Friday, January 5, 2018

Blinging in the New Year for SewBeeMine Aprons

When I first started offering wearable art one of a kind aprons at my local farmer's market people liked them but would say they were too pretty to wear. I made a sign saying NOT too pretty to wear and that seemed to have broken the ice.

The aprons have really taken off and I love to make them because each one is different and so far that is keeping me interested in making them. Encouraged by Happy Customers I'm getting ready to take the aprons up a notch.

I'm very excited about bringing on some extra special
super duper all out Bling a Ding a Ding Dong for the 
2018 Collection of One of A Kind Wearable Art Aprons.

Stay tuned for pictures and links to buy in the months ahead.
If weather permits the first batch will be debuted at The Phoenixville Farmer's Market on Saturday February 10th.

I've been collecting.......from various sources

MATERIALS:
About 250 yards of various vintage trims







Approximately 36 yards of Gross Grain Ribbon for straps




PLUS 140 YARDS OF  ASSORTED VINTAGE FABRICS!







Planning on getting started with the first batch - next week!
Boo Yah!



Monday, January 1, 2018

Making Comfort Bags for Kiwanis

Starting the new year off with a project for Kiwaniscreating Comfort Bags for moms who have a baby in NICU at our local hospital. They are to be filled with donated snacks and other things. Moms will use these to transport breastmilk to the hospital from home.

I designed a fully lined, gusseted and insulated cloth bag with straps, there is a pocket inside to hold an ice pack. There is a lot of fabric on hand in my studio, so there will be a variety to choose from. 













Believe it or not the task at hand is to make 50 of these in the coming weeks/months, which is about a years supply!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

thank you from sew bee mine

Thank you to all the people who came out to support Sew Bee Mine, 
other local artists and our fabulous farmers at the last 
Holiday Market for The Phoenixville Farmer's Market
All holiday aprons are gone! 
I will make another batch next year. 

Found this card on Etsy, click on image to see where you can buy it!
The next occasion will be Valentine's Day 
so, on the lookout for fabrics for that.
In the meantime, come and see us again on Saturday Dec 30th, 
for one last market in 2017. 10 a.m to 12 p.m.

See you then and there!
in the meantime, Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sew Bee Mine at Phoenixville Farmer's Market Dec 23rd

Last chance for this year's Christmas Aprons! 
Saturday Dec 23rd at Phoenixville Farmer's Market
under the Gay Street Bridge 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.




Just a few Balsam Bears left!
so CUTE, smells like Christmas,
 and comes with matching gift bag.



Thursday, November 23, 2017

December for Sew Bee Mine

I love the fall and winter, hunkering down and getting a lot of sewing done, including One of A Kind Wearable Art Aprons,   Everlasting Grocery Bags, some new Big Big Love Totes, Lavender and Star bears, Phoenix ornaments, Queen Bee Magnets and more. My favorite item this year are the Balsam Bears I'm making with various wool/cashmere plaids, wool stuffing and balsam fir from Maine. 
For December I will be at The Phoenixville Farmer's Market from 10 to 12 on Dec 2nd and the 9th, then at Malvern Farmer's Market on the 16th, then back to Phoenixville on the 23rd and 30th!


Christmas Apron

Pot Holders created with vintage quilts
Big Big Love Totes, fully lined, lined pockets inside and a place to hang  your keys


Squeak fish dog toys


Potholders


BALSAM BEARS!







Thursday, November 9, 2017

Sew Bee Mine at Penncrest 23rd Annual Holiday Craft Show





I just recently completely organized my studio, including actually dividing up fabrics by kinds and putting them in plastic containers. I also got a rolling cart organizer to keep all sewing notions in while sewing, instead of the little overflowing baskets cluttering up the cutting tables.

There is also a designated area now just for painting, complete with easel, shelves for paint and other supplies.  I'm learning how to play the piano, and it's in it's own little area too. My dear husband shampooed the carpet.

So, hunkering down and busy being a holiday elf. Last year the Christmas aprons sold out in one hour at The Farmer's Market, so this year getting more made ahead of time. It's going to be easy to select fabrics for them, now that there is a bin with just holiday fabrics in it at my fingertips. This in great contrast to rifling through piles of fabric trying to find a match.

I'm looking forward to having a booth at The Penncrest High School Band 23rd Annual Holiday Craft Show  with over 115 vendors, including home made crafts, art, jewelry, handbags, clothing, and many more.

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017 (22nd annual) – 10AM to 4PM

The Penncrest High School Band Holiday Craft Show is an annual event that began in 1996 and takes place in November, usually the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Map of Pennsylvania with Delaware County highlighted.
134 Barren Road,
Media PA 19063
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Penncrest High School is located adjacent to the Granite Run Mall, just west of Media PA off of Route 1 South.

I look forward to seeing you all there!