Adventure Club - 2 Week Break

I was hoping to get the next Adventure Club up and running without a break between storeis, but I'm still a bit behind where I wanted to be before posting the next adventure.
All my carpal tunnel and tendinitis issues flared up last week and I had to spend a lot less time working on Squshies projects that I had hoped too =(
Hopefully the comic will be back on track in 2 weeks, but with repetitive stress injuries I hate to make promises. So here's hoping!
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Coming Soon! - Squshie Felt Patches

I'm super excited to share a project we've been working on! 

At shows we get asked about the possibility of putting Squshies on all kinds of things like hats, bags, and t-shirts. These are all things we would love see to Squshies on, but not feasible for us to make ourselves.

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Art Fighting Hate

For the past week Jason has been making silly little doodles and I've been painting them. They're quick. They're fun and they're good practice. These little doodle paintings have also been a nice and much needed source of relief from the onslaught of horrible news these days.

We want to do something to help while we make cute little doodles, so we're participating in #artfightinghate (started by Jeff Courturier) And doing our silly doodles as commissions for people who donate at least $25 to a charity that is fighting against hate. 

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Squshies Coloring Book Pre-Order

Squshies Coloring Book

It's been a long time in the making! The very first Squshies coloring book is ready to pre-order, with 24 different Squshies to apply your creativity to!  The coloring book is available for pre-order in 2 styles. This pre-order is the best and only guaranteed way to get a copy of the coloring book.

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Animals of Africa Exhibit at El Dorado Nature Center

Squshies at El Dorado Nature Center
For the month of September, Squshies will be displaying felt illustrations at the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach, celebrating the animals of Africa.
This is the very first gallery show for the Squshies so we are very excited. 

On September 3rd, from 1-3, Jason and I will be there for a reception. We hope to see you there! We've created a Facebook event for the reception for anyone who is interested in attending.
Art will be be on display for the month of September and gallery hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 8:30am to 4:00 pm.
Parking at the El Dorado Nature Center is $7 so car pooling is encouraged!

All the pieces from the show can be see here starting on September 3rd.
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We're Back!

Hello Squshie friends! It's been a while, but we're back!

I realized I'd written about our move in the newsletter, but I totally forgot to post on the blog!

Squshie Move

After months of searching we finally found a place to live in the Bay Area! Well not quite the Bay Area. We ended up in Stockton, much further east than we were planning, but we found a cute little house to rent!

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Big Squshies Announcement and Coupon Code

I mentioned in last week's newsletter that 2016 was shaping up to be quite a year and I wasn't kidding. The last 2 weeks have been pretty stressful as we were waiting to get the final answer on some really big news and the weekend was spent making a decision about that really big news

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Squshify My Pet - Prizes

A few weeks ago we announced our winners for the 2015 Squshify Myt Pet Contest. We also shared the sketches we did for the winning pet prizes, and the revisions we made to the initial sketches. 

 Now it is time to share the final prizes! Our first place winner got a custom felt portrait of their pet. Here's the portrait we made:

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Squshify My pet 2015 - Sketch Revisions

Nick Fury Portrait Sketch
Our first step in making a custom order is creating a sketch. Our sketch is our best representation of what the final product will look like, before we get to the felt. 
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Squshify My Pet 2015 - Sketches

We've got our winners for the Squshify My Pet 2015 contest so now it is time to show you what they won!
Last year we did a custom ornament for our first place winner, which is by far our most popular custom request.  We have a selection of dog breed  ornaments and a few cat breed ornaments in our shops, but sometimes they just aren't the right match for your pet.
Recently we've started doing more with felt illustrations, both a cartoony style with the Squshies characters and more realistic portraits. We really enjoy making full on felt pictures and they've gotten a good response at shows so we thought for this year's first place prize we should do a felt portrait of the winner.
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