Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lucas Makes a Bear

Yesterday I gave my grandson Lucas his first sewing lesson. We made a teddy bear. We looked online for a pattern to give us some ideas, and wound up picking one called Charity Bear from Shiny Happy World. Of course we had to tweak the design! He picked out the fabric, a heavy brocade and a paisley corduroy back. He took the bear home before I got a photo of the back! He cut out the pattern, learned how to pin, how to use the presser foot, reverse button, and cutter on the sewing machine. It was his idea to put the yellow parts on the ears......he did most of the stuffing, we added some dried lavender so that made it into a dream pillow. We sewed the opening together with a slip stitch. Ta Da! He named her Lavendy.



We are looking forward to our next class. Not sure what we are going to make, maybe another bear for his brother. :)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sew Bee Mine at Wrightstown Village Renaissance Faire



I'm busy getting ready for the Village Renaissance Faire in Wrightstown next weekend. I'm going to be traveling there with ArtyPantz Productions, my 100% interactive theatrical storytelling events and doing four performances there. Sew Bee Mine will be there too, with my daughter Katie womaning the booth.

I'll be offering all the usual such as wearable art aprons, big love totes, cloth dolls etc.
Big Big Love Tote Bags

wearable art aprons

sleeping merbabies



Merman with tattoo







all who wander are not lost





I just finished making festive owl wands just for the Faire.
First I drew four different owls and then printed up 40 fronts,
then made mirror images of the four and printed 40 backs.


Then I cut them all out, sewed them front to back,
 stuffed them with polyester fiberfill, then put them on 36" dowls.



Next I tied vinyl streamers to them and put them in a wicker laundry basket. All ready to go now!



Stop by Sew Bee Mine booth at the Faire and get your wand on!





Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sew Bee Mine Update

I'm very busy with my Interactive Theatrical Storytelling Events this summer, and not having time to make things for Sew Bee Mine.

There are still a few items left for sale from all that sewing that happened in the winter. You can go to my Etsy shop and order there. I will return to The Phoenixville Farmer's Market in the fall/winter.
Here is the link to the shop!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/artistvo?ref=l2-shopheader-name





Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sew Bee Mine at the Hootenanny at Camphill


This will be my second time at the Hootenanny at Camphill in Kimberton. I will be there with beautiful one of a kind wearable art aprons and more......













Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sew Bee Mine at Phoenixville Farmers Market Saturday June 11th

I am busy getting some more things made for the next market. 
Here are a couple of new totes!

They are listed in my Etsy Shop along with some other items. 

Front with beautiful embroidery and appliqué
Back features fully lined pocket
inside lined with two lined pockets and key tab

front features massive horse embroidery

inside fully lined with two lined pockets and tab for your keys.

Hope to see you at the market, or hear from you from Etsy!




Friday, May 13, 2016

Sew Bee Mine at Phoenixville Farmer's Market Saturday May 14th


Sew Bee Mine will be at the Phoenixville Farmer's Market Saturday May 14th from 9:00 to 1:00.
I love being at the market. Added bonus this week is the fabulous Hyatt Family Band will be there.


I have been working on some new bags.....these will be at the market.


This "nothing matches" but it actually does match, fully lined bag was made with a vintage appliquéd and embroidered lass........plus other vintage fabrics. There is a pocket on the outside in back, plus two pockets inside and a loop to hold your keys. It is really fun to combine these fabrics :)

Below is the front and back of another one. This was created with vintage barkcloth, linen embroidery, African wax batik lining inside. Two pockets inside plus loop for keys, embroidered linen pocket on outside.




Hope to see you at the market.