Tuesday, February 26, 2008


The Tiny Fig is reaching it's 6 month Etsiversary :D (did I spell that right? haha) Enter to win a $5-10 gift certificate from my shop! 3 ways to win!!! Enter in one of the following ways:

1. Post in this thread to win!
Post here
If you are the 600th, 1200th or 1800th poster in this thread you will win a $5 gift certificate for my shop! Chat about anything you like!

2. There's always room for improvement!
post a comment on my blog http://thetinyfig.blogspot.com about how I can improve my Etsy shop OR something you would like to see me make for my shop. The Tiny Fig I will be drawing to giving away two $5 gift certificates! Be sure to leave your Etsy username or email so I can contact the winner! Enter as many times as you like! Winners will be announced on my blog on March 7th.

3. Help me reach my 200th sale before my 6th months!!!
For every item you purchase from my shop between now and March 7th, 2008 you will be entered in a draw to win a $10 gift card for future use! Winner will be contacted through email.


Monday, February 25, 2008


I posted this entry and it made my side bar go to the bottom of the page! I deleted it and now everything is fine again! So let's try again!

I uploaded my illustration onto the tshirt designer on cafepress.com hehe I find it very amusing!

Sunday, February 24, 2008


We've been getting freakishly great weather over here in Vancouver. Usually at this time of the year we are still getting windstorms or dumps of snow but hey, that's what living in Vancouver is like.. the weather changes every 5 mins. This entire week has been super busy just running around gathering supplies for my shop and going to the post office. I think I'm going to start taking weekends off I deserve to relax a little but the problem is I can never seem to sit still. I keep wanting to work on my shop or make charms or draw or something.. How do you do it?

Saturday, February 23, 2008


It's been a while since I made some piggy charms but there's one listed in my shop now :D

Okay... I give up on the avatar of the day and I switched back to the bread cuz we lost all the view counts in our shops.. But yesterday's year of the rat avatar only got 16 views :0 shocking!

Friday, February 22, 2008


Being on the front page is like winning the lottery! Well the hearts and views lottery haha Anyways, I am totally exhausted from making this gigantic batch of bunny, chicken, birdie and piggy charms... not to mention 2 batches of the original bread buddy charms and 1 batch of the burnt bread buddies. It took me like a week to do all of them. *sighs* it was a total nightmare because I had to double sand them to get all the fingerprints off!! but they are finished now and should be posted in my shop soon :D

Avatar of the day update:
Yesterday's yellow bunny avatar got 48 views and 1 heart
And here's today's avatar!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


It feels better than having a sale haha

This is my avatar of the day!

This little cutie is my avatar of the day. Yesterday's blue cupcake avatar got a total of 49 views.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


So, I'm sure many of you have seen it already but I switched my avatar last night. It seems that everyone recognizes me for my bread buddy avatar and they all miss it already haha RELAX it's only temporary! Everyone is always talking about how a photo of your product in the avatar really helps advertise your shop. Well, ever since I've been on etsy I've never used anything other than my bread buddy logo as an avatar. I thought that this week I'd switch up my avatar everyday and put this theory to the test. I'll let you know if any of the items sell.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Have you discovered it yet? This handy tool tells you how many page views you have. If you open it at the beginning of the day and leave the window open then click on the compare button later in the day it shows you how many views you got during the time that window was open. I think I'm going to start monitoring the average number of views I get per day and which days of the week are higher so I can figure out when to list and stuff. Very cool! Check it out for yourself! Majaba view calculator

Monday, February 18, 2008


WHOO! I just hit the 175 mark in my shop AND I got featured on Haute Innovation's!! I did an interview for them a while ago and they only posted it up recently here's the link if you wanna check it out! http://hauteinnovations.com/?p=139

Sunday, February 17, 2008


I haven't had a request for these in the longest time!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008


In the beginning of February Kieutiepie and I had huge sales in our shops. I believe both of us were pretty successful too! Anyways, I know that kieutiepie had compiled a list of how to have a sale and I want to share with you her tips along with mine.

1. Change your avatar so that it has the word "sale" in it. Then post in the forums A LOT in different sections so everyone can see your avatar!
2. Change your prices! Kieutiepie added in the description the original price of the item and I didn't. I don't think it makes a big difference but up to you. I think it's also a good idea to write "sale" in the item's title if not all your items are on sale.
3. Create a banner for your shop advertising your sale and post it on your blog, indiepublic, facebook, we love etsy and wherever else that allows!
4. Don't forget to write about the details of your sale in your shop announcements!
5. There's also a tagline under your banner that you can change and it will change the title of your browser's status bar. I changed mine to "huge sale!" I think sometime's it's a bit more eye catching than the shop announcements.

6. Help each other cross-promote on your blogs! Kieutiepie made me and her these little .gif advertisements to post in our shop that link back to our shops.
My Sale:

Kieutie Pie's Sale:

Anyways, those are some basic tips for having a sale. I've got a post v-day sale going on right now so I hope you check it out!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008