Friday, May 21, 2010

sew and tell friday ~ sewing from the beach edition

we are vacationing at the beach this week...but i brought my sewing machine along!  yesterday i made six little boy bow ties for a special someone's upcoming birthday party...they will be part of the takeaways for the boys...soon i will share what the little girls are getting...

these were SUPER easy to make using this tutorial from a lemon squeezy home

i precut all the pieces at home before we left so as to not bring so, so much stuff (as if that happened...wink, wink) (we barely got everything in the car)(i may have another sewing project to start today)...

i used scraps (literally scraps) out of my stash to make them as the party planner said it would be fine if they didn't all match...

there is a teensy bit of handsewing involved...and since my MIL loves hand sewing, and i had a captive audience (gray's anatomy season finale) i coerced graciously let her do that part....

in full disclosure, these aren't completely finished as i still have to sew the velcro closure on each one...but i don't have the velcro yet and i'd prefer to buy it back home where i know i can purchase it by the yard instead of in some prepackaged increment here at the beach at walmart...

have a great weekend and be sure to head over to amy's to see some more great sew and tell projects!!!


~k

15 comments:

allyn said...

those turned out so adorable. thank you so much for the link. i think i will have a new obsession...after i finish the 200000 projects i have already started.

chalica pack said...

I am- without a DOUBT- the luckiest person in the WORLD to have you as a friend. Seriously- those are SOOOOO cute. Love them. LOVE.

Pam said...

too cute!

ktquilts said...

Too Cute!!! Thanks for sharing them!!

Blessings,

KT

KQuiltyBee said...

As the mom of 2 big boys, these are too cute! How nice you could do a little creating on your vacation! Enjoy the rest and thanks for sharing.

mkonieczki said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! These are fantastic! Such lucky little boys to take home favors so cool!

Nicole said...

A sewing machine at the beach?! Dream come true. And those headbands are adorable - just like Snow White's. My daughter would go crazy...

Swampgirl said...

They are SO cute! My hubby has been wanting a bow tie but we can't figure out how to tie the one we have! Maybe this is the answer!!

D said...

Adorable!

P. said...

Those are just adorable! Great variety too.

Kristen said...

Adorable bow-ties! Great idea!

Heather said...

Those are SO adorable! What a great idea! :o)

Magnolia Sun said...

OMG those are the cutest things ever. Hope you enjoy your vacation and the weather is great.

Sew It Up Baby! said...

Those are so cute and a great party favor. I'm checking out the tutorial for my son. He has chapel days at school and has to wear a tie. This would be different and easy to replace if lost. Thank you!!!

Dayna said...

This makes me wish my boys were little again!