So, I've been lurking for aages now (there's a *lot* of this place to lurk in!), and have somehow gone from interested-but-haven't-picked-up-anything-crafty-in-years to having the start of what looks to be a huge collection of crafty things thanks to all the inspiration here - drat this addictive hobby!
Anyway, this is one of my very first projects. My Dad's a painter, and it's been a running joke for years that he usually tries to shoehorn a duck into his paintings somehow, to the point where he even produced a whole series of pictures of highly stylised & colourful ducks, much to the amusement of his local art group. So, when I saw this amazing fabric and with his birthday just a couple of weeks away, I couldn't resist making him a present to wear to the next meeting of his art group. I present the ducktastic tie:
And a closeup:
It's actually a much brighter blue than my rubbish camera phone pictures suggest, but you get the idea. I just wish I could work out how professional ties manage to avoid visible seams on the points!