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Doo and her fairy friends are embarking on their biggest adventure yet, launching a shop at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival!
Doo and her fairy friends are embarking on their biggest adventure yet, launching a shop at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival!
Doo and her fairy friends are embarking on their biggest adventure yet, launching a shop at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival!
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My name is Doo and I am the Wingaling Fairy! I make one of a kind fairy, pixie, dragon, and pegasus wings that I call, “Wingalings” and crocheted items including my Beardee dolls. I have been accepted to participate in the 2015 Minnesota Renaissance Festival season as a craft vendor but we could use your help! 

I have been making my original, hand-built and painted costume wings since 2006. I started making simple, single-colored wings and have since developed my own style with unique, organic shapes, rich colorfully blended stains and intricate veining, all painted by hand.  

It's Me, Doo, the Wingaling Fairy!
It's Me, Doo, the Wingaling Fairy!

I have been attending single or duel weekend Renaissance festivals and art fairs for the past seven years as a vendor using a pop-up canopy tent or displaying in community arts buildings. 

My canopy tent shop display
My canopy tent shop display

I am excited to have my own permanent vending structure and expand my business. I will be vending for the full run of the Minnesota Renaissance Festivals 2015 season, which included 8 straight weekends of vending.

The space that I will be renting is a 23.5 square foot, “L” shaped, natural wooden structure. I will be purchasing new signage for the structure and wood and hardware to make counters and displays for my wares.  

My new MN Ren Fest Shop, Shop #422
My new MN Ren Fest Shop, Shop #422

As a new vendor, I am met with the challenge of raising the money for the festival. The rental of the structure, fees for the festival, cost of supplies for signage and displays, gas for travel and camping fees, materials for the rewards for this Kickstarter and the Kickstarter fee will cost $4000. The fees for the festival are due in early June and the other costs will be needed as the festival draws closer this summer and as we travel to the site and prepare the shop.  

Fulfilling this goal will allow me to focus on making Wingalings and other wares to sell at the festival, rather than taking out loans, doing further fundraising or taking on a 3rd job.  We have been making Wingalings and other products all year and will continue to make them so that we will have many to sell during the festival season!

My collaborators include my talented fiancé, Calvin Jarchow, and his brilliant mom, Jodi.  Calvin and Jodi help me produce the wings and make their own beautiful hand and loop-knitted accessories including hats, arm warmers and scarves.  They will also be helping me to set up, and run the shop. Visit Calvin's website at NerdyNeedlesKnitting.com

The amazing Calvin and Jodi!
The amazing Calvin and Jodi!
Calvin and Jodi's Knitted Awesomeness!
Calvin and Jodi's Knitted Awesomeness!
        

My glorious best friend, Rachelle Johnson, will be our guest artist at the festival.  In addition to helping me set up, and run the shop, Rachelle creates beautiful, fairy flower headdresses and jewelry. 

Handmade flower headdresses by Rachelle
Handmade flower headdresses by Rachelle

My fairy minions/models include the amazing Nikki Wakal and Lisa Zibert. They will be helping with set up, production of wares, and sales through out the festival season.

My amazing fairy friends, Lisa, Nikki and Rachelle
My amazing fairy friends, Lisa, Nikki and Rachelle

Here are some examples of my work/reward options:

My small, single colored Wingalings
My small, single colored Wingalings
One of my Beardees (crocheted bearded dolls)
One of my Beardees (crocheted bearded dolls)
My small and medium 2 color Wingalings in Dragon and Pixie Styles
My small and medium 2 color Wingalings in Dragon and Pixie Styles
My large, quad fairy Wingalings
My large, quad fairy Wingalings
Calvin and Jodi's knitted and my crocheted wares
Calvin and Jodi's knitted and my crocheted wares
Glitter Bottle Charm Necklace Reward
Glitter Bottle Charm Necklace Reward

If we surpass our $4000 goal, the extra money will be used for additional accouterments to make the Doo's Wingalings Shop even more elaborate.  

If we surpass our goal by $50-500, we will be able to purchase more signage and decor for the shop, including display materials and a fancy new dress form for displaying wings.  

If we surpass our goal by $500-$1000, I will be able to purchase materials to make new costumes for my entire fairy crew.  This will including making or purchasing wool felted vests like my fabulous one that I always wear!  I have wanted to gift similar ones to my fairy friends for so long!

If we surpass our goal by $1000 or more, we will use the money to do all of the above and purchase new camping equipment.  We camp on site for the festival and while our current camping equipment is primative, we would love to have a new, nicer set up to camp during the festival run. :)

While I will be participating in the festival no matter what, your generous contributions will help me bring the Doo’s Wingalings shop to life the way I truly intend it to be and help me to focus more of my creative energy on making my beautiful wares. So please, if you can, take advantage of some of the wonderful rewards that are available, share this with your family and friends and come and visit our new shop at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival every weekend from August 22nd through October 4th, in Shakopee, Minnesota. 

Visit my website at www.thebeardedpixie.com for more examples of my work and links to my Etsy market place and blog where you can read more about my adventures being my artsy self!

Thank you so much for taking the time to peruse my Kickstarter!  Happy Fluttering!

Special thanks to: Vestry of Mil for music, and Lisa Zibert for photography. And to Calvin, Jodi, Cheri & Jim (my Mom& Dad), Lisa, Nikki, and Rachelle for helping me put this Kickstarter together!

For more information or a list of my up and coming festivals, visit www.TheBeardedPixie.com

Risks and challenges

We are dedicated to this project no matter what. But your generosity will not only save us from the burden of debt and loans, it will allow us to focus our energy on creating a wonderful, whimsical new addition to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.

