June 30, 2008

It's better in sets.


Puzzle piece personalized note cards by inkspotworkshop
Love fruits letterpress cards by joiestudio


Googly eyed animal note cards by tinyisland
Girl holding a baloon postcard set by saratams


Lino print leaf cards by sampastel
Happy birthday cupcake card set by littlebunny

June 28, 2008

Sweet Steals June 28th - July 4th

What's a sweet steal? A "sweet steal" is a list of specials deals and current sales that handmade sellers are offering to you our loyal readers! This list is compiled and updated by Sweet Figments every Saturday.

All specials are valid from June 28th - July 4th unless otherwise stated. All you have to do to get your sweet steal is to convo the seller during or after checkout with the code "SWEETSTEAL". *Please note it is not the responsibility of Sweet Figments to uphold these deals as they are written up by the individual shop owners. Enjoy!


Shop Name: AlwaysAmy
Shop Address: www.alwaysamy.etsy.com
What You Sell: Unique & quirky jewelry!
Sweet Steal: Buy 4 Items & get a Summer Surprise with your Order!


Shop Name: DesignsByBari
Shop Address: designsbybari.etsy.com
What You Sell: Fun Funky Jewelry with a Vintage Twist!
Sweet Steal: Buy 2 Items get a free ring in your size of my choosing.


Shop Name: feel fuzzy
Shop Address: www.feelfuzzy.etsy.com
What You Sell: charming items upcycled from vintage childrens things
Sweet Steal: spend over $25 and get a free pack of floppy disc gift tags www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12221323


Shop Name: Yonpli Mosaics
Shop Address: www.yonpli.etsy.com
What You Sell: Mosaic art, home decor, and jewelry
Sweet Steal: 10% off your order, shipping not included


Shop Name: The Tiny Fig
Shop Address: thetinyfig.com
What You Sell: Kawaii charms and accessories
Sweet Steal: Free shipping

June 27, 2008

Bags bags and more bags!

Awesome bags from our flickr pool.


1. The every little bit bag from PansyMaiden
2. An organizer clutch wristlet by thelaughinghouse
3. A beautiful clutch purse from handsfullcreations
4. Cherry print purse by bagladiesinpa

June 26, 2008

Cool off...

With a refreshing shower and some mouthwatering soaps.


Rasberry popsicle soaps from plumberrylane
Peaunt butter and jelly soapsicles from LoveLeeSoaps


Chery vanilla soapsicle by LilyBaySoap
Watermelon jolly rancher scented soapsicle by ArtSpot

June 25, 2008

Going Somewhere?

You might want to take some of these along with you.


Log all your travels in these little kraft journals from jetsetpaper
Keep your skin moisturized with these lotion bars from pixiesoap


Jazz up your boring old passport with an awesome cover from tinymeat
Keep it fresh wherever you are with WendyLousNaturalBath's body, room or linen sprays.


And if you like to be super organized this travel wallet from handmadewithjoy is perfect for you.

June 24, 2008

Everything you need for a day at the beach!

I wish the weather here was more consistent... I'm dying to go to the beach. Here's some things you'll definately be needing if you're hitting the beach.


A hot swimsuit to show off your hot bod ;) by harajuku
An awesome tote bag for all your necessities by Moop


A fuzzy beach towel to dry off with from NewEnglandGifts
And last but not least sunglasses from christiecottage


P.S. Don't for get the sunscreen!

June 23, 2008

Crazy for origami

When I was about 10 years old I had a crazy obession with origami. I could fold things like boats, roses, tulips, lilies, cubes, spikey balls, ninja stars, turtles and cranes of course. Anyways, it's nice to see that 10 years later the art of paper folding is still alive! I've found some shops who have found some clever ways to use this skill.


A gorgeous kusudama origami ball ornament from itreallyaddsomething
The sweetest strawberry earrings by guillemette05


A beautifully crafted dragonfly pendant by HandmadeHaven
Unique butterfly earrings by windtwirler


A geometric ball done with a photograph of a winter tree by clairigami
Star trio earrings by essemde

June 21, 2008

Sweet Steals

What's a sweet steal? A "sweet steal" is a list of specials deals and current sales that handmade sellers are offering to you our loyal readers! This list is compiled and updated by Sweet Figments every Saturday.

All specials are valid from June 21st -27th unless otherwise stated. All you have to do to get your sweet steal is to convo the seller during or after checkout with the code "SWEETSTEAL". *Please note it is not the responsibility of Sweet Figments to uphold these deals as they are written up by the individual shop owners. Enjoy!


