Friday, October 03, 2008

Tentatively----- SPRING 2009!


Mamamade will not have a Fall Market this year.  News to come about a Spring 2009 sale!

Thank you everyone for your interest.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Why are you at your computer reading this???

Get over to Lillie Belle's and the Franklin Main Street Festival RIGHT.NOW.

The MAMAMADE 2008 Spring Market is TODAY from 9-2pm!

Friday, April 25, 2008

We'll be there RAIN or SHINE!

As the weather report for Franklin is iffy right now, this post is to assure you that we will be there RAIN OR SHINE.  And, happy shoppers, you'll also be covered under Lillie Belle's lovely canopy- so no worries!

Bonnie Burch article up on

If you missed it in print, the article is up online here.  Thank you, Bonnie, for your wonderful article!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mamamade on Talk of the Town

See the Mamas in living color on Talk of the Town under the headline: Artistically Juggling the Demands of Motherhood.

Many thanks to the kind and talented folks at News Channel 5 for the wonderful story.

Featured as a Nashville Scene Critic's Pick!

Someone out there loves us because we're a Critic's Pick in the Nashville Scene! Thank you Carrington Fox for mentioning us!

Mothers Know Best
The 4-year-old Mamamade, an entrepreneurial collective of creative mothers, holds its first-ever spring sale in Franklin, to coincide with the city’s Main Street Festival. The cooperative of cottage industries includes more than a dozen multitasking moms, who—between wiping noses, doing laundry and scrubbing crayon off the walls—somehow find the time to create gorgeous lines of unique jewelry, toys, handbags, quilts, stationery and children’s clothing. You can also shop Mamamade online at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lillie Belle’s of Franklin, 132 Third Ave. S. —CARRINGTON FOX

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sign up to WIN our Gift Basket!

When you come visit us at Mamamade Market, do not forget to sign up to win our fabulous gift basket! What's in it, you ask?

Check this out:

That is HUNDREDS of dollars worth high quality of merchandise! Don't miss out!


Monday, April 21, 2008

Set your TiVos and check the Tennessean -- we've got Press.

Meryll Rose from Talk of the Town
Meryll Rose of Talk of the Town

The Mamamade Mamas recently were interviewed by the lovely Meryll Rose from Talk of the Town, and Williamson A.M.'s dear Bonnie Burch. Both interviews are expected to run this week, leading into our show on Saturday.

Nashville Channel 5's Talk of the Town is scheduled to air Wednesday (April 23rd) at 11 a.m. with encore airings on Channel 50 at noon and 4 p.m. the same day, and again at 9 a.m. on the 24th.

Sharon from Urban Hen
Sharon of Urban Hen and Meryll Rose

Ready for their close up
Our children were ready for their close-up

Bonnie Burch gets a lesson on pine needle baskets.

The Williamson A.M. piece will run Thursday or Friday. If you see it before we do, let us know!

Both stories will offer a detailed look at Mamamade and our unique products.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Look at this Ms. Cheap!!!!!

Mamamade always has a wonderful offering of high quality goods from amazingly talented moms.  But, did you know that attending the Mamamade Market also means that you can score a really good deal?  Many of our Mamas are going to have specials, deals, clearance bins, or promotional prices specifically for the Mamamade Sale day on April 26th!  We think it would make Ms. Cheap proud.

A sampling of the fabulous deals to be had:

- Tomo&Edie will have the bargain bin that was super popular last time.  

-Par Deux Meres will be offering our hand painted handbags at an introductory price of $100 at the Mamamade Franklin event. The Par Deux Meres bags will be retailing in stores for $150. Not only is this a substantial savings but also a chance to own one of the first produced.

-White Cottage Design and The Creative JAR will be offering 10% off your purchase if you sign up for their mailing list.

-BABYBEARSHOP will have these bargains: buy an 8 oz Mama Belly Oil and get a 4 oz for free, buy a 4 oz Cheeky Baby Butter and get a 1.7 oz for free

- Tisra Fadely Originals will be offering prints of original watercolors for $10, rather than the normal $12.

