Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Craft Show Set Up

Well, I had my first craft show of the year. It was close enough to me - only 5 minutes from my house.

My sister came up and sold her handmade mittens out of recycled sweaters - she only sold one pair but lots of lookers. I figured it was 75 and too hot for people to buy mittens.

I was so excited to get my area set up with my new EZ up tent so I thought I'd share what my little space looked like.

Check out my flickr page for more pics:

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

How Cool Is This - Photo Jewelry Out of Vintage Typewriter Keys!

So you have a loved one that lives far away and you only get to see them occasionally...well why not get a custom photo necklace and carry them with you everyday! The photo illustrates my own necklace that I made out of a vintage typewriter key - the picture shows my two beautiful daughters.

This necklace is truly eclectic, so different from your traditional measures 18mm (or about 3/4 " wide) and is securely attached to a silverplated bail and a 16 inch ballchain. All I need is a photo emailed to me and I will take it from there!

Please note that when I resize the photo it may loose some of the clarity of the actual photo. Also, some of my keys may show a little wear and tear but I think it adds character to the piece.

Monday, May 5, 2008

NERD Scrabble Tile Magnets

N E R D Scrabble tile magnets - need I say more?

Sunday, March 9, 2008


You know you’re a player! And you’re in luck because we have the game for you! A little Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt promotional game FAM-style, where each of us have hidden a little green frog in one of our Etsy listings, or find the text “famfrog” in the item description. All you need to do is find one of those frogs in five different participating shops, submit your answers to BAMDesigns and you’ll be entered to win one of several FAMtastic prizes! In addition to the FAM Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt, all purchases made through the participating FAM Shops on Etsy (please scroll down for shop links) will automatically be entered in the drawing.

Each participating store has hidden the image of our FAM Frog or the text “famfrogs” in one or more of their listings or listing photos. Find the frog image or text in 5 participating shops and be entered for a chance to win! All purchases made from participating shops during the promotion will also be entered into the drawing.Drawing will be held on March 26, 2008. The winners will be notified by convo or email. All entrants agree to have their names announced in the Etsy forums and on blogs.

The prizes being awarded are FAM Bucks which are coupons used in participating FAM stores on Etsy. FAM Bucks are codes that entitle the bearer to receive discounts in participating FAM stores. FAM Bucks allow the winner to choose their prize from participating FAM stores!
Send your guesses to: BamDesigns on Etsy and include the following information:- Your Name- Your Etsy Username- The URL to the item where you found the frog or famfrog text!- You need just one frog or famfrog text from 5 different shops!
Drawing will be held on March 26, 2008. The winners will be notified by convo or email. All entrants agree to have their names announced in the Etsy forums and on blogs.

Participating FAM Spring Fling shops on ETSY:

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I Need Life Alert!

I've fallen and I can't get up - where is my life alert when I need it!
This picture was taken in Paradise, Michigan...yes there is a place called Paradise...a snowmobilers haven!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Michigan's Economy sucks...But It Is Beautiful!

Yes, it is true, the economy in Michigan bites the big one but it is one of the most beautiful places!

After 975 miles driving and riding, I thought I'd share a few snap shots of the trip. It was so damn cold - like -3 in the morning to a high of about 15 - brrrrr! Only people who truly love this sport would be willing to put up with those conditions.

But, the scenery you see is spectacular!