Thursday, October 28, 2010

Twelve ways to win my necklace and be the envy of your friends.

The day I've been waiting for has finally arrived!!!!!!

My website is up and running!

Isn't it wonderful???!!!

I have been sharing my designs with you over the past couple of years, and I have shown you several different venues where I sell them. Many have asked me where they could buy my work, and up until now, you had to come see me at a show.

But that was then and this is now....

Pammys Attic

I am so proud to announce the Grand Opening of my brand, spankin' new website....
(you may now click on the image above to enter!)
Just in time for your holiday gift-giving!
Designed by the fabulous and extremely gifted Jenny Malott of

I feel like a new mom!

To celebrate, I am holding a give-a-way.

Who wants to win this?
my ever-so-popular nest pendant - each one completely handmade by yours truly
You will have several chances to enter, so get busy and do one or all of the following:

  • Comment on this post = one entry
  • Become a follower of this blog(over yonder on my sidebar) = two entries
  • Become a fan of Pammy's Attic on Facebook(also over on my sidebar) = two entries
  • Blog about the all-new and send me a link to your post = three entries
  • Grab the button, add it to your blog, and send me a link to it = four entries
That's twelve shots at winning!

I will keep this contest open for one entire week.

It will be closed as of midnite Thursday, November 4th and I will announce the winner the next day.

Thank you in advance for celebrating with me.

See you in a few days....


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

on your mark, get set......

Thank you everyone who came to my project MONDAY party - I know you all are as busy as I am, so I think I will opt to hold this party once a month.
How about the second Monday of every month????
So your next chance to participate will be November 8(I'll give y'all a heads up the week before.)That gives you two whole weeks to put something together - with the holidays right around the corner, that shouldn't be too difficult!

OK, the real reason I am writing today is to tell you that I will be making a HUGE announcement this week.

It's HUGE.

 I'll give you a teensy, weensy hint.

(ok, so I've never been clever at keeping secrets)
So, keep checking in with me....

It could happen any day now.
(and there may or may not be a give-away involved)


I am.


Monday, October 25, 2010

project MONDAY II ~ Victorian Rose Pin

Welcome to project MONDAY II!

project MONDAY
I want to share an easy, fun and CHEAP project with you this week.
I created a ribbon rose corsage pin several years ago and taught a class in making them using this handout:

Several months ago I made scads of this updated version and they sold out!
I made it from an ivory grosgrain wired ribbon and dunked it in some strong tea overnight to "age" it. I made the center from a pearl hat pin that I'd dipped in Elmer's glue and silver glitter. (just poke it through the center of your flower and snip off the excess on the back - you might want to add a drop of glue here too) 

So easy and they make fabulous gifts.

So what are YOU working on????

You know the drill....
(Click HERE if you're not sure)

Here's the linky:

Saturday, October 23, 2010

project MONDAY II

I have been so busy this week, but not too busy to think about the next project Monday!

project MONDAY

So put on your creative thinking caps and join me for another fun week - by the way, I want you to be able to participate not just on Monday, but all week. So I'm leaving the linky tool open through next Sunday - tell all your friends in the blogosphere! Let's see how many fun projects we can share....
Til then, stay warm, stay dry, and keep thinking!

Friday, October 15, 2010

blogs, babies and give-aways!

She has a gift.

A serious gift.

She also has an adorable wee boy, who she writes about.

Remember the nursery she and her husband created?

But I digress....

She is having a give-away next week here on her blog.

This is what she is giving away:
Look familiar?

I wrote about them HERE.

So you'd better hop on over to her blog....

Tell her hi for me!

One more thing...

Thanks to everyone who participated in the very first project MONDAY!

Stay tuned for the next one...
See ya...

Monday, October 11, 2010

project MONDAY!

I have so enjoyed the many different blog themes lately - I've even participated in a few of them.


 White Wednesday....

And now...


for the first time ever....

When I started this blog, my intention was to inspire creativity.

What better way to do that than to share a project that I am struggling with working on and ask you to share your own works-in-progress.

It's sort of a party!
Whether it is a home decorating idea, a craft project, a recipe, graphic design, a cool holiday decoration, scrapbooking designs....

It doesn't matter ~ the sky's the limit!!!

So here's what you do:

1. Join the party and do a "project MONDAY" post.

2. Add a link to your actual blog post (not just your blog!) below.

3. Grab this button...
project MONDAY

(here's the code to copy & paste!) direct your readers back to this blog so they can see all of the wonderful projects y'all are working on.
That's it!

You have until the following Sunday night to accept this challenge....

This only works if YOU participate, so please, please, PLEEEEEZE join my little party!

I'll start us off...
I get many comments at shows about my rake/necklace holder...
It's quite easy to make, and though I use it for displaying my jewelry, it could totally translate into a fun conversation starter in the home.

Here is a step by step tutorial. 
supplies: rake, pvc pipe cut to length), bucket and Plaster of Paris

I glued the pipe (or sleeve) to hold it in the center.

prepare Plaster of Paris as per directions on box, then pour into bucket around sleeve.

let it set up for an hour or so - insert rake.

put the entire thing into a prettier container - like this rusty urn!

or this terracotta pot - then add scrunched up kraft paper, burlap,or even moss to hide the ugly insides...

Now wasn't that fun???!!!!

Until we meet's where you link up:

See ya!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Silver Sunday!

I am participating in this today:

over at Gypsy Fish .

I love old silver.

 I especially love the silver egg and basket I told you all about a long, long time ago.

Remember these?
You can read more about them HERE.

Don't forget....

Tomorrow is project MONDAY!!!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

put yer thinkin' caps on....

This was taken at Remnants of the Past last weekend by Vanessa, Jenny's wonderful and talented assistant.

But the real reason for this post is to give y'all a heads up...

This Monday I will be revealing a brand new opportunity for YOU to share projects you are working on.

I'm calling it....

(get it?)
So you have all weekend to think about what you'd like to share.

Have a great weekend ~ see you Monday morning....

Monday, October 4, 2010

10 reasons why I continue to make the long trip down to Remnants of the Past Vintage Show...

#1 the setting...
I have a soft spot in my heart for this place - we raised our kids here in Nipomo, Califrnia, and we spent almost every Easter with Judi and Ed.

 #2 the vendor dinner the night before (hosted by Judi Powers and her husband Eddie)...

#3 Carol's pumpkins...

#4 the barn...

#5 the treasures...

Retreat Style by the fabulous Deb and Bob Kennedy

#6 the special guests...
Kriste and I chatting with Rachael Ashwell of Shabby Chic fame

lovely Rachael was there to sign books

she actually started the whole concept of Shabby Chic

#7 the shoppers....

#8 friends...
two of my dearest chums ~ Kriste Judd (best sales rep ever) and Judi Powers (owner of the property)

me, Daniella, Mona and Kriste

Megan Stiles (who just happens to be Judi's daughter AND my kids' very first babysitter) and the two lovely Judies.

#9 Judy Watkins...Wonder Woman of Remnants of the Past...

Rachael Ashwell and Judy ~ two brilliant, lovely women
And lastly....

#10 the SALES! OMG....we never had a lull the entire day. I won't divulge the details, but there were some jaw dropping numbers!
See you in the Spring! (April 30 to be precise!)