A Jo-Ann fabric and craft store is coming to my town, and I am so excited! No more driving over an hour to get to the nearest Jo-Ann's! It was also exciting when I was asked to participate in Jo-Ann's Summer Crafting Challenge. The challenge was to choose one of the 72 projects from the Cape Discovery Spring Craft Catalog, buy the supplies, and then create the project with our own twist.
Emily needs a bag to carry her piano books to lessons, so when I saw the tie-dye tote bag in the catalog, I knew it would be a great project for us to make together. With the generous $25 gift card from Jo-Ann, we purchased the supplies. Emily picked out the cat appliqué and cat paw sparkles. Cats. Of course. The child loves cats.
Since I have never before tie-dyed anything in my whole crafting life, I was glad for the detailed instructions that came with the dye. It was so easy. So fun. Such fun that after we dyed the bag we started searching the house to find something more to dye.
Two of the Shirts We Dyed
Jo-Ann's Inspiration on the Left and Emily's Project on the Right
I love Emily's finished tote bag, and now I want to dye everything in sight. I'll refrain, but I won't refrain from attempting more of the projects from Jo-Ann's. Did I mention how thrilled I am that Jo-Ann's is coming to town?!
Take a look at the Jo-Ann Pinterest page for more inspiration or search the hashtag #summerofjoann. Also, if you sign up to become a Preferred Customer, you will receive a 20% coupon.
One thing about the dye kit—it only came with two plastic gloves. I ended up with lovely blue hands because Emily wore the gloves. My fingernails remained blue for weeks!