July 16th // 2009

Thank you all so much for taking the time to enter my Etsyversary giveaway! I was blown away by all of your kind + thoughtful comments and I truly wish I could've chosen all of you! It really means a lot to me that you like what I make, which is enough encouragement to keep me going another 4 years! Also, this was my very first giveaway, which I so enjoyed, but I had no idea how difficult it would be to pick!

Well, without any further delay, I'd like to announce the winners of the Giant Dwarf Etsyversary Giveaway!

Congratulations // Etsyversary Winners

Becka from Bliss In A Teacup
Anabela from Fieldguided
Kim from Golden Dove Design
Katinka from Katinka Pinka

Congratulations, ladies! You have won a little prize pack of delicious goodies made by me especially for you. Please send me an email, which can be found in my profile, to collect your prizes! Please include your mailing address + favorite colors so I can be sure to make something you'll absolutely enjoy!

Once again, thanks to all of you that entered. Don't worry, there will be more giveaways in the very near future. Stay tuned!

July 12th // 2009

Me + Nate.
Hello Sue // Hello Nate

Sittin' in the park on a summer's day.
Hello Sue // Hello Nate

July 5th // 2009

Giant Dwarf // 4th Etsyversary

Today is a huge milestone for my tiny company, Giant Dwarf! Four years ago today, I joined the most amazing website to sell the things I make by hand. Yes, that would be Etsy and I haven't looked back since I signed up.

I met Rob Kalin, Etsy's founder, at the very first Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn. He was handing out fliers to all of the vendors + telling everyone about this new website he was starting called Etsy. If I remember correctly, I think he said it was like eBay, but for handmade stuff. I may be totally making that up, but that's how I started explaining it to folks when I began to spread the good word about the website, so I think that's how I remember it. Anyway, I signed up after thinking about it for a few days, and in less than a couple weeks, I had sold my first item. It was a W.W.T.W.D? t-shirt. I love that there is an archive of everything I've ever sold over the years. It's like my year book of crafts + my feedback is like the autographs I've collected from each sale!

To celebrate my Etsyversary, if you will, I'd like to propose a little giveaway to you, dear reader! I'd like to put together a series of little gifts to give out to four lucky readers, to commemorate four years of virtual craft slinging. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me which Giant Dwarf design is your favorite or what you'd like to see me create in the future. I'll pick my favorites on Friday, July 10th and announce the winners on Monday, July 13th.

Thanks + good luck!

July 4th // 2009

Wardrobe Remix.
Wardrobe Remix // July 4th