Bumble Bee's Craft Den

I enjoy crafting and like to try my hand at different things. If there is anything that you see on here that you would like made, please feel free to contact me bumblebeescraftden@gmail.com or by going to my page on Facebook www.facebook.com/bumblebeescraftden. You can post on the wall or send me a message there. I appreciate any comments that people leave so please feel free to comment!!!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Handmade Christmas Market 28 November 2015

This coming Saturday 28 November, we are holding a Handmade Christmas Market so if you are in the Bristol (UK) area we would love to see you.  We have some lovely stalls and even a pop up photo studio!  More details on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Hello - it's been a while!

I thought I had better pop on to say hi and show that I am still alive and kicking!  I don't know where the time has gone this year.  Since I got back from India in June the time has whizzed past and now we are nearly into November and I fly out to India again on 1 December!

I have not done much crafting as I have been working and have to be up early to get the bus to town and then by the time I get home I am usually really tired.

I have also been organising a Christmas Market again at my local church hall - not sure that I will have much to sell there this year!

I have made a few bits though so will just post some photos of those for now!!

I will blog properly soon!

Bye for now!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Papier Mache Bowl

Well hello!

I am blogging after quite some time!  When I came back from India at the end of June I didn't really have anything to blog about and I haven't been feeling very creative so had not made anything much either!

Recently, I've been thinking about what to make for Christmas this year and have made a few things.  I am flying out to Goa on 1 December for 3 months so won't really need to do much this year but I will make up some things to take out as gifts for friends.

One thing I have made are these large gingerbread men to hang from the door.  They are quite a bit bigger than my usual tree decoration ones and look lovely hung on doors.  I am going to personalise them with a tag like the one in the photo below.

I've also made some more of the tags I used on the gingerbread men and put Christmas words on them.  They are quite a nice little size to add onto gifts.

I've also made some more little fox brooches which are cute.

I have been getting messy this week doing a papier mache bowl.  I started making the bowl as something to do with my 7 year old niece but she lost interest after about 5 minutes!!  Anyway, as I had already started it, I thought I may as well complete the project!!  It was messy work and pretty time consuming but I love the end result.  I haven't done papier mache since I was a kid!  

The bowl is around 14cm in diameter.  It is quite solid and has a good weight to it as well.  I am looking around the house for a larger bowl now so that I can make a fruit bowl!

That's it for now!

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Goodbye Goa

I came to Goa for 2 weeks to catch up with old friends that I have not seen for 12 years!  I spent many years splitting my time between the Uk and Goa.  Usually, I came to escape the cold British winters and would spent approx 6 months a year in Goa.

During that time I made alot of friends and although I am in contact with some of them on Facebook I thought it was high time to pay a visit and catch up with them again.

So, my 2 weeks has come to an end and tomorrow I will fly back to Bombay to stay with my friends until 19 June.  I feel very sad to say goodbye to my Goa friends but I am hoping that maybe next year I can come again for longer.

It's extremely hot here right now as India is experiencing a heatwave.  In some states people have died due to heat related problems.  Luckily for me I have an air con room.

The monsoons will start soon but I will be long gone by then.

So I say goodbye to Goa but know that this time I will return soon :)

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Salam Bombay!

Hi everyone.  I've been a bad blogger lately mainly because I have not been up to much!! 

Last week I flew out of the UK and I am currently in Bombay sweating my butt off in 36 degrees.  I am here until 19 June and plan to go to Goa as well.  So instead of crafty posts you may get some of my trip.

I am visiting friends and catching up after several years so enjoying meeting everyone again.

Here is the Bombay sunset from the other night.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Easter Bunny Box

I saw this wonderful box tutorial by Linda Parker today and just had to make it!  You can find Linda's tutorial here.

It's made using the envelope punchboard and a selection of punches although I used dies for some of the shapes as I didn't have the punches!

Here is my finished bunny box

Pop along and watch Linda's video and have a go at making one yourself!