My recent interest in necktie fabric began when I saw these little beauties on a blog I follow - moobeardesigns. They are made from recycled mens neckties, buttons, thread and pins to back for a brooch, and are the coolest little critters:
Necktie owl brooches c/o moobeardesigns
The clever Ally over at Harrys Desk came up with this idea, when she awarded her handmade necktie OWLs (Outstanding Work Ladies) to her Sunday shoot helpers:
Necktie owls are versatile little creatures, as well as brooches, they can also be pinned to bags, sewn onto baby blankets, gift cards, etc. The first necktie owl set I made I have stitched onto a plain black bag from my wardrobe, with some thrifted vintage fabric as the background:
Recycled Fashion is drawing close to 100 subscribed readers on blogger, and has reached over 200 'likers' on facebook, so to mark this occasion, I would like to giveaway three sets of mummy and baby owlet brooches I have made. Who would like a pair of mummy and baby owlets? It doesn't matter where you are in the world, if you would a set of owls, please leave a comment below, or on Recycled Fashion's facebook page. I will draw the winners two weeks from now.
I have a condition! I would like a photograph emailed back to me showing the owls in their new homes, whether you decide to use as brooches, to decorate on a bag, or somewhere else, it would be great to see where the owls have landed!
In conjunction with my giveaway, Ally at Harrys Desk is giving away 3 tutorials, 2 tutorials complete with all the pieces needed to make your own owl brooch, and 1 t-shirt. Pop over to Ally's blog and enter her competition if you would like to learn how to make your very own cute little necktie owls.
This t-shirt from Ally's blog could be yours!