Another small Canadian company approached us recently saying they wanted to put our designs onto coasters and when we saw the samples we were THRILLED!!! Honestly, they bypassed our expectations (which are extremely high). We like to make everything ourselves, so to have someone else producing product for us is a little scary, but these guys know their shit! The coasters are printed on a plastic resin with a cork backing and they look so gosh darn cute around the office (not to mention they're actually functional as coasters!) Anyway, we're currently in the process of figuring out which designs we want to make into coasters (which is difficult when we have so many different designs!) and we plan on having them available in time for Christmas! Hooray! Actually, we might even be putting up a sizeable selection of images that we'll turn into coasters and we'll give you wonderful customers the opportunity to pre-order at a special price before they make their official debut. So stay tuned for that.... it'll probably happen.
Interested in coasters? We're getting some made REAL soon, so we have a bunch of our designs available for pre-orders! Until October 15th you can choose from over 60 different designs and we'll ship around the end of October!!! There are our usual sassy, sarcastic, vulgar "Go Fuck Yourself" type designs, plus our Fan Art Coasters with some of the top characters from our favourite TV Shows! Like "The Walking Dead"!!!! My god, we love that show! Anyway, if your living room is in need of a Daryl or Tara or Morgan coaster (or any of the other main characters)... order now! Or perhaps you'd prefer a Heisenberg (Breaking Bad) or a Matt Murdoch (Daredevil) or a Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)?!? Check them out!
When they go into production after the October 15th deadline we'll only be choosing a few of our designs and making limited quantities, so if you're at all interested, we strongly suggest ordering before the 15th so you guarantee to get the design and quantity you desire.
All the coasters are 3.75" x 3.75" x 0.125" (that's thin) and feature one of our designs printed on plastic resin with a cork backing. They're also extremely durable and flexible and they look really friggin cute!
PS- they'll make great gifts for friends! Think ahead to Christmas people... it's really not all that far way!
If you pre-ordered one (or more) of our calendars, then keep an eye on your mailbox! We shipped off the first batch of calendars this morning and our second batch will be shipping out tomorrow! We're excited for people to finally see the finished product... those dang things are a crazy amount of work and they damn well better be appreciated!!!
If you plan on visiting us at the Make It Show in either Edmonton or Vancouver in November (Edmonton) or December (Vancouver), you can plan to grab yourself a copy of the calendar there, but please keep in mind we have limited stock! (In other words it's safer to buy one right now from right here.)
This past weekend we were exhibitors at Vancouver's Fan Expo. It's totally different than most shows we do (ya know, craft shows where all the exhibitors hand make their items) and we had a blast! There were Storm Troopers, Deadpools, Jokers, cute Ewoks and hundreds of other characters that I'm clueless about and it took people-watching to a whole new level.
Anyway, the Fan Expo is over and now we're gearing up for our next batch of shows! Just a few short hours ago our massive crate of display items and stock got picked up by our shipping company. It's heading off to Edmonton for the Make It Show, which is only a week away! Eek!!! We haven't been to Edmonton in YEARS and we're so excited to be going back! Yahoo!!!
Then we're back to Vancouver for the Make It Show at the PNE Forum December 8-11!!! Last year was our return to the Make It Shows after a short hiatus, and it's nice to be back on their roster. Honestly, the level of talent at this show is mind-blowing! Come check us out!
Apologies for any of you that are/were waiting on orders or return emails. Things have been a little crazy around here as Mother Nature dumped nearly 90 centimeters of snow on my little town, followed by a storm that brought wind and freezing rain... But, the power is back on, the icicles have fallen and the snow is slowly turning to slush. So we're back to our normal work schedule.
So, Valentine's Day is just 4 short days away and if you haven't already purchased your Hug and Kiss Designs Valentine's Day card from us, I'm sad to say you've missed that boat! Though, luckily there are several retailers out there that stock their shelves with our cards, so you'll have to check in with them!
But before we celebrate Valentine's Day, we get to celebrate the return of The Walking Dead! We're huge fans around this office, so the return of the show after a mid-season break is WAY more exciting than Valentine's Day! Have you seen our Walking Dead Fan Art?
We have one.... I just need the web gods to help me put it here.