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!