Monday, January 31, 2011
I know I've been harping on this a lot lately, but I wanted to send out one last reminder that today is the last day to order a custom beard from my shop. During February, I'll be using up the rest of my supplies, and adding them to my shop as they are completed. Many beard colors are already sold out. Also long gone: the Don't Shave postcards, felt moustaches, and beardy stickers (although a few little extras will be showing up in customers' packages right up until the shop closes).
The plan is to close the shop on March 1... I'll be sharing more info about my future plans around then, so stay tuned.
The perfect valentine for your favorite beardo. I think the card (a perennial favorite from Power and Light Press) speaks for itself.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
I know that Zeus' beard is supposed to be a force to be reckoned with... but isn't this Zeus illustration just adorable?? Nice work, inabunnysuit!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Almost time to start thinking about Valentine's Day, beardos! I know I can hear some of you groaning at the thought, but who wouldn't want to receive an adorable moustachioed heart on the 14th? "Mister Frenchy" is made by littlemiso.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Added a new bright white gnome beard to the shop. I can't seem to find the nice off-white felt I used to buy... actually, the fabric store near my house is closing altogether. Good thing I've got a pretty big stash of supplies left over!
Just a quick note to anyone still hoping to order a custom beard: I am planning to stop offering custom beards on Feb. 1. At that point, you'll be at the mercy of whatever colors I've got left :)
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I have been so lucky to be included in some fantastic treasuries on Etsy recently, thought I would share a couple that were particularly beard-focused collections. The one above was created by MariesVintage, the one below, by hjmoore.
If you'd like to see some of the treasuries I've made, click here or here.
I think I've featured these before, but I still love the little hand knitted beards on these blokes. Find them at Handmade Romance.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
I realized I have a lot of this purple felt left, so I am marking down all remaining Purple Gnome Beards in the shop (was $18, now $15). Fun! Everyone likes an inexpensive beard!
Did you know that Man's Face Stuff now offers a Moustache Wax Action Pack?? Perfect for your manly friend on the go!
According to Jolby (the illustrator) "'Old salt' is defined as someone who has served a long time aboard a ship and tells the many tales passed down to him from generation to generation, including his own."
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
A note to this week's giveaway winners: keep an eye on your mailboxes! Your prizes were mailed out on Wednesday. For my international winners, it may be a week or two, but your calendars will be there before you know it :)
For everyone else: I'll be including a free beardy calendar card with every purchase this month! Hooray for 2011!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
When I started this beard project in 2008, I just wanted to share my weird sense of humor with the world, and dip a toe into the online handmade marketplace. There's no way I could have predicted the overwhelming response to my beards, and I am more grateful than you could know that I've found such an amazing and supportive audience.
After more than two years as a full-time beard maker, however, I feel ready to take on other creative projects in 2011. It is with a little sadness that I announce the beginning of the end of I Made You a Beard. While it is hard to walk away from a project that is so much fun (and provides the bulk of my income!), this feels like a good time to wrap up this project and move on to other, less hairy, goals.
In the next month, I am planning on offering a final batch of custom beard orders, in case you have not yet ordered your dream beard! After that, I'll be using up and clearing out the remaining supplies and closing shop by March 1. I'll continue to post my own projects and news, as well as my favorite beardy finds, here on the blog until then. I'm hoping to debut a really fantastic final beard, too, so keep your eyes peeled for that later this month.
I am nervous about ending such a successful project (to me, anyway!) and plunging back into the unknown, but I feel confident that 2011 will be filled with lots of fun new projects and challenges. Thanks so much for your support over the last couple years, this beard maker will never forget it.
Yours in beardliness,
I was excited to see this pop up in my inbox, it's the preview of the Nylon Korea article I'll be featured in this month! A great way to start off 2011 :)
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