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I'm sure you've asked yourself countless times, "What would it look like if M.C. Escher made cookie cutters?"
317 backers pledged $7,168 to help bring this project to life.

Shipping today! 2/21/12

It's been a long time in coming, but the first shipment is going out today.  Woohoo

:-)

In the 2 months since my last update, I've been refining the process and I finally have it to a place where I'm happy with the output.  They really look good.

It's been a really wet couple of months for us in Austin, Tx (good), and that humidity causes problems with the dry powder coating paint that I'm using (bad), but I'm getting the hang of it.

Shipments will be going out today and tomorrow, and then every 2 weeks until they are in everybody's hands.

The last couple weeks, I have been transitioning out of prototype mode, and into production mode.  I've got the process and workflow done, now it's time to crank them out.

All the cutters in this batch were made entirely by me in the garage. Starting with the next batch, some friends will be volunteering some time to help me maximize the output.  I'll know more by the end of the next batch how long it will take to get everybody their cutters. 

Thanks soo much for the support and the patience.  I bit off a lot when I decided to make them myself.  I've learned so much in this process, and the cutters get more refined with each one I make. 

One of the benefits to making them myself is that I don't need to get a lot of money upfront to introduce new designs, and during the Christmas break I started playing around with a new cutter.

It's called the "Moon and Stars" design because it makes round and star shaped cookies, and it'll be the first design introduced when I launch the sales website.  I've got to work on it some more, but I've tabled it until I fulfill all the kickstarter orders.  It's not an original design. It's been around for a long time as an example of tessellation, but it's never been used as a cookie cutter and it'll be a great generic non-holiday design.  Let me know what you think about it.

Thanks again,

Keith

Comments

    1. Creator Michelle C Champoux on April 1, 2014

      I have never heard a thing or received cutters. What a rip off

    2. Creator Joel Adams on December 23, 2012

      I remember last Christmas when my kids were waiting for these. And another year has gone by without so much as a sorry from Keith. Very disappointing.

    3. Creator Stacey on November 16, 2012

      Near the top of this page, there's links to Home, Updates, Backers, Comments. In the comments thread, people have posted his phone numbers and I've posted his other websites. At this point, I'd be happy with an update that at least accounted for the sum total of the moneys sent to him and spent and an apology for not contacting all of us with reports and why the hold-ups.

    4. Creator Michelle Koch on November 10, 2012

      Never received a thing, He was a scammer!

    5. Creator Jeanne Kurella Gazafy Pasternak on October 15, 2012

      I have been wondering what happened to him. Is there anyway to get in touch with Keith? Is he OK?
      I have not even received any updates on what is going on with our orders!

    6. Creator Terry Lee Long on October 12, 2012

      Can someone who lives near him go kock on his door and ask him what the hell is going on? I don't appreciate being ripped off!

    7. Creator Kristen Santiago on October 12, 2012

      A little relieved to see I'm not the only one that didn't receive my cookie cutters. Has anyone heard anything?

    8. Creator Daniel Vega on October 10, 2012

      Has anyone received their cookie cutters?
      I completely forgot about these until my daughter asked the other day.
      So where are the cookie cutters we were supposed to get?

    9. Creator Greta O'Brien on October 8, 2012

      Keith~ I have just read the FAQ on Accountablity--i.e. the section on fulfilling "reward" promises. I would suggest you do the same--and then give some thought as to what you are going to do.

      I believe that most of us are reasonable people--if there is a reason your promises haven't been fulfilled, tell us, we will be most willing to listen.

    10. Creator Terry Lee Long on September 18, 2012

      Susan I agree. He said in February he'd be shipping every two weeks until we all got our cutters. If that was the case, we would have all gotten ours. Sadly I ordered 4 sets with book and cookie dough. Also this was my first kickstarter project and now sadly because of this project, it's also my last. I just sent him yet another email. Will wait a few days for a response since I didn't get a response from my last one and then if I don't get a response I'll be reporting to kickstarter. There really needs to be some way to be able to hold people accountable!

    11. Creator Brooke Spaulding on September 13, 2012

      Can Kickstarter step in and do anything? This was my first back and it might be my last. Is he allowed to do that- take everyone's money and not provide anything in return?

    12. Creator Davin on September 12, 2012

      I havnt got my cutters either, I'm curious what's going on.

    13. Creator Susan MacDonald on September 6, 2012

      Starting to think this guy is full of crap and we aren't getting our cookie cutters. Lucky for kickstarter that this wasn't my first....or it would be my last.

    14. Creator Grumpicus on August 30, 2012

      Still waiting on cutters here, too.

    15. Creator Katie Mitchell on August 29, 2012

      I can only imagine baking all the cookies for the rewards would kill you. I'd be more than happy with just the cookie cutter. How's it going?

    16. Creator Helen Hester on August 27, 2012

      I was just wondering what the status on my cutters was too. It has been a very long time and no word. So sad.

    17. Creator Deanne Townsend on August 24, 2012

      I still haven't gotten my cookie cutters. I understand if some unexpected delays have happened, but it has been quite a while and I'm anxious to use them. Please post an update.

