Bee Mug And A Yo-Yo Cozy

Hello sweet friends!
It's a beeautiful day, isn't it? :)
Did you know that May Day will be here in a little over a week?
I know for May Day baskets of flowers are usually given
and left at the door {anonymously} for someone special to find.
Why not think outside of the box. . .
and give a little mug gift set with a pretty doily flower :)
Set this sweet mug at someones door for a delightful surprise.

The cheerful yellow mug is in the shape of a beehive
which is perfect for a bee theme gift.

I filled the mug with tissue paper
and then added Camomile, Honey and Vanilla Tea.
I also slipped in some Burt's Bees lip balm and lip shimmer.

I thought this saying "Be Yourself"
was perfect for the bee theme so I applied it to a white paper doily.

I attached a fabric-wrapped wire stem to the back of the doily
which created a sweet little flower :)

Here is the back of the doily. . .

Have you seen those pretty knitted/crocheted mug cozies?
Well, I think they are simply lovely, but . . . I can't knit. . . or crochet
so I made a mug cozy out of fabric yo-yo's.

I used eight fabric yo-yo's to create the cozy.

And added some snap buttons to attach the ends together.

A simple, thoughtful, and beeautiful gift for someone special :)

Enjoy your day and Be Yourself. . . you are lovely!

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Forgive me, sweet friends, for being absent from blogging this week.
My little one got the stomach flu on Tuesday and now I have it. . .
Lord-willing, I will be around to visit all of you soon,
I truly appreciate your visits and comments!

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My Garden Diaries said...

What a beautiful idea! That would so brighten someone's day and you did such a beautiful job! I am so excited for May!! Happy creating friend! Nicole xoxo

magnoliasntea said...

Stephanie, I LOVE your beeautiful gift idea! It's cute as a button, and those colors work so well together. I have some of the ♪♫ ♪ fabric but can't cut it 'cause I love it too much (or I'm crazy maybe), lol. You're a strong woman. ;)
Now seriously, I'm glad your son is better now, and I hope you recover quickly from the stomach flu. It's AWFUL; I know because I had it and thought I would die from dry heaves. And don't worry about blogging while you're sick; I'm sure everyone understands. :)

Anonymous said...

This is just delightful :) feel better Stephanie. Take your time and drink lots of ginger tea :) or chamomile, they help me here in the cottage when we suffer from stomach ailments :)

Home Meadows said...

I hope you and your son are both feeling better soon. The Bee-theme gift is a great idea and all the special touches will be appreciated by the recipient I'm sure. Have a wonderful day and take care, Heather

Billie Jo said...

You are so thoughtful!
And talented!
Prayers for you and your little guy that you are on the mend soon.
Rest up and sip that tea. : )

Hannah @ Shining Stars said...

I love this - so beautiful!! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Sola Scriptura said...

What a creative and lovely gift! I'm so sorry to hear that you and your son have been unwell. I do hope you both feel healthy again soon.

Unknown said...

What a lovely idea, I really like the mug you have put together!, hope you feel better soon. Take Carexx

Jill said...

Love this idea and that yo-yo cozy is SO creative! Feel better!!

Christine said...

Hoping you all recover quickly, dear Stephanie!
I LOVE the idea of a bee-utiful gift filled with sweetness and made with love!
Thanks for sharing!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is a really cute idea. The bee theme is really sweet. I hope your little guy feels better soon!

Stacy said...

Ugh, that's awful about being sick ~ I hope it passes soon. I love this idea for May Day, especially if the recipient is allergic to flowers!!!

Mrs. Kelley Dibble said...


Of course I love the yo-yos!


Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Stephanie! I am so, so sorry to hear you are ill at the moment!
How terrible that both you and your dear son have been sick!
I am praying much for you that you will be completely healed!

Now, you have created the most beautiful gift! How touched the person receiving this will be!

I love the bee theme and the darling fabric yo-yos...*sigh*... You are truly creative sweet friend and a fantastic inspiration!

Blessings and much love to you!

hobbyloes said...

