I really have the greatest customers ever. I love it when you e-mail me when you receive your ties. It makes me smile to know that you’re so happy with your bow ties. Here’s a couple of e-mails I received in the past couple weeks:
“I received my Madras Plaid bow tie in the post today, and I couldn’t stop smiling —it’s perfect! Looking forward to wearing it to my holiday party on Friday. Thank you so much!”
“Hello Ellie, my lovely tweed bow tie arrived today here in the UK. I shall wear it at my next gig here in the North of England, gosh it is cold here at the moment, just as well i have this nice warm tweed tie! My wife said the tie makes me look cute “
And here’s a couple recent photos of very handsome gentlemen wearing bow ties (and one neck tie) that I’ve made. These first two are from some customers that wanted matching ties for an anniversary party. Aren’t they so dapper?
Here’s a neighbor of mine who may be one of a handful of guys in his high school who can tie a bow tie. He’s a big USC Gamecocks fan so this bow tie was right up his alley.
Thank-you everyone for sending me pictures and feedback. I love it so much. It’s so helpful to know what you like and what you want. And to see how other people besides my husband look in these bow ties.
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I’ve just finished a bit of a marathon in the bow tie factory. When the kids went to bed, I went to my studio and made 10 bow ties! That’s a lot for a Saturday night. I’m just excited because I’ve recently gotten some new fabrics to play around with.
Here’s an new houndstooth that I’m in love with. This tie is made in the narrow butterfly style. I’m already trying to think of something I can make for myself with this fabric – maybe a scarf. I really love everything about it.
This bow tie is a nice lightweight 100% wool tie with dark purple/blue, red and beige. I kept going back and forth on this fabric, but I’m glad it made its way into my bag. I’m already wishing I’d bought more than 1 yard.
I purchased these three gingham fabrics from a friend of mine. The first two are University of Clemson and University of South Carolina colors. Two big rivals here in our state. While I don’t really want to get too much into the college/novelty ties, I think it’s fun to offer these. The cool thing is that you don’t really have to be a fan of these teams to wear these ties. The red gingham is a seersucker fabric that I’m just in love with. It’s the nicest seersucker I’ve ever felt. And I have lots of experience with seersucker.
These next five are all silk and were converted from neck ties. I’m going to get these up on the store as soon as I can get my model aka husband to try them on.
And now here’s the real unique one:
This here is a ribless corduroy bow tie. To me, it feels just like a velvet bow tie, but the fabric was more workable for making a bow tie, in my opinion. I’ve actually had a few requests for this style bow tie already. I’m not sure I want to make any quite like this; but I’m up for a bit of experimentation. I’m still not sure what Andy thinks of it. Here’s more of a southern gentleman trad style. Plus I think this is more of a northern city look than a southern style tie (but I could very well be wrong!).
Check up with my online STORE to buy these and more bow ties.
I thought I’d share these cute pictures we snapped on Sunday evening after church. My boys are so adorable – all three of them.
D has on a candy cane bow tie and O has one that I made out of a men’s neck tie. Andy never wears a bow tie to Sunday church because it looks really weird with his preaching robe. You wouldn’t believe what a feat it is to get these boys dressed for church on Sundays. Especially since O (almost 2) runs as fast as he can in the other direction when you try and put clothes on him. You’d never know how wild he is looking at that sweet smile.
So I’ve actually gotten 2 e-mails within the past few days which have said something to the effect of:
“My boyfriend is obsessed with your bow ties and I want to buy him one”.
So I’ve decided to add a gift certificate to the website so that if you can’t choose, he can come back later and choose his own. Or, he can mail me his neck tie to convert or even his own fabric.
So hop on over to the STORE and buy your favorite man a few gift certificates. Now I’m working on a printable certificate that the purchasers can use to represent their gift.
And for those who may be interested- I’m working on a Carolina (scarlet and black) and Clemson (pruple and orange) gingham bow tie. They are really fun. I’ve also ordered some lovely seersucker and madras (straight from India) for the spring and summer. I can’t wait for summer to come back! Cotton bow ties are wonderful.
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