when your friend makes a vague post and you’re worried it’s about you cause if it was it’d be true
Here’s a “life-hack” for you.
Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.
I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”
It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.
It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.
Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.
That rich red is only one application too.
Plus it smells great, lol.
So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.
this may be important to some of my followers *and certainly not just getting reblogged because of my costuming and my boyfriends desire for leather armor*
I took Ollie out of the mews yesterday for the first time in a couple weeks and he was just as adorable and cuddly as ever! This bird’s personality amazes me.
Why aren’t you wearing a glove?
Because it’s a kestrel. He’s tiny. Gloves are not necessary. I only use the glove with him during training or feeding.
When I lived on the 19th story of an apartment building on the upper West Side, I discovered that if I remained vigilant, I could spot the kestrel that hunted our area perched on the building across the street or cattycorner from us. It gave a boost to my writing time whenever I saw him, or any of our local raptors!
Photogenic flying dinosaur!
Kestrels are sometimes called windhovers in the UK. I would love to get a chance to interact with one.