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Sweet Dreams Strawberry is one of Kimchi Kawaii's most popular puns brought to adorable plush form.
Sweet Dreams Strawberry is one of Kimchi Kawaii's most popular puns brought to adorable plush form.
116 backers pledged $8,635 to help bring this project to life.

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In a Nutshell:

The Sweet Dreams Strawberry has been one of my most popular designs both as a digital piece and as a plush. I can't keep up with production demand, so I'm turning to Kickstarter to help fund professional manufacturing.

How did the Sweet Dreams plush come to Be?

Kimchi Kawaii was founded over 5 years ago based on my love of puns. One of my earliest designs and a customer favorite has been my Sweet Dreams strawberry design. It consists of an adorable sleeping, chocolate dipped, strawberry.

This year, I started translating my pun designs into plush. In late April, I created the Sweet Dreams strawberry plush, complete with a removable chocolate blanket. It’s my digital 2D piece brought to cuddly, 3D form.

Hand sewn Sweet Dreams Plush
Hand sewn Sweet Dreams Plush

So do people want sleeping strawberries?

The answer is YES!

They have been selling out at cons and online through Shana Logic and people are still asking if I have more. Despite sewing as fast as I can, I am unable to keep up with demand and this is where you come in.

With your pledge, I will be able to professionally manufacture the Sweet Dreams plushies.

  • Plush will measure approximately 8" tall by 5" at the widest point
  • Fabric used is ultra soft minky
  • Professionally embroidered details
  • Chocolate 'blanket' is removable
  • Manufactured by Gann Memorials, experienced plush designers
Final embroidery done!
Final embroidery done!
First draft prototype.
First draft prototype.

Why does it have to be $8,500?

The minimum order for the plush is 500. This will cover the cost of production,  shipping from the overseas factory, and backer rewards. In addition, both Kickstarter and Amazon (the company that processes pledge payments) take out a fee of 10%.

Creation of these plush will help increase sales to Kimchi Kawaii through my online shops and in person at cons. This in turn can be invested in further products, even more plush.

Rewards

Kimchi Kawaii is working on some exclusive items for this Kickstarter featuring some fan favorite puns and the Sweet Dreams design. I am also collaborating with fellow artist friends for some limited quantity rewards.

$5 Reward Tier
$5 Reward Tier

 Backers the $5 level will receive, via email, a Sweet Dreams digital wallpaper.

$15 Reward Tier
$15 Reward Tier

Backers at the $15 tier will get two 3" acrylic magnets featuring Sweet Dreams and Steamed Bun. This size is exclusive to the Kickstarter.

$25 Reward Tier
$25 Reward Tier

 Backers at the $25 reward tier will receive one plush and one 3" vinyl sticker.

$50 Reward Tier - Limited - 10 available
$50 Reward Tier - Limited - 10 available

 Backers at the $50 level will receive one plush and their choice of one fleece hat by Buttered Buns Studios. Only 10 available.

$50 Reward Tier
$50 Reward Tier

 Backers at the $50 reward level will receive one plush and the Kickstarter exclusives: two 3" magnets and one medium zipper pouch.

$75 Reward Tier - Limited, 10 available
$75 Reward Tier - Limited, 10 available

Backers at the $75 level receive one plush and one exclusive Roary scarf by RosaleenDhu Designs. Only 10 available.

$75 Reward Tier
$75 Reward Tier

Backers at the $75 level will receive two plush and the Kickstarter exclusive tote bag and two 3" acrylic magnets.

$100 Reward Tier - Limited - 20 available
$100 Reward Tier - Limited - 20 available

JUST ADDED! Backers at this level will get two plush and one hand sewn Sakura Mochi Bun plush, an exclusive to this Kickstarter!

$100 Reward Tier - Limited - 5 available
$100 Reward Tier - Limited - 5 available

Backers at the $100 level will get one plush, their choice of one Buttered Buns fleece hat and one RosaleenDhu Roary scarf, both Kickstarter exclusives. Only 5 available.

$100 Reward Tier
$100 Reward Tier

Backers at the $100 level will receive two plush and a Rickshaw mini messenger bag with a design exclusive to this Kickstarter.

