Saturday, December 29, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Happy Christmas! Tree? Nope! On Strike! this year I my hands have been playing up, so much that in January when Bumblebee Lane
is open, I will be only half in the American market. I find that I cannot do both ... so I am going back to the creations for Europe.
I decided to let my hands rest and that means just a little Christmas this year. I decorated, the dinning area, Arizona room and of course the tea tables and all things in the entertainment however...No Trees! No outdoor decorations, however my hubby did decide to surprise me with an 8 foot fountain in the side garden, Bumblebee Lane's windows face this side garden so it is a great pleasure to be on the computer,
What's this? Tunnies? Oh them...I grew them from seeds and they decided to bloom for me in December....On of those Astro Grows...I have had herbs that I did not know what to do with...
Strawberries and Roman lettuce....Fun little item for gardeners.
So, back to Christmas.....The Tinsel Elf is a rather larger then life Pin Doll for Mary it is our December swaps. I got a wonderful Santa from her and it is an actual pin doll...Tiny and neat.
As, my hands are playing up this little elf grew and grew and grew....she is around 9 inches....no too bad. I hope Mary forgives me , I will post this and a Christmas Bag to her on Monday. Hubby assures me that she will get it by Christmas...ayah 6 days??? Fingers crossed.
So, that's it. If, I do not get back to you real soon, As always,
Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you . And again Joyeux Noel!
Tunnies in December? Go figure...
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
This Tea Cozy is rather small in size compared to its sisters and brothers. It fits a small only. Made in the style of Lady Grey's Puffy Stuff, only it has fabric to shine and not embroidery designs. The fabrics used are silks, brocades, velvets and taffeta ...It is lined in a a chocolate taffeta with bees
embroidered on the inside....I did mention no embroidery? I lied.....lol I have to have some on the things! A bee here in Bumblebee Lane plays a great part of my gardens, and in my embroidery. You can find almost always some of natures ways,,be it butterfly's as large as your head, grasshoppers. frogs,
spiders and such. Bees ...I love the little creatures.
The tea cozy sits on a doily of fall embroidered leaves.....and comes with the tea cozy. It will be on intro price for a short period as it has to make way for the Christmas Cozy that is still on the drawing table....I know, time is short. lol
These pictures do not show the chain of jewels that are attached, glass beads and The Face of the Green man ...to see more of this cozy please go to my picture trail and I will have an entire album on this Fall Tea Cozy that is named...for the leaves and the tiny little face of "The Green Man".
I have always had an affection for nature and the green in life.
Without green we cannot live.
http://www.picturetrail.com.photos/sierrascreations More picturers of "The Green Man".
As always, Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you.
Friday, October 12, 2007
This shows the Day of the Dead Tea Cozy, it is lined in an Orange (color of marigolds- flower of the bead) and stripped! This is a fun and Seasonal item.
Meet Mr. Spider, he is on a Tea Tray Napkin. And available on my web site. The spider and his web are made from silver metallic threads. It is not a real great picture, I am wangling a new camera .....big grin....
Have been a busy bee of late. Have not been keeping up with my blog or web site ,SO I went into my web site scrubbed it clean and realized that all most all of the items had been sold!
I was really on a break! It is time to get back into the studio "B" and get busy ...Seasonal items are what I have been working on, more like fun then work.
Have added a Spider Halloween Tea Tray, Day of the Dead Tea Cozy, and I am so excited...A starter piece of gemstone jewelery!
This is the first necklace and I believe it is full of glamour.
I am so excited, and want to put other bracelets ts up but, the pictures do not due justice to the gems.
So, I wait.
It is still hot here in Arizona, I long for the cooler nights and days for that matter.
It has been a pleasure in my gardens and lots of work was done these late evenings.
Hope you enjoy the new and improved web site, It is slow but "I;m working on it!"
As always, Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you and yours.
Friday, September 21, 2007
The original Geisha was on a tea cozy.
This is the second chair I covered.
It has the initial M in a circle,
My hubby's name is Mike! M for Mike...duh!
I also have finished the third chair but my cam er batteries are dead....so I will post next time.
I still have one chair left!
For the life of me, this is the hardest.
I ask my Kat...what she wanted and she keep changing her mind!
I thought about a fat black cat...this really got her going!
With a zillion designs in my stash....a light will go off when I see the one I want.
