We have an annual Christmas party/gift exchange at work. This year I got Jenaye. She is 21, a total cutie, and really fun and fashionable. Intimidating much? Not really, I had a few ideas. After searching the web, and peeking at some great Etsy shops, I came up with an idea. Jenaye sells wonderful hair accessories, and her newest addition, lady ties. Men's ties that are repurposed for women to wear. I decided to upcycle some men's ties into belts for her. Also, I wanted to stitch some ties onto shirts as decorative collars. This was kind of a fail. My shirt looked less artsy/indie/chic and more 1960's stewardess:
Any one else thinking of the Orbit gum girl when they see it? Fabulous!
So plan "B", Celeste will keep the Orbit's gum shirt, and the purple shirt gets a belt, not a collar as originally planned. Here are her finished gifts:
I made little rosettes out of the tie tails I cut off to make the belts. This was actually a pretty fun little DIY project. Hope she likes it!
Married to my best friend for 20 years, who still makes me laugh 'till I cry (or pee!). Mom of four beautiful, crazy kids. I enjoy scrapbooking and reading and do not have enough time for either. I work part-time, but consider mothering my career.