Friday, January 30, 2009

I love when photo shoots go well.

Have I ever shown you my light box? I made it with a tutorial I found on Flickr and I love it but it's a pain in the ass to set up because it's huge! and I didn't want to cut holes in the side of the box for the clamp lights so as you can see I have a mug and my ott lite holding the lamps up.
Anyways, the other really annoying thing about this light box is that every time I set it up I have to take a few test shots to make sure everything is right. Annoying but it's better than taking 200 photos and realizing they are all too dark! So, when it uploads on my computer it looks like this it's kind of dull and lifeless right?

Well, I do a bit of tweaking in Photoshop and it makes the colors pop a little better like below.

Since I finally got around to taking photos there will be new stuff in the shop soon!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Is sore and achy all over..

Can I get a vacation? I don't know exactly but my knees and ankles are inflamed and they hurt like hell.

Monday, January 19, 2009

If you want it done do it yourself!

A few months ago someone offered to help me create my website and now it's been over a month since I last heard from him. So basically, I got tired of waiting and I decided to do it myself. I actually thought it would be impossible for me to make my own site from scratch if I knew it was possible I never would have asked for help in the first place. Anyways, after reading some tutorials and watching videos online for a few hours I figured it was do-able. (I'm pretty good with a computer after all!) After 5 really really REALLY long days was been born! It's not perfect and probably not done the way a professional would do it but HEY, I've never done this before! Please stop by if you have a chance! Only the paper goods and earrings sections are stocked right now and I'm having a pre-grand opening/ valentine's day promo! Get 10% off all orders from now until Feb 14th when you punch in the discount code tinyfig10 at checkout.

Let me know what you think!
P.S. yes, I know the search doesn't work properly yet.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


all my hair pins are on clearance at $5 a pair!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I finally got around to listing

and re-listing all the stuff I have in stock that is lying around in boxes! I am also discontinuing all of my hair pins and I have put them on clearance at $5 a pair! You better get them before they're all gone cuz I sold 12 pairs while I was sleeping last night haha

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This is what my desk looks like

at the end of every day... no matter how hard I try it just won't stay clean!

Monday, January 12, 2009

My swatches have arrived!

When I opened the package I was squeeling with joy but upon closer inspection I have to say I was a little bit disappointed. The colors are alright for the most part some are a bit brighter than I expected them to be but that's fixable. The main reason for my discontent is that there was horizontal banding on the solid parts. I haven't heard of any complaints about this from anyone so I'm not sure if it's common or not. Anyways, I'm still waiting to hear back from Spoonflower. Here's some pics. Sorry I have bad lighting.

blue birdy close up

I printed a whole bunch of my characters to check the colorshorizontal banding issues. sighs... maybe I'm better off just screen printing.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

800 sales!


Anyways, I made a new shop banner. Thoughts? The dandelion is from a sketch I did months ago. Finally put to good use!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Guess how long

it took me to draw these flowers! lol the drawing was easy.. the shading not so much. I'm new at Illustrator and this was my first time using the gradient mesh tool. What do you think? Not bad for a first try?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's a new year so let's make some goals!

Goals for January:
1. Turn some sketches into vectors.
2. Make sure I actually do the things on my "to-do" list
3. Spend less time on the computer and more time creating!
4. Get ready for tax season. (Ughhh...)
5. Spend time loading up my Art Fire Shop

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Check out what came in the mail today :D

the buttons and mirrors I ordered from kittycrossbones during her black friday sale.

Friday, January 2, 2009


Congratulations to the three lucky winners of my mailing list giveaway! You know who you are :)

The giveaway was a success so I have decided to offer it every month! All you have to do is sign up for the mailing list in the purple box on the left and at the end of every month I will draw one email and award $20 to spend in one of my shops.