Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Washi Wednesday

I think every week I'm going to show you a cool way to use Washi tape. That is, until I run out of ideas! You should help me! Instagram your favourite ways to use washi and used the hashtag #washiweds You could be featured on next weeks Washi Wednesday!

This week I decided to pretty up my phone case which was boring me a little bit! Super simple, just find washi you like, they don't even have to match and then stick it on. I was so lazy, I didn't even use scissors to cut it. You can't even tell!!




Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Laura Bee's Sewing Pouch

Hello,

I've have a board on Pinterest that is called Needle and thread and one of my pins is of a sewing pouch, so one Saturday afternoon I wanted to sew something and that popped into my mind... so I made it! 

My lovely pattern stuck together with beautiful tape Joey bought me 


It's all coming together...so exciting 
the piping was very frustrating at times had to resew and resew but it was worth it!

TA DAH!


It's so puuuuurty!

Keep Crafting 

Laura Bee  x x

Monday, 28 April 2014

Filofax Sunday


Red polka dots :) 
Tn the spirit of St Georges day!

Laura Bee x x



I think I was inspired by the recent sunshiney weather! It was a very spring like theme for me!


Friday, 25 April 2014

Market Research


Baby pics, cute idea! #cute #baby #ideas

Hi guys, I was hoping you would spend a few minutes of your time to help me with my market research. I'm looking into starting my own business in baby hampers/nappy cakes. I would like to see if there is gap in the market for what I can offer.

gender:
age:
occupation:
location:
do you have children?
how many?
ages?

where do you shop? e.g high street, online, markets
what brands do you buy the most?
what shop do you regularly shop in?
do you impulse buy? if yes, what do you usually buy?
do you buy handmade products?
 if yes what have you bought? where do you buy them?

how much do you spend on presents for family members?
husband, wife, parents, siblings, children, aunts, uncles, cousins, niece, nephews

how much do you spend on presents for friends/work colleagues?
how much would you spend on a new born baby for friends, work colleagues, family?

have you attended baby showers?
have you ever had a baby shower of your own?
what is your most favourite moment of a baby shower?

have you ever bought a baby hamper or nappy cake?

if yes, where did you buy it and how much was it?

if no, why not?


 have you ever been bought a baby hamper or nappy cake?

if yes, what was your response?

if no, would you have liked one?

have you ever bought a hamper for birthdays or Christmas?

if yes, what kind of hamper was it?

when buying a hamper for a newborn baby what products would you expect to see in it?

what would attract you to buying a hamper?

what was the best toy/object your baby was bought?

Copy and paste and answer the questions as best as you can. Thank you so much for your time.

Laura Bee

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Laura Bee's Swatch of the Month

Cutie Pie Swatch



Difficulty Level
Easy 
Size
10x10cm
Yarn
Woolcraft DK 100g 
white, black and pink
Needles
4mm
Gauge
22 st and 30 rows over 10x10cm












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1
RS

K on RS, P on WS
P on RS, K on WS

Use yarn B

Use yarn A



To follow chart start at number 1 :)
Cast on 22 st
Row 1 (RS): Using yarn A, *k1, p1, repeat from * to end
Row 2: *p1, k1, repeat from * to end
Row 3: As row 1
Row 4: p1, k1, p1, p16, k1, p1, k1
Row 5: k1, p1, k1, k16, p1, k1, p1
Row 6: As row 4
Row 7: As row 5
Row 8: p1, k1, p1, p7, using yarn B, p4, using yarn A, p5, k1, p1, k1
Row 9: k1, p1, k1, k5, using yarn B, k6, using yarn A, k5, p1, k1, p1
Row 10: p1, k1, p1, p4, using yarn B, p3, using yarn A, p9, k1, p1, k1
Row 11:  k1, p1, k1, k 11, using yarn B, k1, using yarn A k4, p1, k1, p1
Row 12: p1, k1, p1, p4, using yarn B, p1, using yarn A, p 11, k1, p1, k1
Row 13: k1, p1, k1, k16, p1, k1, p1
Row 14: p1, k1, p1, p16, k1, p1, k1
Row 15-18: repeat rows 13 and 14
Row 19: k1, p1, k1, k2, using yarn B, k2, using yarn A, k8, using yarn B, k2, using yarn A, k2, p1, k1, p1
Row 20: p1, k1, p1, p1, using yarn B, p1, using yarn A, p2, using yarn B p1, using yarn A, p6, using yarn B, p1, using yarn A, p2, using yarn B, p1, using yarn, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 21: k1, p1, k1, using yarn B, k1, using yarn A, k4, using yarn B, k1, using yarn A, k4, using yarn B, k1, using yarn A, k4, using yarn B, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 22: p1, k1, p1, using yarn B, p1, using yarn A, p4, using yarn B, p1, using yarn A, p4, using yarn B, p1, using yarn A, p 4, using yarn B, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 23-27: repeat rows 13 and 14
Row 28 (WS): *p1, k1, repeat from * to end
Row 29: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end
Row 30: repeat row 28

Bind off 

Sew on some eyelashes and a bow and you're all set! 

Isn't she a cutie pie! 



and then some...


my initial idea and working out my pattern













I bought this wool on Ebay it was really cheap
















And some bows I made earlier... puuuurty! 













Keep Crafting

Laura Bee x x