Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Tiny Fig 
I may or may not be discontinuing some items so be sure to snatch up what you want before they are gone! Will be adding more items so check back!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

They say we look like twins

we both disagree but everyone we meet thinks that my sister and I are twins.

We made the family and friends cute little boxes filled with chocolates and quilled letters for christmas ;)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Hi Everyone,

Things are looking a bit different at The Tiny Fig because I'm re-vamping the shop. Will post more details when I'm finished! In the mean time, I just wanted to wish you all a happy holiday season and a wonderful 2011!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Last chance to get items in the Winter Sale section because once they're gone they may just be gone forever!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Up next:

I've got 2 more shows in 2010! Please stop by if you can :)

Kensington Community Center Craft Show
5175 Dumfries Street
Vancouver, BC
December 4th from 10am - 3pm

Craftacular 5: Mr Winter's Beard of Funtimes and Crafts
Sunday, December 12th, 2010
11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Little Mountain Gallery
195 E. 26th Avenue, Vancouver

Monday, November 29, 2010

My Weekend:

I had 3 shows in 2 days. My sister helped me out over at Heritage Hall while mom and I were at Portobello West this past weekend. It was kind of funny how many people came by and said they saw my sister at HH and vice versa. It was so great to see some familiar faces :)

Suki is now 6 years old.. Oh how time flies! :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010


My French Toast earrings are featured on Must Have Cute!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Upcoming Show Schedule

The plan was to not do any shows this holiday season and rest up because my health has been so up and down... but if you know me, you'll know that I can't sit still. I forced myself to pull out of the larger shows like Make It and Got Craft because I didn't want to get too stressed making inventory and then I got really sad that I wasn't doing anything this season. So, I've decided to do a bunch of smaller shows which will make it easier to re-stock and have some family and friends help run my booth. Mark your calendars and stop by :) Please note the * dates below may be canceled as I'm still trying to confirm a few dates!

Bonsor Community Center Craft Show
6650 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby, BC
November 21st  from 10am-3pm

*17th Annual Women's Winter Faire
3102 Main Street (@Heritage Hall)
November 28th from 11am-6pm

Kensington Community Center Craft Show
5175 Dumfries Street
Vancouver, BC
December 4th from 10am - 3pm

Nice Balls Xmas Show at The Little Mountain Gallery
195 East 26th Ave and Main St.
Vancouver, BC
December 18th from 10am-5pm

Monday, November 1, 2010

Winner and a special offer for November!

I'm sure you're all dying to know who the winner of the super cute prize pack is right? I write all the entries out on pieces of paper.. took me forever but I drew a name and the lucky winner is Cluo christinaluoh@gmail.com who left a comment on my blog. Will be contacting you shortly on how to claim your prize!

Since there were so many entries I drew 2 more so congrats to MorganWatson on Etsy and @lovepeacefamily on twitter they have each won their choice of one of my new coin pouches. Will be in touch with you soon!

The special that will be running all month long in both the Etsy and the Webshop is *drum roooooooooooooll* get 3 random buttons free with any purchase of a necklace or earrings. Limit one per person while supplies last! Valid through November! Happy shopping! Remember to order early for guaranteed arrival! 

Friday, October 8, 2010

Giveaway Announcement!

One lucky person will win their choice of 1 tshirt, 1 necklace, 1 coin pouch and 1 pair of post earrings valued at $58! Additional prizes may be drawn as well! 

There are 3 ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment below telling me which items from my shop are on your wishlist this holiday season (1 entry).

2. Tweet this message "Enter to win a super cute prize pack from @thetinyfig http://tinyurl.com/2by67qs RT to enter!" (1 entry for each RT).

3. Every item you purchase from my etsy or webshop in the month of October gets you an entry! Check out the sale section for extra savings! If you have already made a purchase you are automatically entered! (1 entry for each item purchased).

Contest ends Oct 31st,2010 at 12am pacific time! Winner will be announced shortly after and I may draw for additional prizes!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Coming soon...

these cute little vinyl covered canvas coin pouches will be in the shop soon :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My workspace

Where all the magic happens! This is the cleanest it's ever been (just don't look under the table) haha :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I heart kukubee :)

Check out what my friends Brandi and Brent from Kukubee made me :) It's me and my dog suki :D

Saturday, September 11, 2010

$5 off all Earrings!

