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!!!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The 'C' Word is Coming!!!!

Well as the title says, Christmas is coming - it is frightening to see how fast this year has gone.  I have been trying to avoid thinking about Christmas as I hate doing things too early!  Over on my Facebook page I've had a few people ask me about what things I am making for Christmas this year so I thought perhaps I had better get cracking, especially as I am arranging another Handmade Christmas Market locally so will need a good amount of things for that!

So here are a few of things that I have made so far for Christmas 2014.

I've also done some flannel reindeers ready to decorate, they are all folded into shpae with the bar of soap secured in the midde.  They just need their antlers and faces which i will do nearer the time!

All available on my Facebook page.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Lavender Fragranced Flower Brooches

Hi - I've had a little break from blogging as I haven't been up to too much.  August was a terrible month weatherwise, which, after the lovely hot July we had here in the UK was very disapointing!  We've had alot of rain and wind and most days you just couldn't plan anything as the weather was so changeable.  Lots of summer events were cancelled as well which was a shame. 

Anyway - it's been alittle warmer and is supposed to be 'hotting' up over the next week so this will improve my mood for sure!

I've realised we are getting closer to Christmas and I will need to start making things ready for the Christmas Market that I am organising with a friend!  I really don't know where this year has gone, it's just flown by!

I've been making some felt flower brooches and decided that I wanted them to have a fragrance to them so the middles are stuffed with lovely freshly dried lavender from my garden.  A quick squeeze to the middle of the flower releases a gorgeous lavender smell.   These will be great to put onto winter coats as they are nice and bright and the lavender will keep the moths away!!

These are available to buy over on my Facebook page for £4 each plus postage.

I think I am alittle obsessed with lavender this year!!  I bought a tray of 10 lavender plants last week as they were on special offer at Lidl for only £3 so a bargain 30p a plant!!  I've potted them all up now so just hope they grow into nice, healthy bushes.