Friday, May 31, 2013

My Swarm of Bees



 The swarm of bees are here!!!  I can't wait to show them all to you.  I'm still writing most of the tutorials so today I will be sharing the pincushion and the needle keeper.  Both are easy to make and a great lot of fun also.  At least I had a lot of fun making them.  I just had to stop and oogle them every time I competed one.

There is a pouch to hold them all, along with a pincushion, a needle keeper, a scissors keeper, and last but not least a thimble keeper.  For those of you that don't hand sew I'll bet that you will come up with a way to transform the swarm into handy items for machine sewing. Here is a picture of the swarm put into the pouch.
I've also completed the mice but will share them with you on another post.  I'm trying to keep them somewhat a secret from my sister.  She has a birthday next month and loves meeses.  I'm hoping to do a bag with paper pieced mice to go along with the muddle of mice.  The thing is I've never given her a birthday present so this like a one time lifetime present.  

I also want to do a bag with bees for myself to go with the swarm.  I've also designed the gang for ladybugs.  What are a bunch of ladybugs called?  Need to come up with something.  Oh well as long as I keep having fun who cares!!!!  

Let's start the tutorials with the pincushion:
 He is about 3 1/2" long finished.  Click on the top view picture to get to the free PDF file.

Now for the needle keeper:
Right below is the needle keeper closed.  Click on it to get to the free PDF file.  To the right of that is the inside with great wool felt I found at my lqs.  It beats the yucky stuff from the craft stores. Below that is a picture showing the pockets on the inside.

I'll be back in a few to give you more PDF's for the rest of the Swarm.

Swarming is fun!!!
Marjory


12 comments:

  1. That is a really fun piece and I like how you did a set that fits into one bee pouch.

    Debbie

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  2. Those are super cute! I've never seen anything like them before.

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  3. Oh sew cute! Thank you for the PDFs. A group of ladybugs is called a cluster I believe but you could call them anything you want. A gossip of ladybugs, a confetti of ladybugs, a largesse of ladybugs. I can't wait to see them!

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  4. This are so cute! I especially like the little bag.

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  5. I love your bees! It's great to see such talented creativity. I like the black thread on the wings the best
    :)

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  6. Good Afternoon Marjory, Well how cute are these bees, I love them. I am going to download the pdf and make a pincushion for each of my daughters as I know they will be thrilled to receive them.
    Marjory, I have really enjoyed my visit and I have become a new follower. I look forward to getting to know you more.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time.
    Best Wishes to you,
    Daphne

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  7. Oh, I just love the bees! I can't wait to make a swarm for myself! Thanks so much.

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  8. Oh thank you so much I love bees and bee hives. I have a beehive needlekeeper made of felt and it has a bee filled with crushed walnut shells made from a kit. I have to make these. Thank you again and can't wait for the lady bugs because my granddaughter loves them!!!

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  9. Those are so neat! I'm going to have to remember to pick up ink for the printer this week so I can start on my own swarm.

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  10. These are so cute! I love the little bees :) So very cute! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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