Bee's Hive

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Contest


I like a good race and this will be a fight to the end!  She's one vote ahead of me! (we still have all day tomorrow)

I never enter contests but this one I liked because the rules were easy. Do you remember this table runner?

This is what I entered so if you want to vote for my quilt just go to  this weekend, voting starts Friday and you could win too! ....and Thanks!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Son's project fixed

Looks like Facebook doesn't allow you to share anything posted so my son had to load his video to youtube. I still can't believe this works!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Starting a new project

I should really be ashamed because I've never made myself a quilt. About 10 years ago I bought a quilt on sale on Home Shopping Net Work for $35.00. I loved the battenburg lace in the quilt. Many times I've priced the lace thinking I would make a new quilt but it's really expensive for the amount I would need.

Today I washed the quilt...well it's really showing how old it is. But, surprisingly the battenburg lace looks wonderful. I decided I would try and remove one of the circles of lace. It went really well. So that's my new project. I'll be removing all the blocks of lace and sewing them to Kona white.

Next I have to decide what block and what color I'll use for the other blocks. I think 10 years of pastels is enough so I might make this quilt red and white. For now I'll just be sitting quietly and ripping stitches!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Well here it is, the last outfit from the Royal collection! A Scottish plaid skirt and a navy wool jacket
 The Fascinater...what a crazy hat to make!

And then the pack up that will not take place until I come home from Pittsburgh. I intended to count the outfits and lay out those that I didn't show, but there is just too many to do off they go along with the bed and suitcase I found. She has her own doll from her Nana so this one will stay here so I can finish the outfits.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Only one left to make...but here is what I've been doing

I hope to get the last outfit done tomorrow morning before I pack up to go to Pittsburgh. I have looked at hundreds of collections on line but have not seen any that I would consider a "Royal Collection". I am sad that I was only able to finish 2 of the cutout outfits from this collection...but they will come later.

First I finished the fur coat..and the earflap hat. The coat is reversible so I made a different hat to go with it.

 I also crocheted a metallic scarf out of a silky string.

I wanted to make a Christmas dress. After going through my stash I found that I no longer had any red and white striped fabric or any holiday fabric with small print. So this might be considered a winter dress..The blue skirt is actually an apron.

For the Royal collection I was inspired by these photo's

So this is what I came up with...the dress
The coat
And the "Fasinater"

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Another finished!

Believe me, I am working on these last outfits everyday. There is just a lot of fussy stuff on the last 5 outfits...but they too are almost done.

This of course is the robe and towel that goes with the pj's I have already finished. This robe gave me a lot of trouble! It has an under collar that just would not sew in right to this stretchy fabric. Next time I'll use a cotton towel instead!  But I fought with it until it gave in! I hope the slippers will just lay down and do what I want them too!