Merry Christmas and Thank You!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas is tomorrow, I know it's a little early but I wanted to make sure that I said Happy Christmas to everyone...

Also, a HUGE thank you to everyone this year — the support that I have had when setting up my business and making things has been really overwhelming and quite humbling. I love doing what I do and get an immense amount of enjoyment from it. Being able to craft has introduced me to some fantastic people along the way that have become good friends who I really appreciate and am so inspired by.

Thank you to all the fantastic customers that I have had this year, it's been so fantastic to see people enjoy what I make! You guys have definitely made this possible for me.

I hope that everyone has a fantastic and well deserved break whatever you may be doing. Enjoy the time with your families and friends and I shall see you all again in 2010!! (Incidentally, where the heck has this decade gone??! It's trickled by far too fast...)

Take care, drive safe and lots of squishy hugs — Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!!
Jess x x x


Kraftbomb TODAY!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

That's right, last one for the year... Come along and do some last minute Christmas shopping. There will be loads of high quality vendors as usual and you friends and family will love getting something unique under their trees on Christmas morning!

I'll have loads of gorgeous new wall art, some new Santa Sacks, plenty of cute zipper purses, masses of little birdie brooches and some excellent bunny tree decorations.

11 til 2pm Grey Lynn Community Centre, Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

See you there!



Friday, December 18, 2009

I've got a new logo and branding coming in the New Year, thought you might like a little taster with some eye candy....


Thursday Gift Guide

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I know, I know — they are meant to be on Wednesdays, but I got a little busy yesterday and given it's so close to Christmas, it would be cool to do these more than once a week. So without further ramblings, here is my gift guide! All the items are available on

  1. Be Mine Soda Tab necklace $35 by pdombroski
  2. Moss & Lichen On A Tree Branch (5x7.5) $20 by simoneqdm
  3. Felt Hairties $8.50 by zippitydoodah
  4. Petit Recycled Thought pendant $30 by bibliographica
  5. Retro Flower Square pendant $22.50 by skipapple
  6. Custom Little Girl doll $25 by poppetto
  7. Rockin' Robin bodysuit $25 by peg
  8. Scrabble Tile custom cufflinks $25 pair by freedom
Just realised it's all stuff under $40 which is so super reasonable for some awesome stuff!

Happy Christmas everyone x x


New Goodies: Just in time for the weekends markets!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I've been crazy busy this week making some new things for the markets happening this weekend. It's only Wednesday now and I still have so much to do, but I'm making good headway! I try and break things down into smaller tasks so that I don't get too overwhelmed and can still get everything done and ensure it's up to my standards (which are far too high for my own good!).

After a rather disheartening market last weekend at the Christmas Crafternoon Tea, I thought that it was time to inject some new stock into my table by making some new things. I don't really need the stock, but I sometimes feel that tables can get a little stagnant and making some new stuff can really re-energise you as a crafter — and hopefully your sales too!

I have made 19 new pieces of wall art, 30 brooches and 20 odd magnets — so there is definitely been enough to keep me busy! I've finished labelling them all up today and am really excited to show them off this weekend.

Birdies about to take off...

New Fly Little Fantails and Hoppity Hoppity Bunnies

Lots of new Babes in the Woods...

I'm also really excited to be offering at each of the markets: gift wrapping! It took me a while so source what I wanted and I have no made up a little pretend gift that I can display on my table. For a small charge, your Christmas goodies from Bam Bam Creative can be all wrapped up and lovely. Ain't that just peachy.

How happy would you be getting a pressie like this on Christmas morning!
Even comes with a doily gift-tag. Nearly too good to give away....

This weekend you can find me at:

Love Handmade Market
Saturday 19th December from 10 am til 2pm
Rose Centre, Belmont over on the North Shore

Sunday 20th December from 11am til 2pm
Grey Lynn Community Centre, Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn

Hope to see you come along! With two awesome markets happening in Auckland so close to Christmas, there is really no reason for you to battle the malls to find the perfect gift — just come along and see a huge selection of quality handmade items and support our super awesome industry...

Jess x x x


Wrapping Up...

Monday, December 14, 2009

That blog title really does have more than one meaning! The last few weeks have been full on to say in the least — I've finally finished Uni!! It's been an emotional couple of weeks with putting together my end of year portfolio and everything has come to a grinding halt in that respect. Lucky though that Christmas is nearly upon us and the busy market season is stepping up a gear (or seven it actually feels like...)

Crafternoon Tea
The Christmas edition of Crafternoon Tea was on the 12th of December. It was great to see a hall full to the brim of quality, local crafters like Songbird Designs, Paper Pesto, Skipapple, Ran With Scissors, Books By Rachel, Flossies Fancy, Leila Loves Handmade and PLENTY more. The day itself was a little on the quiet side but a few people did really well so that was great.

Me and my table

Busy shoppers

My lovely table

My Bunny Christmas Puds! More for sale at this weekends markets.

End of School....
This year has been FULL of changes for me. I was made redundant in February, had an emergency trip to the hospital and came back minus an appendix, began my own craft based business and enrolled back at Uni for the second time in 8 years. After some first day jitters, it's all now done and dusted. It's weird — it feels amazing to have completed something that was a huge goal, but at the same time a little sad as I won't be heading into school each day, on a mission to finish that massive goal I set myself back in March. But it is also exciting as a new part of my life is starting, accompanied by a shiny and sparkly new qualification.
My end of year portfolio was very well received and according to my tutors that there were some excellent comments from the industry panel of judges — I had some of my Bam Bam Creative work there which I'm told they thought was great. I came out with a B+ for my portfolio which put me 4th in the class and counts towards 50% of my final grade, I'll be finding out my final grade just after Chritmas so fingers crossed...
I have set up a new blog for me as a Graphic Designer, it's still a work in progress so do take a moment to check it out if you fancy.
Well, that's it from me for today, but I have lots of new and exciting things to post about before the weekend — so stay tuned!

Jess x x x


Crafternoon Tea Christmas Amazingness

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

And it's this Saturday! Hard to believe that it's come around so quickly, not long to go now until Christmas, so come along and score some wonderful handmade goodies for yourself and your loved ones

x x x

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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.