The Tiny Fig Handmade Gifts & Accessories
$5 off all earrings at thetinyfig.com and in my Etsy shop (prices already marked down) including new arrivals! Best deal of the year! Stock up on holiday gifts now! Sale runs until Sept 24th.

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Stuff ;)

Just listed some new halloween-y goodies in my shop.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wishlist Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Brianne at stephens_momma@yahoo.com on winning the wishlist giveaway!  

p.s. sorry I've been kinda m.i.a. the last 2 weeks. I will have new stuff in the shop soon :D

Monday, August 16, 2010

New site + a discount code + a giveaway!

I'm so excited to finally be able to share the new site with all of you! Just in time for our 3rd birthday :D I've put in a brand spanking new shopping cart with some wonderful new features! The cart now has the ability to accept discount codes so my very first order of business today is to give you all a discount code ;) Use the code "tinyfig3" between now and Sept 1st to get 15% off your order before shipping!
The Tiny Fig

Another feature the new cart has is the ability to create a "favorites list"!  You can email the list to yourself and to your friends ;) I loooooooooooove this! So I'm going to run a giveaway between now and Sept 15th! Just stop by my shop, click on the grey hearts (they turn red) to add items to your favorites list and send me (Connie) a copy of it at thetinyfig [at] hotmail.com

1. Sending a favorites list to Connie at "thetinyfig@hotmail.com" is a mandatory.
2. Additional entries may be made by tweeting, posting to facebook, blogging, sending in fan photos, etc...
Leave a comment below this post for each one you do.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

RE-launching on Monday!

Stay tuned for special announcements :D

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Website Re-Launch

I'm re-launching my website in the middle of August. AGAIN?! yes, again! I know I re-did the site earlier this year but I'm still not quite satisfied with the way it is. The new shopping cart is going to be really clean, functional and more visually appealing. Plus, I will be able to offer better shipping rates, coupon codes and gift certificates (which I am unable to do on the current cart)! YAY! more savings for you!

Why am I telling you this now? Well, I'd really love to build a bigger fan photo section so I'm offering 20% off coupon codes (1 per person) to anyone who submits a fan photo between now and August 15th. The coupon will be vaild as soon as I launch the new site. So, whip out your camera for me and snap a few photos! Visit the current fan photo page for inspiration! Email all photos to thetinyfig@hotmail.com

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Before & After

So last christmas, my sister and I were addicted to these chocolate covered pretzels from Godiva.. mmm.. I want some right now actually... Anyways, the tins they came in were so pretty I couldn't throw them out and have been using them to store various tools and supplies but I hate that they say Godiva on them! Today, I finally had some time to sit down and make them nicer. haha It's amazing what a little bit of shelf liner can do :D I picked up this awesome woodgrain shelf liner at the dollar store a while ago and it goes perfectly with the gold!

Okay so before and after below.. but the before picture isn't the actual one.. the tins had these big circle sticker labels on them that had really sticky adhesive that took me forever to scrub off. The photo was taken after all that scrubbing. (tip: use lots of canola oil!) This liner method would work great for tin cans or some other types of smooth tins so you can make your own pretty little storage containers or pencil holders!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Customers!

These are from last night and last weekend. Sorry I forgot my camera was set to manual and the flash was off so some of the pix are a bit blurry :(
Brandi from kukubee and I did a tshirt swap :D
This is my awesome new shirt!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Etsy shop only http://thetinyfig.etsy.com

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Not Afraid

I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Giveaway winner

The winner has been contacted! Thanks everyone who participated :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Because I Can

These three words can mean a lot of different things (pretty much anything from empowering to snarky) just depends on your mood ;)

I don't usually write about myself very often I like to keep my thoughts to myself most of the time... but I think I'd like to share with you all why I've designed this shirt. I've been trying to drill these words into my head for years... almost 6 years to be exact. Why you ask? Well, it may not be obvious unless you know me personally, but I suffer from anxiety issues due to all the traumatic experiences I've been through over the years. As a result I tend to make a lot of excuses, I push people away, I say "I can't" a lot, I talk myself out of doing things that I really enjoy doing and I've gotten really good at it. I'm calling myself out because I want to change. I want to be able to feel a bit of normalcy again and just by constantly reminding myself that "I can" instead of "I can't" all the time has given me the confidence to actively make choices that enable me to live my life better. The text is bold and simple. It's also my handwriting. 

