Beehives and bees sort of belong to summer don't they? My friend was taking a wicker love seat to be sand blasted and repainted and wanted the fabric removed--all that was left was the burlap backing and she didn't want it so I brought it home for inspiration. I set it in front of my sewing machine so it could inspire while I worked. I glanced up and caught sight of a new snowman design and beehive sprang to mind. I used Mary's loveseat burlap for the prototype but now make them from decorator burlap (nicer weave and less "smelly".
The bees are muslin with black fiberglass window screen wings. When the pattern is ready (later today I hope) I'll post the link here. The finished beehive is available for sale on my website. The finished beehive comes with a generous amount of Spanish Moss to spread under it.
This past weekend was Armed Forces Days and since our town is located very near a military installation, they had a celebration complete with parades, street dances, carnival, volleyball tournament, horseshoe tournament, softball tournament, rummage and bake sales and I hosted a craft show for several local crafters. It was colorful, fun, and showed off our wares to people who came to town to participate in the fun. We all had flyers and/or business cards to hand out because when people come to an event like this, they don't necessarily plan to spend money.
Now they know how to find us when they do plan to make a purchase.
My cat enjoyed the weekend more than anyone. She lay in the middle of the drive way where many people could admire her "great beauty" and of course pet her. She's one of the 7 cats I adopted after they either strayed from their home or were abandoned by former owners.