Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Spoonflower Fabrics

For the longest time I have been dying to design some custom fabric and have it printed but with all the work that went into holiday prep I never really found the time. So, now that the holidays are over and the rush has died down for the most part I squeezed in some time to make some color swatches and a tiled pattern. I ordered one yard of fabric and I put all of my color swatches on one side, tiled the birds on the other side and made some fabric labels along the bottom edge. I hope the colors turn out well! I'm so excited to receive the package! Here's a preview of my design. What to make with it?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008


I am having a customer appreciation sale in my Etsy shop. Everything has been marked down 20-50% off so stop by and pick up your favorites!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lookie what I got!

New fabric :D I picked these up yesterday at my new favorite fabric store! They carry all my favorite designer fabrics like Amy Butler and Alexandre Henry.
I had an appointment today so I quickly swung by Granville Island to pick up some stuff from Opus. I wish I had more time but there was traffic and when I got there I only had about 30 mins or I'd be late for my appointment. Here's some drive by shots.
The entrance to Granville Island.Side view of the kids market. Every child's dream! The entire building sells toys and games. Front of the kids market. There's also a place shown in the photo there that sells pet treats called Woofles & Meowz.Awesome signage.
The purpose of the trip!

I wish I had more time. I would have taken shots of the bakery, chocolatas, the market. Maybe next time!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Come join me on!

ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade

After a lot of consideration in the past weeks about the responsibilities of adding another selling venue to my growing list I have decided to join

I wanted to invite you to check out this great new selling venue introduced to me by AlwaysAmy. I signed up last night and am very pleased! This venue would make a great addition to your Etsy shops. You can sell handmade, vintage and supplies.

Great features I have noticed right off the bat:
- They advertise all over the web I've seen their ads on indie sites and blogs and Amy told me they bought the back page of Craft magazine for the next 2 years!
- They have multiple image uploading!!!!!
- Their listing page is all on ONE page! Never have to click 5 times to get to the last page again!
- While your images are loading you can work on your descriptions.
- You can shop in any currency you want by just clicking on the price and changing it from a drop down list.
- In the sidebar there are stats and calculations telling you how much your sales total for the month is!
- It costs only $7 a month for life! No extra listing or transaction fees!
- The site is fairly new and they are taking suggestions from the members which is great.

Plus, if you sign up right now and get 10 people to join at the $7/month rate you will get to use their service free for life! Such a crazy deal. This site looks so promising so get in on it before the offer expires! I'd appreciate it if you put me down as the referer if you do decide to sign up :) I hope to see you on ArtFire soon!

You can also click the link here for details and to register Register on

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I've decided to have a giveaway!

It's going to be really simple. Sign up for my monthly mailing list by entering your email in the purple box on the left (be sure to click on the link in the confirmation email) and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win 1 of 3 $15 dollar gift certificates to spend in my shop The Tiny Fig! If you're already a subscriber then you will be automatically entered! Contest will run until Dec 31st and I will email the winner :)

Shop update!

I get so tied up making sure my other blog is updated everyday that I tend to ignore this one. I've been pretty tired lately so I've been taking it easy for the last week and so I now have finally finished photographing and editing my new dangle earrings. They're still not the greatest photos they could be but they will do the job for now. I want to get them in the shop asap. I also have a few polymer clay phone straps featuring some apples and sushi charms I made from left over stock a while ago. They should be in the store the next few days.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I found a cute new way to share my stickers :)

Whenever I print my stickers I always end up with a few that don't fit into a set. Usually I collect them all and when I have a large amount I print all the other stickers that fit into the set to create a full set. Now, I always write on the back sides of my business cards so I thought if I put a sticker on the back side it would help brighten it up! My stickers are re-positionable so the customer can peel it off the card and put it where they want.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Do you ever have trouble staying focused on one thing?

One day I want to screen print, the next day I want to work on new characters, the next day I want to restock the shop, the next play with polymer clay... I'd love to do it all but one person can only do so much! How do you stay focused?

Some plastic charms waiting to be sealed. I think I might start sealing them with resin... Well maybe, resin is a bit of a pain to work with and photograph.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's gone!

I sold my Gocco yesterday all shipped and sent to it's new owner. I hope they give it lots of love! So now that I have all this cash I know I should save it but I'm itching to buy a Tecre button maker. Sometimes I hate being me. lol :P

On the bright side, I've got my sharpies and a new sketch pad to keep me busy until I decide what to do.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Just a reminder!

The Tiny Fig Handmade Gifts

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I've been having camera issues

lately. It's been driving me nuts. I got a new cam a few weeks ago and now I have to adjust my photo editing and lighting to fit the new camera. I've got it looking pretty good now but I think it took like 2 days (6 hours) of tweaking to figure it out. I'm exhausted and my wrist hurts. I think I'm going to give myself carpel tunnel syndrome or some thing if I don't stop. Hopefully, now that I've got everything set up tomorrow I can finish re-photographing and photographing some new things.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sweet Figments Holiday Gift Guides!

Stop by and check it out when you have a chance! Sweet Figments Gift Guides

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Blog A Day Giveaway!

Have you entered yet?!

As some of you may already know I'm hosting a huge giveaway on my other blog Sweet Figments. I thought I'd feature one of the shops and hopefully convince you to join in on the blogging :)

I wanted to share with you an Etsy shop called GenuineArticle. The shop is maintained by Sarah and all of the shop items are made with love and care from her mother, her sister and herself. This shop carries a wide variety of items including jewellery, photography and graphic design so I'm sure you'll find something special for that someone special on your holiday shopping list ;)

Here's some of my favorite things in the store:

Monday, November 3, 2008

Okay I'm undecided again..

I inversed the colors so the darks are now lights and it looks nicer and easier on the eyes.

Which one do you like better?

I'm working on designing my website which color scheme do you prefer? brown or purple?or both?
or lighter?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I was so busy yesterday

with my appointments and errands and handing out candy that i never got a chance to show you the pumpkins my friends and I carved :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sweet Figments is hosting the Blog A Day Giveaway

Blog A Day Giveaway

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Giveaway for my bat studs running on the Christopher and Tia Blog

Be sure to stop by and enter that one it's my very last pair of bat studs! It runs until Oct 30th. Christopher and Tia

Monday, October 27, 2008

600 Sales!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I've decided to have a sale to finish off October

and celebrate my birthday :) Enjoy free shipping on all items in my Etsy and Dawanda shops from Oct 27th - 31st. Get started on your holiday shopping to take advantage of the savings!

The Tiny Fig Handmade Gifts & Accessories

Doing inventory sucks!

It took me 3 hours to count each and every little piece of stuff that I have in stock and all of my supplies... -__- I am exhausted. Anyways, I snapped some photos of my collection of cute ceramic piggy banks. I got them from the "dollar" store for $3 each a while ago. Oh and I made some cute fabric covered buttons with the scrap fabric I used to line my purse. Which reminds me that I still need to take a photograph of that!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Which are you more likely to click?

I've got an ad slot coming up on the Modish blog and I can't decide between a still ad or a rotating one... I noticed that more than half the ads on there rotate so I'm not sure what the best way to attract attention is. What do you think? Which is more likely to grab your attention?

The Tiny Fig Handmade Gifts & Accessories

The Tiny Fig Handmade Gifts & Accessories

Friday, October 24, 2008

I can photograph green again!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I forgot to mention

that my pink birdy hair pins are being featured on neatostuff a great blog that features cool shops.