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



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

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!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sew Bee Mine at Phoenixville Farmers Market

Stop by Sew Bee Mine booth at 
 on Saturday October 14th from 9 to 1:00
 It's the annual Fiber Festival!

In Addition to the usual Wearable Art Aprons, etc I will have some of these cute bears created with vintage quilt remnants. 
The Lavender ones are stuffed with clean carded sheeps wool from West Earl Woolen Mills in Ephrata PA, and organic lavender. The Star Bears are stuffed with Ecofill 
and can be machine washed and tumbled dry. 

These cute chubby bears are about 10" tall.

 Also have some Squeak Fish Dog Toys 
left over from Wuffjam a couple of weeks ago. 
Made with heavy duty colorful canvas

Here is just one of many full size aprons. 
Love polka dots and birdies! Extra long straps to fit everyone.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Sew Bee Mine at The Goddess Retreat Festival 2017

The next stop for a Sew Bee Mine Booth is at The 10th Annual Goddess Festival Retreat coming up on September 30th at The Freedom Foundation in Valley Forge. 

I will be there with One of a Kind Wearable Art Aprons, Big Big Love Totes, Potholders, Grocery Bags, Lavender Sachets, Lavender Bears and more......

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sew Bee Mine at Wuffjam 2017

Our local Reeves Park is right in the middle of town, takes up a full block all the way around, and is a favorite gathering place for people to come together for many events. This coming Saturday September 16th is Wuffjam in Reeves Park! a fun dog festival to raise money for Phoenix Animal Rescue.

Sew Bee Mine will be there with a booth. In addition to wearable art aprons, potholders, tote bags and more, there will be squeaky fish dog toys and dog beds/dog bed covers. The first 100 people to come to Wuffjam will receive a swag bag. There is a Sew Bee Mine coupon in there....

There is a rain date, the next day Sunday the 17th

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Big Big Love Totes, Potholders, Grocery Bags, Wearable Art Aprons from Sew Bee Mine

Back to sewing for the upcoming Market Season. Come visit Sew Bee Mine Booth at 
Saturday September 9th
9:00 to 1:00 under Gay Street Bridge 
for Wearable Art Aprons, Big Big Love Totes, 
Everlasting Washable Grocery Bags, and Potholders.
Wearable Art Aprons

Cotton Canvas Everlasting Washable Grocery Bags


Big Big Love Totes....huge bags, lined with pockets inside and tag to hold keys. 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Home Improvement Sewing

Summer is SO BUSY! I have a performance just about every day for my ArtyPantz Productions business, 100% Interactive Theatrical Storytelling Events, so been traveling a lot from place to place doing what I love. This year in addition to working with children, have started to work with seniors. I AM a senior, but most of these seniors are in their 80's. Everyone just loves to play!

Also been consumed with sewing for the outdoor spaces of our home. We have been living here for a little over a year now and working on the breezeway and back deck. When I introduced my then boyfriend now husband for 36 years to my family, my uncle sized up the relationship when he said "Pat will build the house and Victoria will bring the colored lights." This was a spot on prediction that comes true over and over again.

The breezeway was first. Pat painted the cement floor and put up the lattice entrance and planted morning glories that should eventually completely cover it. It did last year, not sure what the hold up is this year. Maybe August?

I reupholstered all the cushions on our outdoor furniture including a wicker set plus a Shaker rocker and a Mission style rocker. I love how they match the beautiful outdoor rug we have from Mariachi Imports. (Pat's ex wife's sister Amy's company!) We had this rug for decades, and lost it during all the moves we've had in the past couple of years, and just recently replaced it, so happy they are still making this design. I think they have it in a few colors.

We had a party at the beginning of July and some friends brought over the wooden masks that look like they came from Australia. The mirror is from our local Goodwill, and the butterfly mosaic on the left came from Resellers Consignment in Frazer, one of my favorite places to shop!

A few weeks ago I found a complete set of vintage white wicker furniture at Resellers Consignment, really heavy duty, so well made, sturdy and each piece gigantic! It took a couple of truck loads to get it all home. Pieces include two rocking chairs, one regular chair and an ottoman.

There were some before photos of the collection, but lost them when my phone fell in the creek after filming the Phoenixville Kiwanis Duck Race.....but suffice to say that the cushions on it were hideous and completely threadbare in spots. Taking all the tacks out, and pulling all the old cushions off was quite a chore and everything smelled rotten. My husband made new seat bottoms for the ottoman and one of the chairs with plywood left over from some other project.

Birds are a favorite theme, and found some awesome  birdie fabrics on Ebay from one of my new favorite sellers, HomeDesigns and a place online to buy all brand new foam, cut to size for each piece.

Just finished sewing the last piece, the huge cushion for the ottoman, and made a matching pillow. All the pieces come off easily to be washed.

The set was $150, custom cut cushions $135, fabric $55, 300 decorative upholstery tacks $16, special hammer $5, regular tacks $3. 19 yard of braided trim $20.  So total cost was $384.00. Labor, have no idea, a couple of weeks here and there.


This deck on the back of our house is only 8 ft wide, such a weird length. My husband and our son in law are adding four more feet to it and putting a roof over top with some kind of sun shade and it will be a whole other room when finished.

For now, home sewing is finished. Now I go back to making wearable art aprons and other things for the September events coming up. See calendar in sidebar for more info.