Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I tied one on last night!

Full disclosure. The night in question was actually an afternoon craft session. And the only questionable behavior was from my naughty cats!

I bought 10 ties for around 20 bucks at Arc Value Village.

The average price was around $1.99.

I bought a foam wreath circle from the craft store.

I needed furry help for the next steps. Not! I cut off the pointed base of the tie at 12 inches. The narrow parts I continually wrapped around the wreath form. Pinning the ties in place with 2 pronged fabric pin/tacks. Sorry no photos of those.

Akua was daydreaming.

Hana inspects my pile of cut tie parts.

Now for the decoration. I wrapped the wide pointed ends around the wreath. Pinning them in place.

Viola! I pinned decorative beads on the front to look like tie clips. It actually took 11 ties to complete the circle. I had to steal one from my husband. He hates them anyway. And he boldly stated that he wouldn't even take a job if they forced him to wear one!

I thought it would be fun to do another little giveaway. If you can guess which tie is his I'll send you a set of 8 of my original photo cards. (with beautiful Costa Rica photos)Since there's only one stripped tie(bottom left) we'll number that 1 and continue clockwise to the last tie #11 (bottom right) Just leave a comment and the tie # and description. I hope you'll play along and even pass my blog link on to other friends that might enjoy the game. And if you'd like to follow my blog be sure to do that too. I just lost 2 mysterious followers. Boo Hoo!

Blog update 3/23 We have a winner! More on that later...

P.S. Be sure to check out more crafty cats at http://www.gattinamycats.blogspot.com/


DJan said...

I lose followers too, it always makes me feel bad, but you know, that's just the way it is! I think his is the lovely gray one, #3.

Those kitties were such a help, weren't they? :-)

We love LUNA said...

Wow you are sooo creative, amazing artwork, congratulations!
purrs and love

Linda Hensley said...

Love the wreath. I know a guy who needs one of those :)

Wanda..... said...

What a lovely wreath those 11 ties became!

I'll pick #6 as your husband's tie, Sharon.

Wanda..... said...

I forgot to describe #6...blue with polka dots...at the very top.

Gattina said...

What a great idea and of course it came out well with such a cute little helper !

Kjelle Bus said...

What a fun idea :)
My moms guess is that nr 4 is your husbands tie.
I don´t understan why you 2-legged don´t appreciate that we 4-legged offer a paw or two when you are doing crafts ??!! :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

this is the most clever idea!!!! I just love it!

I say Number 1 is your husband's.

Amin said...

Congratulations! I have not seen before so like thing! Well done!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Sharon.. you always have the most fun ideas. This is beatiful.

Christina Rodriguez said...

I'm going to guess that Dean's tie is the striped tie, #1.

Ginger said...

What helpful kitties; it's amazing how they always want to help with whatever projects their humans have.

Serline said...

I'm going to guess number 1, because the others are fancier and this one is the odd one out ;-P

Pat Tillett said...

very creative! I must admist I was mostly looking at the kitty! Very cute!