I must begin this post with a note to Ruth, who kindly left a comment a few days ago. Thanks!!! And I love what you said about Photoshop. To answer your question about table salt, I would try Margarita salt instead, with fabric dye that's not too terribly intense. A bit more water, in other words.
Now for the exciting news! I'm off to merrie olde London in a few days! It's going to be fantabulous. Ten days, but of course two of them are spent in travel. Lord love a duck.
The photo below, made artsy-fartsy with Photoshop, is of my beloved shih tzu, Dominic. Isn't he a furball?