Friday, October 19, 2018

Pocket Mirrors from Sew Bee Mine

From now on everyone who purchases 
a one of a kind wearable art apron from Sew Bee Mine 
will receive a special gift,
 a cute pocket mirror in a little pouch, 
just to say Thank You Very Much! 

The mirrors were printed by Buttonhead
a lovely company to work with. 
Fabulous customer service, 
high quality printing, 
quick turnaround and delivery.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

One of Kind Wearable Art Aprons from Sew Bee Mine

Really getting into making aprons with vintage linen kitchen towels.......and now addicted to shopping for them online......

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sew Bee Mine at St Peter's Village Fall Festival October 27th

St Peter's Village is a special place, tucked along a creek with gigantic boulders. I love to go there to hike in the woods with a friend, have lunch at St Peter's Bakery and stroll around the little shops. So, happy to have been invited to be a vendor at their annual Fall Festival.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Vintage Inspired Aprons from Sew Bee Mine for A Whole Lotta Lulu

 This is what you do with a vintage linen dishtowel when you find one at a thrift shop. You take it home and wash it in the washing machine, put it in the dryer and then make an apron out of it.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Sew Bee Mine at A Whole Lotta Lulu on Saturday Oct 13, 2018

It's that wonderful time of year again.....leaves turning colors, pumpkins strategically placed on doorsteps, apple cider, sweaters and hayrides. This is what I love about living on the East Coast. SEASONS! I love the changes. How each season brings it's own activities, it's own food, clothing etc.

Sew Bee Mine is heading back to A Whole Lotta Lulu in downtown Phoenixville. I'm just as much a customer there as as vendor. 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Acrylic and Paper on Canvas

I love fabric so much, and manipulating it into different forms. So, bought a roll of canvas and started to paint on it with the thought of making wall pocket with flowers. 19" x 14" x 10"

Acrylic and papers on canvas. 19" x 14' x 10"

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sew Bee Mine at Pottstown FARM on Sept 27, 2018

It's a busy fall for Sew Bee Mine. 
Next stop is Thursday Sept 27th at Pottstown FARM
Running a bit low on inventory 
so spending this week making new aprons. 
I did stop for awhile to make an apron for 
upcoming fundraiser in October. 
A vintage linen dish towel with clocks on it 
was the inspiration for this one. 
It will be part of their silent auction.  
tied in back
tied in front
clock pockets close up

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sew Bee Mine Newsflash!

UPDATE: Showers and thunderstorms still in the forecast for this afternoon so taking a rain check, will be there next time, weather permitting.

take a rain check

phrase of rain check

    said when politely refusing an offer, with the implication that one may accept it at a later date.
    "I can't make it tonight, but I'd like to take a rain check"

The weather is a bit "iffy" for Pottstown FARM today. Will post at 4:00 to let everyone know if Sew Bee Mine is going to be there, as scheduled. Don't want to get caught in a downpour or thunderstorm!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sew Bee Mine at Phoenixville Farmer's Market Saturday Sept 8th

Hope to see you all at The Phoenixville Farmer's Market this Saturday, Sept 8th from 9:00 to 1:00. I will be there with some snazzy new aprons, including Christmas aprons!

Come on out and enjoy the food, produce, music by Christine and Company and have a yourself and your family a good old time.

Christine and Company Band
One of a Kind Wearable Art African Delight

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Sew Bee Mine at Pottstown FARM on 8/9 and Phoenixville Farmer's Market on 8/11

Yesterday scored some fabulous cheerful medium weight drapery fabric at a thrift shop. Just say no to curtains! Working today on smock style aprons. Here is the first one so far. Blue skies, cherries and sunflowers. Oh my.

Come and get em at Pottstown FARM on Thursday 5 to 7:30

and Phoenixville Farmer's Market on Saturday Aug 11th. 9 to 1

Monday, July 30, 2018

Fun Zippered Pouches from Sew Bee Mine

I took a class at The Quilt Block a couple of weeks ago to learn how to put a zipper into a pouch. It was easy in the class because we just used one piece of fabric so there was no right side or wrong side when putting the zipper in....

The first attempt at home included patchwork on the outside vintage cotton on the inside. It was way more complicated and first off resulted in zipper on the inside when done, so had to throw it away. Then came the next one, had to do the zipper over TWICE, sewed the bee on upside down, topstitching on zipper was off......kept having to fix it, cut out the zippers. The pouch got smaller and smaller. LOL! 

Final product looks pretty good. Next one hopefully will go a lot more smoothly. Need more zippers!


Friday, July 27, 2018

Sew Bee Mine at Pottstown FARM on Thursday August 9th

I'm enjoying being a vendor Pottstown FARM market. Right now it's a cozy little market on High and Charlotte in Pottstown, part of the revitalization efforts of the town. Each week getting to know more people there, customers and vendors. 

Come on out next Thursday August 9th. We are there from 5 to 7:30.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Christmas in July at Pottstown FARM July 26th

OK, so everyone keeps asking why there's a snowman in my back seat. Couldn't resist the little fellow, only five bucks at Goodwill! He will be part of the decor for Sew Bee Mine booth from now through the winter. He needs a little apron!

First stop will be this coming Thursday July 26th at Pottstown FARM, for Christmas in July. Until then he enjoys riding around in the blistering heat, cool as a cucumber, looking out the window.

Last year holiday aprons were a big hit and didn't have enough for people who wanted them, and just not gonna let that happen again.
Here is the first apron of the holiday season.......This one has quite a bit going on......keep in mind that the mannequin is naked so everything you see here is all apron. Such as embroidered bib, sheer organza/linen overlay with poinsettia pocket, tropical green and red cotton/rayon underskirt with beaded embellishments, and bottomed off with a leopard ruffle. The neck and straps are made with pine cone print. This is clearly and without a doubt a one of a kind wearable art apron. Fa la la la la la la la la! Ta Da!

Also made a batch of quilted potholders.......
Sew Bee Mine is right underneath the main sign for the market. 

Hope to see you there.