Way back in middle school I knew a dude named “Gabe,” and he signed up for the Crafting Challenge! (For May. I did complete this in May, by the way…just didn’t post until now).
Now, I don’t really see Gabe around all that often…but I did run into him at the family’s Snowball in January so I cornered him and said, “Gabe! You must give me hints about yourself so that I know what to make you!”
He said he recently finished a tour overseas serving the military, likes hiking, and that his favorite color is green.
Armed with that, I decided to make a bow tie. I like bow ties. They have happy personalities, which is kind of how I see Gabe. Plus, he likes to dance and I find that bow ties are well-suited for dancing.
Now, every time I’ve seen bow ties they’ve run in the thirty to forty dollar range. And every time I’ve thought to myself, “That’s not a whole lot of material. I’ll bet I could do that myself.”
So, I went to the store (with my mom) and picked out TWO materials (with my mom) so that I could make a REVERSIBLE BOW TIE.
I was pretty sure that this would work.
Lessons to be taken away from this project:
- Dude. Bow ties are totally worth thirty to forty dollars. I would charge that and not even BLINK AN EYE.
- My mom did an act of community service helping me. Even when I was whine-y.
- Bow ties can be made reversible.
- Not all crafts are easy.
- Still looks stinkin’ good, eh??
3 thoughts on “May Crafting Challenge!”
You should get a standing ovation for doing something that looks pretty tricky for someone else. Good job! I`m also a fan of bow ties for how cute they are, so I just might make a slightly modified one. Maybe making it a little slimmer and the bow area of the shape a bit smaller would make this slightly girly? Or I could just sew a lace overlay on top of a plain color. I think I`m liking the sound of this project!
DO IT!! (And send me a picture!) I definitely tried it on, and it was cute…but you’re right, making the bow smaller and adding feminine detailing would be a very, very nice touch.
Happy crafting! (Don’t forget step two; it’s very important 😉 ).
I`ll be sure to share when it`s done!