Shop Name: Kismet Creations
Shop Address: kismetcreations.etsy.com
What You Sell: Cloth pads, handbound notebooks, cloth diapers
Sweet Steal: Store credit for 20% of your purchase


Shop Name: It Really Adds Something!
Shop Address: http://itreallyaddsomething.etsy.com
What You Sell: unique jewelry, cute accessories, handbag
Sweet Steal: Free Shipping


Shop Name: funkylaura
Shop Address: http://funkylaura.etsy.com
What You Sell:funky girlie accessories and cute jewerly
Sweet Steal:sale items are marked down 50%


Shop Name: LoveMeKnot Creations
Shop Address: lovemeknotcreations.etsy.com
What You Sell: Handbags, muscle relief bags, eye pillows, key fobs and more!
Sweet Steal: 20% total, not including shipping


Shop Name: The Tiny Fig
Shop Address: thetinyfig.com
What You Sell: Kawaii charms and accessories
Sweet Steal: Free shipping

June 20, 2008

Never felt so in love...

Check out these great felt finds from our flickr pool.


Sally the monster keyring by oddsnblobs
Ducky finger puppets by MyKangaroo


Bence, Boy of bears by loveandasandwich
Felted hedgehogs by BeneathTheRowanTree


Colorado potato beetle pin by weirdbuglady
A pretty pink bear plushie by papergirlproductions

June 19, 2008

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!

Congratulations to LeaKarts a.k.a SupplyRiot you have won a $20 gift certificate to spend at TheTinyFig and thanks so much to everyone who entered the contest! I hope you've all enjoyed reading the blog so far and will continue to follow it :)

June 18, 2008

A few of my favorite things.

These are some of my favorite Etsy things. Enjoy!


An adorable bunny necklace by gerrijo
Sweet little fergie plushies by post


Exquiste tea set by EstherCoombs
A sweet little ring by Joannarutter


Just a little reminder to "keep on living" from hazelnutcottage
And last but not least the "chocolate keypad of happiness" by kellynewcomer

June 17, 2008

Diamonds are a girls bestfriend

Oh they sure are! Check out some of the beauties I can't keep my eyes off of!


Simple and elegant diamond ring by arteoschun
A beautiful chola flower diamond ring by rachelmira


A titanium round diamond engagement ring by ShadeJewelry
Unique once off diamond ring by elainesarah


A pebble shaped ring with three sweet little diamonds by chrisparry
Okay, the last one isn't a diamond but it's too beautiful not to be shown off. It's a white saphire that has been set onto a gold band by kateszabone

June 16, 2008

Giveaway reminder!

Here's the deal:
You link to Sweet Figments on your blog or website by adding us to your blog roll or by copying and pasting the code in the right sidebar into your HTML/JavaScript section. Next, post a comment in THIS entry with the link to your blog or website and let me know how you think the blog is doing so far. We'll keep this contest running for a month and on June 19th I will draw a number and the lucky winner will receive $20 to spend at TheTinyFig. If you've got more than one blog or website you can link to us on feel free to enter as many times as you like! Just make sure you post seperate comments to make it count. If you've already linked to us then why not post a comment HERE for a chance to win? :D

June 14, 2008

Sweet Steals

What's a sweet steal? A "sweet steal" is a list of specials deals and current sales that handmade sellers are offering to you our loyal readers! This list is compiled and updated by Sweet Figments every Saturday.

All specials are valid from June 14th -20th unless otherwise stated. All you have to do to get your sweet steal is to convo the seller during or after checkout with the code "SWEETSTEAL". *Please note it is not the responsibility of Sweet Figments to uphold these deals as they are written up by the individual shop owners. Enjoy!


Shop Name: LoveMeKnot Creations
Shop Address: lovemeknotcreations.etsy.com
What you sell: handbags, wallets, muscle relief bags, eye pillows, key fobs...
Sweet Steal: BOGO 1/2 off, of equal or lesser value!


Shop Name: BellaTuJewelry
Shop Address: www.bellatujewelry.etsy.com
What you sell: fun, funky, and elegant jewelry
Sweet Steal: 10% off PLUS free domestic shipping!


Shop Name: Something Different Designs by Bari
Shop Address: designsbybari.etsy.com
What you sell: Vintage Button Jewelry and other funky Jewelry with a VinTagE Flair!
Sweet Steal: 25% off purchase PLUS Free Domestic Shipping


Shop Name: Art by MAR
Shop Address: www.artbymar.etsy.com
What you sell: Hand Painted Jewelry, Art Pendants, Art
Sweet Steal: 25% off total purchase


Shop Name: Karma
Shop Address: karma711.etsy.com
What you sell: original handcrafted jewelry with unique semi-precious stones
Sweet Steal: 15% off and FREE First Class Shipping!!!

June 13, 2008

Sweet Treats

Some super sweet flickr finds.


