Sunday, 29 December 2013

bee houses...

… Just a quick 'in-between' post for you today…One of my christmas pressies was a 'Happy Bee Box' and a picture of it sits bottom right in this little montage that I have put together for you… It's becoming more important to look after our bees and so I'm beginning the New Year on a small mission (amongst other things) to do what I can to protect just a few & give them a safe place to have a little snooze…I think the houses are very inspiring to look at too… the combination of the natural colours, textures, shapes and found materials is gorgeous... Hope you enjoy them!

…and for 2014 I am going to add something a little different to my regular postings… At the beginning of each month there will be a feature to look out for that is completely 'Bee' inspired … hope you'll watch out for the 'Bizzy Buzz' posts … see you soon! xx

Friday, 20 December 2013

happy christmas everyone...

'merry christmas' ©bee brown 2013
… the last day in the hive today so just a little something to wish everyone, wherever you may be, a wonderful Christmas Time. Hope you all have a jolly good party and then a jolly good rest … I'll see you in 2014… Happy Holidays!!! xxx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

christmas kiss...

… I've had some time away from the hive this morning to finish off some decorations and preparations … this little welcome is hanging on our front door and waiting for Big Bear Snr. to get back from his travels… just the stockings to do now, oh and the Christmas baking for Santa and the sorting for the Christmas Eve treasure hunt … phew, nearly there!!... xx

Sunday, 15 December 2013

vintage tree …

vintage tree ©bee brown 2013
… really feel like the preparations for christmas are well under way now… our tree is up and decorated by none other than the Big and Little Bean… with beautiful vintage glass and hand-painted baubles given to me by my lovely mum-in-law… She was having a clear out and asked if there was anything we would like… how could I refuse?… They are all hanging in the kitchen too…(I put them in the strangest of places!!) … xx

Thursday, 12 December 2013

christmas pressie tags…

 …my little design hive has come a long way since I first began posting back in February, and as a way of saying thank you to all of you who have been supporting me on my busy bee adventures this year, I have created some free, download-able Christmas pressie tags! Hope you like them! If you would like to print them just use the following steps:

1. click on the image that you would like to print…

2. copy it to your desk top…

3. print as many on your home printer as you would like, for free!

… I'm hoping that 2014 will bring lots more fun and inspiration into the hive, and I'm also hoping there will be some projects that I have been working on this year that I will be able to share with you too… so, in the meantime, happy present wrapping and
T H A N K  Y O U…! Have fun xx



Please note that these images are still © bee brown…should you wish to use them in any other capacity that just home printing, please send me a message. Any commercial use without permission is  in breach of the lovely copyright protected law! Ta!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

pinch me!...

 … wowzers! something totally amazing to share today … my work (and a few of my words!) are being featured in the latest edition of FLOW magazine… here are a couple of pages from the Dutch edition with the International edition becoming available early next year. This is just incredible beyond belief and I feel so very fortunate for this exposure and to be featured among the pages of such a beautiful magazine...

… I was contacted by one of their lovely journalists last year whilst they were putting together a spread all about the amazing Lilla Rogers and her MATS course. Thank you so much Lilla and Flow… may it lead to lovely things. xx

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

glitter birds...

image © VVRouleaux
… now that it's December, we can officially start to get all excited about Christmas … Oooh lovely! I'm just starting to gather some inspiration for decorating our tree (we always have a real one because they just smell so beautiful & always put it up 2 weeks before the big day), & fancy the idea of adding some glittery birds into the usual mix… found these at vvrouleaux … just so gorgeous & sparkly… xx