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

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 :)