Friday, October 20, 2017

What's Not to "Like"?

Maybe you know what I'm talking about.  You keep thinking about something.  Telling yourself:  "I should really do that."  "I need to do that"  "One of these days I'll get around to that"  But for one ever reason, month after month buzzes by and you still haven't done it.  That's the story of me and getting a Facebook page for Queen B's Busy Work.

I've had this idea on the ol' To Do list for sometime and now it's finally a reality.

Queen B's Busy Work has a Facebook page!!

You'll be able to find information about new products, what's going on at the hive, and advance notice of upcoming sales or discounts.  So, please buzz over and give us a like and don't forget to follow us!

Have a BEEautiful Day,

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Autumn Inspired Crochet

It seems as if Mother Nature didn't get the memo, but it really Autumn.  Although all these 80 degree days keep trying to convince me otherwise.  To help get past the weather and get into cooler state of mind, I've put together a collection of ideas for some cute crochet projects with a Fall theme.

1)  Autumn here in the mountains of western North Carolina is all about the colorful display of the changing leaves.  Bring that color indoors when you create these beautiful chestnut leaf place mats.  Pattern by ABC Knitting Patterns.

2)  Leave the real acorns for the squirrels and chipmunks, while you craft this colorful acorn garland to bring the feeling of fall indoors.  Pattern by Yarnspirations.

3)   This Autumn Spice Mandala Doily is beautiful enough to leave out all year round! I can just imagine it in Christmas colors or beautiful shades to match your everyday decor.   Pattern by BellaCrochet

4)  During the fall,  the thoughts of little ones often turn to Halloween and trick or treating.  Hook up an adorable jack o'lantern bag for holding all the sweet treats!  Pattern by Sewrella

5)  If you're already thinking ahead to Thanksgiving, you can stuff this cute little turkey before you get around to stuffing yourself with the one you roast for dinner.   Pattern by 5 Little Monsters

What's your favorite part of Autumn?  Do you have any crochet projects planned as the weather cools?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

So Long, Summer...

Labor Day is only days away.  Summer days are drawing to a close.  If the end of summer has you feeling a little blue - head on over to Queen B's Busy Work for a little retail therapy.

During the "So Long, Summer" Labor Day Sale you can save 20% on almost everything in the shop!

If you've had your eye on a set of cotton facial rounds, a cute little pumpkin hat, or are thinking about some cotton bath puffs or spa bath sets for Christmas gifts - now is the perfect time to buzz on over!

Sale prices are good through Monday, September 4.  Excludes bulk discount items.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Autumn is Coming

Next weekend is Labor Day weekend.  The unofficial end of Summer here in the United States.  That might seem like a downer - but there's good news!  For example...

Queen B's "So Long Summer" Labor Day sale!

Almost everything in the shop will be marked down.  Making this the perfect time to get a jump start on all that Christmas shopping (which will be here before we know it).

The sale runs Wednesday, August 30 through Monday, September 4.

Stay tuned for more details!

Monday, August 21, 2017

A Special Message for Queen B's Wholesale Customers

I know you are already thinking ahead to the 2017 Holiday Shopping Season...

BEE Sure You Have All Your Customers' Favorite Queen B's Busy Work Items Stocked Up For The Holiday Season! 

I'm expecting this year to BEE busier than ever.  Here are a few things to help you prepare:

  • Orders must BEE placed by Sunday October 1, 2017 to guarantee deliver in time for Black Friday Sales
  • Orders placed between now and Friday September 15, 2017 receive FREE Shipping!

Remember to use code BEEWHOLESALE  at checkout for correct pricing!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy National Kissing Day!

Pucker up, buttercup!  Today (June 19) is National Kissing Day.  To celebrate, I've collected a few interesting facts about kissing:

  • When you kiss someone your heart beats faster and more oxygen reaches your brain. 
  • Couples that kiss tend to live longer.  One study determined that men who get a peck on the cheek from their wives before heading out to work lived five years longer
  • They also tend to have happier, healthier relationships
  • Kissing for one minute burns 26 calories. 
  • A pucker kiss involves only two facial muscles.  French kissing involves all 34.
  • The science of kissing is called philematology
  • On July 16, 1439, King Henry VI banned kissing in England. to curtail the spread of disease

Another fact?  It's no fun kissing someone with dry, chapped lips.  Which is why you always want to have your lip balm close by!  This is easy with one of Queen B's lip balm holders.  

Queen B's Busy Work Lip Balm Holders

Keep that balm attached to your keys, purse, back pack, jacket zipper, or diaper bag and never misplace it again.Happy kissing!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

My Crochet "Must Haves"

Everyone who does any sort of crafting or hobby has a list of those items that they consider "must haves".  Things that make the task at hand just a little easier or more enjoyable. Obviously the only true MUST haves for crocheting are yarn and a hook or two.  But these are a few of the items I always want to have close by for when I sit down to crochet.

A Yarn Bowl
The Man of the House gave me this yarn bowl from JustMare on Etsy for Christmas a few years ago. And I LOVE it.  It keeps my yarn from rolling away while I'm working with it.  Helps cut down on snags and knots.   It is an absolute dream come true.  And it's so pretty!

Comfort Grip Crochet Hooks
I have a full selection of traditional crochet hooks.  And I still use them from time to time.  But once I started crocheting for my business, my hands would get tired and crampy sometimes.  Especially when I was working on a large wholesale order!  That's when I asked for the first set of larger handle hooks.  Whether it's the less expensive set with rubber grips or the more expensive Clover brand hooks - these are pretty much a requirement for me these days!

Stitch Markers
I do a LOT of crocheting in the round, making stitch markers absolutely necessary!  I would love a pretty set of stitch markers.  I see so many beautiful ones on Etsy, Pinterest, and Instagram.  But I am constantly misplacing them and would be heartbroken to lose those.  So, I stick to the simple plastic ones for now.

Tape Measure and Sewing Gauge
Whether it's sizing hats or measuring and blocking washcloths, I am constantly reaching for one or the other.  My tape measure is another one of those things I always seemed to be misplacing.  Until my awesome hubby gave me the 3' tape measure with the keyring which now stays attached to my project bag.

Last, but not least...  Coffee!
I know, I know.  It's not exactly a crochet related item.  But it's my go to energy drink.  Whether it's getting me started in the morning, or helping me get through a late night work session.  And how pretty is that pottery mug?  (another gift from The Man of the House from Squeaky Wheel Pottery located in the River Arts District of Asheville) 

Based on how many of my "must have" items were gifts from the Man of the House - maybe I should include him on this list!
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