Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Handmade Honey Bee in Crochet


plush toy honeybee
Plush Toy Honeybee

Nothing is sweeter than honey and that goes for this sweet plush toy "Holly Honeybee", hand-crafted in crochet, who is currently buzzing around my Etsy Shop.

This Honey Bee is handmade in crochet using yellow and black acrylic yarn. She measures 4 inches long and 4 inches tall, counting her wings).






plush toy honeybee in crochet
Holly Honey Bee's wings are created in white yarn. She is softly filled with new polyester polyfil. Her features (eyes and a smile) are embroidered in yarn



 

Differences Between a Real Honey Bee and this Toy Honey Bee



  • Real Honeybees live in hives of 50,000 or more bees
  • Toy Honey Bee is happy to be a child's playmate and live in their home.

  • Real Honeybees make lots of honey which beekeepers harvest for people to eat.
  • This plush crocheted honeybee and other plush animals enjoy having a tea party with honey cookies and the children who enjoy them.


Honey Bees and Bumble Bees



Amigurumi Crochet Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee in Amigurumi Crochet

  • Honey Bees are wasp-like and slender
  • Bumble Bees are furry and pudgy


Bumble Bee and Honey Bee in Handmade Crochet


My crocheted bumblebees and honeybees are typically similar in color and not much different than each other! Plush animals can be anything the crochet crafter wants them to be. :-).


Honey Bees and Honey

This cute board book is available on Amazon


Pooh's Honey Trouble

The best thing about honey bees is they make honey.  And no one likes honey better than Pooh Bear.  So it's not surprising that this sweet plush Honey bee's favorite book is “Pooh's Honey Trouble” starring her favorite character, Winnie-the-Pooh. Toy honey bee loves to read all about Pooh looking for his favorite honey snack in this fun 'touch-and-feel' board book. The book is perfect for babies and toddlers and plush toy honey bees.


Honey Cookie Recipe

 

Handmade Honey Bee doesn't really eat, but she would be very happy to keep you company at a tea party where you are serving some delicious Honey Spritz Cookies.  Sweet honey is the main ingredient in this recipe over at the Food Network. 




Come Visit this Cute Plush Honey Bee and her Friend the Plush Bumblebee



Happy Honey Bee and her buddy, the plush bumble bee, are ready for your visit to their hives in the Etsy Shop of Coastal Crochet Crafts. With little encouragement, they would be very pleased to follow you home. 



More Plush Insects on Etsy




Plush Caterpillars in Crochet


Toy honeybee and bumblebee are friends with other plush insects in my Etsy Shop, and we all know there is nothing cuter in the insect world than ones created in colorful yarn that are very friendly, soft and lovable.  Come to my Etsyland and check out a cuddly caterpillar handmade in crochet in Teal and White yarn and the colorful caterpillar friend who sports five different rainbow colors.  There is also a small 'stick' caterpillar in orange & yellow with a leaf on his head.  A 'cute and cuddly bunch for sure.



More BEE News


  • Honey Bee and her caterpillar friends hope you enjoy National Honey Bee Day on August 19th.

  • And, if you'd  like to learn how to encourage bees to visit your backyard garden, read Beverly Owens article about "Bees Should be Encouraged to Thrive."  Bev tells you just what flowering plants and trees encourage bees to visit.


(c) Wednesday Elf. Article written on 1/14/2015. Updated on 2/12/2017




18 comments:

  1. The cookies sound delicious and I love Pooh, but that little honeybee is simply the most adorable plush toy! I love the smile she is wearing. What a fun gift idea! I can imagine giving the little honeybee, the book and a batch of cookies to a child. The perfect tea party set up!

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    1. And I love your tea party idea, Sylvestermouse. I can just imagine the scene with the plush honeybee, a Pooh bear and mom reading the book while enjoying the cookies. :-)

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  2. What a darling toy your crocheted honey bee is! I love her smile. Can I get an invite to that fun tea party? I can bring some of my own crocheted toys to add to the party.

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    1. Bring your crocheted toys and join my plush honey bee at our tea party, Susan. The more the merrier.

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  3. Very cute honey bee! even if it doesn't make honey.

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    1. Thanks, Heather. Plush honey bee doesn't need to make honey like real bees. She's happy to just be a fun toy bee. :-)

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  4. Those bees really are super cute little things :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Marsha. Honey Bees are fun to crochet.

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  5. I love Pooh and your crochet honey bee too!

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    1. Pooh Bear and Plush Honey Bees seem to naturally go together - they both love honey! :) Thanks for visiting, Ruthi.

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  6. I like the way you int3ergrate the book into this. The plush crocheted bees are cute. I think even the bumblebee would be safe to have in the house. Normally I stay away from bumblebees.

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    1. I'm generally 'scared' of all bees, Barbara, but not my plush toy honeybee and bumblebee! :)

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  7. What a cute little toy honey bee! Thank you so much for sharing a link to my article about attracting bees to a garden or yard!

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    1. You are quite welcome, Beverly. Love to connect related items. Thanks for visiting my toy honey bee.

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    1. Thanks, Mouse. My toy bees enjoyed your return visit. :)

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  9. They're so cute and much more interesting with all the bits you've added.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Delighted you liked my plush bees.

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