Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bee Themed Bag

If you had ever been to my house, you would know that I love all things related to bees and beehives. I even have a room devoted to my collection - the small bathroom.

The above photo is a close up of our latest find. Actually, my husband picked it out at an antique store we were browsing and he knew that I would love it. I do! It is stamped "occupied Japan" on the back. It's not rare - I found several on ebay. But we did get a good price for it.

So anyway, I've been searching for bee related embroidery and cross stitch patterns. I found this one from pinterest and decided to stitch it up and make it into a drawstring bag. I love how it turned out!

I stitched it on some linen that I found at Walmart. (They had several different colors of this linen for under 4.00 a yard. I bought some of each, but wished I'd bought more. It's all gone now:(
Going through my fabric stash, I found this bee fabric. A perfect match! It's a great bag for storing my  ongoing needlework projects . I had so much fun making this, I've decided to make a bunch (in other designs too) and selling them. Two of my favorite things - embroidery and sewing. I could do this all day!!!


Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your bag is so sweet, Cindy, and I love your little 'bee' collection! Your hubby is a sweetheart for finding you little treasures :) Love that. xx Karen

Carol said...

What a great collection of bee themed pieces, Cindy! I especially love the candles and the newest piece that your husband found...

Your new stitched bag is adorable and what a great price on that linen! That bee fabric looks perfect with it--isn't it nice when you find the perfect thing in your stash to finish off a new project?

Hope your July is going well!

Lady Linda said...

I just love bee themed decor! What fun little treasure you have and how fun to look at them all. I have the same little bee dish!
Thanks for sharing.

vivian said...

adorable! I love all you cute little bee things and your draw string bag is perfect. I have another friend that loves all things bees too. I made her a little bee doll a couple years ago. somewhere I have a picture of her.. hmmmm.
have a great day my friend

Helen Philipps said...

I love your little beehive stitchery Cindy.....and I love bees too! It was nice to see some of your cute collection of bee themed things. The little bee dish was a great find. Happy summer!
Helen xox