This is Bob. He is a Bluebird of Happiness.
But unlike most Bluebirds of Happiness, with their out-going personalities and exuberant songs, Bob is an introvert - he prefers to spend time on his own, in quiet places, making things and doing things he loves to talk about and share with others … later, in small groups, for short amounts of time.
Bob is very happy, although some people may not get that because he is so quiet. But Bob's friends understand him and love him and that makes Bob even happier.
This Kickstarter project is to share the quiet joy inherent in Bob, the Introverted Bluebird of Happiness, through hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fabric art ornaments.
All About Bob
At the perfect proportions of 2.5 " x 2.5", Bob features a combination of two different patterned fabrics fused to cardstock and edged in gold pen. While a pattern may exist on more than one Bob, each Bob has a unique combination of patterns, never to be repeated.
Bob comes with a length of loop of 2.5" of clear monofilament cord to help him hang around his new home. Since Bob is a bluebird, all fabrics will have a majority of blue in their pattern.
If you choose the CUSTOM BOB pledge level, I will craft a Bob for you out of fabric you mail to me - fabric must arrive at my place by October 5th. Fabric size, type, and other details will be sent to you once the pledge payments have processed 2 weeks after the end of the campaign. Since you are supplying the fabric, your CUSTOM BOB can be whatever color and pattern you like.
All About Heidi
My name is Heidi Berthiaume and I am excited (in a quiet, introverted way) to be able to share Bob, the Introverted Bluebird of Happiness, with you. Each Bob is made by hand via a process I'll share in the Kickstarter Updates. Because all the Bobs wish to arrive at their new homes before Christmas, I have limited the number of Bobs to 30* and the number of Custom Bobs to 5. If there is a desire for more Bobs, another pledge level may be added, although those Bobs will not be delivered until next year.
Funds raised by this Kickstarter project will be used to purchase fabric, cardstock, gold pens, and fusible interfacing (the stuff that sticks the fabric to the cardstock). As Kickstarter is a fixed-funding model, money will only be taken from your account if the funding goal is met before the end of the campaign.
Both Bob and I thank you for your time and hope you have a happy day, in whatever way you enjoy most.
Stretch Goal Stickers
We're over $500 so every Bob sent out will include a 3" x 3" sticker! This means if you order multiple Bobs, you will receive multiple stickers. If you'd like additional stickers, please add $2 per sticker to your pledge.
* About Multiple Bobs
I placed the limit on Bobs to be 30 to assure I could craft them all and send them out to arrive in time for Christmas. Because some lovely folks have requested to pledge for more than one Bob, the Limited Quantity you see on the $10 Bob pledge is now less than 30. 30 Bobs will still be made, but in order to make sure that number doesn’t increase beyond my capacity to fulfill, the amount of pledges that are available will be adjusted to account for the multiple Bobs going to one backer.
If you wish to pledge for more than one Bob, please send me a Kickstarter message and we’ll work it out. Thanks!
Risks and challenges
I have completed two successful Kickstarter projects and have been creating fabric art pieces for the past year since my mother shared with me the magic that is fusible interfacing while working on one of her quilts. It's possible a Bob may not reach his destination, so if your Bob does not arrive within 30 days of being shipped, I will craft another and send it out to you again.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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