Thursday, December 31, 2020

Virgin of Guadalupe 12" Hanging Doll Ornament


I have been in love with the image of The Virgin of Guadalupe ever since seeing her while traveling throughout Mexico and Central America in the 70's.

Here is a 12" Virgin of Guadalupe Hanging Doll Ornament from a recent series of one of a kind dolls created with Robert Kaufman fabric. She can be purchased on Etsy 

I will be making more of these for upcoming spring events. Stay tuned for that.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Paper Dolls with Felt Christmas Tree Dresses

Mixed medium.....Paper doll with 
felt and sparkly netting Christmas tree dress.
This is a variation on an ornament made many years ago. 
LOVE that running feather stitch on the new sewing machine! 
A couple of these were made as gifts 
but next year will crank out a batch to sell.


Saturday, December 5, 2020

Paper House Luminaries

 So happy that all the Christmas Cats found good homes, and a check for ALL the proceeds went to PACS! 

Now busy making tiny houses with LED votives inside to deliver to my local friends. Have also mailed some hither and yon. This one was made with handmade batik paper. Love the way the light shines through the wax areas, but the paper is a bit flimsy.

Double sided scrapbook cardstock makes more sturdy houses.

The PDF pattern was downloaded from Catheholden a few years ago, and just now getting around to making them. Have made about 30 so far. On a tiny house roll.

I was using the little clothespins but found them so fragile, easy to fall apart when opening and closing. So modified by punching tiny holes in the seam on either side of the top roof panel and threading with ribbon. I knotted both ends of the ribbon so it wouldn't come back through the punched holes when opening and closing the house to turn the light on inside. 

Ta Da!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Christmas Cats for Phoenixville Area Community Center

 Food insecurity is unacceptable. We must (and we can) make sure everyone in our community and beyond has enough to eat. Please consider purchasing a Christmas Cat as a gift for you or some other special person. ALL proceeds are going to Phoenixville Area Community Services! So it will be a gift to them as well. 

 Phoenixville Area Community Services  

PACS provides services to Phoenixville Borough, Schuylkill Township, East Pikeland Township, West Pikeland Township, Mont Clare, and Oaks, PA

PACS has a history of over 47 years of helping people get through difficult or challenging periods in their lives. Emergency assistance is provided through food distribution and Information & Referral services that help get their clients back on their feet.

13" Cats were created with contrasting vintage metallic holiday fabrics. Each has wings, a tail,  and is holding a berry sprig.

Cats are $35. each

Please email me at for details for payment/local pickup or payment/I will mail it to you anywhere in the US.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Sew Bee Mine Holiday Shopping

Due to Pandemic and have opened up Sew Bee Mine Etsy store for holiday shopping.

Visit SewBeeMine on Etsy.

                                  Winter (Holiday) Aprons! 

If you are local you can still work directly with me via Venmo or cash and pick up at the end of my driveway, or work directly through Etsy with Paypal or credit cards and I will ship.

Christmas Cats will be listed soon, plus maybe making some seasonal masks.....stay tuned!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

New One of a Kind Wearable Art Shawl from Sew Bee Mine

 I was planning to return to the Phoenixville Farmer's Market with Sew Bee Mine booth next month but due to the surge in Covid cases going to just hunker back down for awhile and emerge in the spring. My husband is still working on the extreme makeover of my studio and in addition to sewing have been busy painting again! (Visit for art adventures). Items are available for purchase. Just send an email to

Here is the latest one of a kind wearable art shawl, great for fall, winter and spring. 

Vintage Crewel Embroidery Flowers
with vintage cottons, crushed velvet lining and rayon fringe

Ta Da! $250
email to order

Saturday, September 26, 2020

One of a Kind Wearable Art Shawls from Sew Bee Mine

 The idea for one of a kind wearable art shawls using vintage embroideries and needlepoints has been germinating for awhile, and just now bringing it to fruition. I have made some one of a kind wearable art coats but they are limited as to who they will fit. Shawls are one size fits all.

 Every creative endeavor consists of coming up with an idea in the first place, then solving one problem after another: including what size/shape? assembling and figuring out how to integrate the  different components together, how to line it and what to line it with, what kind of fringe, etc. Each one presents it's own challenges depending on the image and accompanying fabrics.

 Here are a couple of firsts of the series.  (There were many throw it in the trash moments trying to figure this all out.) The final pattern is 66" long and 30" wide. Add a couple of inches to this one with the pom pom fringe. The focal point here in this folkloric shawl is a huge vintage needlepoint piece found in a shoppe out in Lancaster PA, coupled with fabulous folk art bark cloth.

vintage silk lining

Ta Da! $250
email to order


Here is another one. 
with a vintage embroidery of two cats in a basket and pieced  vintage linen. Soft crushed velvet lining and two toned cotton trim. 

Ta Da! $225
to order email

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Christmas Cat Angels from Sew Bee Mine

 I expect to have the Sew Bee Mine booth at the Phoenixville Farmer's Market in Nov or December, and busy getting ready for Holiday Markets there. Last year all the cats were gone in minutes, so this year making way more. You can also buy them now.

Click on CATS page for more info. 

Here are some of the Christmas Cat Angels created primarily with vintage tablecloths. They are 13" high. The photos above were pre wings.

Here they are with wings and some holiday berries.

Christmas Cats are $29 each.
email to to order

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Frida Kahlos with Butterfly Wings and Parrots

13" Flying Frida Kahlo Doll 
Original Art Printed on Fabric. 
Hand embroidered legs.
Purple Butterfly Wings, Parrots $65
email to order 

13" Frida Kahlo Doll 
Original Art Printed on Fabric. 
Blue Butterfly Wings, Parrot, Embroidered Skirt w/Tassle Fringe $65 
email to order