Friday, June 15, 2012

Tacky Ties No More

The Little Blue House's Front Porch Design Team has been ask to design an item using the tacky tie that we received. You, too, can join in the fun. There are prizes involved for best creative use with the tacky ties.

I received a bright yellow and red stripped tie. There are no rules for this challenge, so this is what I designed.

You might ask, where is the tie. Just open the book cover and no more tacky ties.
I crazy quilted the red/yellow tie with more pieces of old ties on to a rectangle of canvas. I ,then, collaged the front with squares of text paper,paint, and packaging that was included in the current Front Porch Kit, Sew Artsy.
I need to do more stitching and beading to complete my book.

Here are some other things I have designed before using old men's ties.

All of the Front Porch Design Team will be posting their creative use of the TACKY TIES.Be sure to follow all of the team's blogs. If you haven't joined the challenge, pick up a tie tomorrow at
The Little Blue House
118 West Olive Street
Keller, Texas 76248

I will start next week giving a written tutorial of the pages in the Sew Artsy Altered Hoop Book.
Stay tuned.


  1. I love the little tie bird. He is Sew Cute Lynette.

  2. So inspiring Lynette... I can see some tie projects in my future.... Lovely work.. :D

  3. All of the projects are very good. I love the tags.

  4. So impressed with your quilting! Wish I could do that!