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I make cute plush sushi toys and want to expand my business to the local marketplace.
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Hi! I'm Mel Paradise! A nerdy artist in Portland OR! I'm usually known for my Pixel Art and Crazy abstract paintings, but I want to focus more on my Sushi Shack plushies! More people have been wanting them so now it's time to expand and bring Mel's Sushi Shack to the masses!

What is Sushi Shack? Sushi shack are cute little sushi plushy toys that are created by me! 100% hand crafted right here in my tiny little studio (it's like a sweat shop in here!) They come in 2 sizes - Large and small, and 6 varieties which include Tuna (red), Salmon (orange), Hamachi (pink), Tamago (yellow), and Unagi (brown), and spam musubi.

Cute Sushi are where it's at! Bring some joy into the world with these super cute plush toys, and feel awesome knowing that it was created locally and that you're supporting a real artist with a real passion for what she does! ◕ ‿ ◕

I want to take my Sushi to Saturday market in downtown Portland. 

For that I need a canopy, a table, and the fee for the space. 

Aiming to launch there in the spring time but will have kickstarter stuff all done by then! 

I want to get this done before the Holiday season so let's go! Sushi Shack makes great gifts for the holidays too! :)

Risks and challenges

Being as it's so close to the holiday season and I've booked shows all throughout the rest of the year, Time MAY be an issue but it's very unlikely. Before putting together this project, I spent an extra couple of weeks sewing sushi bodies together so there are already a bunch of those to go! I've recently changed jobs too so I have lots of time to make this happen. I'm an artist, this is my life now! ◕ ‿ ◕

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    A super HUGE thank you to you! And a mention in my Tumblr blog after the kickstarter has completed!
    My sushi thank you too! ◕ ‿ ◕

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    You get 5 random buttons from the last kickstarter (video game themed) sent to you PLUS one sushi shack button!

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    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    You get to choose one small Sushi Shack Sushi plushy of your choice! Choose from Tuna, Salmon, Tamago, Hamachi, Unagi, Musubi!
    Comes with a happy expression...
    like this ---> ◕ ‿ ◕

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    Pledge $22 or more About $22

    One LARGE Sushi Shack Sushi plushy of your choice! Choose from Tuna, Salmon, Tamago, Hamachi, Unagi, Musubi!
    Comes with a happy expression...
    like this ---> ◕ ‿ ◕

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Sushi pair! Choose one large and one small sushi plushy from the varieties available. Mixing and matching totally okay! Sushi doesn't like to travel alone! (.`・﹏・´.)

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    Don't be coy, get koi!
    Want to support but want something more elegant than sushi? (don't tell sushi that! haha)
    You can get a set of 5 of my pixel art koi magnets (like the one in my etsy shop). With your donation this gets you a set of 5 in any colors you want.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Ultimate sushi gift pack! Includes
    -1 big sushi
    -1 small sushi
    -1 set of sushi charms with necklace chain
    -1 sushi phone charm (at random)
    -hand full of buttons from the last kickstarter

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    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    Ultimate sushi gift pack PLUS! Includes
    -1 big sushi
    -1 small sushi
    -1 set of sushi charms with necklace chain
    -1 sushi phone charm (at random)
    -hand full of buttons from the last kickstarter
    -PLUS!!!-
    -1 HAND PAINTED original water color painting of a sushi of your choice. I'm only alright at painting, but I thought it'd be fun and a good way to practice my skills! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و

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