Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Bee happy .... visit the Knit and Stitch show at Harrogate

I was lucky enough to visit the Knit and Stitch show again this year at Harrogate and had a great time looking at the work on show and adding to my fabric and ribbon collection.
Here are a few pics of the the stands and the work on show this year.

I just loved this VW camper and had to take its picture.

Leather work with bead detail on show.

I loved the hangers on these pieces as old maps had been used.

There was a table set up with long pieces of fabric for visitors to add their own piece of embroidery to, thought this was a great idea.

I cam across this lady Abbie Wardle and had to take some pictures.
Beautiful print and stitching on to fabric then put over a frame.
Head over to Abbie's blog to see more detailed photos of her work.

What did you do this weekend?
Bee happy x

Friday, 15 November 2013

Bee happy ..... my papered stairs are great!

Check out this great blog Missy Brown full of inspiration and gorgeous photos.
My wrapping paper stairs with papers from Paperchase have been featured over here on this wonderful blog :)
Thanks Missy Brown you have made my day.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Bee happy x

Monday, 11 November 2013

Bee happy ..... gift wrap your stairs

I had seen this image on Pinterest and really liked the idea of a different step/design going up the stairs.
When we decorated the stairs and hallway I chose to paint a grey runner up the stairs with a white base.

I decided I wanted a change as the grey paint was looking tired and scuffed so I went off hunting for different wallpapers but couldn't find just what I was looking for, they weren't special enough.
I then had an idea of using wrapping paper.

I went off to Paperchase and bought several different wrapping paper sheets in pretty designs and colours.

After painting over the worn grey steps several times for a solid white step I then added a different paper on each riser using wallpaper paste to stick it down.

Now the paper has dried I am really pleased with the result and when I get fed up of this I can easily change it again :)
Bee happy x

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Bee happy ..... swap Christmas envelopes

I took part in the Christmas envelope swap kindly organised by the wonderful Rosa Lily.
This is the envelope I sent to Rosa Lily, I decided to go for a French theme and got the glitter out.

This is the lovely envelope I received back from Rosa Lily.
I have always loved Rosa Lily's artwork she is so talented.
I also received some spotty gift tags and an envelope not to be opened until 1st December.

Front of envelope

Back of envelope

I love my envelope Rosa Lily thank you, I will be putting this in a box frame as part of my Christmas decorations as this year I am having a pastel theme so I will fit in perfectly :)
Pop over to Rosa Lily's blog  you will never be disappointed as it is always full of beautiful and inspiration photos and illustrations.
Bee happy x