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Ms. Smith is at it again with these sweet treats! In case you haven’t heard, a fascinator is an itty bitty hat. And this year this Tired Girl has an all new line of fascinating fascinators for all your fabulous needs. Choose from The Space Ark, The Bombshell, Cooper’s Delight or The Blanche Special. Or better yet…how about one of each? You’ll never go out of style with these spiffy designs. Stop by Table O-13 in Small Press at SDCC for a fascinating fashion show!

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You know us, we’re tired but only because we’ve always got something new going on. Check it! Jewelry from the illustrious Ms. Smith, creator of the ever so popular “biological clock”, and just in time for Felt Club, Handmade Brigade and every holiday on your list. Surely you know someone who would light up at the sight of these lovely baubles, bangles and beads.

Lovely necklaces from the lovely Ms. Smith

Lovely necklaces from the lovely Ms. Smith

This holiday season, check out some of Miss Smith’s jewelry, an eclectic mix of sterling silver, pewter, ceramics and more. Necklaces other treats for every lucky girl on your list!

Don’t forget us when you are shopping at Felt Club on November 16th. We’ll be there with bells…and necklaces on!

Um…hi. It’s been a while, I know. But you know…we’ve been tired and all…here’s the thing, the Tired Girl Collective is revving up. We are taking naps and preparing for not one but TWO craft fairs this holiday season and we really hope you will stop by and say hi to us!

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First you can find us at FELT CLUB! That’s right, you heard me FELT CLUB. The girls are particularly excited about this because we are fans of felt club from waaaaaaaay back. We’ve been attending since they were hanging out behind Meltdown Comics and at least one tired girl claims to have had the best tofu brownie ever at one such event. But this time, Felt Club has gone large. This year the event will be at the Shrine Auditorium and it’s gonna be huuuuuuuge. You know the Shrine, right? It’s where you go to buy your comic books and hang with the slightly stinkier side of geekery. But it’s also the former home of the Academy Awards so you know this is the big time.

The Tired Girls have some new tricks up their sleeve including beautiful jewelry, tote bags and all new holiday card designs. Look, here’s one now!

Our second event of the season will be the Handmade Brigade at the Tallmouse Crafts in Cerritos. We attended the first Handmade Brigade in the summer and had a lovely time. It was well organized, thoughtfully curated and down right pleasant, so put it on your list of things to do on December 6th. And please, bring coffee, because if we ain’t tired now, we sure will be by then!

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The Tired Girls survived their 3rd Comic-Con in San Diego last month! This year, we were back to the original three women and had more than enough wares to fill our table. We debuted several new items this year.

Photo courtesy of Helen Jen

Ms. Smith sold her limited edition Biological Clocks, along with a collection of short stories (featuring the well-loved “Mom Fight!”) and a beautiful poetry book made with exquisite paper. Several were purchased as gifts.

Jodi, aka SnarkyDork, once again provided everything that is hamster or rodent. In addition to her book Hamster Haiku, she sold her latest self-published work Squirrel Sonnets & other Rodent Rhymes. There were, of course, hamster balls, but new for this year amigurumi hamsters, which were quite popular.

Ren brought her talent for illustration in new and exciting ways. She had her always in-demand cards,  prints, tote bags, etc. of her Little Dreamers, Rude Food, Nerdy Girl, and others. This year she introduced some very cool new collections including Pirate Grrrrls and Pin-Up Girls for nerds. Very nifty.

We will hopefully be at a craft show or two this winter, just in time for the holidays! Any info will be posted here, so check back or add us to your feed reader.

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This is a prototype of the all new BIOLOGICAL CLOCK (a limited edition time keeping device) by Ms. Smith. If you are already laughing, you know why. And if you are not laughing…ask the girl sitting next to you why this is funny.

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Come and grab one (but please, don’t forget to pay!) before they are all gone!

Stop by the Tired Girl Collective booth at Handmade for the Holidays on November 23 and 24th at Fairfax High School.

We’ll be counting down the hours!

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HAMSTER BALLS!