- Los Pollitos Dicen will have some inventory closeouts for as little as $4 and $6 -- bibs and t-shirts.

- His Hand's Design will have some select jewelry on sale to make way for new merchandise.

Monday, April 14, 2008

I'm a jeweler not a blogger so here's the rest of my blog that I deleted

this is the end of the next blog down (new stuff at HHD) .

A Wedgwood China collection!
And As always - you can bring me one of your own plates and place an order!!
See Ya at the sale!!

New stuff at His Hands design

My work area is TOTALLY messy- which means, lots of pieces being created!
At the Mamamade Spring Sale HHD will be introducing a few new designs-

Tea Cup Handles! They look so great finished !

A Flow Blue China collection!

Preview of Freshie & Zero

dogwood booth
Above is a picture from my booth this past weekend at the Dogwood Arts Festival in Knoxville. I debuted several new pieces that aren't yet on my website, including the "Cartwheel" earrings pictured below:

The above pair have peridot, but I'm making them with amazonite, aquamarine, and more! Be the first to get them by coming to Mamamade!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tree Hugger Company

Hello all,
My name is Amber Hernandez. I've been married for nearly 3 years to my best friend, Abel. My two boys, Austin 12yrs & Alexzavier 2yrs, are my life! I'm a new homeschool mom and huge church goer! If I could live at Bible Baptist in Hendersonville, I would :)
*Anyway, This is my effort to tell you more about my site and what I do. I got into sewing last August. I purchased a 50-70 yr old machine that has been named "Gracie". Why?, because only by her grace will she let me sew. If she doesn't have my full attention when I'm sewing, she WILL NOT sew for me!! & no I'm NOT joking.

So, I decided that I needed a "thing", ya know, a hobby. I do have quite a few that I've been interested in (and decent at) over the course of my life, but wanted to do something... new to me but deeply rooted in women's history. I'm very old-fashioned in my young 29yrs. So, sewing it was. Lots of "mistakes" and prototypes later, I started the Tree Hugger Company, why? cuz I'm a tree hugger! :) I love this Earth! Our good Lord made it for us to live upon & I feel it's our responsibility to take care of it.

The 'Company' is the title I use to sell my goods but 'The Community' is my ultimate mission to open the world of green living to everyone. I inspire to connect environmentally concious companies with green-minded consumers. (Is.60:22)

Pretty soon the community portal will be up, running, and oh so functional! I'm very excited (too much so!) and pray that God will use me through this site to reach millions of people to save and protect our planet that He created for us.

In His Grace,

Saturday, April 12, 2008

TuTu Snazzy

TuTu Snazzy is the creation of Michelle Cutright and Jayne Riand of Nashville, Tennessee. We met and became friends through the local website We're both mothers of girls who love dressing up! Michelle has a 2-year-old, and Jayne has a 14-year-old and a 3-year-old. Having all these girls around led to some experimentation with our own tutu t-shirts. Our girls have enjoyed our tutu designs so much that we decided to expand and offer our products for purchase. We also make unique baby shower gifts including diaper cakes, diaper wreaths, and quilts. Please visit our website for pictures of some examples of our work. We're looking forward to seeing YOU at the Mamamade Spring Show!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Let Imaginations soar with KnitOwl Toys

KnitOwl toys are flying the friendly skies with toy airplanes and happy-faced jumbo jets. Come see us at MamaMade April 26th!

Soft squeezable airplanes and jets are fun to swoop through the air

Our handmade toys are for girls, boys and the young at heart. Each one is made from an original hand-drafted pattern created by artist Marie Lamb. We also do custom color orders in our classic line of dolls, toy horses, rabbits and more.

Green Jumbo Jet

Come see our ever-changing line of classic and unique toys at KnitOwl Toy Shop

Cute Slugs
won't eat your garden because they come with their own 'slug food.'

Something New From Creative Minds

Here is a preview of what we will be showcasing at the Mamamade Market! Take a look...

