Thursday, February 17, 2011

I've Been a Busy Little Bee

No peeking Peggy!

I did it!  I made my first fabric collage!  
Thanks to Karen from the Graphics Fairy!  The lovely lady and bees are all courtesy of her.
I'm participating in a collage swap and this is what I made for my partner.

I had so much fun!  
(I just wish I really knew how to sew - well I know how to sew - I just wish I was good at it and could just whip something out - there was a lot of glue used in this project)

I have to tell you - I am now TOTALLY addicted to printing pictures on fabric!  (Is it possible to become addicted to a craft technique?  I might be a new case study!)

It was so easy.  I'd read and read and read and looked and looked and looked at how to print pictures/graphics/words on fabric using the freezer paper method and.....
I was a big chicken......
I don't know what took me so long!

You might be seeing LOTS of this from over here at Sweet Bee Cottage!

Worker Bee says calm down girl! Get a grip!  But I'm just buzzing all around the house thinking of things I can do with this technique!

 So thank you for buzzing by!
I always love to have a little visit with you.  Your bright and shining face is such a treat to see!

P.S.  Do any of you get that dash insert in your newspapers? The one that's full of recipes?
Well I'm always looking for new things to try and we've made the chocolate pancakes, the pasta with peas and ham, and the potato/bacon/sour cream frittata and they've all been delicious and easy to make.  Give it a try!

P.P.S. I forgot to tell you that Baby Bee came in 2nd place for her school Spelling Bee!  That means she get to go to the town Spelling Bee next!  Go Little Speller!  


  1. That's adorable sweet bee!...and is possible to become addicted to a crafty've seen my hexies haven't you?
    p.s. you should try them if you haven't yet...they are just like cute little patchwork honeycombs:)

  2. Adorable!!! So, HOW DO YOU PRINT ON FABRIC???

  3. I have never tried it either. And I do think you can become addicted to anything.
    Congrats to baby bee have a great weekend

  4. This is awesome. I love the quote so much! I have tried printing on fabric but it always just jams up in the printer. Maybe I need a better printer.

  5. Ooo I'll be happy to receive it! You did a great job and yes you can become addicted to one specific thing. Congratulations to Baby Bee!

  6. THAT is delightful!!! And I love the quote :)

  7. Congrats to BABY BEE:) So glad you are happy with your new collage. You are so creative!

  8. I haven't shown mine yet...but I loved doing it also. Relatively an easy craft. I have done the picture on fabric also and it is fun!

  9. so very Lovely !Congratulations on your special moments !Go Little Baby Bee Speller !

  10. LOVE you collage! Applause, applause!

    What kind of printer do you have? I'd love to try printing onto fabric. Do you have a book or on-line instruction to suggest?

    I look forward to seeing the collages to come!


  11. The fabric collage is soooo cute. I've never tried printing on fabric. It came out really great. I'm going to tryu the chocolate pancakes-anything with chocolate has got to be good. Congrats to Baby Bee-you must be a rpoud Mama bee!

  12. How cute is that! Love it!!

    Susan and Bentley

  13. I get the "Dash" insert in paper and I was going to make the Chocolate pancakes for hubby last Sunday for Valentines Day - but he wasn't in the mood - so I'll try making them another day. They looked delicious.

  14. SO-ooo CUTE! Love your fabric collage, and similar it is to the scrapbooking I've newly discovered, I can understand your excitement!! Looking forward to seeing more of what you do with this technique!.. Now before I go, what's this you say of potato/bacon/sour cream frittata?.. And WHERE IS THE RECIPE for this?? It sounds delicious already, and I'd love to try it!.... Have a great weekend! ~tina

  15. I am so not crafty, but it sure sounds like fun! I can hear your enthusiasm right through the computer!
    and congratulations to baby bee!
    and thanks so much for following me.

  16. I love it! I love it! I'm in the same boat. I can hardly sew and would love for you to do a tutorial on how you did it then I can try it out too. Awesome job! Alyssa, the other bee in Boston

  17. FUUUUUN! I wanna do one! I still haven't figured out how to do the printing.... :) Your collage turned out sew cute! :)


    PS congrats to the baby bee!

  18. So cute! Your collage looks springy and fun. I am more of a glue crafter than a sewing crafter, too. Much easier!

  19. Ah, very nice collage. I love the printed look on fabric too. I also participated in this swap. I made a crazy quilt type of fabric collage. I'll have it on my blog, once my partner receives it.

  20. What a sweet little fabric collage, love the image and quote :)

  21. Oh this is gorgeous!...... and I love the quote. Yes, printing on fabric IS addictive so it looks like we are going to see a lot more from you in the future!

  22. I jumped over from Linda's(A Swap For All Seasons)blog to see your collage and ended up nebbing around for a while and now I'm a follower. What a cute blog you have! I'm sure we'll bump into each other from time to time at Elizabeth's (or Sandy's) swaps...I've done all but one or Linda's. May I ask where you got the image you used for your collage? I love that lady!! I can'r post my collage until my partner receives it and she's in Quebec. Nice to meet you. Way-to-go to your Baby Bee!

  23. Congratulations to Baby Bee!! I know she will do well in the town spelling bee...she's a little bee. :o)
    The Tattered Tassel

  24. So cute! I may get brave enough to try it myself. Mimi

  25. I love your fabric collage and that poem by Emily Dickinson is so sweet! I am like you in that, I have read about printing on fabric numerous times, but have been a little apprehensive. I think I will have to give it a try now!


  26. I love your collage! That image is priceless!

  27. Your first fabric collage is so sweet! I'm thinking about joining a swap, just a little nervous! It would be my first!


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