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Friday, 10 May 2013

Bazinga Bee!



So I was lying in bed pondering a name for this post, and suddenly BAZINGA! or perhaps I should say BEEZINGA! Nice play on words I thought. My family really love watching The Big Bang Theory. As well as being incredibly funny, Sheldon reminds me of some of the autistic kids I have met through my work. Clever, funny, (and also perhaps challenging some people's preconceptions about autism) able to build good friendships.

 

I have been knitting some bees from my Bumble Bee Pattern. I saw this net fabric in a shop, and thought if I sewed it onto felt it would make quite nice bee wings. The original bees had acetate wings, the template for which comes with the pattern. I like them as they are very realistic, but I thought the gold might also look good especially if they were to used as a decoration.






But imagine my surprise when I typed Bazinga Bee into Google to find that it already exists. Someone has named a new species of bee in South America the Bazinga Bee. Click on the photo if you want to read more. I know he looks nothing like my bee, but I think his greeny sheen is rather beautiful. How hard it is to come up with anything truly original!





37 comments:

  1. A cute 'creepy' :) Well done, such tiny stitches.

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  2. I LOVE bumble bees! There was one amongst the blossoms on my pear tree just yesterday and I was sooo pleased to see it. And not just for the promise of pollination and a bumper pear harvest!

    I wouldn't have guessed about an actual Bazinga Bee though :)

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  3. You are so creative with the wings, I would have never thought using that kind of fabric for knitted bees' wings. (hmm, I don't really know what a bee's wings look like really.)

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  4. I love it! And I love the name. So funny that it's an actual bee!

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  5. So cute! We love Big Bang Theory too!

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  6. I love how you showcase your craft with wonderful settings. Well done!

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  7. Wow! How interesting to find the name you come up with actually exists and also for bees, love your fabric wing... maybe you can make the next set of bees in green ;)

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  8. ooooh, your bees are beeutiful! I love the wings.

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  9. I want to make these! I recommended on Google +.

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  10. Oh ~ lovely and creative work ~ Love the Bazinga Bee ~ ^_^

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  11. I love the fabric wings. They may not be as realistic but they work well with the overall project.

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  12. fantastic Bee - looks lovely
    'save the bees'

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  13. Both bees are cute! Amazing that the name already exists for a Bee! Maybe you should do green wooly one now? x

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  14. I love your bee, and how amazing the name you came up with is a real bee?!

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  15. Well, who'd have thought of a bee called Bazinga - now you can make some with green wool too! Love the wing fabric.

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  16. Love them! So cute, and how funny that you came up with the name of a real bee too! x

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  17. those gold wings are superb! they really make your bees stand out as something special and unique :) x

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  18. Absolutely lovely - the wings are gorgeous. Hope you have a good week.

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  19. They are special, and love the net bee wings :)

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  20. Oh ! very sweet & summery ! Love him to bitZZZZZZZZZ !

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  21. I wanted to type a suitable TBBT reply but my mind has gone blank! These are great and would get a hug from Sheldon! A new episode this week! Jo x

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  22. I love the wings on your bee, they work really well. I think you need to make a lovely shiny green bazinga bee too now :-)

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  23. They are gorgeous! And love the fact that they exist in real life too!!

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  24. These bees are wonderful! You're very clever :)

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  25. The acetate wings may be more accurate, but I think your gold wings look better aesthetically.
    Have a good week.

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  26. the bees are great. I'd love to come across some just hanging in a tree...perhaps a project.

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  27. Wow just wow. That is so brilliant!
    Thank you for sharing at the Spring Carnival

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  28. love that bee!! turned out great. :)

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  29. Fabulous little creature - beeautiful!

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  30. What a cute idea. I love his wings!

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  31. Very cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  32. LOve your bees!!! They are much cuter than the real one ;) Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope you stop by again! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/05/eco-kids-tuesday_21.html

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