Category: Crafts

Includes stitching crafts like wool applique, English paper piecing, and punch needle embroidery plus scan and cutting machines and more.

The MORE in “Quilts and More”

The best laid plans aren’t always an option.

Several weeks ago, I was going through our emergency supplies, removing the food that was WAY past it’s prime and making a list of things we could use. We live in an area of the United States that can see seasonal tornadoes, flooding, and a decent chance for a potentially devastating earthquake. I wasn’t even thinking “virus” at this point.

But here we are. Weeks ago I noticed there were no surgical face masks available (we have the hard, dust masks in our supplies for clean-up after destruction and I thought with the flu going around, surgical masks might be a good idea for the sick) – that was before I was aware of the recent run.

So, my thoughts went towards making our own. Let me say here, that making your own is not a replacement for the proper CDC recommended masks. But if you are like me, you might be thinking through this whole scenario of a family member being quarantined to a single room for a long period of time which leaves the well left to provide food, wash clothing, towels – all the things.

Trying on the first run of a home-stitched mask.

I was able to secure some disposable gloves to help with that scenario, but I know if I was the person under quarantine, I’d want to be able to take a walk outdoors. They say a face mask is required for the ill to even make a b-line to the outdoors, to minimize chance of spreading the virus via a cough or sneeze. (We live in the country, so going outdoors wouldn’t expose anyone.) Since we have no masks available here, my only shot at the outdoors could be a washable (bleach-able) version I make myself.

So, I’ve looked into several designs, those with pockets for inserting a HEPA filters, cute ones, simple ones, free ones, patterns to purchase – there are lots of designs out there. If you are interested, click on a link below.

Above all, I hope to encourage you to remember to play it safe – for you and for those around you. Remember, you could be a carrier with no symptoms. “Flattening the curve” is the key.

Bee well, everyone!

O Holy Night Wool Applique

Take a little time out of the bustle of the season to stitch up a primitive wool nativity scene.

Click on the download below for the templates and head outside to find the perfect hanging stick!

Image of Nativity Wool Applique
Image of O Holy Night Nativity

Creative Bee Studios – Use BOTH sides of fabric – on display below at The Golden Needle Christmas Open House. Shop Etsy for patterns and focus fabric kits!

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Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy Christmas filled with joy and blessings.

A Love Note from Johnny to June

One of my favorite love stories is that of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Certainly not without it’s tragedies, their love stood the test of time. Here’s a love note Johnny wrote:

Hey June,

That’s really nice. You’ve got a way with words and a way

with me as well.

The fire and excitement may be gone now

that we don’t go out there and sing them

anymore, but the ring of fire still burns

around you and I, keeping our love hotter

than a pepper sprout.

Love John

Love Notes Mini Wool Applique features three little hearts on a soft vine music note. It hangs from small metal key.

Love Notes Mini Heart Quilt is shown here on a soft layer of snow with Love Notes Mini Punch Needle.

Share your love this Valentine’s Day and know that you are loved.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.

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Love Notes Punch Needle

Here’s a little punch needle embroidery love note for you!

Love Notes Punch Needle

I love to collect tiny picture frames and lockets, and any unusual findings for my punch needle projects. For this project, I took a tiny frame I found at Micheal’,s, traced the inside shape onto my cloth, drew my design and started punching. This is a fast project, easily done in one evening.

Stay tuned for the Love Notes mini quilt and Love Notes mini wool applique!

In what findings do you like to see punch needle embroidery? Tell me below.

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Hello world!

Got a beautiful view out my window and quilting opportunities on the horizon!

Welcome to my first Creative Bee Studios post.

Pensacola Dreamin’

Check out Pensacola Dreamin…  and Am I the Only Quilter on this Island?  and How to Put a Little Punch In Your Summer for some fun beach quilts, punch needle, and pondering.

Tropical Trip

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