Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I've been thinking...

Since, I have the website temporarily down I was thinking that maybe I should revamp it a bit and make it more functional. I actually thought about re-doing the entire site to make it have more of an appeal to my male clients since the site is all purple but I was totally put off by the memory of how much work I put into it the first time around lol. Besides, 98% of my shoppers are female.

The site is still up because I can't figure out how to redirect the site without deleting all my pages and I really didn't want to wait 3 hours for it to upload when I decide to re-open and then have to go through every single page to make sure all the images uploaded. For some reason there are random images that just don't upload! It drives me insane... So anyways, I just put up a temp index page. You can access the site from here just don't buy anything because I haven't updated what's in stock for a while :P

If you take a look at it right now the earrings section has 7 pages with 9 items on each page and they are all in random order which is nicer than looking at 6 pairs of bread buddy earrings in a row and then 5 cupcakes in different colors and then 5 birds in different colors... I just wonder if it would be more appealing as a customer to have items all sorted and on one page? I was thinking that maybe I should sort my earrings by collection, create drop down lists for items that come in multiple sizes and colors so that it is less cluttered and put everything on one page for easy viewing because you'd rather scroll than click on links to get through all 7 pages right?

I seriously still cannot figure out how to make the google search function work... I tried adding a site map to it but it still doesn't search through my text. . .

Anyways, if you have a chance please take a peek at the site and if you see anything that needs fixing please let me know!

Monday, April 20, 2009


I made homemade smore bars. With a marshmallow recipe off the Martha Stewart site. I tried coating them in chocolate but the marshmallow kept melting and making a gooey mess so I ended up drizzling chocolate on them. It all tastes the same once it's in my mouth! They are EXTREMELY sweet!

This is Quatchi aka Sasquatch he's one of the 4 Vancouver 2010 winter olympic mascots. EXTREMELY cute! I love him :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

very cherry.

I snapped a bunch of shots last week of the gorgeous blossoms in my neighborhood before the rain and could ruin them.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Maybe a darker version for men?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Help me pick!

I have decided that I am going to get some of my designs screen printed onto tee's and I'm going to start with this one because it's a nice and simple 3 color design. What I'm not sure about is the back side of it. Should I put my logo on the back or leave it blank? Should I include "tiny fig"? Maybe I should work the words "tiny fig" into the design itself (I like the way Paul Frank does it)? Keep in mind I plan to print these shirts for both men and women and I'm not so sure the guys would appreciate having the logo having a tiny little heart in it. Here are some mock ups.

Front side:
Back side:

Back side 2 with or without the words:

Close up of logo:


So, it just occurred to me that maybe this would look better on the back side. It's the same text that is on my business card but in one color.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Are you a subscriber?

My newsletter gets sent out once a month and you get updates on new items, sales, giveaways and discounts! You can sign up for my newsletter on the top left sidebar and opt-out at any time :) Here's a snapshot of the April newsletter.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Please take one!

I'm always looking for ways to get rid of my business cards faster. Seriously, after almost a year I still have hundreds of them! Anyways, I'm going to be around the Granville Island area tomorrow and I though why not post some cards on the bulletin boards. And that made me wonder what I could do to make my cards more eye catching on a wall full of fliers and cards. Well, after some thought I came up with the idea to use my buttons as pins on the board holding up my cards. That way whoever picks one up get a cute inexpensive gift along with my card and it's a little more eye catching. Plus, I don't have to hunt down thumb tacks that aren't being used. Yay! ( I hope no one is selfish and steals them all lol )

I need a new desk. It's so ugly.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Are you a hockey fan?

I am! lol how can I not be? I am Canadian after all! I am excited for the 2009 playoffs to begin :D I live in the West so obviously I gotta cheer for the home team! Go Canucks Go! but I'm probably a bigger fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the East they came so close to the cup last year! What about you? Who are you cheering for?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

March Giveaway Winners

I announced the winners of the March Giveaway winners in my monthly newsletter. Congrats to both the lucky winners! Your prizes are on their way :)

So, if you had to pick which would you choose? Veggie garden or Flower garden? I can't decide! I want both but I don't have enough space lol help!

Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm still alive!

Thanks everyone for all the kind words :) I'm super duper tired.. I've been in and out of the hospital for the entire week and am actually headed back there in 2 hours. I'm a bit behind but sometime next week I will announce the March giveaway winners.

♥ xoxo,