Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Well, two weeks later and the basement is STILL flooded.

This unfortunately makes for very slow going for us, however we have been working on some items in our Zazzle store, and experimenting with new jewelry ideas as well as working on a few other projects that we've had in mind. I've also been talking to some folks about the Mini-Con in October at UB, and the possibility of shipping some items out to other conventions for display.At the moment, I am working on stocking up with Art Cards and Bookmarks for the shows and working on some fan art images (both anime and non-anime).

Shad has been desperate to get into the basement, so as soon as the rain stops, we should be able to add several more items to the weapon display. For now everything needs to dry out and hopefully we will be able to fix the leaks once the rainy season finally leaves us.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A little preview...

I wanted to post a little teaser pic of something else we've been working on.

We are hoping that there will be several in the series; already we have thought of quite a few stories. All of them will be "gamer friendly" and self published.

This one will take a little while to put together due to the art work and formatting, but the story itself is really sweet with a moral I think everyone can take something away from.

We'll keep you posted.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The earrings are up!!

Now that we can get back into the shop, we've put up some of our earrings for sale.

They are $10 per pair and let me say the squirrels are SUPER cute!


Everything will be going up on Etsy later today, but you can order from us directly by sending a mail to Orders at Accidental Squirrel.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Another day, another trip to Michaels...

So as is generally the case on Fridays, we went to pick up "a few things" so that we could finish a few projects to get them up online. Every time we do this, we find things to inspire us to make something different and expand our plans. Don't get me wrong, this is a good thing! - the next convention serves to be very interesting with a real variety of items to display - however limited budgets being sunken into startup costs of multiple products at once can get to be daunting.

Our goal in the end though isn't to mass produce anything. Even the dice jewelry is something we would eventually like to do on a custom basis, moving away from your simple d20 necklaces and single die earrings. Oh, I have plans, I do, haha. We want to cater to the gamer, the cosplayer, the convention goer, the LARPers, geeks and collectors.

The squirrel obsession is just a perk and side hobby :)

I am also doing a lot at the moment to push the Yggdrasil Project as it is something that's grown very near to us and that we would love to see take off. We'll be putting together fliers and taking donations at the conventions we go to next year so I am working on those things as well. We will more than likely be selling yggdrasil earrings and charms to help us fund the project in addition to planning for charity donations due to the monetary donations that have come in.

I'd be lying if I didn't admit it's all a little overwhelming, but I'm very pleased with the recent turn of events.

We can't complain.

So this weekend, keep an eye out for new products to go up. Hopefully the basement will dry out enough for Shad to be able to produce something for display. In any case, he has a lot up his sleeve as well, so stay tuned!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


The last several days have been spent draining out our basement, which unfortunately contains our workshop. Yesterday was partially sunny and allowed things to dry out a little, and supposedly today will be more of the same, so we can finally get back to work!

We will also be working on some new things - art boxes! And we've also ordered our first few art trading cards.

Saturday, I will begin posting our squirrel earrings as well as more of our dice jewelry to our Etsy shop.

I also want to take a sec to remind folks that we are looking for fabric swatches! [Go here] to find out more!