It has been a long time coming, but the store if finally open. I have been diligently adding products and testing the site for any glitches. I wanted to have the store up and running by Thanksgiving, and we did it.
Due to time constraints, I made sure that I uploaded my most popular designs first, so I could open on time. Don’t worry if you don’t see one of your favorites though, I will continue adding my other designs to the site, but if you absolutely can’t wait, click on of the external links at the top of my site. While my older designs will still be available at Café Press and Zazzle, Only here at Otter Things, will you be able to get all my new creations. If you subscribe to my shop, you will be first to know when we have new designs, sales, and giveaways.
For those that want to get apparel and wares as a special holiday gift for that otter lover in their life, order by December 1, and you should get it by Christmas.
For many years, I have been making my illustrations available on t-shirts, mugs, and similar items through Cafe Press and Zazzle. My little otter has been busy with many otter activities. It’s been seen reading, dancing, swimming, even fighting zombies; and that’s just to name a few. However, I dreamed of a day when I could sell directly from my own site, and offer my fans all of my designs. Well, my dreams are about to come true.
After researching various drop-shipping companies, I was able to find one that offered a nice selection of products and Direct-to-Garment printing. It has been a slow process since I have to reformat all of my illustrations for the printing process, but the final products are beautiful. Over the next few months, I will be adding designs to the site and making them available for purchase. They will be available on apparel, bags, and mugs; but as new products come available, I will add them.
For those who just can’t wait, you will still be able to purchase my designs through my other stores, and I will have the links visible on this site. If you have already purchased an item with my designs, please let me know what you think. If there is a design that you think I otter be selling, contact me. I am always looking for ideas and my little otter loves trying new things.
Although you may be shoveling snow, baseball is in full swing. So to honor this beloved sport, I created an I Otter Be® design suggested by one of my customers, I Otter Be Playing Baseball.
You can knock it out of the park with this little otter on a mug or t-shirt. He strikes a pose in his jersey and cap, and can’t wait to get up to bat. For those who keep stats on my illustrations, the number 10 is the same year I created this otter and now he is in the big league. Bill Veeck said it best with “There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball.” So, once you have dug out from the snow, put away that coat and shovel, grab that ball and bat, head out to the park and – Play Ball!
It’s 2015 and a new year has begun. What a better way to start it off than by telling everyone about a new design. If you did not know I actively volunteer in my community and recommend that everyone do the same. The Clarence Bluebird Trail is just one of the organizations I help. I spend some of my free time with a group of animal lovers like myself and help record data on the nesting habits of our local avian residents. This inspired me to create a new IOB design, I Otter Be Birding.
Whether you tour the forests with binoculars, catalog newly identified species or simply keep a bird feeder in your backyard, this design can tell others what you would rather be doing.
Birds of a feather flock together, so don a shirt with I Otter Be Birding and hang out with your otter friends.
Want a more personalized way to express yourself? How about putting it in your own words? Tell them what you otter be with the new Fill It In Tees. The cute otter leaves them wondering until you pass by; simply write what you want on the back. Make your words last by using permanent ink or have some fun with sticky notes. Your imagination is limitless!
It is that wonderful time of year again; rushing to your classes, hanging with best friends, and showing of your new school clothes. Check out the new supplies with what you “otter” be doing. The books will be piling up and you “otter” be keeping track of assignments. Try jotting down your homework on this board in your locker. Check it out at Otter Things.