Thursday, 29 March 2012

The Bees Knees

Hi. Are you enjoying the sunshine? With a bit of warmer weather the bees start stirring.......
Hexagons seem to be everywhere at the moment and as you know I think they are the bees knees. Cut from a vintage sheet in shades of yellow they reminded me of honeycomb. Teamed with a bee stamp and a hand stitched phrase an idea formed for some fabric tags for a swap I signed up to over on UK Scrappers 
They are not the only winged project I've been working on. I made these butterflies to send to Deb for the Butterfly Project I hope they reach her in time to make her target of collecting 51 butterflies by her birthday. They will soon be on their way to Arizona.

I cut them from some canvas and then got messy with some paint and ink finished off with a bit of doodling.

Enjoy the sunshine.

8 comments:

Wrightboysmum said...

I love the hexies such a fab idea. The butterflies are lovely as well. The bee stamp is ace.

alexa said...

What a great stamp, cleverly used. I love it all - and your butterflies are so nicely unique ...

favouriteworkofart said...

oh my, your little hexagon quilt is just beautiful. what detail! love it!!!! and i'm sure your butterflies will be treasured - they are so lovely!!

Sian said...

Beautiful projects Amanda

debs14 said...

So pretty! My name means 'The Bee' so I have a little soft spot for those chubby furry little things!

Nathalie said...

I love, love, love the fabric tag!!!! I have been thinking of making some lately too (but a lot simpler than yours!!!)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for your comment on my butterfly post yesterday as it prompted me to come over and catch up on your blog. I LOVE the butterflies you have created! Thanks so much for doing that. :o) I'm off to add your link to my post.

LOVE the bee tag too!!! xo

annie said...

Love all your butterflies...adorable!