Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Queen Bee Pillow

A queen bee is necessary for the survival of any honey bee hive. Among humans a mother in the home helps family members not only "survive" but thrive. As we all know this Sunday is Mother's Day, so I've been thinking about a pillow that helps symbolize the importance of a mother. That's a tall order. I'm not sure there is any one thing that can symbolize such a diverse and important position, but here's my feeble attempt.

It's my a "Queen Bee" Pillow. Every woman should have one. And every mother should be treated like royalty this weekend. That's for sure.

Once again I made a stencil to make this pillow. You can go here for the procedure of how to stencil onto fabric. I think this would be really cute stenciled onto fabric and put in a frame as well!

I used Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint "Country Tan" and toned it down with some white acrylic. I wanted a tone on tone feel for this beauty.

"Queen Bee" would be adorable outside on a porch or patio or inside where the mom could be reminded often of her importance!

I've put this one in my Etsy. A number of people have encouraged me to make some pillows for my shop. This is the first, but within the next few weeks more will arrive.

Hope your day is filled with lots of flowers and a few buzzing bees!



Linked to:
Friday Fun Finds @ Kojo Designs
Boardwalk Bragfest @ Bobbypins Boardwalk
Anything Related @ All Thingz Related
DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land
Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ A Silly Little Sparrow
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm
Get Your Craft On Tuesday @ Today's Creative Blog

23 comments:

Teresa said...

Love it! Great job.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Girl you have a knack for pillows!! Love it!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love it! And too funny b/c I just bought a similar pattern off of Etsy!

Great minds think alike!

Jeanine

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Great idea for a pillow!

Suzanne said...

I didn't see the pattern on Etsy, but it is all over the place. There must be a lot of women who want to be Queen bees! ;o)

Lisalulu said...

LOVE IT!!! love the crown, love the bee! would go ANYWHERE!!! totally great.

perennialgardener said...

What a cute pillow for the garden! :)

Donna said...

I love it! I have always loved the bee motif, and you did a great job!

Suzanne said...

I love the queen bee motif~it's all over my house and I think I might have to add this to my collection.

Gorgous!

Carolynn said...

That's a gorgeous design. Love it!

Red Door Home said...

Very pretty. Love the details of this design.

AtOneWithHim said...

beautiful. love the tone on tone.
have a happy mamas day!

{All Thingz Related} said...

Looks FABULOUS! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related!
~Bridgette

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv your "QUEEN BEE" pillow...yes all of us need one of these CUTE pillows! Thanks for coming to NNT!

Blessings,
Linda

Anita said...

This is a beautiful pillow. I love the tone on tone. And Really, one can never have too many pillows!

Tina said...

Oh Suzanne, without a doubt, this is my favourite of your pillows so far! I love bees and this is just gorgeous. ~ Tina xx

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love the bee pillow - must have the bee pillow - must go to your etsy shop now. Maybe it's in the budget! Fingers crossed......

Bella said...

Hi Suzanne, another great pillow! This is just beautiful!
Bella

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

This pillow is so appealing to me, Suzanne! It is so sweet and cozy and inviting! Thank you for linking it to the Boardwalk Bragfest!

Nedra said...

Love the crown on the Bee. You make the cutest pillows!

kirstin & jordan said...

LOVE this! I love bees, especially napoleonic bees... Your pillow turned out so well. :)
We love having you at friday fun finds, we'd love for you to link to this on friday!

she wears flowers said...

This is beautiful--how did I miss it? I would love it in a frame, too!

MiaKatia said...

That pillow makes me smile!