Monday, December 14, 2015

Sew Bee Mine at Phoenixville Farmers Market

I'm so happy that Sew Bee Mine is a smashing success already. I've been out and about three times now with a booth, and there is great interest and sales are plentiful.

This coming Saturday December 19th, at The Phoenixille Farmers Market is the last event before Christmas for Sew Bee Mine. This winter will be spent creating more inventory for the spring.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sew Bee Mine Booth Number 9 Kimberton Waldorf School Craft Show 2015

The Kimberton Waldorf School Craft Show has been part of my and my children's life since they were toddlers. I've participated in it as a vendor off and on over the years making and selling various things, mostly dolls! and now with Sew Bee Mine. But whether a vendor or not I have never missed actually going to it and finding beautiful handmade gifts from so many talented people.

Last night was the preview and it went really well, saw many existing friends and met some new ones and sales were brisk. 

A comment that keeps coming up about the aprons and potholders is that they are too beautiful to wear or use! Really having to convince people that you've got to look good when you are cooking! And everything can go into the washer and dryer.

I'm off this morning for a full day, and really looking forward to it.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Making Angel with Birdie

Last night I dreamed that I was making this doll. I woke up and made her today.

doll body sewn and stuffed
doll sewn together
starting on the dress

making and sewing pantaloons on

dress finished, pants finished,
added lavender stuffed bird and wings
Ta Da!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sew Bee Mine Update

Sew Bee Mine made a little splash at The Phoenixville Farmers Market and will be returning there on Saturday November 28th for an encore. 

Bundled up for a breezy day

Potholders Heat Resistant on Both Sides

One of A Kind Wearable Art Aprons with Matching Potholders

Happiness Banners created with vintage Yo Yos

Striped Shirting
Bib Apron with with Matching Potholder tucked into pocket

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sew Bee Mine Debut

Sew Bee Mine will be making it's debut on November 14th at the Phoenixville Farmers Market

Stop by and say hello, and get a Complimentary Bee Wand!

Also at Phoenixville Farmers Market on November 28th, 12th and 19th.

and Saturday December 5th

Grocery Bag

close up potholder for Queen Apron
potholder for Embroidered Linen Apron

Queen Apron
Embroidered Linen Apron

Hanging 8 pointed quilted stars filled with lavender

Psychedelic Patchwork Apron
and matching pot holder

Grocery Bag

Friday, October 16, 2015

Grocery Bags from Sew Bee Mine

Working on grocery bags for the past couple of days. They are lined and the straps and bottom reinforced. These are created mostly from drapes and tablecloths, some sheets for lining.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Aprons from Sew Bee Mine

It's so much fun to be out gathering fabrics and mixing them up to create one of a kind aprons.

apron with side pockets and matching potholder
Double skirted apron with pockets

Potholders from vintage quilt squares. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Vintage Dress Form

I went scouting today for a vintage dress form to display aprons on. They are few and far between and often quite expensive. Fortunately one popped up at Lulu's Vintage Flea Market! There I was reuniting with two long lost friends My Sister and I who had a booth there, and while catching up with each other I spied a dress form in the back of their booth EXACTLY what I was looking for.
Here she is wearing the apron I made yesterday!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Getting Started with Sew Bee Mine

I've been scouring ebay for vintage quilts, embroideries, appliqu├ęs etc to add to my stockpile of inspirational fabrics for aprons and potholders.

So far, I've got a few potholders in progress, using an old quilt for the squares, patching them up here and there.......and adding the heat resistant fabric to them. They are going to be very thick and chunky!

just about ready to sew together to make chunky potholders
adding the heat resistant fabrics to each side
close up pot holder in progress

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Launching of Sew Bee Mine

Hello friends, Stay tuned for the launching of Victoria O'Neill's Sew Bee Mine, beautiful one of a kind gifts for the cook, including aprons, potholders, cloth napkins, grocery bags etc.