Saturday, October 1, 2022

Sew Bee Mine at A Whole Lot of Lulu Sat Oct 8 2022

Come see me at A Whole Lot of Lulu. The weather forecast for the day is sunny! I will be set up in my usual area, near DJ Dave Blanko.

Looking forward to a wonderful time. Shopping! as well as vending. 



after Lulu the next venue will be the Harvest Market
on Saturday October 29th


                 Saturday November 5  Kimberton Craft Market

November 11th, 12th and 13th Frog Hollow Art Show

www.froghollowartshow.com

Saturday Dec 3rd back to Kimberton Craft Market

Saturdays Dec 10 and 17, maybe on 24th at Phoenixville Farmer's Market under the Gay St Bridge

Sunday Dec 18th Makers Market in Valley Forge - details to follow.......

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Sew Bee Mine Artist Victoria O'Neill at Kimberton Craft Market October 1st

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST FOR SATURDAY. Come see me and the other artisans/craftspeople at Kimberton Craft Market on Saturday Oct 1st. I will be there with aprons, dresses, tunics and jackettes. You can find me in the middle, next to a big tree, under my colorful umbrella!


Friday, September 9, 2022

One of a Kind Wearable Art Aprons at Phoenixville Farmer's Market Saturday Sept 10th

 




Look for my colorful umbrella to find me 

 at The Phoenixville Farmer's Market

 on Saturday Sept 10th. 

I will be on the upper level underneath the Gay Street Bridge.

$10 off on all aprons for Phoenixville Farmer's Market!



Thursday, August 25, 2022

Birdie Jacket at Kimberton Craft Market Sept 3rd

One of a several wearable art jackets/coats/tunics that will be available at Kimberton Craft Market on Saturday Sept 3rd. 

 


Friday, August 19, 2022

Lifelong Learning

I love learning new things and for the past few months been taking  classes at Seamless Sewing Arts. The teacher/owner is fabulous and so much has been learned about sewing in general, which is being applied elsewhere. 

Until recently I've avoided activities that require measuring or protective gear. But I took a basic quilt making class which used various styles of rulers and measuring and learned how to do these kinds of designs. This was way out of my comfort zone but moving the mind in new ways is all good. Looking at these pictures right now it is hard to believe that I actually made these.



The next class was learning how to make curves.


The current class is Improvisational Quilting where you don't measure much. Yay! Cut, sew and go.  Homework assignment is to create a bunch of "fabric" with techniques learned in class: joining fabrics together that you will then cut out and resew to make pieces that will eventually be made into a finished wall hanging. 
Stripes are a foundational design element that can be cut and used in all kinds of ways and so working on that now. Just sewing strips of fabric together over and over and over again.


These below were actually made with some cut stripes that were sewn together and then cut and sewn together again to make the checkerboard on the left. Plain strips were added to cut and sewn stripes on the right.



Lately I've been painting a series of birds and thinking that the designs would make wonderful hooked rugs! So I am headed out to Lancaster County PA next weekend to learn how to do that at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman. 


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

New tunics and jackets from sew bee mine

 There's nothing new under the sun. Here is a painting of me in 1972 at age 16 wearing a coat I made from a quilt.

And here is a sweet little crop jacket made with a vintage log cabin design quilt. It's reversible! I'm busy working on things for fall events.


Also making some new Phoenix Tunics 

and recently learned how to freehand write with my sewing machine!




 

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Sew Bee Mine at Phoenixville Farmer's Market 2022

One of a Kind Wearable Art Aprons, Dresses, Jackets, Tunics and Fiber Art Cuff bracelets at

Phoenixville Farmer's Market 

200 Mill Street, Phoenixville 19460

Under the Gay Street Bridge & Along the French Creek Trail

June 11

July 9

September 10

Nov 26

December 3, 10, 17 and 24

I look forward to seeing old friends, and making new friends. 







Friday, May 6, 2022

Sew Bee Mine Victoria O'Neill at Frog Hollow Art Show June 3, 4, 5th

I love getting together with this particular group of artists twice a year for our Frog Hollow Art Show. Upcoming is next month. New twist! We are adding a Friday preview show!

This is a lovely setting on a beautiful property with historic farmhouse, lots of decks and outdoor space, beautiful French Creek trail to take a stroll on. 

Hope to see you there! www.froghollowartshow.com



Victoria O'Neill

”I love people and I love to make things”

Painter, collage, mixed media and fiber artist

"I love people and I love to create all kinds of things. I picked up a pen at the age of 16, started to draw and knew how. Drawing led to acrylic painting followed by sculptural cloth dolls, paper and fiber collages, plus various wearable arts. My 2 ft long accordion coloring book features The Golden Rule from 9 different sources. (A needed reminder for all times, but especially these times). It comes with colored pencils and is a lovely activity for ages 5 to 100."



Thursday, March 3, 2022

Sew Bee Mine at Homeward Arts Fest 2022

 You can also find wearable art aprons, cuffs and fiber arts at 

Triptych Salon and Gift Gallery 

at 6 Gay Street in Phoenixville.

Next stop in person is on April 2nd!
(The exhibitors for this event are exclusive and have all been invited by West Chester University Dept of Art and Design) 

                      Check Sew Bee Mine in Person page
                       here on the blog for 2022 Schedule.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Tara Mother of God Tunic


One of a kind wearable art tunic. Tara Mother of God
vintage raw silk and satin, cotton fringe trim
- massive applique cut from vintage tapestry on back -