World Bumblebee Day
History & Trivia

Fun Facts About Bumblebees

Today (August 18th, 2018) is World Bumblebee Day. So in the spirit of the holiday I’ve rounded up some fun facts about bumblebees. Fun Facts Bumblebees are social insects, much like honey bees, that form colonies with a single queen. Bumblebee colonies can range in size from as few as 50 to as many as 400. Female bumblebees can sting repeatedly, but generally ignore humans and other animals. Male bumblebees do not have a stinger. Bumblebees are peaceful, even more so than other bee species but they will attack when they are threatened.  Like honeybees, bumblebees feed on nectar that

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Real Talk

Creativity in the Shadows of Uncertainty

Confession time… Not long ago, I was floundering a bit with my business, I had no real direction, and I had no idea where to go next. So I took a small break, and I asked people for help resetting myself. The most common thing that was recommended to me was to read a book, and everyone had an opinion on which one would be best for me. So I picked one at random, and what I ended up reading was “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration”. (You can find a copy

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Tips & Tricks

Crochet Tip: Stitch Marker Alternative

Working on a crochet project that requires a stitch marker?  Don’t have one? OR Hate those little plastic ones that never seem to work right?  Use a scrap piece of yarn!  Thread it through the first or last stitch in your row so you can help keep an eye on your stitch count. This works amazing for round projects, just keep threading it through and you can easily see the row transitions. If your thread jumps to the side suddenly, your count may be off.  Once you’ve finished the project (or run out of the scrap yarns length) just gently

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