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!!!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

I would just like to wish all of my followers and readers a Happy Christmas. 

Monday, 17 December 2012

Sweet Mincemeat Christmas Cake Recipe

I made some lovely Sweet Mincemeat Christmas Cakes a few weeks back and said I would share the recipe if they came out nice - well they were delicious and all eaten up now!!  You can find the recipe here!!

Happy baking!!!!

Another year nearly over!!

I know it's been quite a while since I last posted but I've been busy working on orders for Christmas!!!

I cannot believe another year is nearly over - where has the time gone!!!

Sadly, a few friends have passed away over the last couple of weeks so they won't be here to see the New Year but will always be remembered.  It's never a good time for anyone to die, but I think when it happens around Christmas it always feel worse and I think that is because a new year is looming and we know they won't be here to share it.

Anyway - onto happier thoughts.  I've not finished my shopping for this year and I have been trying to fit it in around my orders so this week I think need to finish that up and get my gifts wrapped!! 

This year my beaded memory bracelets have been quite popular so I've made up a few of those.  Here are some for you to see.  I use good quality glass beads and try to use a mix of lampwork and other glass beads.  I never use tiny seed beads to fill the bracelet either.  I think the bracelets look better for it and you get a nicer selection of beads.

I have also made more tealight jars as gifts for friendsand filled them with Christmas Spice tealights.

Shelly over at Ginger Melon very kindly gave a free pattern of a cute felt santa ornament.  I decided that he'd be perfect for my santa keys.  I love Ginger Melon patterns and have bought a few of them!!

I was also asked to make a little felt panda and a lion.  I looked around the web but didn't see any patterns that were right for what I wanted to do so I made up my own!!!

I've decided that I am not going to make any more sock monkeys as they take too long to make by hand and I no longer enjoy making them.  I have done one last one for someone so here it is!!

The last thing to show you for now is the felt stocking I have made for my niece.  I will fill it with chocolate and a few other bits for her!!

Thanks for looking!!