I've wanted to try this idea ever since I saw the tutorial on Mama Jill's blog. A necktie into a flower pin? Yes, please!
I've kept my eyes open for ties, but the thrift shops here seem rather expensive. I did have a bit of luck last week and bought a tie for $3 -- it will eventually be turned into a pin for Bestie #2 because she is a principal and the tie is in her school colors. But of course I could not experiment on that tie. I tried to raid Honey's closet, but that did not go over well. ("What are you doing? Put that tie back!" "You never wear ties!" "I sometimes wear ties. I like that tie!" -- For the record, for the past four years, Honey has worn a tie three times and all three times it's been the same tie. Honey has not touched the other ten ties in the closet. But I digress.) I did finally manage to lay my hands on three ties and then I remembered that Crazymaker gave Honey a Shakespeare tie about five years ago. It's been in the craft box ever since, pleading for a new life as a non-hideous object.
Tonight, Master Shakespeare-tie got his wish.
Day Two: done!