I've been seeing so many crafts with ties on Pinterest recently. There are skirts, waistcoats and necklaces all made from these seemingly conservative accessories and fortunately ties can be found at a reasonable price from charity shops.
So, I picked up a few for my craft stash. I started with something quick and easy - just a collar. I'm afraid the picture's a bit naff but I am loving this accessory:
I really want to make a skirt out of ties next. I mentioned this to my Mum and asked her to keep an eye out for some ties around her local charity shops - she can often be found in said shops looking for bargains, where do you think I get it from?! She called me the other night to tell me she's collected about 30! Bless her. So, I think I'll definitely have enough for a skirt now. Can't wait to pick them up the next time I see her; sadly my folks live about a 5 hour drive from us :-(
We've got HP's folks visiting this weekend, which will be lovely - even more so now that summer has deigned to make an appearance. So, it's a lovely meal out tonight and tomorrow evening HP is going to fire up the barby. Hope you all have a great weekend in the sunshine!