I’m Caught Up!

 

Just a quick Tawny Bee announcement today.

 

I’m finally caught up on my friendship bracelet tying. Yay!

I have 20 of each design (wavy and chevron) tied and ready to ship.  So there is no longer a wait on orders up to 20 each.

 

Of course, if you’d like to combine orders to have more than 20 or you want specific colours, the wait will still be about a week.

 

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelets - New Batch May 6th

You can order them in the following increments and patterns:

 

Chevrons (on the right side of the photo):

Set of 5:  Etsy Zibbet

Set of 10: Etsy Zibbet

Set of 15: Etsy Zibbet

Set of 20: Etsy Zibbet

 

Wavy (on the left side of the photo):

 

Set of 5: Etsy Zibbet

Set of 10: Etsy Zibbet

Set of 15: Etsy Zibbet

Set of 20: Etsy Zibbet

 

Mixed (both Chevron and Wavy):

Set of 10: Etsy

Set of 20: Etsy

I’ll be tying plenty more in the weeks and probably months to come! Thank you all for making these friendship bracelets one of my best sellers!

Sold! March 12th – May 5th

I’ve been seriously neglecting this blog lately.  I’m so sorry.

 

Tawny Bee has been busier than ever!

 

So without further ado, here are some of the lovely things I’ve sold this past month and a half.

 

Chevron Friendship Bracelets

Chevron Micro Macrame Friendship Bracelets

I’ve sold a set of 10 bracelets on March 12th, a set of 5 on March 29th and a set of 10 on April 26th.

 

Sold on March 13th:

Owl Stacker

Pink Owl Diaper Stacker

 

Sold on March 16th:

Ladybug Teddybed

Ladybugs and Dragonflies Teddy Bed

Sold on March 17th:

 

Owl Starter

Friendly Forest Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack - Slender/Teen

Sold on March 19th:

Black Pantyliners

Flowers on Black Cloth Pantyliners

Red Roses Liners

Red Roses Cloth Pantyliners

Sold on March 20th:

Quilt1

World of Warcraft Quilt

Sold on March 21st:

Clouds Liners

Pink Clouds Cloth Pantyliners

Tan Pads

Tan and Green Regular Cloth Pads Set

Sold on March 22nd:

Zig Zags Teddy Bed

Zig Zags Teddy Bed - Size Medium

Sold on March 29th:

Pink Plaid LSK

Pink Plaid Lost Socks Keeper

Wavies

Set of 5 Wavy Micro Macrame Friendhship Bracelets (Assorted)

Brown and Cream Corset Necklace

Brown and Cream Corset Necklace

Brown and Cream Upcycled Hat

Brown and Cream Upcycled Hat

 

Sold on March 29 and April 28th:

Raggedy Ann and Andy Fat Quarter

Another Raggedy Ann and Andy Fat Quarter

Sold a set of 20 on April 2nd and a set of 30 on April 10th:

Mixed Bracelets

Grab Bag of Beaded Mixed Chevron and Wavy Micro Macrame Friendship Bracelets

Sold on April 8th:

Dreamship TB

Dreamship Teddy Bed Size Large

Zone Panties

Construction Zone Boy Cut Panties Set

 

Sold on April 10th:

Quilt Starter

Quilt Patterned Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Set

Sold on April 15th:

Slender Starter

Yellow on Butterflies Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack - Slender/Teen

 

Sold on April 21st:

Red Apples FQ

Red Apples Bed Sheet Fat Quarter

Custom Stash Builder

Custom Order Stash Builder - Set of 10 Slender/Teen Pantyliners

Sold on April 23rd:

Green Flowers Regular Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack

Green Flowers Regular Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack

Orange with Flowers Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack - Overnight/Extra Long

Orange with Flowers Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack - Overnight/Extra Long

Yellow and Pink Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack - Slender/Teen

Yellow and Pink Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack - Slender/Teen

Phew! Even with a broken sewing machine for a week somewhere in there I still managed to keep up on stock.  If you see anything you like, there should be a similar version in shop right now.  Links to my Etsy and Zibbet shop are located on the tabs under the banner. 😀

 

Quilt Story: The World of Warcraft Quilt

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked by some co-workers of Terry’s to make a quilt.  This quilt was going to be for another co-worker who was a serious World of Warcraft fan.