    18. Creator Stacey on August 13, 2012

      Now last log in was Aug. 8th. BOO for not updating!

    19. Creator Stacey on August 7, 2012

      Keith, we can see when you log in. Last log in was Aug. 3rd. We're all going to throw fits for not even any updates!

    20. Creator Stacey on August 7, 2012

      How about we all leave 'thumbs down, never delivered' in the main comments page on Aug. 16, a year since this was funded? Nobody's ever gotten anything and commented back. :-( Make the count on the comments tab go up with our feelings.

    21. Creator Michelle Koch on July 25, 2012

      Anyone at all received anything??

    22. Creator Nicola Johnson Allen on July 21, 2012

      I'm wondering as well...I'm surprised there is no kind of accountability built into Kickstarter.

    23. Creator Josh Ward on July 13, 2012

      Well, he logged in again on July 11... But I guess not to talk to those of us who collectively gave him thousands of dollars.

    24. Creator Stacey on July 5, 2012

      Look at the date under his name to the right. He hasn't even logged in since May 17th...

    25. Creator Amanda Meyers on July 4, 2012

      Haven't gotten mine either. Wow.

    26. Creator Susan Fox on July 2, 2012

      Nope, no cookie love here. I would have liked to see another progress report at least.

    27. Creator sean tompkins on June 28, 2012

      Nothing here yet. I appreciate all the time that's gone into the development - I'm more than happy to wait for it to be done "right" - but updates on the status would be nice.

    28. Creator Terry Lee Long on June 27, 2012

      I agree with KH and GO it's now June 27th. Nothing. To all the people who signed up for this, has ANYONE gotten theirs? There should be some kind of list that shows all the backers and you should be able to give some estimates to everyone and anyone based on that list of who you've already sent them to who's coming up on the list and an approximate date based on production time. That part doesn't take a rocket scientist to do and all who invested deserve that.

    29. Creator Jennifer Hankinson on June 22, 2012

      I haven't received mine either.

    30. Creator Kathleen Hunt on June 15, 2012

      It's June 15 and I haven't received a thing. If you were starting to ship these four months ago, what happened? It's nearly a year since you got the funding for these cookie cutters . . .

    31. Creator Greta O'Brien on June 7, 2012

      7 June--I haven't received my cookie cutters either. Feburary to June seems like a long time for shipping time.

    32. Creator Mycroft on June 4, 2012

      Haven't received mine, either.

    33. Creator S. de Boer on June 1, 2012

      Hello Keith,
      How are things? It's June 1st now and I (one of the backers that funded your dream ) haven't received my clever cookie cutters or anything that looks like it... I still believe in your project. Please give us an up-date. Thank you very much.

    34. Creator Louisa Tennant Todeasa on May 25, 2012

      This was the first Kickstarter project I ever funded, and since I haven't received my cookie cutters yet...3 months after he said he was shipping them, I don't know that I ever will. I guess there is no accountability built in...you are taking a chance that the person isn't just taking your money and leaving you high and dry!

    35. Creator Heather on May 24, 2012

      I still haven't gotten mine, and it's been several months.

    36. Creator Brooke Spaulding on May 24, 2012

      Has anyone received theirs yet? I'm surprised the last update was so long ago. I'm excited for when I do them tho!

    37. Creator Suzanne Gill on May 17, 2012

      Wondering the same thing as everyone else ... When are they being shipped????
      Shipping 2/21 and every 2 weeks after that ... Maybe we'll get them by Halloween!!

    38. Creator Joel Adams on May 17, 2012

      How about this. Anyone who HAS received them post to let us know.

    39. Creator Melissa Friend on May 15, 2012

      I have yet to receive mine... When will these be shipped?

    40. Creator rebecca on May 10, 2012

      me neither. We ate getting out of the army in a few months and will be moving hoping we get it before them

    41. Creator Carol Clifton on May 8, 2012

      I haven't received mine. I just realized it has been about 8-9 months since I helped to fund this project. Really beginning to think I made a mistake.

    42. Creator Andrew Lange on May 4, 2012

      Me either. Any more news on when they are coming?

    43. Creator Cindy Yates on April 30, 2012

      I haven't received mine yet. I'm in Austin and could pick 'em up if that helps. Thanks!

    44. Creator Kathleen Hunt on April 27, 2012

      Nothing here yet. Any news?

    45. Creator Joel Adams on April 26, 2012

      None here either. I keep trying to be patient. But eventually I am thinking it may just be time to write this off and if they show up great.

    46. Creator Lillian Butler on April 24, 2012

      Another person who hasn't gotten hers. I could come get mine since I live in Austin, if it helps.

    47. Creator Lisa Webber on April 19, 2012

      Just wondering if you're still shipping b/c I haven't recieved mine yet.

    48. Creator Bobby Davis on April 17, 2012

      Not received mine either. Kinda pi$$ing me off at this point.

    49. Creator Terry Lee Long on April 15, 2012

      Yes, I never received mine either. Is there any way to tell how far out my shippment will be??

    50. Creator Peter McAndrew on April 11, 2012

      Likewise haven't received mine yet.