Hello Stephanie, I like that nice idea: bee time, you are so creative.
I hope you be soon well again and your son too.
Thanks for your very kind comment.
Hugs, Loes

mamasmercantile said...

Hope you are both feeling better soon. Such a wonderful idea that can be adapted to suit the seasons, I love it.

Rue said...

What a delightful May Day gift! The yellow cup is so cheerful and I love the doily flower :)

I hope you feel better soon!


Anonymous said...

Hope you both are feeling better soon.
What a sweet, cute idea!!
Blessings ♥

living from glory to glory said...

Well, I'll BEE
This is so cute...
You could sell those! Very original!
Hugs, Roxy

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...


Francine said...

What a great idea, Stephanie! I love putting gift baskets together and I may have to borrow your idea. :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dear Stephanie, I always LOVE to see the beautiful things you make and that will bring joy to someone!! How precious is this gift, and I love the little cozy! Adorable and just sweetness in every way! Praying that your dear son will be feeling better very soon and back to his normal self! Hugs, dearest friend!

Debbie Harris said...

Just darling! I think you should enjoy that special mug and all its treasures since you're not feeling well.:-)
What a great idea making those yo yo's as a cozy. You always amaze me with your sweet ideas.

Sweet blessings and feel better soon.xoxo
Love you~ mom

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a darling gift idea, sweet friend! The yo yo cozy is too cute and all the gifts inside are perfect for your theme. I hope you'll be feeling better soon. Love and hugs are sent to you.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, So sorry you and your son are under the weather. Sure hope you both are feeling better soon.

Love your darling bee design for May day or even Mother's Day. You are so creative my friend and this is very special.
BEE better soon, Hugs and Blessings, CM

Marilyn Mathis said...

What a lovely surprise for someone. Thanks for the idea.

Prairie Patchwork Quilts said...

You think of wonderful things to make and then put together the perfect little vignettes. I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well and I do hope you feel much better soon.

Melanie said...

Stephanie, what a cute idea - the mug and contents! I wouldn't mind finding one of those at my front door! I'm so sorry your son has been sick and now you. Get better fast! Hugs

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie,
I love your mug you decorated and filled up with such nice things. The bee theme is really cute. I hope you all get well and feel better. Take care.
Julie xo

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful gift idea!!
Love it!!

Thanks so much for all your visits and kind words! I truly appreciate your visits!!


Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

This is so adorable and very unique! Love the yo-yos!

RoseMary Baty-Willcox said...

What a lovely idea.
where did you get your yellow mug.

Debby Ray said...

What a darling idea and such a sweet gift! I love the yellow with the black & white combination too! I hope you having an awesome day :)

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like a wonderful gift idea!

sarah said...

I have a friend who does this, and another who secretly leaves easter eggs on doorsteps. :-) I'm sorry you are unwell, I hope you recover soon.

domenica.60 said...

It's a lovely idea for a spring birthday gift, I think.

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable and so cheerful as well :) I just love the bright yellow! Perfect for springtime!

I'm so sorry that you and your son have been under the weather. I know that's not fun, but I hope you feel better real soon :) Sending you love and hugs! <3

Vicky Hunt said...

Such a sweet gift idea Stephanie! I love the sunny yellow mug and the yo-yo cozy is a great idea. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this. So hard to believe it's almost May already! Where have the months gone? It is just flying by! Have a lovely Friday and weekend.

Hugs, Vicky

Wanda said...

Oh how lovely is your Bee collection.

So very sorry you and your little one have been sick. That is just hard to deal with.

Hope you both are completely well soon.

Love and Hugs

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, you are so creative! I love your little bee mug and all it holds! I hope your son is better soon.

Mari said...

So cute! Anyone would be happy to get that.
The flu is running rampant around here too. Praying you two are feeling better soon!

Barry Brindisi said...

A friend told me, of your beautiful site. I just took a peek at your May Day article. It seems you have nice gift ideas.

Have a blessed day.

Kim said...

