Throwback Thursday: It’s the Bees Knees!

So bees are coming on trend again and the fine folks at Chalk Couture have always been on top of it. They did a whole 3 transfer series with bees and other designs since then. Good news is they’re still available as of this publish date.

But here’s a question. What the heck does the bee’s knees even mean? I mean who’s getting close enough to a bee to check out its knees? I’m sure they’re all hairy and weird, probably dusty with pollen. Not so cute as our Chalk Couture designs.

(photo: Sanchez, creative commons 3.0)

So I looked it up and, Fun Fact, Oxford says this: ” The phrase was first recorded in the late 18th century, when it was used to mean ‘something very small and insignificant’. Its current meaning dates from the 1920s, at which time a whole collection of American slang expressions were  coined with the meaning ‘an outstanding person or thing’. Examples included the flea’s eyebrowsthe canary’s tusks, and one that still survives – the cat’s whiskers. The switch in meaning for the bee’s knees  probably emerged because it was so similar in structure and pattern to these other phrases.

So there you have it. These designs are, in fact, the Bee’s Knees. Right now, I will share with you the Bee’s Knees Collection: Beehive transfer. I used the 12X18 Aiden Frame (no longer available in Black), Beehive Transfer, Eucalyptus, Bright White, and Bumblebee Chalk Paste. I also used our Fuzzing Towel, Stir Sticks, Mini Squeegees, Small Squeegees, and a Board Eraser. Check out this video to see how I did it.

Really nice project. It’s so cute for a bee themed room or your kitchen.
So many possibilities.

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