Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Can you believe this?

Well after getting the gallbladder removed on Dec 4, 5 days later and only 20% of people this happens too, I get a leak from my liver spiting bile into my stomach. Talk about pain above all pain, I was rushed to the ER and transferred to the hospital in Austin that I had the procedure done, Drs looked for the leak, then they decided to place a stent in the bile duct to keep this from happening again. Finally two days later home sweet home, well at least I thought so until I started having more sharp pains. Now back to the ER, this time we went to the hospital were I had the surgery so I would not have to take another ride. They discovered I had pancreatitis which happens in 5% of all people who have there gallbladders out! Should I really have had it removed, it seems that it would have been easier to be on a diet then go through the hell I have been in the last 7 days. Well I am finally home, and have had a few sales to ship out in my shop, but most of all I am glad to sleep in my own bed tonight. ( Hospital beds move all night to keep you from getting bed sores, and you can't really sleep well with movement all night.) Well I was hoping to have a busier Christmas season on ETSY, I have only done 10 sales for the month, very slow. I am hoping to make some new jewelry for the NEW YEAR holidays....we will have to see how I feel the next few days. I did list some new earrings before the gallbladder mess...so check them out..at my shop.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Creation

Well I have been working up this new creation for a couple of weeks now, and now I think I have gotten the design down. Its similiar to what we all know as the scrabble tile pendant famously done by several other etsy people but I think I may be the first to create it with old vintage fabric laid on top of the wooden pendant. I have looked and researched for some time and have found no one has done this idea yet, its so me too. I use soooo much vintage fabrics in all my designs, so why not add some to the pendant as well. It may be so cute you will have to get yourself one for christmas. I am listing it on my shop today. I have only one right now, but more to come in the weeks ahead. Here it is...the cute fabric pendant.

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Day

Well its been 5 days since surgery, post gallbladder removed. I am feeling tired still, but feeling hungry for the first time in 4 months, I hope to keep my 40 extra pounds off, but its going to be hard when you have to the desire to eat everything insight. Well still running a great Christmas sale, free cute little poppy earrings with your purchase. Oh, by the way got on the front page of etsy and sold the item. and got 10 hearts, but why only one sale when thousands of people saw my purses, not sure on that one.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Contest win $750 worth of ETSY prizes

Here is a list of sponsors, and I need to pick 6 that I love to win! (if they pick me!)
The Sponsors:
This and That - $20 gift cardRed Pajamas - Little Man's Tie ($8)Baby Luv Gifts - Cute Custom Beanie ($15)Baby Bears - $25 gift cardMy Custom Baby Boutique - $25 gift cardBaby Goin Places - PocketChanger Diaper Changing Pad ($25)Layla Legs - $15 gift card & free shippingSecond Story Window - $10 gift cardInspiring Color Tie Dye - Youth pullover hoodie rainbow diagonal or swirl ($30)Baby Peas - boy or girl cloth play blocks- set of 4 ($18)Abby Chase Designs - Lotus Hair Flower ($13.50)Tadpoles and Tutus - $20 gift cardMake it and Love It - onesie/bootie set of choice (14.99)
Four Dog Day - Cute Pink Key Ring ($8)Jupita - $20 gift cardZeba - Coin Pearl Earrings ($20)Jodi Horgan - $25 gift cardOne of a Kind Custom Jewelry - $20 gift cardAcross The Pond - choice of any vintage button ring ($14)Kerstin Hanson - $20 gift card
Bath and BodyKrug's Eco-Logic - $15 gift cardIndulgent Creations - Soy candle travel tin, soap and lotion ($16.50)koko candles - holiday brownie cupcake candles ($25)Dazzle Dott - $20 gift certificate
Especially for Mom
Mary Zoom - Pink Polka Dot Glam Cleaning Gloves ($10)Maggie Sue Designs -A cup cozy and coordinating set of Tame Your Mane ponytail holders ($12)Gaia Conceptions - "My Everything" piece (clothing, $40)BoojiBoo - apron of winners choice (only ones in stock, $28.75)
Yummy Treats
A Sugar Affair - $10 gift cardCakebox Cookies - $20 gift cardA Thyme 2 B Comforted - $25 gift cardDouble Dipped Sweets - $20 gift cardKE Cookies - One dozen chocolate chip cookies ($8)AngelPie Cookies and Cakes - One dozen decorated sugar cookies ($18)Meg's Creations - 2 pack of cookie and brownie mix ($24 including shipping)Cookie Art by Sarah - One dozen sugar cookie snowflakes and $25 gift certificate ($53)
Paper Crafts
Paper Treasures 4 U - 2 page 12''x12'' Christmas layout ($9)Inkspot Workshop - 1 Set of 6 Snowman Gift Enclosures 1 Set of 6 Tree Bird Gift Enclosures ($12)Take Note - 1 set of personalized notecards ($15)Articulations - 6 lunchbox love mini cards ($5)

