July 28th // 2010

Giant Dwarf + Pollyanna Cowgirl // Renegade Craft Fair

I'm packing up a few vintage dresses + handmade goods to travel west to San Francisco tomorrow for the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend. I'll be sharing a booth with my pal + confidant Polly Conway, of Pollyannacowgirl Designs, and I couldn't be more giddy. Polly + I have been friends in craft for years + years, and when we get together it's all fun + pure magic.

If you're in the Bay Area this weekend, stop by the show + say hello. There will be lots of wonderful shiny things made by over 200 talented makers. You can find us at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, July 31st + August 1st from 11am - 7pm. If you need directions, take a peek here + if you'd like more info, there's lots of it here.

Hope to see you there!

July 24th // 2010

After many attempts to package the Starlette Crown to my liking, this is what I came up with. I used the product photo to display the piece + a care card signed by yours truly + a plastic sleeve for extra protection during travel + delivery.

Starlette Crown // Package Design
Starlette Crown // Package Design

July 23rd // 2010

Giant Dwarf // Trois Dot Clip

The Trois Dot Clip is brand new + sweet as pie. Each barrette is made from 3 hand-covered felted buttons that are attached to a French clip. They are a simple pop of color for your hair, worthy of a double-take.

Trois Dot Clip // Package Design

Here's the package design to accompany the clips. Uh huh, it's the same photo as above with the clip attached.

Trois Dot Clip // Package Design

I'll have lots of Trois Dot Clips available soon in super fun color combinations. Stay tuned!

July 19th // 2010

Work In Progress // Starlette Sparkler Packaging

Work In Progress // Starlette Sparkler Packaging

Work In Progress // Starlette Sparkler Packaging

Starlette Sparkler package design made from mini manilla shipping tags + hand-stamped twill tape.

July 7th // 2010

Giant Dwarf // Starlette Sparkler

Giant Dwarf // Starlette Sparkler

Starlette Sparklers are made from hand-cut metallic naugahyde vinyl stars doused in sliver German glass glitter. They're also fully lined with Vanilla Fancy Felt, which has been sewn for added stability. The star is affixed to a silver bobby pin and can be worn alone or with many at a time. Also, due to the handmade nature of this one-of-a-kind piece, slight differences in shape may occur.

Hello Sue // Hello Starlette Sparklers

For your very own Starlette Sparkler, visit the Giant Dwarf Etsy shop to order one or a handful!

July 6th // 2010

Hello Shawshank // Hello Dream Cat

, my handsome fluffy grey kitty, was featured on Dream Cats today! If you haven't heard of my new favorite, adorably fantastic Tumblr, then I suggest spending some time with this dreamy place completely devoted to girls & cats, cats in soft focus, cats on film.

Dream Cats was created by the lovely duo that is Anabela from Fieldguided + Erin from Atlantic Treefox, in which the photos chosen are hand-picked directly from their Flickr group of the same name. Anyway, the gals conducted a little survey on Twitter to see what kinds of knicknames, those of us who have cats, give them. When I hopped over to see the results of the poll, I was tickled that Shawshank was chosen as the Nickname Mascot!

If you're a cat lover or just a lover of beautiful photographs with cats in them, then Dream Cats is the place for you. Meow!

July 5th // 2010

Giant Dwarf Etsyversary Sale // Free Shipping Shopwide

5 years ago today, I joined the Etsy community. It's a very exciting anniversary, or Etsyversary, if you will, as I signed up for an account just a few weeks after they launched the site on June 18, 2005. To celebrate, I'm offering free shipping shopwide on all Etsy orders.

To catch the Etsyversary sale, hop on over to the Giant Dwarf Etsy shop. The sale ends this Friday, July 9th, and includes both Fancy Felt + handmade goods. Hooray!