I had a minor panic at work a couple of weeks ago when a colleague came careering round a corner and sloshed her black coffee down my trusty cream cotton jumper. But, instead of panicking when the mark wouldn't come out, I realised that I could fix that problem with one easy solution: home dye!
Unpeturbed by my earlier attempts to be the crafty thrifty sort, I rushed to the haberdashers, excitedly picked my dye colour (a lovely jewel-toned purple), and set about following the instructions. To achieve a really rich, deep colour, I left it for longer than suggested. I rinsed and left it to dry.
It's come out lilac. Bloody lilac. That well known, fashionable colour, loved by the over-50s and French people.
But, I remain undaunted. My attempts to branch out my hobbies are continuing and, as I've been enjoying trying new things and writing about them recently (albeit on other people's blogs rather than my own), consider yourselves warned. There may be more CrapCraft in the future.