Bee Keeping in February

We are still replenishing supplies, restocking inventory, and revamping the workshop! Whew! Not much as been listed online, but we are filling custom orders again, and hoping the shop improvements are completed by the end of March.  One of my new year’s resolutions was to post a craft tutorial on the blog every month. Last month I featured a tutorial on upcycling t-shirts, this month I am putting the finishing touches on a wine cork magnet how-to, with just days to spare.  Our corks have been a big hit in our supply section of our shop, and I’m doing good just keeping colors in stock! 🙂

My husband did find the time to make me the above frame for Valentines Day!  We had purchased the vintage print on Etsy, and he framed it with our reclaimed cherry wood molding and stained it in a warm honey brown. Together we also made two more reclaimed frames: a crab print for my father’s birthday, and palm tree print for our online shop.

Reclaimed Wood Frame with Vintage Palm Tree Print,

made from reclaimed cherry wood, salvaged glass, and a vintage Atlas Map page from 1896 with a palm tree image printed on it.


I haven’t been as diligent with snapping photos of custom orders before they head out the door, but here are some earring genies that were included in some awesome customer feedback!

Some buzzin’ highlights this month:


We’re featured TWICE in this fabulous article. 30 Ways to Reuse Wine Corks


Honored to take part in a green interview for my affiliation with Upcyclers, an eco-friendly Etsy team.  Our Children’s Earth did a great job putting it together!


I am still writing weekly for Love 2 Upcycle, but this month I took on a monthly commitment to write for EcoEtsy. I am really excited about this new writing assignment. I will have the opportunity to share my knowledge and love for food and gardening.  My first post was on Marigold Seed Saving, our next post is on unusual uses for garlic and is scheduled for March 8th!

February was wonderful, but we are excited for March. Spring break, first day of spring, our daughter’s fifth birthday, AND it is National Craft month! We will be showcasing our craft supplies with sales and giveaways so stay tuned!

Thanks, Bee

Comments (1)

Stephanie HowertonFebruary 25th, 2012 at 10:40 am

Wow, wounds like you all have been busy I can’t wait to see all of your amazing tutorials, I just love your shop!

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