My potential challenges involve production times for the rewards. Please understand that my priority before the festival is making wares to sell in my shop so I am able to be a successful vendor. All of my products are created personally by me and my collaborators so I don't want to spread myself too thin. I am excited to create beautiful, handmade items for you. My projected reward delivery dates for handmade items are November to December of 2015, just in time for the holiday season! Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!

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    You will receive one giant virtual hug from the Doo's Wingalings fairies for your donation!

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    You will receive your name (or the name of your choice) on a "Wall of Gratitude" panel in our new shop when the shop opens to show the eternal thanks of Doo and her fairy minions for your contribution!

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    You will receive a limited edition Doo's Wingalings thank you Postcard signed by Doo herself for your contribution.

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    You will receive one, limited edition, oval-shaped, Doo's Wingalings, Bearded Pixie sticker for your contribution.

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    You will receive a mini fairy dust, glitter bottle charm necklace, made by Doo, for your contribution.

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    You will receive TWO limited edition Doo's Wingalings stickers for your contribution.

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    You will receive:
    -One limited edition, Bearded Pixie sticker
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    You will receive a limited run, handmade ceramic, Wingalings coin charm necklace, made by Doo, for your contribution. Wingalings coin charms will be individually made by Doo, by hand, out of clay. I will make enough for everyone that wants one during the Kickstarter but this is a limited run and when I am out of them, I will be out for good. They will be approx. 1.5 - 2 inches wide and shaped like a coin with hand-pressed fairy symbols on either side and a cord for wearing.

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    You will receive:
    - One Doo's Wingalings thank you postcard
    - One Doo's Wingalings sticker
    - One fairy dust bottle charm necklace for your contribution.
    - Plus your name on the "Wall of Gratitude" in our shop.

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    You will receive one handmade Beardee bearded doll, crocheted by Doo, in the yarn color of your choice for your contribution.

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    You will receive:
    - One free admission to the Renaissance Festival
    - Plus your name on the "Wall of Gratitude" in our shop for your contribution

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    You will receive:
    - One "Happy Fluttering" T-shirt (Gildan Ultra Cotton, Jade Dome Green ) in the size of your choice (Youth Extra Small-4XL)
    - Plus your name on the "Wall of Gratitude" in our shop.

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    You will receive:
    - One "Real Men Wear Wings" T-shirt (Gildan Ultra Cotton, Kelly Green ) in the size of your choice (Youth Extra Small-4XL)
    - Plus your name on the "Wall of Gratitude" in our shop.

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    TONS OF STUFF!
    You will receive:
    - One Doo's Wingalings thank you postcard
    - One Doo's Wingalings sticker
    - One handmade ceramic Wingalings charm necklace
    - One fairy dust bottle charm necklace
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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    You will receive:
    - One handmade, mini top hat fascinator with the accent color of your choice. Choose from red, green, blue, black, brown, purple, pink, white, orange, or yellow.
    - Plus, the name of your choice on the "Wall of Gratitude" in the shop for your contribution.

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    You will receive:
    - One pair of small, custom, fairy or dragon style Wingalings in a two color combination of your choice.
    - Plus, the name of your choice on the "Wall of Gratitude" in the shop for your contribution.

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    You will receive TWO free admissions to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival
    - Plus, the name of your choice on the "Wall of Gratitude" in the shop for your contribution

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    You will receive:
    - One "Happy Fluttering" T-shirt (Gildan Ultra Cotton, Jade Dome Green ) in the size of your choice (Youth Extra Small-4XL)
    -Plus, everything in the $40 reward level for your generous contribution

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    You will receive:
    - One "Real Men Wear Wings" T-shirt (Gildan Ultra Cotton, Kelly Green ) in the size of your choice (Youth Extra Small-4XL)
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    Pledge $130 or more About $130

    TWICE THE TONS OF STUFF!
    You will receive:
    - TWO Doo's Wingalings thank you postcards
    - TWO Doo's Wingalings stickers
    - TWO handmade ceramic Wingalings charm necklaces
    - TWO fairy dust bottle charm necklaces
    - Plus, TWO names of your choice on the "Wall of Gratitude" in the shop for your generous contribution.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    You will receive:
    - One pair of small fairy or dragon style Wingalings in a two color combination of your choice
    - One "Real Men Wear Wings" T-shirt (Gildan Ultra Cotton, Kelly Green ) in the size of your choice (Youth Extra Small-4XL) (Or the "Happy Fluttering" T-shirt style)
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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    You will receive:
    - One video (DVD format) of Doo the Wingaling Fairy singing an original song about you and the topic of your choice for your generous contribution. (Please keep it clean people! Doo reserves the right to adjust any requested topic to be more appropriate, if needed.)
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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    You will receive:
    - One custom set of double or quad wings of your choice in ANY of my available styles or colors.
    - Plus, everything in the $40 reward level for your generous contribution

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    - One video (DVD format) of Doo the Wingaling Fairy singing an original song about you and the topic of your choice for your generous contribution. (Please keep it clean people! Doo reserves the right to adjust any requested topic to be more appropriate, if needed.)
    -Plus everything in one of the $100 reward levels, for your generous contribution (Choose which T-shirt style and size)

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    Doo the Wingaling Fairy will visit the school or public library of your choice for a story time event for your generous contribution. Must be within a 100 mile radius of the Minneapolis, MN area.
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    You will receive:
    - One custom set of Wingalings in your choice of double or quad wings in ANY of my available sizes, styles or colors
    - One Beardee doll in your choice of yarn color
    - Plus, everything in the $65 reward level for your generous contribution

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Funding period

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