Bumble Bee's Craft Den

I enjoy crafting and like to try my hand at different things. If there is anything that you see on here that you would like made, please feel free to contact me bumblebeescraftden@gmail.com or by going to my page on Facebook www.facebook.com/bumblebeescraftden. You can post on the wall or send me a message there. I appreciate any comments that people leave so please feel free to comment!!!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Felt Christmas Decoratons

It's nearly that time of year again!!  I've ben busy making up some cute felt Christmas decorations which I thought I'd share with you.

Felt is such a lovely thing to work with and I just love love love Blanket Stitch - it is such a satisfying stitch to sew!!  It really brings and item to life!

Here are the decorations that I've made so far


Christmas Pudding

Christmas Tree

Treat Holder Stockings

Gingerbread Men


I stuffed them all this year, so they are abit different to last years and I've done a few ones that I haven't made before as well.  The little stockings I have not stuffed and I have left the top open so that a chocolate or candy cane can be put into them and then hung on the tree.
They are all available to buy over on my Facebook page which you can find here.  I only post to UK addresses at present though.  If you aren't on Facebook but would be interested in purchasing some, they are priced at £3.50 each except for the stockings which are £3.00 each.  Postage will be calculated on your order and added to this.  You can email me bumblebeescraftden@gmail.com

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Subway Art and Posters!

I just love the Subway art style posters that are so popular at the moment. There are lots of great once available to download free if you search and I intend to have a go myself at making one for my hometown of Bristol.

Whilst out shopping today I came across this fab canvas which although not strictly a Subway print, it is of a similar sort of style!  Anyway - I had to have it!!  This one is London themed with a vintage touch to it!

Here it is

I got it from Dunelm Mill and the price was marked £6.99 but when I got to the till I found it was reduced so cost only £4.89 what a nice surprise!!!  It's quite big as well so really quite a bargain!!!

I love the colours in this print and of course it has a very Brit feel to it as well!!!

Tomorrow I will get it up onto my wall but thought I'd share it with you first!!


Friday, 19 October 2012

Lovely Holidays!!

Oooh it's been a little while since I last blogged.  I was on holiday for 2 weeks in September.  We went to Malaysia and spent 8 nights in Penang at the Golden Sands Shangri La and then 4 nights in Kuala Lumpur in a serviced apartment.  We had a fantastic time although the weather was very hit and miss.

The shopping in Malaysia is fabulous especially in KL where the shopping malls are the biggest and best I have ever seen anywhere in the world.  They are never ending and you could get lost in one for hours!!  This was my 4th time in Kuala Lumpur and it has changed so much since my last visit.

Malaysia is very interesting - as well as the Malaysians, there are also huge Chinese and Indian communites there so you have a mixture of faiths and places of worship. 

I love all of the colours and the detail in the temples.

We ate lots of lovely food but did so much walking that we managed to walk it all off!!  Food prices are very reasonable especially for street food of which there is an abundance!!!

The beach was at the bottom of our hotel which was nice as we could use the loungers in the hotel garden whilst looking out at the sea!!

We had a fabulous view from our apartment in KL - we were on the 17th floor!!

The view by night was even better....

Managed to do some craft shopping as well and my sister stocked up on cake decorating supplies!

A lovely place to escape the bustle of the city is the Butterfly Farm - it is like a little oasis in a huge humid city.


If you haven't been to Malaysia then it is worth a visit.  The people there are very easygoing and friendly and go out of their way to help you.  It's very safe to walk around in most places and I can honestly say that in all of my 4 visits there I have never had any problems.  It is very modern but also still has old charm.

Saw this plaque at the Butterfly Farm and loved the sentiment on it.