Poor Stephanie! I'm so sorry you're sick! And still you post such a lovely post! Go lay down, girlfriend, and get some rest! We'll be here when you feel better. Take care, sweet Stephanie!

Margie said...


Hope you and your son feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Delightful idea. Praying you both feel better soon.

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet and lovely idea, Stephanie.

I am so sorry you got the "bug" -it is hard to isolate bugs in a family. I pray you are all well very, very soon. Blessings- xo Diana

Ida said...

Oh no you have the "bug" now too. So sorry to hear that. Hope you and your little one both feel better real soon.

This is a fun and cute idea. I still give May Day flowers to my mom and knock on her door and run and hide even though she's knows it's from me. I've been doing it for years now.

Lorrie said...

Such a cute little gift idea.
Sorry you got the flu and I hope you feel better very soon.

Huckleberry stitches said...

Love the mug! Darling! Now my dear, get well soon! I understand this bug is really going around. Feel better.

Anna said...

Beautiful and original !!!!
Have a shinny weekend !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear heart, I am very late; had a lovely and late birthday night and now I'm off to school. THIS TEA! Oh the best combinations ever with vanilla and honey!

Back later! Off to school...

Esther Asbury said...

Your "bee gift" is adorable! I love the doily flower pick and that darling yo-yo mug cozy! So sweet!

Robyn said...

Oh my goodness, Stephanie, your attention to detail simply blows me away. I feel fortunate if I can put together a bouquet of flowers properly, lol, so there is little hope for me but I sure do like admiring your creations!
Enjoy your weekend, sweet friend.
Love and hugs to you!

My thrift store addiction said...

What a creative and thoughtful gift--just lovely! Have a wonderful weekend sweet Friend!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a sweet gift. I love the music flower. xoox

Feral Turtle said...

Feel better Stephanie! What a delightful gift you have created!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh you poor darling Stephanie
I do wish I lived closer and could come and help to you!
Motherhood is our most precious role in life - but it can have it's drawbacks, especially when playing nurse maid and being exposed to our little ones germs....
I hope by now you are BEE-ginning to feel better.
Ginger tea with honey is wonderful for stomach ailments!
God created bees with YOU in mind!

Inspiring creations from your hands sweet Stephanie.
Take care
Sending hugs and prayers across the oceans.
Shane x

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, stopping back by to say hello and see how you are feeling. Hope you are getting better.
Saying prayers for you sweet friend.
Hugs, CM

Aida said...

Hope you get better soon Steph. Rest well and stay warm.
The be yourself mug looks pretty and perfect for giveaway or a little gift.

Take care


Unknown said...

oh, what a perfect idea, Stephanie. I have to start putting a couple together right now.

Kim said...

How delightful would it be to open one's front door and see that gorgeous thought waiting for you!! It would put a smile in a person's heart! Hope you are feeling better soon, Stephanie!

Sylvia said...

That's a great idea,Stephanie, you do come up with the most delightful and inspiring ideas.
I pray you are feeling better!
May God bless and keep you in His care, my dear friend.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Stephanie I was hoping you wouldn't get sick also, as hard as you try when you are taking care of others it almost always leads to that, hope you are able to get some rest.
Your little project is so cute and such a great idea, love your yo yo cozy, love that fabric against the yellow cup.

Roberta said...

Dear friend Stephanie,
I hope you feel better soon!
I like so much your May Day basket - it's adorable!!!!
Un baiser

Deborah Montgomery said...

LOVE this Stephanie! The yo-yo cozy is bee-utiful! What a lovely gift for someone special.
I do hope your son is feeling better now. xo

Linda Walker said...

Well that's the cutest gift ever! I love the black and white yo yos on the bright yellow mug! That would sweeten just about anybody's day. Hope you had a lovely weekend Stephanie!

Julie Bagamary said...

Adorable, practical and fun. What a great gift!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Anyone would BEE so happy to receive this sweet gift Stephanie! I love Burts Bees and found a sweet zipper bag filled with Burts Bees products, never opened at our local thrift. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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