Sunday, May 27, 2012

Puppy finds a home.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and all the lovely names that were given. 
I might have to give each of the puppies I make a different name because I was given so many good options. (I must say one of my favourites was Jack McBarkington;) 
But this lucky puppy is called Gilbert.

And the winner is...
Check your inbox because you've got mail.

If you would still like to take your own puppy home, I will be putting them on our website over at Pickalilly from the 2nd week in June. 

Pop in again anytime - I love visitors.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sew mama sew giveaway week

 Sorry this giveaway is over.
Its giveaway week over at Sew Mama Sew and I'm excited. (Welcome to everyone visiting)
sewmamasew giveaway day button
A friend and I recently started a business for handmade baby clothes and accessories. It's called pickalilly. Go on over and take a look.
I have been designing a few new items for our online shop and today I will be giving away one of them.

Here he is. He is still in the process of being named. If you would like to give this puppy a home you need to do the following: 

1. Leave a comment with name suggestion for our friend in the picture.
2. If you are not a follower please leave an email address (you can type it like this: inspired(dot)gabi(at)gmail(dot)com) so that I can let you know if you have won - I will not spam you ;)
3. For an extra entry follow/like us on facebook and let me know by posting an extra comment.

The giveaway ends on the 25th of May 5pm PST.
I will choose a winner randomly and announce the winner on the 27th of May.
Anyone from anywhere can enter :)

Thank you for stopping by and good luck!

Monday, May 21, 2012

A new look!

As you can see Bee-inspired has a new look. I absolutely LOVE IT!!! 

A few months ago I was getting really frustrated with my blog design and I really wanted a custom design. I first tried doing a ton of free tutorials and after HOURS (more like days) of trying all I had was a sad attempt, which is what was on my blog before. 

I want this blog to be a source of inspiration for others and I was super uninspired by the design so I prayed about it (yes I pray about anything and everything) and a week later I found a competition for a custom blog design by (my now new friend) Jennie from click.snap.swoosh.laugh. I was sure I was going to win. 
I didn't. 

BUT a few weeks later she messaged me and said she wanted to do it for me. She is an amazing women with many talents and has more than one blog (she seems like bit of a super women to me.)

So here is the end result of her hard work. 
THANK YOU Jennie you were REALLY an answer to prayer.
  Here are her two blogs - go and take a look and say hi.

Here's to more exciting changes in the future.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


I'm back from all my travels in the States and SA and I will still blog about it when life returns to perceived normalcy. 
For now here are a few inspirations. 

1. DIY hand lettered gift wrap from The Sweetest Occasion. 
2. How to sew with knit fabrics from Ask Dana on Made (if you haven't been to her website yet you are missing out - she is possibly one of my favourite bloggers.)
3. DIY fabric labels from Just
4. Make your own photo props from The Letter 4.

I will be back soon and watch this space because some exciting changes are going to be happening on bee-inspired in the near future. 


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Making a slimline pen on a lathe

Today's tutorial is pretty intense. My brother is super talented and extremely detailed in all the things he creates. His latest hobby is making pens. So if you are interested in making pens I doubt you will get a better description than the one he has put together for you. If, like for me, this seems like too much effort you can order and buy them from him. Just email me and I will get you connected. Enjoy the tutorial :)

Turning a Slimline pen on a lathe

You will need: