Sunday, May 3, 2015

Crafty Idea #1: Painted Knitting Needles

Pretty up your bamboo or wooden knitting needles with a fresh coat of nail polish! You can use up what you have on hand or head to the drug store for some inexpensive nail lacquers in an array of punchy colours.



*use masking tape to protect the part of the knitting needle you don't want painted
*start at the bottom and work toward the top
* apply two (at least) generous coats
* let paint dry between coats
* if you make a mistake there's always nail polish remover!
* paint polka dots with a toothpick or dotting tool
~Enjoy your knitting needles!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wholesale @LadeeBee

I know what it's like to have a small business as a handmaker. Before LadeeBee, I operated Vintage Baby Revival designing and making knits for babies. It was always a challenge consistently finding quality supplies for a great price. This is why we are offering discounts to makers like you. All you need to do is download the form, fill it out and send it in and you'll enjoy a great year of discounts on qualifying purchases.

 download wholesale application

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Water in My Paint


I first discovered Deidre Wicks, the artist behind Water in my Paint at Toronto's One of a Kind Show. I was walking quickly down the aisle to return to my booth and I stopped right in my tracks. The watercolour prints of personified creatures were enchanting and delightful. As a knitter, I also appreciated how she chose to feature one of my favourite fibre producing animals, the llama. I bought a print of a llama donning red heart framed sunglasses. It hangs behind my desk at LadeeBee and makes me smile every time I see it. Apparently, I am not alone. Deidre and her artwork were featured in a Toronto Star article yesterday. She explains in the article  that the llama wearing sunglasses is her most popular print. When LadeeBee expanded to both floors at 3079B Dundas Street West I decided to carry her cards and prints so my customers could enjoy them too!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

March Break Craft Camp

March 16th-20th 9am-4pm $75/day $325/week  7-11yrs 

 (fee includes HST)

spaces are still available

March break camp at LadeeBee is focused on fostering confidence, building skills and nurturing interests in arts and crafts. We will provide a large range of activities including beading, sewing, needlework and fibre crafts. Participants will be encouraged to explore their creativity, while completing individual and group projects. 

Each day our morning is spent on one major project until lunch time. After lunch campers will engage in a variety of diy projects, games and puzzles. We will also have outdoor time for nature walks and creative play.

Camp is run by Melissa and Jess. Melissa is LadeeBee's owner. She has a background in social work and early childhood education and is an avid crafter. Jess is the founder of Junction Kids Collective and longtime childcare provider. We look forward to spending March Break with your crafty kids!

Monday March 16th: Fabric Project Bags: machine and hand sewing techniques
Tuesday March 17th: Embroidered Hoop Art: exploring hand embroidery
Wednesday March 18th: Jewelry Making Extravaganza: beading and wire work.
Thursday March 19th: Tie Dye Tops and fabric printing: exploring dying and printing cotton and linen with fibre reactive dyes.
Friday March 20th: Needle Felted Friends: cute and cuddly creatures made by the needle felting technique

Friday, December 26, 2014

Boxing Day Sale Dec 27-28

25% off yarn, including sale yarn

40% off jewelry supplies

40% off buttons

10-50% off gifts

25% off embroidery supplies

25% off project bags 

20% off ball winders and swifts

20-50% off knitting needles

Visit us on Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5 

Friday, December 5, 2014

19 Knitting, Crocheting, and Crafting Days 'Til Christmas

Here is a quick gift knitted up in Illimani Yarn's Cadena I. This is a super bulky yarn with a chain ply construction, consisting of 71.5% baby alpaca and 28.5% royal merino. You can customize the size and cost of your project based on the number of skeins you use. I chose to go all out and used five skeins for the project shown. $21/skein = $105 total project cost. This is worked on a 10mm knitting needle.

Cast on 32sts
Row 1: slip 1, (yo, k2tog) repeat to one stitch before end, k1
Repeat this row until desired length is reached and bind off. Sew together bind off and cast on edge. Weave in ends. 

You can also follow a similar pattern on Illimani's website