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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 1 2017 8:22 AM UTC +00:00
£198
pledged of £400pledged of £400 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 1 2017 8:22 AM UTC +00:00

About

 

I do! Its fun and also, believe it or not, keeps me sane. This autumn I saw some cute toadstools in my local park and snapped a photo of them. But that was just the beginning, when I looked at them I could see some cute little faces looking back at me.

The next trip to the park, I go a lot to walk my dog Odie, I saw some more mushrooms and for these ones I could totally see a little pixie with a mushroom crop hair do. 

I posted them on instagram and they made a lot of people smile, making just one person smile is amazing but making lots of people smile.....well that's a happy dance right there!

I set up the @Toadstooltales instagram account for people to share their photos and for me to doodle on them but now I want to bring this to a wider audience and to offer you the opportunity to collaborate on a project that will deliver a beautifully presented treasury of images based on photos that you submit and some that I've taken too. This book will be perfect for flicking through with little ones and using the images to create your own characters and stories.

Yes! As part of Kickstarter collaborations you get to be part of this book. All you need to do is to pledge for the reward that you'd like and at the end of the campaign I'll ask you to upload your toadstool image to a shared drive or to email it to me. The image should be in focus, good quality (phone camera is usually fine) and importantly be yours i.e. one that you've taken on your phone or camera. I'm afraid I can't use images that you don't have permission to share. Photos taken close to the ground work better than a photo taken directly above. 

By sending me your image you give me permission to doodle on it! I might add a pixie, it might be a face or something entirely different. It depends on what I see!. You also give me permission to include it in the book Toadstool Tales and to post it on social media. You will be given credit for your image in all outputs. Ultimately your image is made extra magical and you get it in a book, that's pretty cool right?!

Each book will be an A5 paperback book and will include images printed in full colour on115gsm silk paper. I have sourced a printer that allows me to produce personalised books. Each book will be unique and will have a personalised cover, a personalised dedication and will include your submitted image. Each page will also be personalised with your name. For example: Annabel's Toadstool Tales

I've put a conservative estimate of shipping in April 2018. That gives me time to prepare the images and also to finalise the layout of the book and get it print ready. I've got a good idea of what it might look like but can't finalize things until I have your submissions. I'll keep you updated as things progress and you might get to see sneak peeks on my social media accounts. 

Of course! The Toadstool Tales would make a great gift. If you'd like to give a copy as a Christmas gift I will send you a digital gift voucher for you to print at home and I can also ship directly to the recipient when the book is ready. 

Other rewards like the pin and bookmark will be ready sooner and if you pledge for one of these and a book you will be able to choose if you'd like to have then shipped at an earlier date. However, as these will be made for me by another company then it's unlikely that these will get to you before Christmas. 

I love making enamel pins and have run successful kickstarter campaigns for these. I think the little mushroom pixie would make a super cute pin and is the perfect badge for mushroom hunters.

The pin will be hard enamel and approximately 29mm in diameter. Each pin will come mounted on a coordinating backing card with space for you to name your pixie or for me to name them for you.

You can buy a book without a submission. The cover will be one of my images but you can still personalise the cover text and the dedication. If you'd like to submit something else like a short poem then send me a message and we can work something out!

The funding covers the cost of manufacturing paperback books, printed in full colour with personalisation of the book cover plus the cost of manufacturing the enamel pin.  Some of the total will also go towards postage and packaging. 

A fully personalised copy of Toadstool Tales. The personalisation options will include:

  • Your image as the cover
  • The option to add a name to the cover. For example: Annabel's Toadstool Tales
  • The option to add a dedication or text to the beginning of the book
  • Your image included as a full page image in the book

As well as the book there are also some other fun rewards that you can choose:

  • A personalised laser cut wooden bookmark featuring an illustration and your chosen name.
  • A toadstool tales enamel pin, hard enamel approximately 29mm high supplied on an illustrated backing card with space for you to name your toadstool pixie or for me to name her for you. 
  • A set of greetings cards featuring three of my favourite toadstool tales illustrated photographs. 
  • An A3 poster of your image.
  • A champingon chamption button badge.
Personlised laser cut bookmark
Personlised laser cut bookmark

 

The main aim is to get the toadstool tales book printed. However, its fun to daydream and aim a little higher. I've got three stretch goals planned  that will be revealed as each target is met. In the spirit of Kickstarter comissions you can also let me know what you would like to see as a stretch goal. Perhaps some stickers, a mug featuring your image, a toadstool tales bobble hat? Let me know your stretch goal suggestions in the comments section. 

 

 

Risks and challenges

I will be using a third party to print and bind the books which means that I may encounter delays with production.

As I will be preparing the illustrations and book design I also need some time to do this. I'm a one woman band but I have set a realistic shipping date to give me plenty of time to spend illustrating your submitted images.

Whatever happens I will be in regular communication with you via Kickstarter to keep you update you on progress.

I've run two successful kickstarter campaigns and one as a collaborator.
One of my campaigns has recently finished but I anticipate that all pledges will be shipped before this one ends so there will be no impact on the progress of Toadstool Tales.

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    I love toadstools!

    An acknowledgement in the Toadstool Tales book as a certified mushroom lover!

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    Champignon champion button badge

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    Set of three greetings cards

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    Personalised Laser cut bookmark

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    Two enamel pins

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    Three enamel pins

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    Early bird: Personalized Toadstool tales

    A beautiful signed copy of toadstool tales with a personalised foil printed cover. If you have submitted an image the illustrated version of your image will be included and an acknowledgement.

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    A personalised copy of Toadstool Tales

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    Toadstool tales book and pin set

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    Book, bookmark and pin set

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    2 personalised copies of Toadstool Tales

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