Thursday 19 December 2013

Bee happy ..... see stars

I found myself with a little spare time which doesn't happen all that much these days so I made some star garlands for Christmas.
They are that pretty they may have to stay up longer than just for Christmas ;)
I used my vintage sheet music stash and cut out a large and small star and then a medium star in pink paper.

I put all 3 stars on top of each other then used the sewing machine to stitch all the way through them all, I kept adding the stars until the garlands were long enough.

At the end of the garland I left enough thread for hanging with.

What have you been making for Christmas?
Bee happy x

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Bee happy ..... have a pink Christmas

I wanted to share with you my pink Christmas decorations.
I haven't had pink out for Christmas for a couple of years so decided this year it was time again.
I had lots of pink baubles and decorations but purchased a couple more for this year to update the look ;)

I have mixed in my lovely silver mercury decorations with the pretty pink ones.

A few pink ribbons and bows have been added too.
I have used my old vintage suitcase for a decoration this year for the first time and think it may become a regular.
Bee happy x

Monday 2 December 2013

Bee happy .... start the Advent countdown

It's that time of year again for the Advent calender to begin.

This year I decided to go with pink and white sweet bags for hiding the Advent goodies inside.

I secured the top with some washi tape and put numbered stickers on each one.

They are all kept safe in a metal storage basket which I have decorated.

Last year I used small gift bags which were secured to the stair banister but wanted a change this year.

What do you have for your Advent calender?

Bee happy x

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