Sometimes in the midst of a hectic week I just have the need for something to work the way I imagine it should. This just so happens to be the case with a ribbon dyeing or should I say re-dyeing experiment that I recently did during one of those weeks when everything seemed to be going array. For our photography business we use lots and lots of ribbon. Mostly for our packaging, but also for styling and on occasion for Ellie's hair. At the beginning of summer I dyed this silk fabric turned ribbon a tad too bright of a corally pink. I left it in the dye for a minute too long or maybe I used too much dye all together, but either way the color was much too vivid for my liking. I deemed it fine for summer, but with fall and winter right around the corner I was wanting a deeper and softer color. I did not want to waste all the newly created ribbon or pack it away for I know myself too well and the said ribbon would be forgotten. Out of sight out of mind. I took half of my stash, leaving room for error, to see if I could change it up a bit. I saved my coffee grounds after making my favorite ice coffee recipe and re-soaked them in water to make a deep muddy color. The following day I put the water over medium low heat and soaked the ribbon for a few hours. I did a quick rinse off in the sink and as I watched the ribbon dry I was pleasantly surprised that what remained was a much more muted corally pink color. I then repeated the process with the rest of the ribbon I had on hand. This not so important DIY gave me the second wind I needed. The process takes time and when the outcome is iffy at best it was nice to have a tangible accomplishment even if it is a small and somewhat silly one. Have you all had any victories that may seem unimportant while in the midst of something so much greater, but that little victory just makes everything seem okay even if it is just for a moment?