Thursday, May 21, 2009

Slice of Lime-New Dyes

This winter was the winter that began early and would never end. When it finally seemed to end it went straight from winter into summer skipping spring entirely. A couple of weekends ago it went from frigid to 4 straight days in the 90s. It was a weather related whiplash. Anyway, during that time I was downtown for another reason and saw a rack of lightweight tie dye things. I was kind of wishing for a a big baggy dress I could wear around the house to keep cool. Lo and behold the tie dye things were gauzy, baggy dress things. Better yet, they were super cheap. I got one. It ain't fashion but it will be cool in the summer when the heat starts to get to me.




Over the winter I also had a big tie dyeing blitz during which time I made about 18 shirts. I liked this one so much I decided to keep it. The weather has only recently settled into some degree of seasonal normalcy so now I finally get to enjoy it.



My 15 year old flip flips finally bit the dust too and I needed some new ones. I was pretty excited when I found tie dyed flip flops but I didn't have time to take a picture. Maybe later.

31 comments:

EmBee said...

...blew out my flip-flop...stepped on a pop top...

Oh sorry, seemed to me you were channeling Jimmy Buffet somewhere in this post.
:-)

Desmond Jones said...

Sweet. . . The shirt is way cool. . . And you know, I don't generally wear dresses, but that looks like it would be really comfortable. If, you know, you wear dresses. . . ;)

jinksy said...

lOve the green tie die...

KFarmer said...

Now that is a dress I would love to have to be-bop around in! I've been looking for a few things, but as of yet no luck. Dresses are so much cooler in the summertime.

Speaking of flip-flops, I found two but they don't match. It has not stopped me from wearing them though. I mean if I can walk around down town in dress shoes on the WRONG feet, well.... ;)

Shadow said...

strange thing about a change of season and the cupboard... there's nothing to wear! must've been naked the last season...

lime said...

embee, not entirely without logic there ;)

desmond, i bet it would be positively fetching on you

jinksy, thanks!

kfarmer, if i had two mismatched flip flops i'd wear em that way. my old ones were so bad though the layers of the sole were flaking apart and what was left was squished completely flat. it was like walking around in strings and cardboard.

lime said...

shadow, not naked but i have been looking for something breezy like this for a couple of years now...oh, and cheap

Jazz said...

Like the dress, love the tshirt and... um... tie dyed flip flops???

The mind boggles.

G-Man said...

A beautiful anachronism.....

S said...

Thats a great tue dye hippie girl dress, and who says tie dyed hippie dresses aren't fashion?
Sure they are!

Now how many seconds would it have taken to snap a shot o your flip flops? Sheesh.

Oh yeah, that would require painting toe nails, adding a toe ring or too, moisturizing...I hear ya!

Happy Slice Of Lime day to you!

Ananda girl said...

I love the dress.

I love the shirt too.

My daughter and I once did up a dozen fruit of the loom "wife beaters" and added lace and rick-rack to girlie them up for summer. Maybe it's time to do that again. Thanks for the idea.

Mona said...

Wow! Lime, you look beautiful!

& Very slim!

Tie and Dye Flip flops!!! What next???

Seamus said...

You've been busy! They look pretty AND comfy! :)

Fortress Guinness said...

always good to let things hang when you can Lime...heheheheh...
see my reply to your last comment on my blog...!!! ;)

Moannie said...

As someone whose hair is soooooo thin and white, never having been the flowing mane I hungered for, I am so envious of your beautiful dark thick springy hair. The duds looks great, you'd look good in a sack and no doubt have, but your hair, it's....I'm blubbing.

Hilary said...

Ahh you look just like summer.. of '68 :)

mssolitaire said...

big baggy gauzy is definitely the way to go!!! :) Wonderful!

Suldog said...

Hey, I just had to tell you - I've been wearing the tie-dye socks you gave us for every softball game. I'm convinced they will bring me luck. So far, so good. However, I get the (good-natured) grief from my teammates for wearing them. Will you come back up here and beat them up for me after the season?

Lulda Casadaga said...

I love them both! I want one of those dresses...
I wish you a cool Summer...ya right! :D

Cocotte said...

I don't do dresses, but I love the shirt!

gab said...

That what happened here too. Colder than heck for several days then bam hotter that heck!(you know I wanna use the other word!)Mr Gab was finally nice enough to put in one air conditioner. It probably wouldnt be so bad except I get sick alot from the heat(so why do I wanna move to Fl?)
Your looking nice and cool. I gotta go find me something like that here.

snowelf said...

Okay I may have said this before, but you have fabulous hair.

Dresses in the summer are da best. I love them. They are like wearing pajamas all day. And did you see I finally got a tie dye dress too! ;)
(However, my flip flops are polka dotted.)


--snow

DianeCA said...

Adorable, and as you know we were on the receiving end of some of your works of art, and we were happy to start the season early :-) We didn't even wait for the snow to melt to try ours.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

flips flops bliss...tie die back with my heart in the 70's..

after my won heart !

Fred said...

I used to wear tie die shirts in the 70s, and it was really cool to see my kids recently make their own a few months ago. If only I kept one or two just for the fun of it...

The Missus loves the colors. (I'm basically color blind, so what do I know?)

misticblu said...

1st of all I love me some green tie dye!

YAY! It is tie dye season for me!

2nd.. My mom brought me back a similar style dress from her last trip to Fla, a nice bright rainbow number. I hugged her tight and told her it would definitely be my "summer of '09 wear".

3rd I love your lines in the green tie dye (I was folding/unfolding it in my head...:)

citizen of the world said...

I need to do some tie-dye with the kids.

Cheesy said...

luvluvluv the dress ~ Too wonderful!

RennyBA said...

You know this remind me of the lovely tie dye t-shirt you made for us and was thinking: Bring the one you are wearing when you come and visit us in Norway and we can all roll around in the snow :-)

Pouty Lips said...

Gots to find me some tie-dyed flip-flops. They have to be here somewhere in Arizona.

seventh sister said...

I have seen some great tie dye around here. I intend to buy a couple of pieces when I start making money. I have never known how to do it myself.