Last fall I sat in church next to one of my good friends and a little boy went running past trying to find his momma. He was wearing the cutest felt bowtie. We both gushed over it and I promised her we would totally make our boys ones because (as always) “we can totally make that”. It’s not the can we but will I ever actually do it ha! More then six months later I went on a bowtie making marathon! Once I made one and saw how cute it was that was the end of it. I had to have one in every color. Then I had to take Finn, who was on spring break, and his buddies Jack and Thomas to the farm:
But before we go any further I have to explain the name for this post. Being Irish I LOVE Irish names.
Chris and I went with extremely American names for our kiddos (no qualms with this, love them all!) but I thought we would slip in a Cillian (Kill-ian) in there somewhere or maybe a Diarmuld (deer-mid).
I just love the meaning behind them. Diarmuld means “No Enemies” and was the name of early kings, legendary heroes & saints, pretty cool eh?
But Irish names come with the complete inability of almost anyone off the Emerald Isle being able to pronounce them. I remember laughing so hard (probably due to jet lag) hearing Chris’s wonderful sisters and mom trying to pronounce some of the city and street names on a trip to Ireland with me. There are just sooooooo many vowels 🙂 But I wanted to slip it in somewhere so here it is!
I will be offering “collections” of bow ties in the Etsy shop HERE.
Once they are sold out I will only be taking custom orders.
Anyway, I digress. Since I saw this bow tie originally on another child I am SURE there is another tutorial out there but this is how I make my particular felt or fabric remnant bow tie.
What you will need:
Long strip of Felt of your choice (Mine comes from a local shop in Sandy UT my sister literally is my supplier via paypal and the mail ha! Thanks Felicity!)
thin rectangle of same felt or coordinating felt (for the plaid bow tie I used twine and wrapped it around several times then glue in place)
Hot Glue Gun and glue
Alligator clips of your choice
Jack was the cutest little model. When I would stop taking pictures of him and switch to Finn or Thomas as soon as I had taken a few he would say “My turn!”
Needless to say I would like to adopt him ha!
Thomas was a pretty good sport as well.
He had his bowtie clutched in his fist when we left home and then all the way to the farm. He wouldn’t let go until I asked him if I could put it on him. I think he is a fan
Finn was his usual “oh is my mom saying something to me?” self. Doin’ his own thing and hopefully I caught a smile now and again!
Unfortunatly chloe screamed (I mean SCREAMED) the entire time we were there. She was soooooooo exhausted. We had more than one older person stop us and tell us “why she was screaming”. Yes thank you very much, I suppose her head could be cold (um no she was sweating from screaming).
This is what happens when you become friends with me. Your kiddos get dragged to farms and asked to pose while you walk around with a baby screaming in a car seat and a little Evie who insists on shoveling fists full of dirt in her mouth
I am pretty sure that although Emily and her hubby had already decided they were good with two kiddos that day CEMENTED that decision ha!
I hope you break out the supplies I am betting you have on hand and make yourself some bowties! If you don’t feel like ordering cute felt, alligator clips and finding your glue gun hop on over to the Etsy Store and buy some. They come in cute wrapping I swear 🙂