This is a project that you might already have all the supplies you need on hand. It is also a quick and easy project with very little machine sewing. Since Grandda was more than happy to donate a necktie for the project, I chose the Christmas tie that he wore for years.
I think that this may be upcycling at it's best. A tie that has lost it's usefulness or in this case it's "cool" factor now has a new purpose in life!
Click here for the free downloadable Bow Tie instructions.
We are clearing out the old to make room for new designs. During the month of December we have select patterns that we are discontinuing and will be on sale as buy one get one free! Simply order one pattern at regular price and in the "how did you hear about us" box at the bottom of the order form let us know which pattern you would like for free.
*This sale only applies to the patterns listed below. This includes your full price and free pattern! Supplies are limited.
A season of thanksgiving. Wouldn't that be better than just one day set aside. I am embracing a heart of thankfulness that although his health declines my husband still enjoys an afternoon drive, visits with family and friends, and loves for me just to sit with him. We have had to adopt a quieter life this past year which has actually made us feel a bit more grounded and settled. These life changes reminded us of how simple things were when we first married and our only goal was to be together. We are thankful that we can both see God still working in our lives and recognize the gift He has given us in each other.
"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise, give thanks to him and praise his name." Psalm 100:4
Bow ties are a quick and easy project and suitable for whatever mood you are in! Only a bit of fabric, ribbon, and Velcro are needed. Grandda was more than willing to donate his old Christmas tie for the project and was quite proud of how well it looks on the boy.
I have always enjoyed decorative buttons and have on occasion designed an entire outfit around them. The Christmas dress, for the girl, will be simple this year. Red corduroy and sparkly snow flake buttons. The pattern? I'm testing a new pattern that should be perfect.
And for the boy....gray wool pants are ready. A white button down shirt from Target and maybe a bow tie. Grandda has several that will not be worn again that might be just right.
This week my color inspiration came from fresh flowers purchased from the grocery store. Deep purple and lime green...how inspiring!
I decided to do a color exercise and see how close I could match the flower. Purple and white gingham represents the outer petals, while dark purple embroidery floss matches the deeper tones. Bright lime green floss for the flower center adds a contrast and keeps the purples from being boring. Can you envision a smocked dress using these colors? I can!