Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Neck tie craft

Well at the last meeting of the EG they said we did not have long to turn our old neckties into snakes...  I have this striped one, blue and maroon, mainly because I was last to the bag and all the best ties had gone....


But I had an idea...
Snake stuffed with toy stuffing, ready to go

Stuffing the tie from both ends was the first move in the jigsaw, then I had to coax the inner fabric of the tie into the classic v shapes for the tail and the mouth.  Next I had a rummage through my bits and pieces and found some suitable items.

I wanted red leather for the tongue as I wanted it to match the red in the stripes. I also found an old tassle I had made many moons ago.

Finding the right 'eyes' was not difficult as I had some old buttons in my collection too, these came from a Marks and Sparks jumper I seem to recall, not mine, my mother in laws.

Lastly, I found a small piece of chequered ribbon which had been attached to a present I think.  I also needed a name but one kept nagging me and I stuck with it......

So may I introduce you to Melissa the Hissa ...... drum roll......


A snake with attitude!

3 comments:

Alice said...

funny! I think the blue and maroon is very tasteful and makes a good hisser =D trés bon! Catti agrees but he hopes "u has fild im wid catnip"

Lyn Armstrong said...

No, I sneaked some stuffing out of one of Bella's penguins, she has two.... Not easy to find catnip this time of year,we had the white stuff on the ground this morning.

Miriam Weaver said...

That's brilliant, the best up cycle I've ever seen!