Guys, I am sorry. I have two posts I have been working on and my family keeps stealing my computer. I finally decided to show you this project and hit the sack.
My sweet friend Whitney had a little boy so I made her this name sign. I put hooks on it instead of the hair bow ribbons, bet you can guess why :0) I found the hooks in a big pack at Joanns on clearance. They were bright gold. I spray painted them with hammered-metal spray paint to make them look a little more worn.
I also made the two neckties and the two changing table pads. I love the pads, couldn't get enough when Emmalee was a baby. The ties, they are so very, very easy to make. I re-worked and re-worked the pattern so that it would be adjustable and not have to be tied on every time you use it. You will never guess what I used for the strap!!! It is a bra strap! Not a used on, mind you, but I found new ones also on clearance at Joanns. They didn't have the very small clips I was looking for, but I noticed the same hardware on the bra straps and snatched them up!
I tried to hide the fact from the baby's father, but it still came up that women's lingerie was used in the making of his son's neck tie :0)
While I am at it, I contacted The Ribbon Retreat and asked if they knew where I could get clip-on tie attachments. After a lot of back and forth, they found them!!! They are now available on their website at TheRibbonRetreat.com!!! I will be posting more about how to make these ties and the clip-on ties in the next month, hopefully in time for Easter.