Welcome to the grand opening of The Crappy Shop!
It is true. I now have a shop. With stuff in it! Stuff that you can buy!
Stuff like this:
Okay, in this case, maybe a few real photos will look, uh, less crappy:
And there is more right here.
This is a project that has taken a loooooooong time. And a lot of blood, sweat and tears. (Okay, hopefully no blood. Or tears.)
It has taken a long time because I wanted to get it right.
These were the thoughts in my head over the last year…
“I want to sell shirts, but I want them to be made in the USA. I want to sell a water bottle, but I want it to be stainless and BPA-free. I want to sell a grocery tote, but I want it to be natural cotton and super sturdy. I need to be able to choose each product individually. I’m picky! I won’t sell crap! But then my images will have to go on them somehow so I’ll need to find a manufacturer and a screen printer. And then the items will have to be photographed. Then a store will have to be built. And then someone will need to pack and ship all the orders. And answer customer emails. This is impossible.”
Enter the elves.
No really, there are elves.
(Not Christmas toy-making elves or tiny elves who hide under furniture and break shit while you are sleeping. My elves are rad.)
The elves are actually the people behind a local company that I
hijacked partnered with to make this all happen. The elves not only did the nifty stuff like screen print the shirts, but they will be shipping out orders and answering order related emails. Elves rock.
To start with, there are 15 different goodies for sale. Some of the goodies (like the shirts) have only a dozen available in each size. I’m not telling you this as a “buy my crap now!” pressure tactic. I’m telling you this just in case we do sell out of something (which would be amazing) that the elves will work very hard to get orders out and to restock the shop as fast as elvishly possible. With any new venture, there is bound to be a learning curve. So don’t poke the elves. (Too hard or too often. A little is okay.)
See all the goodies in The Crappy Shop.
And a huge thanks in advance to anyone who places an order. I really, really appreciate it.
PS – My product photography was by Jennifer Manley Photography, who even procured the adorable kid/baby models for me. Hire Jen if you are in Los Angeles. She is hilarious and fun.
PPS – Yes, the elves ship internationally.
PPPS – If this goes well, I hope to add more products/images/options/sizes in the store. I welcome your feedback about such things.
PPPPS – Nothing to see here. I just wanted to add another one. I don’t think I’ve ever done this many.