So today instead of doing something productive I got caught up in shirts. Today was the first day I wore my Lower South East Ladettes shirt
With very short shorts because it was quite warm. And because I was wearing it Casey got all motivated to want hers. But she'd been having trouble finding a hot pink shirt in her size, so she took me up on the fabric dying offer. We went to rivers and got 4 shirts (two for Case, one for mum and one for another friend) and then I had to go and buy dye. Thank god it was half price at Lincraft, as it was it still cost me nearly $20, though we didn't quite use it all, so I think I can still get a shirt or two more yet.
Dying shirts is possibly one of the most boring supposedly-crafty things I have ever done. It's like cooking, but worse, and cooking's not something I've ever been a fan of. You spend 15 minutes trying to stir a bloody great shirt in an annoyingly small pot* full of boiling water that also stains horribly when any of it splashes. Then you haul it out, rinse it off and realise there's still a big pale patch in the middle because you didn't stir it quite right. So you do it again. and then you repeat 3 more times.
It has definatelly been my least favourite part of this whole shirt thing.
But, I must say, because of the whole shirt thing, I'm very much loving polos again. With the exception of the shirt I wore when I did nightfill at Spotlight, I haven't really worn a polo since school. Well, year 10, since I decided in year 11 that I really liked fitted 3/4 sleeve shirts. So I wore them instead. And then when I finished school, I decided I really liked tee shirts, but only element ones. A couple of years after that I took to singlets and long sleeve shirts over the top, and I've gone with that for a while. But I want to go out and buy the shirt that I got printed in lots of colours. And wear them all the time. It might only last a month or two till summer ends, but right now? Loving Polo shirts.
*Dad took the big one "somewhere" to cook some crayfish in, and cant quite remember where..