What do these words mean to you?

p.s. shirt will be available in shop next week. Sorry about the confusion!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Night Market Dates

I'm sorry for the lack of updates but the "fun" part of my life is kind of non-existent at the moment. If you don't already know I've been running around insanely for the last 3 weeks or so running a gazillion errands and doing prep work for my night market days. So far so good. We've booked 2 more nights so come out and visit if you haven't had a chance to yet! July 16th and 23rd. :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tell me your favorite item and win it!

Tell me your favorite item from my shop and on Wednesday July 14th at 12pm (pacific time) I will draw a winning number. If you are the poster for that winning # you will be awarded what you picked as a favorite!

Tell your friends! You may enter 5 time a day with 5 different favorites! There are 7 days so you have 35 chances of winning! Extra entries for anyone who tweets about this! (Notes: my etsy forum giveaway doesn't seem to be working so I'm moving it to my blog! No worries I transferred all the entries too!)

Nom nom nom

These tees should be in the shop soon! Yay!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Night Market fun!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support The Tiny Fig! Special thanks to my family who came out and helped me when there were people mobbing my booth from all sides! It was so much fun! I can't wait for next Saturday to come!

Lesson learned: I forgot my pretty banner at home but luckily I had my back up banner tucked away in a box. It's no surprise that the french toast was an instant celebrity! Anything with the french toast on it was a hot seller! If you didn't make it out this week, I'm hoping to see you all there next Saturday! Will definitely be booking more dates in August!

We ate so much random food I don't think at any point I was ever full! Takoyaki, taiyaki, curry fish balls, deep fried cheesecake, fake shark fin soup, egg ball waffles... haha yums.. there's so much I haven't tried and I can still smell the kettle corn!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Come find me tomorrow!

In case you haven't heard, The Tiny Fig has a booth at the Night Market tomorrow July 2nd  :D Here's a little map of how to find our stall! Starts at 7pm and we'll be there till around 12ish.. Hope to see you there :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

2 for 1 sale

So, as promised, I am having a sale to celebrate that I have finally reached 5000 hearts and 1500 sales on Etsy! Quite a milestone for my tiny business. :) The sale is pretty simple. Make a purchase of any 2 items at the same value and get the 3rd item of equal or lesser value for free. Just email me and let me know what the third item is. This offer is not valid on tshirt orders sorry! Shop at http://thetinyfig.com or http://thetinyfig.etsy.com

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Damsel in DisDress Launch Party at Oh Kuol

From the photo booth at the Damsel in DisDress launch Party @ Oh Kuol.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pre-order your tees and save!

As you may have noticed, I am out of mediums in most of my shirts so I am offering you all the chance to pre-order shirts (through my website only) and get $5 off. All shirts are on sale for $20 and if I have them instock they will be shipped within 48 hours. If they are pre-order they will be shipped within 2 weeks. I am also offering the option to have the Green Tea and Bee shirts printed on Women size tshirts vs. Unisex sizes which are currently offered! French Toast shirts in army green are available for pre-order in Unisex sizes. You must pre-order between now and June 16th to get in on the savings!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Stuff now availaible in the shop!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fab Fair!

I stopped by Fab Fair today to say hello to the local vendors. It was really interesting to see because even though most of the vendors were all selling jewellery they were all unique in their own ways. There tons of pieces there for both the young and the older age groups. Saw a few familiar faces and met a few new ones as well. I hope you all did well this weekend :)

Some super sweet leather journals and pouches from Patina :
Hand pierced jewellery by eloi:
Vintage pieces by House of L:
Hand pierced and casted pieces by Fiona of Filou Designs:
Bought both these rings :)
Crocheted wire pieces by Ebb and Flo:
I have a habit of picking up everyone's business cards... I have a pile that's almost 2 inches thick.
My sweet little birdy ring from Filou.

Some photos are dark.. bad lighting at Heritage Hall! I did my best to brighten them.