50 hours left, Glovetopus Merit Badge, Poster Preview
50 Hours Left!
Here's a 50 hours left update. Thanks again to all your awesome backers. To people who are reading this on the site and are trying to decide if they want to pledge support, we are still hoping to get a few more donations to cover then unexpectedly high cost of stuffing, of all things. The stuffing actually costs almost as much as the gloves! Isn't that crazy?I've been putting things together for the reward kits and I wanted to show you my progess.
Glovetopus Care and Creation Merit Badge
I'm just thrilled to announce the Glovetopus Care and Creation Merit Badge. It's another reward for pledge support to the project. All VIOs will get a badge as part of their reward. If you have pledged at any reward level that does not have a badge included and you want the badge (or if you want an extra badge), please add $2.50 per badge that you want.
Please also remember that everyone who pledged before 4/15 is already a VIO and will be getting a badge with their rewards.
I wanted to make the instruction sheet fun too, so instead of just the normal boring black and white sheet of instructions roughly translated into English, I created a nice colorful instructional poster, suitable for framing or bronzing. The back of the poster has a detailed set of step by step instructions and the front has a cute little octopus who wants hug you with his tentacles, especially around the neck. I thought it would be fun to add a DIY element to the poster too, so I left his speech bubble blank. You can fill in what he's trying to say and then send me a picture!
Here's a preview size version of the instructions:
If you want to see it full size, pledge support this project. The poster is 11x17 and will be included in every Glovetopus Kit.
And lastly, I just wanted to thank you for helping me create this event. I've been having such fun and glorying in feeling so creative and in feeling so loved and supported by you, dear backers.
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Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
You will get a decorative instruction sheet that outlines the steps needed to make your very own Glovetopus. The sheet was designed by Piratical Pete himself and will be delivered to your door by the hard-working members of the US postal service or you can pick it up at the Faire. Please add $2 for international shipping.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or moreYou selected
I will send you a Glovetopus Starter Kit, which includes the instruction sheet and everything else you need to make your own Glovetopus, except stuffing. The Kit includes: a pair of gloves, sewing needle, embroidery floss, buttons for eyes, and an instruction sheet. Please add $5 for international shipping.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or moreYou selected
Poster and Merit Badge! This Includes the instructional poster, plus the Glovetopus Making Merit Badge. See the updates section to check it out. This option is great for international backers, since the postage is lower. Please add $2 for international postage.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
Basic Kit + Merit badge! This includes the Glovetopus Starter Kit and the Glovetopus Making Merit Badge. Please add $5 for international shipping.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
You will get a Premium Glovetopus Kit. This includes everything in the Starter Kit plus stuffing and one upgrade of my choice. I will pick one (or more) of the following: a better, larger or more interesting pair of gloves, metallic embroidery floss or more colors, better buttons for eyes. If you want to choose this reward at a higher pledge, I can upgrade your kit further. Each $5 extra will get you an additional upgrade. Please add $5 for international shipping.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $40 or moreYou selected
You will be designated a Maker Faire VIO (Very Important Octopus). You will get a Premium Glovetopus Kit to take home with you, a special VIO badge or sticker, and the ability to participate in any Kickstarter VIO only events we have at the Faire. (This reward is only available at the Faire, but if you can't make it, I can send the kit and other material rewards to you in the mail.) Please add $5 for international shipping.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $60 or moreYou selected
You will get a pre-assembled Glovetopus. This kit includes everything in the Maker Fair VIO reward, plus Piratical Pete will assemble your Glovetopus for you and send it to you. Same rules of upgrading from the Premium Kit apply to this one. Add $10 for international shippingEstimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or moreYou selected
This reward is a Glovetopus Party-in-a-Box. Ten Premium Glovetopus Kits delivered via the USPS. Suitable for Glovetopus-themed birthday partys, bar mitzvahs or weddings. Please add $20 for international shippingEstimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
A fully customized Glovetopus. You will get the $60 reward, but you get to choose the theme and character of your Glovetopus. I will upgrade every aspect of your Glovetopus. You can even send me a pair of gloves to use to make your Glovetopus. This will also include a unique biography for your Glovetopus written by Piratical Pete. This museum-quality Glovetopus will be suitable for display and is guaranteed to love you and your designees unconditionally forever. (The love will be unconditional; the guarantee is not.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
I will lead a Glovetopus making party at the Bay Area location of your choice for up to 10 people. I will come to your home, synagogue, or fraternal organization headquarters and teach you and your friends how to make Glovetopi. I will provide the kits and personal instruction which will enable you to transform your Glovetopus dreams into your Glovetopus realities.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)