Hi All! I thought I’d do a quick update on what’s happening at katebeee.com and share some of the projects on my craft table and some updates on products coming to the shop. I recently bought this gaw-jus yellow personal size Kikki k.
Does it not match perfectly with my BeeeDori?!? It was love at first site. I’ve got a really pretty large Ice Blue Perforated Kikki k, but the love didn’t really start until this small yellow arrived. I am totally obsessed with it. In fact, I love it soooo much, I’ve been making it some jewelry.
I’ve also been experimenting with the silhouette to make it some dividers. This process almost made me lose my religion. I broke one blade on the silhouette, and nearly mangled a second. I love my Cameo, but it can take your day from good to bad really quickly. This set is listed in the shop here. I’ve got one other personal sized divider set I’ll list next week, but I won’t be making these for sale anymore unless the paper is exceptionally gorgeous, given the wear and tear on my machine. I couldn’t resist making a couple of sets from this unbelievable Simple Stories I Am collection. I don’t know why I waited so long to pick this up. It is absolutely lovely.
If you’ve seen my YouTube channel you know I’m in love with french macarons. I’ve been making resin ones for quite some time, like these:
I’ve got some to match the yellow, and the Ice Blue as well. I love them! I don’t know why, but it makes me happy to look at them! So naturally, I was piddling around on YouTube and found some awesome videos on needle felting and thought…..hmmmm. So, I’m going to try my hand at making some needle felted planner accessories. Here’s my first attempt at a wool macaron and another little mystery project on the left:
There will definitely be more felting in my future. I can’t wait to make some different kinds of planner charms with the felt. It comes in some lovely colors. It’s also a very soothing activity and not expensive to get started. I got my felting mat, the needles, and some wool at Michael’s. Of course, I used my coupon and saved about $10.00. You have to be really careful, as the needles are incredibly sharp, but it makes a very nice soothing sound. It has a similar affect on me as knitting. It’s a slow process, but you can see the progress happening. It helps me to slow down because you just cannot rush the process. I’ve also got some fiber reactive dyes ordered and am looking forward to dying some of my own roving so I can get the colors of wool that I’m after. I’ll do a post on that process as well because hand dying is a lot of fun!
I’m also on my first design team this month, and I couldn’t be more excited. My GDT package should arrive today, so be sure to check out my channel for a video on the crafty goodness. I’m also hoping to upload a more in depth setup and use video of this yellow beauty to share what’s working for me. It’s so pretty on the inside! It’s also turning out to be so useful too, so I’m excited to share that as well.
I’d love it if you’d tell me in the comments what you’ve been up to. What’s your latest obsession?
Thanks so much for stopping by!