
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Note: It can take week to months for Kool-Aid to wash out of your hair. I have a tutorial on here that walks you through getting that color out in minutes if you need to: https://portiasunexpectedtreasures.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/kool-aid-how-to-get-that-dip-dyed-color-out/

Thanks for joining us! And Thank you sissy for letting me take your pictures!

Check out my sister’s blog here: http://deedeeslilcrafts.weebly.com/
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