Have a Wonderful week,
to watch over you,
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Hello! And Welcome Back! Whats been happening? The photo's of the Mermaids are a pin and little bag made for Kelly Bell for Pin Doll Alley's pin doll exchange for September. The bag is the up side down mermaid! The Red hair in a sea storm is the actually little pin. The older I get the more difficulty in turning the little ones, This one just could not get turned, So I trimmed it close and painted it! Sure hope Kelly does not look to close! lol...Also, I would have to mention that Ruth Ann of Tenn. Has opened her first web sight! ...called http://www.raggbaggs.com/ She also has opened the door to a blog. Bag Lady
Please, if you have time to check out this beautiful gal, Please do. When I went earlier She had
posted a picture to her homepage....Riding on a Camel! I am sure as later in the week Ruth Ann
will be posting her ooak bags and don't forget to leave a message for her. I wish her the extreme best. I am anxious to view her items....I know she loves laces and velvets and well she is without a doughty The Bell of a Southern Ball, Ruth Ann and her hubby live in a big old southern home in Tenn. Welcome to the World of blog, webs and tad poles!
Also, news for doll artists would be our own Kat Lees, She has just posted her Christmas elves
for your delight. I purchased her second doll, as it had a full skirt and I just know that it will make a great Tea Cozy! Please have a look at our Kat ....http://designsbykat.blogspot.com and from there you can travel to her picture trail and her Esty Store.
Also, if you would also take a look at the http://clothmatters2.blogspot.com this is the creations of Connie! I know that these talented ladies will amaze you and delight you.
I am getting ready for Halloween .... I am in my third child hood. I have to start real early as
I do the entire house. My Halloween Stuffy Puffy SOLD today! Thank You, Thank You. Thank You!
Finishing up I have one more chair to cover for my Arizona Room, and for my hubby's birthday...I got new furniture and a new table that is so high (pub table they are called) if I fell off of the thing I would crack my head! lol. I will be finishing up a doll for posting hopefully on
Friday....after my visit with The Doctor!
Silvery Moonbeams to Watch over you and yours
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
How I love Halloween! I always start way to early for a normal person! lol I finished this one
in a little under 3 months, consider this one a fast Crazy Quilt! lol
No such thing as a fast crazy quilt .... Been extremely hot here in Arizona! Loads of humidity and not much rain going on.
People say this has to be the hottest summer in a very long time. We are looking for a weekend coming up of cooler temperatures....90?
Now, to start on some Autumn, everyone seems to just rush by Thanksgiving. So, I am going to devote some time for giving Thanks, for health, friends and family.
As always Silvery Moonbeams to Watch over you,
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Meet LuLu...Diva...Marvelous Darling!
Nat Handmade class is the inspiration for this newest Tea Cozy! She does not look like a tea cozy to you? Aha look closer!
You can see her big butt...I...a...mean bustle?
She is just a wanna bee Diva right now but, LuLu will take shape ....If, you like you can watch...AS I paint her face, give her hair and a big big hat!
Her dress well, got to think about this one...Would she be happy as Paris Hilton? A glass in her hand and a ankle bracket? Or as a red head with a Queens Crown on her head...
Any ideas you got...Give to me , I am working on 4 tea cozies as I think about this one.
So many notes in my journal and so little time.
Been shopping and you know that takes time.
So, if I have not dropped in on you for a chat, you know I am real busy creating.
And gardening ... and designing....shopping....Well, just life.
As always, Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
This new class is killing me! I must admit I am bit late, even having to order all the fabric for this beautiful face! What? You do not see a beautiful face? I am looking and I see the most beautiful face of all!
Wait...Wait....I mean I will be doing a beautiful face....This is a bid on the large side, Nat's face may have measured around 2 inches....but, I needed a big face! So, I started big! lol
I still need to work on this, but you can see there is not seam down the center of this face! Correct?
This is the lesson...A seamless 3 -D doll face..A seamless beautiful doll face! Well, I am working on it!
Next, A series of new books along with Harry Potter (I am a third of the way through...do not ask me to tell...I will not!)
The books are for the fine art of Knot making....You can see by the finished examples that these are great books!
I also had some help from some templates that I got from Folkwear! I am also waiting for a book I ordered from e:bay directly from China....Lines and Knots, Tea pots and handles! Ohhh...I cannot wait for this one to get here...
