Hello all, it's been a while since I have posted here (yes, almost a year, I know, I know), life has been beyond hectic. Teaching all new subjects this past year, moving across campus, as well as by beloved puppy (yes even at 14 he is still my puppy) struggling through health issues and eventually having to be put to sleep in the beginning of June.
I am committing myself to posting more regularly starting this summer, and will need to catch my readers up on many things. It will take a few blog posts to sum up what I have been working on lately, so I thought I'd start with the most recent item: BOW TIES.
This was a suggestion from my mom. As I furiously crochet roses for CF research (see "Why I Raise Money for Cystic Fibrosis Research" above), she suggested I make something men could buy and wear (more women wear the roses pins/heir clips). She mentioned bow ties, as my dad loves to wear them. I happen to have some great rose fabric I bought years ago in many colors. I looked up tutorials and patterns for bow ties, and the best one I found was from a blog called Sew Like My Mom. Click on the blog title to go to the tutorial- it is great, and the pattern printed out to scale, so I could start right away. I'm including some pictures of the finished product, as well as the other colors out of which I hope to make more ties. Now to figure out what I should charge for them- if you have any suggestions let me know! I donate half of the sale of rose items to the CFF (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation).
I am not including pictures of the step by step process, because I feel Sew Like My Mom has already done an excellent job of this. Please check out her blog.
Oh, this was also my first experience in trying to tie a bow tie. I found the directions and GIFs at this wikihow extremely helpful.
As soon as I have this up on my Etsy site, I will let you all know. I hope to have several in different colors done soon, and may even try more that are not in rose fabric, I have tons of fabric for which I need to find a use.
May your adventures in crafting bring you happiness and joy.