Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Alright folks...this time we mean it!

After a two year hiatus and some downtime to regroup, the Squirrel is back up and running again. This time things are a little bit different. We're still going to be working with our geeky little minions, but Accidental Squirrel is going to become our "umbrella", if you will.

Since the company has been just Vai and her minions for quite some time now, and because there are so many different fields that she works under anyway, we'll be putting up sections here for our three little nests:

  • Accidental Comics: Vai and Mike K. have been collaborating for a decade now, and I'll bet you didn't know we have comics to sell! This branch will stay here on the Squirrel page and will contain comics, prints, our art book, and a few other nifty things.
  • Firebug Arts: Vai's One Stop Shop. Here, you'll find mostly contact information, and for now this will still be run through Vai's facebook. Custom character art, invitations, announcements, business logos, music promotions, photography...whatever you need for business or personal.  She also offers personal shopping (read: bargain hunting) services for birthdays and holidays that can save you a ton. (Trust me...we haven't paid retail in years).
  • And lastly - Introducing Accidental Kink! We'll let your imagination take care of that one. It has it's own separate site, mascot, twitter, tumblr and instagram, but some of our cosplay items will be sold through that store and vice versa.
 If any of you have any questions, please feel free to email us at Questions [at] AccidentalSquirrel [dot] com and we'll get back to you ASAP with price quotes, inventory or just general Q&A.

Thanks to everyone who has been supporting us over the years and to our family and fans who are still out there buying our stuff! We love our Minions! ❤️ And it's good to be back!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Back up and running!!!

Apologies to everyone for the lack of updates here. We have been updating our facebook page more often than anything, but I am going to be uploading more photos and stock to the site here soon.

We had a fantastic weekend at UBCon 2013 and are gearing up for ConQuest in August, so keep an eye out for updates!

If you came in to see us at UBCon and are looking for commissions, jewelry or anything else, please feel free to shoot us an email or comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thanks so much to everyone for the support these past few months. I truly appreciate it!


Sunday, May 6, 2012


Due to personal issues, the Accidental Squirrel is taking a hiatus at this time. I am unsure of the duration, and apologize to all of you who have been supporting us. Please keep us in your thoughts that the troubles will pass. Much love and squirrely laughter. 


Sunday, April 15, 2012

UBCon wrap-up!

We had an awesome weekend at UBCon!
Thank you to everyone that stopped by to see us!

There were loads of amazing artists and vendors! We saw lots of our friends from last year and made several new ones. We made a lot of sales and couldn't be happier about the outcome :)

Over the next few weeks we will be posting the remaining inventory here, on our Etsy site and on facebook.
So if there is anything that you missed, keep an eye out!

And don't forget that we are OPEN for commissions of every kind! Bottles, dice, squirrels and art!
Just drop us an email at Orders @ AccidentalSquirrel (dot) Com!

Thanks again for a great weekend and hope to see you all at Mini-Con!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Final Countdown!

Less than  a week left before UBCon23!

We've gotten all but about half a dozen of our bottled jewelry pieces finished. The squirrels have taken over the house. The prints and cards are already boxed up and ready to go along with our fliers, pins and business cards.
Shad's making a big push over the next week to get more of the dice done after the Creeping Crud took over the house and left him fighting off a Muck Demon for the last few weeks. After a break with family tomorrow for Easter we'll be doing the last push of parts and prop shopping to make sure we can cover the tables and display all our stuff.

We'll also be selling some work by a friend of mine, Ladyelf, that is in dire straights at the moment. Her prints will be for sale at our table over the weekend. She's surprising me with what she's sending, but you can be sure her work will be amazing! You can view some of her older work here: [link]

And just as a reminder - Commissions ARE open!
We will be taking custom orders for everything all weekend! 
So if you don't see something that you'd like, just let us know!
Depending on what is ordered Shipping will either be free or $2 - $5.
And if you're local, we can also arrange to drop something off directly.

Hope to see you there!!

You can see more product images on our Facebook Page.

Friday, March 16, 2012


As of this post, we are *just* over 28 days to the Con!

It has been a rollercoaster of a month (and I do mean since Mid-February)!

There were some moments where we weren't sure whether the fates were going to cooperate with us financially, or transportationally as far as the Con was concerned, but at the moment, it looks like things have smoothed themselves out and we're back on track!!

We've had multiple shipments of things come in this week to finish up our jewelry. We've revamped our keychains and they look completely awesome! The ArtCards and prints are in and look amazing! The squirrely plush's are taking over the house. The bottles and charms are moving along slowly, but surely. Tables are paid for and final plans are in the work for the Con. AND I'm double-checking with two buddies of mine to lay out some of their wares as well!!

The only things I need to report that might not happen is the wooden items.
Our weather of late has been far too sporadic to get any decent work done, and painting anything is prettymuch out of the question due to the amount of moisture in the air.

Once we move into some more stable weather, Shad will get back to experimenting with those and updates will come up on the site as he does. I for one am excited to see some of the things he has in his head come to fruition!!

Going back to the Keychains - Anyone who bought one from us last year - if you bring it back to the Con and let us know - WE WILL UPGRADE IT FOR FREE!!  The new ones are studier, more flexible and just way cooler than last year's model! And as always, we want happy customers!

I still have pins to order and Shad and I need new duds to wear, but all in all, we're down to the pinning and threading stage of it all. 

I know we have a couple of fans out there that are excited to see what we have coming up and we are really excited to see the great people we met last year again. 

If anyone out there wants to pre-order and have us set something aside for them so we can make sure what you want doesn't sell before you arrive - LET US KNOW!

See you in 4 weeks!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Plushies are Coming!!!

We have been working hard to get the plushies done so that we can move on to other things.
Every one of these is sewn by hand, so it's a bit slow going, haha.

Currently, we have three different styles (please pardon my desk clutter... :)

On the left in black, you can see the sitting squirrel logo, which is a flat, pillow-type plush. The grey, brown and black, long "fallen squirrel" logos are also flat pillow types. In the center, we have a 3-d type sitting logo squirrel who will come in various sizes. We will also have a few different sizes of him. Some will have dice (12's, 20's and 10's) others will not.

Here is another image of our 3D-type sitting squirrels :)

We will be selling the flat squirrels for $5 each. The large size sitting plush (he is 9 inches) will be $15 and smaller versions of him (they are about 6 inches) will be $10. We will take pre-orders for larger sizes.

Because they are hand-sewn no two will be exactly alike. We are also using a variety of fabrics for varying textures so some are super fuzzy, while others are simple felt.