 

Hmmmm…. Okay….

 

This was going to be a challenge.

 

Especially since the last two quilts I made took a year and a half and 2 years to make!

 

I had 2 weeks.

 

This is what I came up with:

Quilt1

Phew….

 

It turned out fantastic!

 

I was asked to make a king sized quilt, so this one measures 90 inches across and 92 inches down.  It’s huge!

 

WowQuilt2

I was asked to put the names of the co-worker and her husband on the quilt in patchwork type letters.  Unfortunately, Facebook ruined the surprise by showing my progress in others timelines when they commented on it.  Ooops… then the recipient of the quilt saw and the surprise was ruined.

 

Gah!  But fortunately, she also let us in on what her name was in the actual game.  Yay!

 

So I put the game aliases on the quilt.

 

Quilt Logo

I couldn’t seem to get a picture of the logo without it coming off extremely yellow.  Anyway, you can see from the other photos that it’s much more bold.

 

I  machined appliqued the letter and the logo due to time and money constraints.  I probably would have appliqued them on by hand with gold banding around the edges if I had more time and money.

 

Anyway, they turned out nice this way.

 

Quilt Lettering

I also machine quilted the entire thing.  Ooof… that’s a tough job on such a small sewing machine.  No long arm here!  Eeek.  I feel like I’ve gained about 2 pounds of muscle from all the pulling and wrestling.  Seriously… all my muscles ache.

 

And I only broke one needle!  And not from the pulling, but rather from me sewing over a safety pin that was hidden underneath where I was sewing.

 

WowQuiltBack

Again, I would have made it more intricate had I the time.  But it looks pretty cool.  I drew swirls with chalk in a free hand sort of style and then just followed them.

 

Quiltback2

I totally cheated because I don’t have a long arm machine and couldn’t possibly drag this entire thing through mine.  You can see where I banded it together in two spots.  The back is made out of an upcycled bed sheet.

 

Some quilty stats for you:

Measurements – 90 inches across, 92 inches down

Cost of Materials: $103.71

Hours of work:

Logo and Lettering – 4.5 hours

Freehand quilting – 9 hours

Banding and Binding – 4 hours

Total: 17.5 hours

 

New record! 😀

 

Homemade

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I’m sharing this post with some awesome people:

Friday Favs – Nap Time Crafters

New In Store: A Best Seller

 

This year I set a few goals for the Tawny Bee store.  One of them was to narrow my stock towards items that my customers really want.

At the end of 2011, I only had a small amount of cloth pads in the shop.  And I found that limited choice, means limited sales.

Therefore, my cloth pad stock has been increased to give you more choices.  Yay!

And you’ve answered by making these my best sellers so far this year.

Thank you!

Here are a few of the selections that I have currently in shop.  If you’re looking to go green during your period, check them out.  They are selling like hot cakes so snap yours up while you can.

(Of course I’m always restocking. Each set is one of a kind though, so if there’s a particular design you like get it while you have the chance.)

 

Quilt Starter

Quilt Patterned Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack

Extra Long Starter

Orange With Flowers Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack - Extra Long/Overnight

 

Pansy Patch Starter

Pansy Patch Cloth Pads and Pantyliners Starter Pack

Guitars Starter

Guitars Cloth Pad and Pantyliners Starter Pack

Green Flowers Starter

Green Flowers Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack

Bandana Regular

Bandana Regular Cloth Pads Set of 4

Green Stripes Regular

Green Stripes Regular Cloth Pads Set of 4

Red Roses Pantyliners

Red Roses Cloth Pantyliners Set of 2

Blue Flowers Pantyliners

Blue Flowers Cloth Pantyliners Set of 2

I have other selections in the shop as well, they are listed under the Mama Products/Lingerie Section.