1. Delicious doughnut studs by petitefraise
2. Square smores from asugaraffair
3. The sweetest little sprinkles print by ara133photography
4. An ice cream cone keychain from homehooked
5. Swirly lollipop charms by glamasaurus
6. A yummy chocolate cookie cake hair tie from coffishop

June 12, 2008

Melon1

Is it really possible for adorable clothing, plushies, brooches and more to all co-exist under one roof? This sure seems to be the case at Melon1.



1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where you are from.
Hi, i m Ellen and i love everything bright, colourful, pink sparkly and beautiful! I spend my days creating kooky cute clothing,plushies and accessories useing sweet recycled vintage and kawaii fabrics......................the rest of my time is spent tending to my lovely familly-two cheeky boys and a handsome husband!!, cooking, going to gigs, collecting handmade/vinyl art toys, taking photos of everything......and dreaming of what colour to do my hair next!!!!.

I run a small label, 'Melon', and my head is always bubbling with new ideas and creations-theres never enough time in a day!!

I ve always been obbsessed with colour and design, its my life!!!! I studied 'Surface Pattern Design' at South Notts college and Graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1999 with a degree in textiles.

2. When and why did you start making plushies?
My love/obsession with plush toys began about 2 years ago. My husband,Steve,(a graffiti artist) started buying vinyl art toys (Dunnys) from the Kid Robot online store, at the same time i started noticing the plush variety!...and fell in love!

I was really inspired by the charaters, ideas and fabrics being used- and the fact that these were aimed at an adult market as 'one off' or 'limited edition' art peices. Something really unique and special that hasnt been mass produced.

Being constantly surrounded by the graffiti characters being sketched and painted by Steve and my brother Tom ( 'Knittingworldcupsquad' ), and the mountains of, amazing creations and pictures being doodled by my two little boys, gave me MASSIVE inspiration!................so i decided to get on my sewing machine and sew a few of these characters into plushies!.....and thats where it all began!.........................

3. Do you like to make anything besides plushies?
Along side the plushies i also make clothing and acsserories eg: babydoll tops and skirts, brooches and bags. I started making these mainly for myself when i found a peice of pretty fabric, got excited and fancied a skirt or top made from it! I love doing custom ,so if you have ideas let me know!

An idea i m working on is that you will be able to buy a skirt, brooch and plushie all made from the same fabric, to match! cute eh?!



4. I noticed that you like to use recycled fabrics. They are all so colorful and fun where do you find them? or is this a secret?
Most of my recycled fabrics come from charity shops, i LOVE having a good root around and get soooo excited if i find a vintage flowery duvet cover or pillow case!!! ...or anything spotty or stripey! I also buy 2nd hand (good quality)fleecy jumpers and blankets, these are great to make plushies out of. Some of the fabric i use is new eg: kawaii japanese fabrics or just sweet unusual fabrics/fleeces that i cant resist!

5. You've been on Etsy for almost a year now. Is there anything you've learned and would like to share with other sellers?
I joined Etsy as a buyer and after a while thought i should try selling! I was really excited about having my own little online shop! I love it- although i ve learned to be very patient about sales!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, i hope my creations make you smile!

6. Anything else you might want to add?
I'm very proud to announce that a handfull Melon plushies are taking part in 'Crammed Organisms- the worlds largest plush show' http://www.crammedorganisms.com/artists.html throughout June in St louis, USA!!!!!- very excited!

June 11, 2008

Featured shop: boygirlparty




If you haven't heard of boygirlparty before you better run on over to Suzie's shop right away! You'll find everything from clothing to jewelry to art prints and so much more!!!

June 10, 2008

Revelate

Can you just imagine how much time, attention and detail goes into one of these gorgeous pieces? These simply stunning works of art can be found at Revelate



1. Tell us about yourself in one sentence.
I am an artist of life and creation.

2. Your work is really amazing are you self taught or did you take classes?
Thank you! I am a self taught artist. The only classes I took for art were in high school. Learning to make jewellery is something that I did completely on my own.

3. I read in your profile that you live in Northern Canada. Does living there influence your work?
Yes, it greatly influences my work. The environment around me inspires me greatly and keeps me focused on my dreams and aspirations. It is so peaceful and rejuvenating to be able to hike through the woods.



4. What is your favorite piece in your shop and why?
My favourite piece is called "The High Priestess".
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9934602
It is one of the first really complicated pieces I completed and just recently it was awarded first place in The Northern Juried Art Show. (http://www.northernjuriedartshow.ca/)

5. Is your work found any where else besides Etsy?
I do have a website off of Etsy at http://www.revelationsnorth.com
You can find my work in Flin Flon, Manitoba at Peachy Keen on Main Street and also in The Pas, Manitoba at the Sam Waller Museum.

6. Anything else you want us to know?
Thanks for the interview. And to all the aspiring artists and working artists out there.. don't stop, keep loving what you do :)

June 9, 2008

A girl can never have too many trinkets

but she can run out of places to put them! 5 perfect little boxes to store your treasures.



