Christmas is here! (spolier alert...)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Well, a little bit of Christmas arrived in my letterbox yesterday! I signed up to do a Christmas Ornament Swap through the 20cent Mixture blog, you get assigned 5 other people in your group and you have to make a handmade Christmas decoration for each of them — and in turn you get 5 unique Christmas decorations back — sounded like fun to me!

We don't have our tree yet (mainly because I refuse to put anything Christmas related in my house until December, November is WAY too early) but when we do we will have a gorgeous decoration for it made by Emily and it is made from handmade merino and silk felt. I can't wait to see the rest of them!

My gorgeous decoration from Emily

Christmas Pudding Hoppity Hoppity Bunny decorations, genius!


Shopping for Bam Bam Creative...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

If you fancy giving someone you love something from Bam Bam Creative this Christmas (or heck, just for whenever really) you may like to know where you can get your hot little hands on my lovely wares, either from markets or the comfort of your own home on-line!

My items are usually spread around these shops, so if you have seen something you want and can't find it in one place, do check out the others. my very own felt shop (free shipping in NZ!) You can find me in the homewares, brooches & pins and purses sections
Little Kiwi's Nest my newest selling spot, gorgeous site with boutique items for babies to 10 year olds the massive site that is Etsy for all you international folks.

Crafternoon Tea: 12th December at Mt Eden Normal School (details to follow)
Love Handmade: 19th December at the Rose Centre in Belmont (TBC)
I'm usually at Kraftbomb every month, but won't be for November. I'm hoping that I'll be there for the 20th of December as so many people were expecting to see me at the November one and have been e-mailing me or asking at other markets! Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me...

And if you of course you can't find something that is quite right, please e-mail me for a custom order and I will be happy to oblige. For wall art it's just an additional $4NZD each, brooches and magnets are an additional $1NZD each (if I have your chosen fabric in stock) for cushions and bunting it varies to just let me know what you need. If you do want a custom order let me know quick smart so I can get it to you in time for Christmas.

Bunting (L to R: Soft Pinks, Vintage Hues & Baby Blues)

Woodland Folk Cushions (L to R: Hoppity Hoppity Bunny, Babes In The Wood set of 2, Hoppity Hoppity Bunny)

Fabric Covered Wall Art: (L to R: Babe In The Wood, Hoppity Hoppity Bunny, Fly Little Fantail)

Fabric Covered Wall Art (L to R: Babe In The Wood, I Think Mice Are Rather Nice, Hoppity Hoppity Bunny)

Hold Your Heart Brooches


Ta daa! New Products for tomorrow!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Crafternoon Tea that is, and it's going to be super awesome and full to the brim with vendors, with an extra room open there will be so much to choose from. Perfect to do a spot of Christmas shopping, don't you think?

I've been busy sewing like a maniac, and I finally have my new cushions to début! I've been wanting to extend my boutique homewares range for a while now but was waiting for the lightening bolt of inspiration to strike (thanks Amy!) and the cushions match my bunting and wall art perfectly — a great way to coordinate a room — I have one more item that I am in the process of designing and figuring out a few suppliers, so definitely watch this space....

Now, if you'd like one of these gorgeous cushions you will have to be quick, I only have 5 available tomorrow and at just $45.00 each they will be sure to fly out the door!

set of two Babe in the Wood Cushions

Fly Little Fantail Cushion

Hoppity Hoppity Bunny Cushion


Spot of Tea Guv...?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Said in your best South London accent, but really, I'm talking about Crafternoon Tea this Saturday!! I'm so excited about this market, I really wanted to be at the first one but had a family birthday so couldn't make it as a seller which was a real shame. There are going to be lots of lovely Auckland crafty regulars like Skipapple, Books By Rachel, Ran With Scissors, Cat Taylor, Ruby in the Dust, Miss Ellie May and DMCay Designs plus my very good friend, Kate from Paper Pesto will be doing her first Auckland market!! (I'm so pleased I twisted her arm to apply, haha)

So come along and say hi, I'll be attempting to make a beautiful selection of new goodies to début at this market too so even more reason to come!


To Market, To Market...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

This weekend is crazy–busy in Auckland for Markets with plenty to choose from. Yesterday I was involved in the very first Love Handmade market at the Rose Centre in Belmont on the shore, it was really well organised and I thought it went great for a first one.

From a sellers perspective — the venue was the best that I have been at before, the place was full of natural light and the chairs were actually the most comfortable I have ever had to use at a market — which when you think about it is really important as sellers are expected to sit in them for 3 to 5 hours! It was a bit quiet in the morning (but that may have been due to the 9am start, I could barely stop yawning myself!) but soon picked up from 10 and was really steady until finishing at 12. A really good mix of sellers were out with lots of varying styles and everyone was super nice. I'm definitely going to head along before Christmas again!

It was great to put some faces to names of people that are my twitter or blog 'buddies' =) some sellers were Podgy Panda, Oblong Craft Collective (her wares are AMAZING and I warn you that you will spend all your pennies at her table), Skipapple, My Pretty One and two new people that I came across were Throwing Feathers and Ferrit who were both super nice and very talented people. We also had lots of lovely visitors come down to say hi which was also really nice.

So, in typical me fashion, I forgot my camera (hey, I was up silly early and something was bound to be forgotten at that hour) BUT Kylie from Skipapple remembered hers so I'll pop up some pics from her as soon as, in the meantime you can have a nosey at the Love Handmade blog should you wish and mark it in your diaries for next month.

Today we went along to the Devonport Craft Market to say hello for a little bit, it was very nice to pop around and see everyone — until Grace threw a wobbly about wanting a cupcake (and being lactose and gluten intolerant really couldn't have one) so by then it was time to leave and head to Nana's for lunch! It looked as though it was going to be a very busy day so I hope all my crafty buddies had plenty of sales!

Chat soon!


I'm a little Magpie: Check out my Treasure!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Or Treasury I should say! Sarah from Cotton Kiwi put this together last week and it really is lovely, such beautiful colours. Thanks for including me Sarah!

In other news... it was the Devonport Craft Market this weekend just gone. It was pretty quiet, with not too many people through the doors but I did sell a few things and had so many people interested in my table — which definitely helped to keep the spirits up! The lovely Browyn from R.W Scissors popped along to say hi which was lovely, and it was also Kylie's (my partner in crime for the Auckland Craft Collective) first market for Skipapple, and she did really well which was great!

Now to get ready for the next market, Love Handmade on the 14th of November!

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What I do...

Bam Bam Creative makes boutique and vintage inspired homewares and childrens homewares — all made by hand with a lot of love and attention.

Making fabric Covered Wall Art, Magnets and Brooches, coordinating Bunting, Throw Cushions, Zipper Purses and soon to debut — Mobiles & Quilts — all made with an individual quality that you will love to look at and treasure for years to come.