Thursday, May 7, 2015

Crafty Idea #2: Nature Necklaces

With the warmer weather finally here it is difficult not to be outside. Playing at the park, heading down to the lake for strolls on the beach, hiking local trails and even enjoying our own backyards. This crafty idea is inspired by nature and is a great one for kids.

We use natural wooden beads with a variety of finishes, cotton cord, and a pendant filled with moss to create this boho styled necklace. Pick up the kit @LadeeBee and bring it with you on your next trip to the park. When the kids need a break from playing, make these earthy necklaces with them. 

We have kits available @LadeeBee for $8 each

You can fill your glass vials with moss provided or go on hunt for small items to place inside: sand, pebbles, twigs etc.

You can pick up extra glass vials @LadeeBee 


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fundraiser for Nepal this Mother's Day Weekend


Show Nepal Some Love

Fundraiser sale @LadeeBee this weekend May 9th + 10th 12-5
This weekend, under the big white tent, Diana Brugos, of Creations Diana, will be offering local and Nepal made goods for sale in an effort to raise funds for people affected by the earthquake in Kathmandu. Diana has a close connection with Nepal and has been supporting women's cooperatives by importing directly traded goods and selling them in local shops and to friends and family. Diana returned from her recent trip just 2 days before the earthquake hit, but her daughter is still living and working in Kathmandu. Diana is using her connections to get funds directly into the hands of the people hardest hit by the devastating earthquake. The good news is there are no admin fees, no red tape, no government interventions, just money going right where it needs to go.

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.

BEFORE


AFTER





TIPS FOR PRO KNITTING NEEDLE PAINTING:
*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