So I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned that we also have an Etsy store. We have all of the same kits there, for the same prices. Its just another way to reach craft loving people that may like our kits. If you are not familiar with Etsy, it is the best known online market place for handmade goods. Etsy does a lot to promote and support handmade makers. Recently they launched a contest to help a couple of lucky businesses. The grand prize of $10,000 is intended to help a small handmade business grow. We've entered, and if we win we will use the money to help purchase a substrate printer. This fancy, and very expensive, printer would enable us to offer larger kit sizes (beyond 8 x10) and produce more kits in a shorter period of time. Unfortunately, this contest isn't based on merit, or compelling story, or having a unique product. The winning shop is the one with the most votes.
So if you like our kits and like the idea of supporting a small handmade business, consider casting a vote for Wehgo - http://wshe.es/6itjLxdh.
Did you know that Wehgo makes custom paint by number kits? We can pretty much make any picture or design into a kit. Recently we made a custom kit of a historic home for a customer in San Antonio, TX. She sent us a few different pictures of the house and asked if we could add an American flag to the front porch.
I used the pictures of the house to create the kit digital design, then converted that image into a paint by number pattern. I love the way it turned out and I can't wait to take on more custom projects. If you are interested in a custom kit, hop on over to our Etsy shop for more info and pricing.
Before starting Wehgo, I created a little crafty blog about crafting, home decor, party planning and other randomness. I still have the blog, www.namesakedesign.com, and I try to post at least once a month. Today I shared some DIY Valentine's Paint party ideas to compliment our Candy Heart Paint by Number Kit.
To get more info (links, instructions, etc.), hop over to www.namesakedesign.com.