Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas ideas

Neckties can be useful in several Christmas projects, from the plain red and green, to the novelty holiday ones.
Necktie tree skirt
Necktie tree skirt, from the book "Daddy's Ties", by Shirley Botsford.

2005 Bell Pulls
Originally uploaded by by-melissa
Here's an inventive way to use Christmas-themed ties--decorative bell pulls.
Melissa says, "I ironed the ties onto fusible batting, backed them and used regular fabric for the binding."
(click on images to go to Flickr pages)

There are so many ways to use neckties in handmade Christmas stockings.
Here is a cute example.

You can always make gifts or ornaments with ties.

See Brooks Brothers' Tree of Ties display. me some sewing ideas...

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Blogger Gina E. said...

I've seen that book "Daddy's Ties" advertised on various sites, but haven't ordered it because I didn't know if I would find it useful. Thanks for posting these photos Barb - I'll be getting that book for sure, now!

December 27, 2008 at 4:36 AM  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Me again - Ken bought a Santa Claus tie this year to wear to his family lunch on Xmas Day, but his Mom got sick and he didn't feel like celebrating, so the tie has been put away till next year. If I put it in my stash, I wonder if he'd miss it? Nah, better not...

December 27, 2008 at 4:40 AM  

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