Well, as you can see....Oh!!! I forgot,,.,The Blue Willow set of 4 mugs and tea pot and cozy Sold...even before I got an opportunity to post it on the Monday.
A gal came in to the studio and saw the finished product, I had just started to take pictures of this set, She liked what she saw and BAM! it was gone.
I will be working on another but not in the near future. Too many irons in the fire ....
It is on the burner....SO, I am sorry that you missed this one, but there will be plenty of others.
My little notebook is jammed with projects that come to me in the night!
So, as always, Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you.
Hello, I know I have been not posting, but I have been so busy with finishing and starting new items.
I also have been working on a new and quite different Tea Cozy, Most of you know that I am always on the hunt for "brand New Designs" So that others may copy mine! I got to keep them busy ....
I have been taking classes from Miss. Nat and this last face class is a real...fun class...I have never in my life worked as hard on a face! Are you reading this my brilliant Miss.Nat???
I needed a new and unique tea cozy, well, I v=believe I have found it.
This one is taking all of my time and as I have been working on 2 velvet master pieces of my Puffy Stuff Tea Cozy line...A lot of hand stitching is going on here in Bumblebee Lane.
I think you will love the next line of tea cozies to be offered.
I will show you the face! Now, I know it does not look like much now...But, Just wait!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
You choose the color from your threads or fabrics you are using for your projects.
You click on the Buy Button on my we sight....
and in the space provided your order
as many 10 inch units you want and tell me the color number of thread or e:mail me with your request.
Price of this free standing lace? $15.00 plus $3.95 postage $18.95 for every 10 inches you want.
Need help in choosing the laces..?
go to the Zundt web sight...take a look at their laces....tell me the number, You have your lace...in the color you want and in the amount you want.
Look for a buy now button much lower on the web sight. Under the picture.
This is the Blue Willow Tea Pot and 4 mugs in addition to a Blue Willow Tea Cozy that is to be placed for sale on Monday, Juli 23, 2007
This set does come with free postage, insurance.
Blue Willow tea cozy, China Tea Pot and 4 China Mugs in the blue Willow pattern.
It does not come in a travel box and does not have a dust cover.
It does come with a box of Lady Grey teabags. To get you started straight away.
This combo of all items listed will be $299.00
A buy button will be found under the item listed on
Thank You for looking and as always, Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Yah....Right to my door! Do I have to tell you what I will be doing this Sunday?
I ador this series!
Well written, adventurous and Makes me feel like a kid again!
Been to tucson again! With that same crazy girlfriend of mine!
We went to World Market, JoAnns....got some wonderful sueds...in red! Coupon in hand!....lol
A red tea pot and cups in red and black....
And a clear fat pot...
Look at this Kat! He is just as relaxed as can be?
Mike sent to Dr. Fosters to get a
plug in tha has a sent of comfort for cats that are stressed...When I say stressed...I really mean cats that scratch up all your sets of chairs, and
couches and started in on the furniture.....It said in the advertisment that it means that the cats are stressed!
Now, I ask you...DOes this cat look stressed???
You should see me! WHen I find that hes attacked yet another of my chairs!!! Now that is the picture of stressed!
Monday, July 16, 2007
This is a rather oversized white velvet and purple crushed tea cozy.
For a very large tea pot or for a cover for your favorite tea maker machine.
This 18 inches by 13 inches can cover my tea maker machine.
Her dress is metallic gold threads and raw silks. The large signature 3-d golden butterfly is a real stunner. This phot does not capture her beauty.
If, interested in her to purchase, She can be found on my web sight:
A buy now button would be located for her sales if you scroll down the page.
This is a cute little tea cozy and would make a nice surprise for that special someone on your list, or to purchase for your tea experiences.
Here in Arizona it is a rather pleasant evening and all is quiet.
For me all of my Christmas commissions have been drafter and sent, made and given for inspection for the up coming Christmas 2007.
I had an opportunity to purchase some silks and from Fabric.com and awaiting the new autumn colors to play around with.
If, you have any questions regarding these new additions to my web sight, Please do not hesitate to contact me.
and I will send additional pictures, as this is a one of a kind Artisan all sales are final. So need to ask questions before you hit that buy button.
Both tea cozies are postage free and come with insurance. They both come in dust covers and a spiffy travel box. Always a box of Lady Grey Tea for your further tea experiences.
Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you