fun with neckties

I once worked for a while as a waitress at the ‘fancy’ Italian restaurant in my hometown. As with any serving job, there were many things to like and dislike about working there, but one thing I always really liked was our uniforms- black pants, white buttoned shirt, and a necktie. We looked good, and I found that I really enjoy wearing neckties. Neckties of any print or color were acceptable for our uniforms, and in time I amassed a pretty interesting collection!
Lately I have been thinking about my neckties, and aside from wanting to pull them out and wear them in the classic style, (I sometimes think a woman looks better in a necktie even than a man,) I have felt the urge to do something with them… what, I wasn’t sure.
But today I am brimming with inspiration thanks to some great ideas found on the internet! People have found so many things to create using neckties!
This cute dress, made totally of neckties, was created by a student at Tampa Academy of Design & Technology.
RickRackRuby on Craftster made these fun little necktie daisy pins! You can find a tutorial on this page- it’s down a few scrolls from the top.
I found this amazing quilt (and the cool dress!) on Artful Ties, which is a little blog all about sewing with ties! I bet a quilt made of ties would be so warm!
This skirt is so awesome! There are so many possibilities with a skirt like this too – color choices and length choices while making it, and ways to wear it when it’s finished!
This cute little necktie bag has a tutorial on CraftBits!
These are just a few of the sewing with necktie ideas out there! I’m definitely inspired to do something with all those ties now!
I found many of these links thanks to this Metafilter post.

Jeff -Jun 08, 2009, 4:57AM
Just wear them. You'll get some stares, but I think they look great on women/girls. Don't care for those who say it's not OK and dress up like everyone else. Be yourself! :)
Rob Caldwell -Nov 19, 2008, 5:49PM
I used to work at Macaroni Grill and everyone wore ties there too. I don't remember any of the women saying that they liked to wear the ties too, so it's interesting that you did. I don't think I've ever seen a woman wear a tie outside of an Italian restaurant environment. Why isn't it more accepted? Nice post.

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Erinzam makes these adorable little notebooks out of discarded library books and old card stock. Way to reuse and make something cute! I love them! See more here.

virtual collage

Just a quick note because I can’t find an image to illustrate – I found a really fun little virtual collage maker, with seemingly endless clippings! Check it out if you need a little break from whatever you may be doing… :)

Today we release our October catalog with the complete line of We the Free. We the Free is a new collection of vintage inspired product that features relaxed fits and superior fabric qualities. It consists primarily of knitwear but also includes sweaters and accessories. We the Free includes the newest print techniques paired with both classic and edgy graphics, applique, hand-embroidery, and trims.
We the Free has a boy sensibility borrowing from military, athletic, work wear, and surf wear.
Check out the new book, the video and the new product!

Ulika Schuppert -Oct 13, 2008, 3:17PM
Hello, This is my first time doing this and i just wanted to say this is really cool. I'm a big fan of fp!!!!! I'm actually working toward a career in fashion so who knows maybe one day I can be so lucky to work for you!

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romantic animals

These trays created by the designers at ibride are just fantastic. If I could get my hands on one I’d hang it in the most prominent place in my apartment. Instead, desktop background perhaps?
Via Yatzer.

Danielle -Oct 06, 2008, 3:12PM
So funny! I just saw these trays in a store in East Hampton. They didn't have the price listed. But they also have beautiful ones with native American and island girls with loudly colored flowers. Really nice trays.

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iphone cupcakes

Delicious looking cupcakes made by Nick and Danielle Bilton. Check out her blog for more appetizing pictures!

Fashion Fille -Oct 07, 2008, 6:32PM
those are adorable and reallllly yummy looking!

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frankie magazine

I just needed to share how much I love Frankie Magazine. It’s an Australian mag for the 20-something crowd, and their blog is really great too. Lots of crafts and pretty things, eco-friendly products, new designers, all that great stuff we like to know about:)

LittleRobot Collar

I am in love this collar made by LittleRobot. The feathers, the crochet, the high neck… it’s too much! I can think of so many ways to wear it!
Thank you My Love for You, for showing me this cuteness! Click here to see the collar on Etsy.

This Blythe Doll is so cute! I think she looks like a total Free People girl! I recently found an awesome collection of Blythe pictures by Honey Bunny on Flickr- check it out if you like Blythe too! I love looking at all the outfits and hairstyles…

-Dec 04, 2010, 3:27PM
is this loa dolls then omg
-Dec 04, 2010, 3:25PM
there adorable did i spell that wrong

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You in NY?? Check out Williamsburg Fashion Weekend. Here’s some info from them:
“Williamsburg Fashion Weekend continues to show the work of designers that have their fingers on the hip and now, with a nod to the past and wide-open eyes on the future. In this, our third season, we’ve assembled a group of eight Brooklyn-based designers who make one-of-a-kind or small-run collections, with an emphasis on fair-trade, eco-friendliness, and artisan techniques that celebrate the handmade and the visionary.”
Check out the website for location info and links to some of the participating designers.

fpgirl -Oct 06, 2008, 1:05PM
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James Spicer

I found James Spicer‘s work on Poppytalk Handmade, and boy am I glad I did! I could look at the pictures he takes for hours! I really love all the work with miniatures, and the colors that seem to predominate are fabulous. It would be nice to find myself in his mini world for a while. You should have a look at his blog too – his series “Today’s Look Through the Viewfinder” is going to keep me coming back.
See James’ shop on Poppytalk to buy prints!

media posts -Apr 17, 2014, 12:19AM
Yes! Finally someone writes about buy instagram followers.

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Ashley from New York, NY: I created a wall of graphic, yet ladylike, art with just a quart of black paint. The silhouettes were printed on full-sheet labels and then the black squares were painted around them before removing the labels. The shapes could be changed to suit another room (fruit and vegetable shapes for a kitchen, etc).
Via DominoDecorating tips from Domino readers…

Shea -Jan 08, 2009, 2:06PM
It's a crazy illusion. Does anyone else see the grey blurry dots in between the pictures when you're just looking at the picture as a whole? Crazy.
Autumn Murphy -Oct 03, 2008, 1:17PM
verryy cool!

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