From Tisra: Inexpensive Art Prints

Here's a deal for you!  At Mamamade, I will be offering prints of my original artwork at the discounted rate of $10 (normally $12+shipping in my Etsy shop)!  Each print is professionally produced with a glossy finish on heavyweight cardstock.  Suitable for framing, or pinning to a corkboard, or taping up on the wall- cheap enough to grab a few!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

From Tisra: Untitled

Watercolor and India Ink on Strathmore watercolor paper
9x12" image size
Original, signed and dated

*Available at Mamamade Market!*

Friday, April 04, 2008

Elizabeth Behan featured on Breakfast with Bulger!

Congratulations to one of our Mamamade Mamas, Elizabeth Behan, on her Channel 4 appearance this morning!

Terry Bulger is an Emmy Award-winning reporter whose story highlighted her unusual and beautiful jewelry created from broken china. Break one of grandma's dishes? Call Elizabeth and she will surely turn it into something that gives you joy again. Smashing of plates can even be seen in the feature Terry did, with Elizabeth's sweet son, Teagen, holding his hands over his ears during the crashing sounds!

Job well done, Elizabeth! And, thank you Terry Bulger!

The video can be found here on Channel 4's website.

And Elizabeth's creations, under the name His Hands Design, can be found at the Spring 2008 Mamamade Market on April 26! See you there!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

White Cottage Design

White Cottage Design "a unique boutique"! White Cottage Design is a place to find beautiful things for beautiful people, you will find an eclectic fabric mix on classic designs. Using fabric, needle and thread I design and create mostly one of a kind handbags, aprons and accessories that include composition notebook covers, kids color books, scarves, bottle carriers, office sets and more. Each item is created one stitch at a time and may not be reproduced again. My use of quality materials and attention to detail provide a unique product.

My other venture is Par Deux Meres which will launch April 26th at the Franklin Mamamade Event, my partner is Jodi Reeves of The Creative Jar. We have created one of a kind hand painted "arm art" that will be available in limited series, signed and number by the artist.

I am very excited to be a part of the Franklin Mamamade event and look forward to meeting everyone.

Monday, March 31, 2008

From Tisra: Photography

Images of architecture are often most interesting to me when I'm looking through my lens.  The shapes, textures, and beauty found in these places becomes inspiration for other designs in my sewing, knitting, or painting.  At Mamamade, I will have signed prints, and blank cards for sending via post.  Truly, who wouldn't love a bit of "functional art" to come through their mailbox.  I know it would brighten my day!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Help us spread the word!

Use this blinkie button to help spread the word about the Mamamade 2008 Spring Market!

Simply right click and grab the url and then put it in your e-mail signatures, on your blog, or in your signatures for any on-line forums you participate in!


PS - You can also grab the flier HERE!

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Yay! Check it out here.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Participant Bio: Elizabeth Hutchison

greetings from two green olive trees!

This spring I am so excited for many reasons…our family discovered that we are expecting baby Hutchison #5! Yeah!

(for those of you who don’t know, we currently are blessed with four wonderful boys!) My life is very full! Between home schooling

and keeping my home, which are full time LOVES of mine,  I try to sew & create in my “spare time”…which is usually quite spare indeed!

Secondly I am so excited, along with most of you, to be participating in this years first ever spring sale!

Isn’t spring awesome! Fresh air, everything is in bloom, life reemerges!

And so here at two green olive trees there are some fresh new products to show you that I have slowly been creating.


I first started creating with the ever functional bibs & burp cloths, blankets and diaper sacks…

New this year I have my “baby la leche”, the stylish breastfeeding apron to help keep breastfeeding under cover; and

I also have some adorable lounge sets for your adorable little ones.  As always, all my items are available in a variety of

Stylish, designer fabrics…made specifically to order, just for you.  


I’ve also got some gift ideas such as little girl headbands and fabric magnets that I am working on…

I am so looking forward to the sale and meeting many new mama’s this year & re uniting with my “new” old mamas!


Take care~ Elizabeth