Thursday, October 14, 2010

3... 2... 1... Launch!

It seems like only yesterday I stated conceptualizing it, and today - the Mystic Forest Dwellers web shop is officially open! Wow... Where did the time go?

I positively have plush butterflies in my stomach. Eeeep! After months of thinking and trying things out, and ordering, and thinking some more..., it feels so so good to be finally out there - on the web, and finally fully in business.
It feels a lot like a culmination of lots of previous experiences and try-out for me. Like when I was making papier mache creatures for a local shop a decade or so ago, my etsy shop, some experimentation with packaging and branding I did with some portfolios in the past, all of my plush making career so far... It feels to some degree like I was meant to get here. And while I'm super nervous about being a "business owner" (gulp), there's something very exciting about it. Or like a fellow just-starting-a-new-venture lady told me a few weeks ago: if it's not bold and risky and out of your comfort zone - it's not really worth doing. So true.

So pop by to the shop, and catch up on the adventure on the Mystic Forest Dwellers blog, or the Facebook fan page. Let's make this bold, risky, out of my comfort zone and fun - sucess.

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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

They Too Came from Planet Plush

If you're in Seattle this weekend, you should definitely check out the annual Plush You show over at Schmancy. There's going to be some seriously gorgeous plush and lots of fun activities. Go-go-go!
My contribution this time is part #2 of my series They Came from Outer Space that I started at Plush You LA a month or so ago. Why quit when you're having fun?

Watch out - some aliens are coming your way!

 The Brain

Sergeant Moffat

I'm not in love with the photos... It's finally fall here in LA and it's been raining for three days straight (remember the temperatures here last week? So weird...), so I used my new portable light box that Ant got me (yes, I know he's the best). If you have any tips and tricks for using those to take awesome photos, especially with a white background - I'm all ears.
Stay warm!

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Saturday, October 02, 2010

(Almost) Open for Business

Things are heating up very quickly around here! Next friday the annual Plush You show opens in Seattle (look for some more of my They Came from Outer Space plush!) and my new venture, Mystic Forest Dwellers will officially go public! Not yet sure if I'm more excited or nervous...

The shop opens October 14th, but before that - I'm taking pre-orders! Interested? Here's how it goes:

1. You read the posts on this blog or on our Facebook page and decided that your life will not be complete without one of them Dwellers.
2. You go to the shop (Yep! That's where it lives, at least for now) and check out the price of the Dweller you'd like to bring home.
3. You write an enthusiastic email to infoATmysticforestdwellersDOTcom and let me know which Dweller you'd like, your address and what email address your paypal account is connected to (sorry, only paypal at the moment. Once the shop opens, you'll be able to pay with credit card/virtual check too)
4. I'll send you an invoice within 48 hours. Once you pay, your order will be secured!
5. Your very own Dweller will be sent to you after the shop opens on October 14th.
6. You're so happy your mind might melt. You live happily ever after, amen.

How does it sound?
This email address is temporary, so if you have any question please use the shop's contact page. And to the first five buyers - a special surprise!

I hope to see you there!

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