1. An exquisite hummingbird box by thescrollerandtoler
2. Art and a box? Could it get any better? From TheLaLaLaShop.
3. A handpainted fawn and butterflies jewelry box by seirene
4. Beautiful red silk cherry blossom box by designhutusa
5. Simply stunning! Wood burned box by sixthandelm

June 7, 2008

Sweet Steals and a Giveaway

What's a sweet steal? A "sweet steal" is a list of specials deals and current sales that handmade sellers are offering to you our loyal readers! This list is compiled and updated by Sweet Figments every Saturday.

All specials are valid from June 7th - 13th unless otherwise stated. All you have to do to get your sweet steal is to convo the seller during or after checkout with the code "SWEETSTEAL". *Please note it is not the responsibility of Sweet Figments to uphold these deals as they are written up by the individual shop owners. Enjoy!


Shop Name: Art by MAR
Shop Address: www.artbymar.etsy.com
What you sell: Fun Pendants, Jewelry, and More
Sweet Steal: Free Shipping


Shop Name: Diffraction
Shop Address: www.diffraction.etsy.com
What you sell: photographic jewelry and prints
Sweet Steal: BOGO 50% off (equal or lesser value)


Shop name: washi by maoiliosa
Shop Address: maoiliosa.etsy.com
What you sell: japanese-paper jewelry and accessories
Sweat Steal: free shipping!


Shop Name: LoveMeKnot Creations
Shop Address: lovemeknotcreations.etsy.com
What you sell: handbags, muscle relief bags, eye pillows and key fobs
Sweet Steal: free shipping!


Shop Name: BellaTuJewelry
Shop Address: www.bellatujewelry.etsy.com
What you sell: unique, handcrafted jewelry for a "beautiful you"
Sweet Steal: free shipping!


Shop Name: KismetCreations
Shop Address: kismetcreations.etsy.com
What you sell: Cloth pads, cloth diapers, recycled notebooks and coasters.
Sweet Steal: Store credit for 20% of your purchase.


Shop Name: FaniSong Jewelry
Shop Address: www.fanisong.etsy.com
What you sell: Glass Jewelry - using recycled glass and nature photos.
Sweet Steal: FREE SHIPPING for USA & Canada orders - by mentiong Sweet Steal into seller message during checkout.


Shop Name: Something Different Designs by Bari
Shop Address: designsbybari.etsy.com
What you sell: Vintage Button Jewelry and other funky Jewelry with a VinTagE Flair!
Sweet Steal: 25% off purchase PLUS Free Domestic Shipping


Shop Name: It Really Adds Something
Shop Address: itreallyaddsomething.etsy.com
What you sell: Handmade silk thread accessories and cute crochet animals
Sweet Steal: Mention "Sweet Steal" in notes to seller for free shipping.


Shop Name: jarvis gift
Shop Address: www.jarvisgift.etsy.com
What you sell: handmade accessries for people, pets and home-mostly crochet
Sweet Steal: 20% off AND FREE shipping in the United States whenyou mention "Sweet Steal"


Shop Name:Silver River Jewelry
Shop Addresshttp://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5202855
What you sell: Fine hand crafted jewelry
Sweet Steal: 15% off entire order not including shipping when you mention "sweet steal" in the comments to buyer section.


Shop Name: mary e jewelry designs
Shop Address: www.maryeb.etsy.com
What you sell: fine handcrafted jewelry made with sterling silver, gemstones and artisan lampwork beads.
Sweet Steal: Convo me and mention the item you want to purchase and "sweet steal". I will make a reserve listing for you at 15% off the original price plus free shipping in the United States and to Canada.


Lotsa Goodies on sale!
Come check it out!
www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5068372
Whatever you buy regardless as to whether or not it's on sale comes with a free goodie :o)
Got everything from Vintage Jewelry to Knits!


Shop Name: beaddreamin
Shop Address: www.beaddreamin.etsy.com
What you sell: unique handmade jewelry
Sweet Steal: 20% off regular prices and FREE shipping in the United States when you mention "Sweet Steal"


Shop name: TheTinyFig
Shop Address: TheTinyFig.etsy.com
What you sell: Cute & fun accessories.
Sweet Steal: Free shipping

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HAVE YOU ENTERED OUR GIVEAWAY YET?

Here's the deal:
You link to Sweet Figments on your blog or website by adding us to your blog roll or by copying and pasting the code in the right sidebar into your HTML/JavaScript section. Next, post a comment in THIS entry with the link to your blog or website and let me know how you think the blog is doing so far. We'll keep this contest running for a month and on June 19th I will draw a number and the lucky winner will receive $20 to spend at TheTinyFig. If you've got more than one blog or website you can link to us on feel free to enter as many times as you like! Just make sure you post seperate comments to make it count.