Sunday, January 11, 2009

All Hearts - A Valentine Tie


My son developed a big idea for me - US - this weekend. We were shopping at Hobby Lobby so I could use my 40% coupon the other night before going to dinner, and he spotted some great striped fabric in his university colors. He said, "Mom, this would be great for a tie!" "Yep," I said vacantly, and kept looking through the pink, spring fabrics. "Mom!," he said. "You can make ties, and I can market them for you." One thing led to another, and he picked out a number of stripes and dots and graphic fabrics (some I thought a bit girly, but the 80s are back, you know!). Okay, this is a good project for the two of us, and, if he's right about his opportunity to market at the university and the law office where he has a part-time job, I won't pass it up! He has a bunch of great ideas, including a catchy name and symbol - we are hip on naming things - and other ideas to match.

While we were at dinner at Macaroni Grill - try the Vodka Rustini pasta, awesome! - I noted all the waitstaff wearing ties of their choice. Then my mind began to tick realizing a whole little market of wait staff who like to dress up their uniform with individual tie choices. Hmmmm.....
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All Hearts Tie

I know, you see the sweet Valentine tie above. He did not pick that fabric; I did. I just wanted to practice first and decided to go with one of the pinks I chose this weekend. Do you know a waitress who needs a pretty tie for February? This one is in the shop.

11 comments:

jenjen said...

That is the cutest tie! My husband is desperate for some new ties...

Love it!

Jen

Tatty Mum said...

That is one fantastic tie, now is my hubby into pink this much Hmm maybe not but i love it and what a great idea your son has, my hubby loves his ties.
Good Luck with it all.
Joanne xx

Stephanie said...

Your son is a law student not a marketing student? Clever idea! Perhaps you'll have to give him a % of your sales. Love the tie.

jacquie said...

quite a business mind, he has. this is a great idea!

The Blonde Duck said...

I would wear that tie! With a skirt and a plain white shirt---CUTE!

Erica said...

Great site! I am so jealous of your artistic abilities (I have none ;)). Yayy for SC!

LollyChops said...

He's brilliant!!!

...and I love the fabric you chose!

Hope this goes well for ya!

jennyflower said...

That is a very very lovely tie, and an ace idea. Lovely to have you along on the mug swap, very exciting! xx

Chris Worthy said...

Great idea! I love it. You need a manly tag for the back of the manly ties. :) How about "CD and Son, Purveyors of Unique Neckwear." :)

I think you will sell these like hotcakes.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is really cute.

belinda said...

Hey....this is a 'great' idea!! I just love being with creative people...having an idea....and then having fabulous creative 'jam' sessions bouncing ideas back and forth!!!..FUN