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Where's the baby?! Boys & Bowties

DIY Bowie • Fabric: Wal-Mart (in store)
Hey Loves!

I'm back for #memade Monday.   I've been working on my laundry list of projects for the Sudoku Challenge and a few other cool projects that I'm trying to wrap up now that I am getting back to myself. Whew my creativity had been way off!  The end of 2016 took me for a ride. 

Anywho!  This post is not about me.  It's more about my oldest son.   He's growing up on me so fast.   It's seems surreal that I will have a tween this year.   Thanks to his 5th grade teacher, he's starting to show a real interest in bow ties.  One night while browsing the fabric section of Wal-mart, he picked up some fat quarters and said can you make bow ties from this.   How could I say no?!  

I used my favorite bow tie tutorial from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.  It's simple and great for growing boys who don't seem to wear anything long.  Jamie offers a tutorial for two different sizes, one for 6-13 year olds and one for the smaller guys. I made one for my soon to be tween and one for my middle guy who likes to look really fly.   The only change I made was making the center loop for the smaller one 2" × 2". In 40 minutes, I was done with both.

They turned out great as usual.  The neck bands fit perfectly under the collars.  The Velcro is so easy to use. Even my 3 year old can put it on and take it off. I'll be making these for years to come.  I'll cherish the fun character ones like these Star Wars ones.  One day,  they'll be a deep manly voice saying mom I need now ties in plaids, solids,  and paisley.  I'll whip them up for my baby.


Wow! A tween! Where's my baby?!

Until next time,  Smooches!

DJ

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