My top 6 picks:
1. Red Pajamas - Little Man's Tie ($8)
2. Across The Pond - choice of any vintage button ring ($14)
3. Indulgent Creations - Soy candle travel tin, soap and lotion ($16.50)
4. Gaia Conceptions - "My Everything" piece (clothing, $40)
5. A Sugar Affair - $10 gift card
6. Take Note - 1 set of personalized notecards ($15)

For you to pick you need to go to this blog and follow the instructions on how to win!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Well today its the big day to shop online and get great deals. I am trying my hardest to get some sales today too! I am hoping to make some extra money so I too can shop online for Christmas. Sooooo here's the big sale... I am giving a free pair of poppy earrings with every purchase. Also I have free USA shipping always, so you save money always when you shop at my place.. so you are wondering what the earrings look like, well here's a cute picture so you will now know what you are getting, give them to everyone they are so cute and prefect.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Good News

Well for all those who were wondering if the gallbladder is getting removed, it is Dec 4th at 3:30 pm. I am having surgery in Austin, TX at Seton Hosptial. Finally after fighting with doctors, its coming out and then I will be able to eat again, not fatty foods but real food, I am very sick of this plain diet, no good stuff.

Monday, November 17, 2008

DYI fashion show!

Well this year I was able to participate in the DYI factory fashion/craft show! I was a great so much fun and a great turn out. I sold lots and enjoyed meeting some new vendors from all over Texas. I got to participate in the fashion show, seeing my pieces on the the runway so so cool. I really like the models they were all super cute and modeled the dresses great! Here are some pictures I took of them before the show. WOW!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008


I am still having the worst time with this gallbladder thing. I am not sure why the Dr is taking his sweet time to help me resolve this horrible pain....I mean pain. Well on to other news, I am doing two shows this next week, one is here in Georgetown and other is in San Antonio. I hope to have my gallbladder out this weeks so I will be ready for the shows. Please for the love of GOD, helpme get over this pain. Here are some pics of my new purses...hope you like them.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Craft Shows & Christmas shopping

Well its the Christmas season again and I am getting ready for two great shows coming up, one is on the 13th and 14th of November at the First Baptist Church in Georgetown, It's at my son's preschool and I did the show last year and loved it. Please come out if you are in the area during those days, from 11-3 pm. (The church is located on east HWY 29 pass the wolf ranch shopping center.) I will have all my goodies there, and they make great Christmas gifts, especially if you like one of a kind handmade items. I do have my winter collection of purses done, I made 50 this year and I am getting low, this means I may have to do a bigger collection in the spring, happy dance! Also I am doing another show THE DYI FACTORY on the 15th of November, in San Antonio. Guess what, I am in a fashion show, can you believe I am having five minutes of fame, I am sooooo excited.
Please come checkout the show. If you need a discount card, email me and I will send you one in the mail before the show.

Monday, September 8, 2008

New stuff on ETSY

I wanted to share with all my new items I have added these past few weeks. In September I will be donation 10% of my sales to a friend of my son's therapy. He has been going through therapy and the cost is very expensive, so please shop in my store this month to help the family.

