Oh my gosh, today is Wit & Whistle’s seventh birthday! It has been such a privilege to run my own business for so long. Thanks a million for supporting my efforts and helping make it possible. This year has been one of the hardest as I’ve struggled to balance motherhood and business, and I’m so grateful you’ve stuck with me through it all!
Next year I might need a bigger cupcake…
My Christmas in July sale is still going strong! While supplies last all holiday cards are 50% off through the end of the month. (no coupon code needed)
There’s not much to report around here, but I’m making slow, steady progress on those new pins. Here’s a little peek!
Holy cow! After less than a month I’m nearly sold out of my uterus pins. Thank you to everyone who ordered! Now I’m creating a whole line of enamel pins. Here’s a little sketchbook process…
Some of these concecepts haven’t made it to their final forms yet, but a bunch have! I’m trying to decide which 4 or 5 of the pin designs below to add to the shop first. Which are your favorites? I want them all!
1. stag beetle “love bug” pin
2. green thumb pin
3. draw something pencil pin
4. smarty pants pin
5. egg & sperm pin
6. Pilea peperomioides pin (my favorite houseplant)
7. tea lover pin
8. crazy plant lady pin
9. heart eyes turd & fly pin set
At some point during maternity leave my one-handed internet browsing led me to Gimme Flair. I was overcome by the desperate need to buy all the enamel pins, but somehow I refrained and redirected my energy into making my own.
I have a buttload of ideas for enamel pins, but I’m starting with just one to test the waters. I mean, I don’t want to fill my shelves with a zillion pins if nobody else wants them. I only have one jean jacket to fill after all. If my “lady power” uterus pin is a winner, you can expect to see a lot more Wit & Whistle pins in the near future!
Mother’s Day cards are in the shop! I have two new ones this year. One for your mom friends who are up to their necks in dirty diapers (me), and one for your mom now that you’re a grown up and appreciate her more for her friendship than for her butt wiping skills.
A little behind the scenes sketchbook process…
In other news I’m on snapchat, and I’m kinda loving it. At first I was totally confused, but my hip little sister gave me a tutorial. Now I’m posting completely uncurated photos and videos without caring if they look perfect together and fit my branding, because they disapear in 24 hours. It’s the social media where you can let your hair down. I feel so free.
My username is witandwhistle—come follow me or friend me or heart me or whatever snapchat calls it!