I will never forget the first time my son was stung by a bee: he was 6. His grandmother would run screaming at the sight or sound of a bee. I tried to teach my son to be still instead of running and flailing his arms because bees don’t look for to sting people, they do it out of self-defense. I might have told him it wouldn’t hurt much either…
Unfortunately his grandmother was visiting the day of his first sting and made a HUGE fuss about how horrible it was. My son looked at me with such betrayal in his tear-filled eyes and said, “You said it wouldn’t hurt! IT DOES!!!” (I have a little mom-guilt yet smile thinking of it at the same time!)
Now 26, my son has a very different appreciation for bees. Bees hold the key to life: for our flowers, our food and therefore our us. It may hurt when they sting you but it will hurt much more if they are not around.
The Bee’s Life collection is inspired by the beauty and necessity of bees and all they offer to the planet.
Watch the video to see the fabrics, upcoming projects and a few shenanigans at the end!
15 Prints and a Quilt Panel are Included in the Collection
Project Sneak Peek!
Here are some of the projects I’ll be sharing once the fabric ships in October 2020 through the fall to help you find lots of ways to use your Bee’s Life fabric!
I hope you enjoyed this preview of the busy bees to come – I’m excited to see what you create!
Your bee fabric is gorgeous! I know a bee keeper who would love these too.
The bee fabric is Bee-u-tiful!! It will be sweet when I can get my hands on some!
We are beekeepers in southwest Colorado and love everything bees and honey! Love your fabric they are beautiful! I bought a whole lot of the bee fabric but I have yet to cut into them! Thanks for your project ideas.
Thank you! Would love to see what you make!
Where can I purchase your bee fabrics?
The bee fabric is being phased out so your best bet is to google “Bee’s Life fabric Riley Blake Designs” (people always tag the manufacturer but not always me as the designer unfortunately.) Good luck!