$200 Reward Tier - Limited - 5 available
$200 Reward Tier - Limited - 5 available

Backers at the $200 level get two plush, their choice of one Buttered Buns hat, one RosaleenDhu scarf and three handmade Sakura Mochi Bun plush, exclusive to this project. Only 5 available.

$200 Reward Tier
$200 Reward Tier

Backers at the $200 level will receive two plush, and the Kickstarter exclusive medium pouch, two 3" acrylic magnets and a medium Rickshaw messenger bag.

$500 Reward Tier
$500 Reward Tier

Backers at the $500 level will receive four plush, two pouches, two tote bags, two medium Rickshaw messenger bags, two 3" magnets, three Sakura Mochi Bun plush and one set of the Fortune/Misfortune Cookie mini plush.

Stretch Goals

If we can reach $14,000 in funding, not only will the Sweet Dreams plush become a reality, but we will be able to add our cuddly mascot, Roary the Tiger as a plush as well! He will also be made of minky with embroidered stripes and facial features. Plush will measure approximately 12" tall.

If Roary is funded, backers at plush levels will be able to chose from either the Sweet Dreams Strawberry and/or Roary.

Roary with completed embroidery!
Roary with completed embroidery!
Roary Update: Here is the second prototype of the Roary plush. Paper details still for placement. Embroidery is next!
Roary Update: Here is the second prototype of the Roary plush. Paper details still for placement. Embroidery is next!
Roary plush design.
Roary plush design.

Further stretch goals will be announced as funding progresses!

What’s the process and timeline?

The Sweet Dreams Strawberries prototypes are already complete so all I need is a successful Kickstarter to put them into full production in September, shortly after the close of this campaign. Estimated production time is about 30-48 working days. Shipping from overseas will take several weeks. Barring any unforeseen delays, I may have them in time for holiday shipping. They should definitely be here by the new year and, just a hint, would make great Valentine’s Day presents for that special someone (wink, wink).

Risks and challenges

Gann Memorials are a well-established company for manufacturing plushies. However, like any collaborative project, production delays with the factory or shipping delays may occur, especially for overseas manufacturing. Zap Creatives, based in the United Kingdom will be producing my acrylic magnets and could also be affected by shipping delays. If these should happen, I will notify all backers through updates here and by email.

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    Just a Little Nap: You will receive a digital wallpaper featuring the Sweet Dreams Strawberry.

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    40 Winks: You will receive two 3" acrylic magnets featuring two of our most popular puns - Steamed Buns and Sweet Dreams. (This larger size is exclusive to this Kickstarter).

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    Warm Fuzzies: You will receive a Sweet Dreams Strawberry plush and one Sweet Dreams vinyl sticker.

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    Top it Off: You will receive one plush and an exclusive fleece hat (your choice of Sweet Dreams or Roary) from Buttered Buns Studios.

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    Tucked In: You will receive one plush, an exclusive zipper pouch and the Steamed Buns and Sweet Dreams magnets.

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    Totes Cool: You will receive TWO plush, an exclusive tote bag and the Steamed Buns and Sweet Dreams 3" acrylic magnets.

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    Keeping Warm: You will receive one plush and an exclusive Roary the tiger scarf by RosaleenDhu Designs.

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    Winter Warm Up: You will receive one plush, a Roary fleece scarf by RosaleenDhu Designs and fleece hat (Roary or Sweet Dreams, your choice) by Buttered Buns Studios - both exclusive to this Kickstarter.

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    Needs More Chocolate: You will receive 2 plush and a mini messenger bag by Rickshaw Bags.

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    Sweet Mochi Goodness: You will receive two plush and one hand-made Sakura Mochi Bun plush. This version of our popular Mochi Bun plush is exclusive to this Kickstarter!

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    Plushie Power: You will get 2 plush, a zippered pouch, the Roary Scarf by RosaleenDhu Designs, choice of fleece hat by Buttered Buns Studios, and three hand sewn Sakura Mochi Buns.

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    Get the Message: You will receive 2 plush, the zippered pouch, set of magnets and a medium messenger bag by Rickshaw Bags.

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    The Sweetest Dream: You will receive 4 plush, 2 medium Rickshaw messenger bags, 2 zippered pouches, 2 tote bags, 3 hand sewn Sakura Mochi Buns plush, magnet set and a set of hand sewn Fortune and Misfortune Cookie mini plush.

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Funding period

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