 

Pad Display

Sold! February 11th to March 11th, 2012

Oh my gosh! I’ve had the best month.  Thank you to all my new and returning customers.

 

I have a ton of stuff to show you.  As always, if you like anything there might be something just like it in shop already. If not, you can message me and I’ll see if it can be duplicated. 🙂

 

First of all, did you know that I’ve been selling off a lot of my old stock in the Clearance/Sale section of my shop?  Catch some good deals there! 🙂

 

Like this one that sold on February 14th:

Traffic Bib

Busy Body Traffic Bib

 

I’ve been selling a lot of my cloth pad stock. But I’m always working on more, so no worries!

 

Sold on February 14th:

Pink and Grey Starter

Pink and Grey Cloth Pads and Pantyliners Starter Pack

Pink Pantyliners

Pink and Yellow Stripes Cloth Pantyliners

Tie Dye Pantyliners

Tie Dye Pantyliners

Sea Life Bib

Sea Life Bib

 

Vintage Fat Quarters were also popular this past month:

 

Sold on February 17th:

Raggedy FQ

Raggedy Ann and Andy Vintage Bed Sheet Fat Quarter

 

Sold on February 19th:

Dreamship Teddy Bed

Dreamship Teddy Bed Size Medium

 

Sold on February 20th:

Sailboat Diaper Stacker

Sailboat Diaper Stacker

 

Sold on March 5th:

Orange Starter

Orange Stripes Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack

Plaid Starter

Plaid Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack - Extra Long/Overnight

 

Sold on March 7th:

Damask Starter

Black and White Damask Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack

 

The next one, I turned into a starter pack for an eco-minded person. Unfortunately, I only have pictures of the regular cloth pads. I made the pantyliners out of an awesome green and pink vintage bed sheet though 😉

Rose Starter

Pink Roses and Green Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack

 

Sold on March 8th:

Lavender FQ

Lavender and Daisies Vintage Bed Sheet Fat Quarter

Chevies

Set of 5 Chevron Friendship Bracelets (Assorted)

 

Wavies

Set of 5 Wavy Micro Macrame Friendship Bracelets (Assorted)

 

Sold on March 9th:

 

Chinese Braid

Set of 4 Chinese Braid Fingerwoven Bracelets

 

Snowflake Starter

Snowflake Cloth Pad and Pantyliner Starter Pack

 

Phew!  That was A LOT.

 

Again, thank you to all my new and returning customers.  Here’s to another fantastic month! 😀

New Product Announcement – The Pajamas Keeper

I made it a 2012 goal to expand on the products that you really like.

 

And you really like the Lost Socks Keepers.  So I thought about other similar products that you’re sure to love.

 

Introducing the Pajamas Keeper.

 

Pajamas Keeper

Pajamas Keeper Patchwork

It’s built the same way as the Lost Socks Keeper, with the same dimensions.  But instead of a hole to place lost socks into, it has a zippered opening in which to place your cozy jammies when they are not in use.

 

Hang on the back of a door, or remove the hangar and place on your bed for a decorative and useful storage idea!

 

Pajamas Keeper (Teddy Bears)

Pajamas Keeper (Teddy Bears)

And of course, you’ll keep those pajamas trolls from stealing your comfy cozy night time ensemble. hehehe

Two Tawny Bee Pajamas Keepers are available for purchase right now:

 

Pajamas Keeper (Patchwork)

Pajamas Keeper (Patchwork)

The Patchwork Hearts Pajamas Keeper:

On Etsy

On Zibbet

 

And

Pajamas Keeper (Teddy Bears)

Pajamas Keeper (Teddy Bears)

The Teddy Bears Pajamas Keeper:

On Etsy

On Zibbet

And there will be some more choices to come! 😀

Sold! January 25th – February 11, 2012

I’ve been having the best year!  Thank you to all my fans and customers this year.  It’s been truly exciting to see all the fun places that I send my handmade goodies to.