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Garden Delights

Here are a few examples of the Garden Necklace choker. You can find them at Becky Mae Designs online to order one of your own Garden Delights!

Garden Delight

Here are the basic steps in creating an one of kind garden choker necklace. I always make sure I have a clean work space with all the supplies I need to make my jewelry so I can focus on creating not trying to find my tools.
supplies: 19 inch brass chain
brass circle 1/2 inch
jewelry tools, round nose pliers, flattening pliers, wire cutters
beads, floral pearls different shapes and colors
brass leaf charm
head pins
jump rings
clean work space

Step1: Layout your necklace so you can start planning your design. I like to have an idea of what I am going to create before I begin putting together my pieces.
Step2: Connect your circle and handmade flower to the chain of the necklace with a jump ring. Then at the other end of the chain you can add your charm leaf, I also add a pearl to my charm leaf. I also pulled my chain through the circle so I could see the start of my necklace.
Step3: I now begin to gather all my beads I want to add to my necklace. I begin by laying them out next to the chain, once I decide on the design I like, I begin to start making the necklace.
Step 4: Take your head pin place it through the bead, bend wire one direction, then take your round nose pliers and make a loop with the wire then cut off extra wire you don't need. Close the loop after you have add the bead to the chain.
Step5: Continue step 4 until you have added all the beads to complete your necklace garden.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Lost track of Blogging....

I have been so busy this month making stuff for the Red Poppy Fest here in Georgetown, TX, I have forgotten to blog all this month. Well I am on my last part of getting ready for the show, pricing my jewelry. Yes, everything else is completed, 100 purses priced and tagged, 34 pillowcase dresses done, and some jewelry done, I have about 60 necklaces left to price. I am enjoying the fact that there is a week until the festival and I can rest Thursday night and not have to worry about making product to sell on Saturday. I took some pictures of some finished product to share, you get a sneak peek before Saturday. Boy, did the poppy necklaces and earring come out cute, I hope to sell out and have to take orders for later.

Friday, April 4, 2008

What this month look like for Beckymae?

This is a very exciting month for me, I am participating in a local craft fair called the Red Poppy Festival. It is a very large festival that happens every year right here in my hometown, Georgetown. Its made up of all different kinds of things to do, craft booths, food, fun stuff for the kids, a parade and much more for two days, April 26, 27 th. I have been working really hard to get ready for the two day event, I plan on have over 100 purses, 40 vintage pillowcase dresses for little girls, and tons of revamped jewelry I have been creating daily. I am not sure how this event will turnout for my business, but I hope to put it locally on the map here in Texas. I have been selling mostly internationally on my website so I hope to generate more here in Texas. Check back to see my progress on my items I will have, and if you live in Texas and want to come by and see me, your are welcome anytime during the festival. thanks!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Have new purses!

Started working on some new purses today, I have gotten 4 done and boy are they cute!

Monday, March 10, 2008

New Jewelry LOve them!

Here are some new necklaces I have been working on this week....my spring/summer purse line is in the making right now. I am working on 42 purse this time in my spring/summer collection....the biggest collection yet. My plans are to have it done by March 30th, so be sure to checkout my shop then, BeckyMae.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Etsy Swimmer

Here is my one of kind vintage fabric swimmer I sent to ETSY this week. I hope they like it. Its made from an old Vera scarf with red thread at the bottom of the fish. It has a cool vintage white button. I am not a good stuff-animal maker but I tried. Everyone should be making a swimmer for etsy, its a good way to get your name out there in ETSY land. So go swim my little fish. Heee Heee

Friday, February 29, 2008

New necklaces for my friend's wedding and some new purse pictures I took today

Look at these beautiful necklaces I have been creating for my friend's wedding. She wanted something different so I offered to make her some necklaces my style. I really think them. Especially the swallow bird. Perfect for a wedding.