The Pins Have Come! The Pins Have Come!

Oh frabjous day! Calloo!  Callay!  The rewards for the Coyote Child Pin KS Campaign are coming together!

 The second card is the flip side of the backing card, because it looks so pretty...

The second card is the flip side of the backing card, because it looks so pretty...

The Coyote Child pins have arrived!  Backer cards and packaging have arrived! 

And after an evening of putting them together, I have 100 neatly-packaged Coyote Child Pins!

 This is 100 bagged pins, packed with every other card reversed so that the pins off-set each other and the whole thing fits into a 9"x14" box.

This is 100 bagged pins, packed with every other card reversed so that the pins off-set each other and the whole thing fits into a 9"x14" box.

I've finished the small original watercolor reward for one very special backer!  It's an original sketch of the Coyote Child in watercolor.

 This is a late-stage Work In Progress photo, when the painting was nearly done but still had tape around the edges to keep the margins clean.  

This is a late-stage Work In Progress photo, when the painting was nearly done but still had tape around the edges to keep the margins clean.  

Now to finish the stretch goal reward chapbook hat fits neatly into the pin mailer for shipping!  The Coyote Child story is written, edited and the pages for a first batch of 20 chapbooks have been printed.  I'll spend the rest of the afternoon turning them into little books.  Man, I think I may be publishing my first 'zine!

And finally, while I'm still waiting for delivery of  mailers and more printer ink, the bubble wrap for protecting the pin inside the mailer has arrived...

 Does this mean that somewhere in Washington state, someone is opening a shipment of brown paper and finding it cushioned with bubble wrap...?

Does this mean that somewhere in Washington state, someone is opening a shipment of brown paper and finding it cushioned with bubble wrap...?

 Some kind soul at the Amazon warehouse carefully added packing paper to the shipping box, lest the roll of bubble wrap inside slide around and get damaged in transit.  Bless you, guy, you meant well. 

By the way - shout out to Penny Arcade user Dmosinee for her Feb. 2015 post "Dmosinee's guide to convenient, cost-effective pin shipping."  It was thorough.  It was appreciated.