Maybe it's just me but I derive a sort of amusement by making neckties with leather. It's an opportunity to make something my brain associates so strongly with stuffy, unpleasant formality in about the least formal sort of way I can think of.
have been used to make "western neck ties" for... actually I don't know
how long but maybe someday I should find out. It's just a braided cord
that runs through a clip, sometimes no more complicated than a paper
clip. My "innovation" was only in sticking a necktie-shaped piece of
leather to that clip. I have to put "innovation" in quotations of
course because I got the idea from a book published in the 50s by F.O.
Biard. So clearly it's not a new notion, but it's been long enough that
it's probably new again.
This will probably be the
extent of what I can list this week simply because I'm simultaneously
working on an unrelated, far more complicated project for my wife. If
I'm very lucky I might be able to finish that by the weekend and if it
works well I'd say there's a pretty decent chance I'll employ the
pattern again for the shop. A couple of parts of that project snuck into
one of the pictures for the necktie, maybe if someone can guess what
it's going to be I can come up with some sort of prize for them. =)