 

Here are some of the items I’ve sold in the past few weeks:

 

Lost Sock Keeper - Autumn Branches

Lost Sock Keeper - Autumn Branches

Lost Socks Keeper - Garden Trellis

Lost Socks Keeper - Garden Trellis

Chevron Friendship Bracelets

2 Sets of 5 Chevron Micro Macrame Friendship Bracelets

Blue Stripes Cloth Pantyliners

Blue Stripes Cloth Pantyliners

Yellow and Grey Cloth Pads

Yellow and Grey Cloth Pads

Lavender and Daisies Fat Quarter

Lavender and Daisies Fat Quarter

O'Canada Baby Bib

O'Canada Baby Bib

Raggedy Ann and Andy Fat Quarter

Another Raggedy Ann and Andy Fat Quarter

Red and Blue Cloth Pantyliners

Red and Blue Cloth Pantyliners

Patchwork Bibs (Green Leaves)

Patchwork Bibs (Green Leaves)

Yay!

 

As always – if there is something that I’ve sold that you would like to see more of, let me know.  There might even be something similar in the shop right now!

 

I also do custom orders if you’d like.  😉

New Product Announcement – The Wash Me Laundry Keeper

One of my goals this year is to narrow my stock to several choices of the products that you really like.

And you really like my Lost Socks Keepers.

Therefore, I decided to expand that line by designing a laundry keeper. These Wash Me laundry keepers are designed very similar to the Lost Socks keepers, only they hold a LOT more laundry! 😀

Wash  Me Laundry Keeper (Patchwork)

Wash Me Laundry Keeper (Patchwork)

The Laundry Keepers come in various sizes so that you can find one that will fit into your closet or laundry or the back of your door.

The Wash Me Laundry Keeper (Patchwork)

The Wash Me Laundry Keeper (Patchwork)

This one can be found on Etsy and Zibbet.

 

The Wash Me Laundry Keeper (Blue Roses)

The Wash Me Laundry Keeper (Blue Roses)

I stitched “Wash Me” with a bottle of laundry detergent and some bubbles on the front of the keepers in colourful felt.  I love the effect of the felt “doodles” on all my keepers.  I think it adds a personal, unique touch to each.

 

The Wash Me Laundry Keeper (Blue Roses)

The Wash Me Laundry Keeper (Blue Roses)

This one can also be found on Etsy and Zibbet.

Sold! January 2012

I thought that I would start a regular post about all the wonderful things that I have sold. Say about once a month? I don’t really sell that much stuff …. yet… so it’ll be a nice little post to see what kinds of things are popular and what Tawny Bee has been up to 😀 (and you might have even missed some really cool stuff that you can add to your wish list).

For the month of January Tawny Bee has sold:

Vintage Inspired Bookmarks Set

Black and White Damask Teddy Bed

Raggedy Ann and Andy Vintage Bed Sheet Fat Quarter

Black and White Birds Diaper Stacker

Cloth Pads Starter Pack

Rainy Day Frogs Cloth Pads Set

Grey and Blue Cloth Pantyliner Set

Chinese Braided Friendship Bracelets Set

Lost Socks Keeper (Raindrops)

Overall, this has been my best month at Tawny Bee! 😀

Here’s to another one just like it (or better) next month… and the month after… and the month after…

My Xmas Gift

My Xmas Gift Since Google was being an evil she-beast and brought down my blogspot page Santa thought that perhaps I would enjoy having my own website. So he signed up to this web hosting site called 1&1 that cost 50 bucks for the whole year and gives three months to cancel.

Even though the web tools caused him to stay up a great deal of the night and bang his head on his desk a number of times he believes that with some work this might turn out to be a useful thing. If not then we can cancel before the 30 days are up and spend our money on something else like Montannas.

Although I don’t believe Santa knows if this is a good gift or not he is willing to put his cards on the table.

Signing off for now.
TawnyBee