Special Treat for Kraftbomb shoppers this weekend...

Friday, February 26, 2010

As you may know, it's Kraftbomb this Sunday!! (hurrah!)

To celebrate the first one of the year, I'll be offering $5 off the marked price of my Wall Art and Bunting!

So if you have been on the fence about which one you would like, this is the perfect time to pick up something special for your space.

NEW PRODUCTS..... I also have some new products on offer:

  • Babe In The Wood sets, featuring a little matching Fawn decal
  • Bunny & Fawn laser cut bamboo necklaces, made from 100% renewable sources.
  • Magnet sets which make perfect little gifts, come in fancy-pants packaging
Not to mention plenty of new zipper purses, brooches and wall art.

So come along! The playground is there for the kiddies and of course Freds famous lemonade.... 11 til 2pm at the Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

See you there xx

Bye Bye Baby Bunting

Babe In The Wood in B&W Vintage Blossom and Vintage Tulip (sold separately)


New to the shop...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

If you haven't seen already, I have added some new necklaces to the shop! So cute you can't help but go 'awwww'...

I have very limited numbers so be sure to get in quick if you would like one (or two if you can't decide) they will be available this weekend at Kraftbomb and on the 6th of March at Craft2.0. If there are any left after that, you can be sure to nab one on-line in my New Zealand store (international shipping rates on the listing).

Babe In The Wood necklace

Hoppity Hoppity Bunny necklace


Kraftbomb this weekend!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Come along! First one for the year so you know it's going to be a goodn' not to mention the fancy new poster....

That's it.

See you there! xx


Love is in the air...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

or all over the Felt.co.nz shopping site! And I just happen to be in two of the gift guides put together by Lucy, the lovely lady behind Felt.

Gifts over $20 included my Limited Edition Tote Bag and Babe In The Wood in Birds & Butterflies print.

Gifts over $50 included my Woodland Folk Throw Cushion featuring Babe In The Wood applique in Victorian Paisley print.


Crafternoon Tea this Saturday...

it's rolled around pretty fast! See you there xx


Wrapped in a neat little package...

Friday, February 12, 2010

my goodies that is! I've been talking about it for a while now but I have finally got in my hot little hands my new, crystal clear cello bags! It took me ages to source some that would be big enough AND while being good quality so that you could still see my gorgeous creations through them. Well, after searching for ages I finally found some and they were delivered earlier this week. I'm so pleased, it will mean that my wall art stays nice and clean without being damaged with the constant handling from myself and my customers.

I have designed a new sticker that I will be having printed (once I have some money that is!) which will have the care instructions on the back and of course my new branding. Last night I made little swing tags for my Bye Bye Baby Bunting, Treasure Keeper Zipper Purses and Treasure Keeper Bunny Purses — I spent ages with a scalpel cutting them all out, nothing makes me happier than a sharp scalpel blade that doesn't ruin your edges!

Also made was the backing cards for my Hold Your Heart magnet sets. These were sold individually at markets and on-line where people could choose their own, but I thought a little set would be cute, plus, so much easier to gift wrap if you're giving them to someone as a gift!

If you would like a last minute Valentines Day gift of a Hold Your Heart Magnet Set they are $12 each and I'll be listing a couple on the shop — if you're in New Zealand and purchase one today before 3pm I can get it to the postshop for delivery to your sweetheart tomorrow!



Got the stitch...

Monday, February 8, 2010

So I've been trying a few new things around Bam Bam HQ, not as in coming up with new products — more trying out new things to satisfy my crafty needs, enter Embroidery...

I was given recently by my Nana piles and PILES of embroidery thread (not to mention millions of buttons, zips and other vintage notions) it does make me a little sad when I get bags of these goodies as I know the only reason why I am getting them is because a lovely old dear at her retirement village can no longer use them. Still, looking at the glass half full, at least they aren't being binned and I can reuse them to make as many things as possible.

I had found a few old books that were my Mums when she was young that are full of what you need to be able to do to make a 'good' home — one of the chapters was embroidery, detailing plenty of stitches and diagrams of how to do them.

My first idea was to make a quilt for Grace, she had seen the previous one that I'd made for my shop and really wanted one for herself. I have cut all the squares and cut 12 of the squares from plain cloth that I have designed and embroidered for her. The quilt hasn't been sewn together yet but I'm planning on doing this soon.

Leo our cat being generally gorgeous and cuddly

My first square for Graces quilt finished!

Another event on the calendar was the BF's and my second anniversary and I decided to stitch this Day Of The Dead skull in lots of traditional and bright colours — it took me AGES and I'm really proud with how it came out!

Ray's gift finished, pats on the back for me!

So now I have invested in my own iron on transfer pencil and some bigger hoops so that I can have a bit of crafting that's just for me and not for sale, a great way to recharge the creativity!


One month to go!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's a month today until I'll be down at Craft2.0 market in Wellington!

I'm starting to get pretty excited about it, it will be the first time I have been out of Auckland to sell my wares and I'm trying to make the most of the trip by organising a few business meetings with shops and what have you. I'm also really excited to be catching up with Illustrator, Sarah McNeil for tea and cakes — we've been 'twitter buddies' for a little while and she recently moved to New Zealand. Fun times!

There is so much to do between now and then, one thing that I have been attempting to do for a while is to source some packaging for my wall art and other wares — which sounds so much easier than it is! I have ordered some large, clear cello sleeves and am in the process of designing some stickers for the front with a bit of branding and product background. So much information to cram into a small space! Anyway, I'm really excited about it as it will mean I'm that bit closer to having things 'retail ready'.

Anyway, just a little update today — see you at Craft2.0!!


Excuse me 2010, but...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

you're already going by WAY too fast, slow down and smell the flowers, please.

I may be (slightly) exaggerating with that, but it really feels like it has been zooming past very quickly, but that may be because I have been particularly busy with birthdays, organising myself for getting down to Craft2.0 and of course the markets happening in February.

Still, a happy surprise for February was that I am on the Felt.co.nz homepage again! I do quite like hanging out there, especially when I am in such good company. Head over and have a nosey...

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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.