This week has been full of very quick and hurried sketches and doodles. We're preparing for that quilt that we're doing with Seri. So we have a few more species than normal to share as well as a few more than normal scheduled for next week. Our order for stickers went through and so we should see those new designs in shop in a couple weeks. We're also working diligently to get you t-shirts on a full-time basis!
This Week's Doodles
Normally we only have two or three doodle squigs to share with you on a weekly basis! This week we have a lot more than that. We the same number of species and squigs this week that we usually shoot for in a about month's time. Good for you? Good for me! Expansion is FUN.
We finished our little sandboas so they're definitely on schedule to be debuted in May. We brought on a normal and anery morph. No matter what squiggle I doodle, I just fall in love with the little critters. Sandboas are a pretty cute little snake, and one of those that just looks like a cartoon all by itself. Makes them fairly easy to doodle! It was definitely a blast. I wish I would have finished the little buggars last week, but being sick really set me back on a lot of things for the shop, including proper inventory. WHOOPS!
In addition to the sandboas, we were going to do the rainbow boa. We are still going to have that little sucker on for May, however, we pulled a few frogs into the forefront so we can get a little bit more amphibian action going. We're in desperate need for some more amphibs. So our second frog to join us is the red eyed tree frog. I never realised how gorgeous these frogs were. When you don't pay a lot of attention to a certain species I guess you can miss those beautiful beauuuuuuuuutiful details. I had no idea just how colorful they were and kind of took it for granted that they were just a frog with red eyes. Thanks for everyone requesting them! I'm in love with the species now, and maybe in the future we'll bring some on as pets! I mean, LOOK at those lats! Blue and yellow and beautiful!
On top of that red eyed tree frog, we tossed in another froggie to join us at Happy Gecko Sticky Situation. The pacman frog! We got a ton of requests for this little fella. They're so fat and cute and hungry looking. We did an albino/yellow one and a green one. These little guys will be it for the frogs this week, but we'll continue doodling more to add to our amphibian collection. After all, I really really love amphibians. Maybe even more than geckos, which is a little asinine for me considering I have about thirty geckos and only four amphibians!
Next Week's Doodles
Now that we have some more amphibs on board, we are going to doodle up that rainbow boa. You hear that right? Yep! Rainbow boa is our next-in-line squig. Because we promised it to you all. After we're done with the rainbow boa, we're going to go back to doing a bumblebee dart frog (Dendrobates leucomelas), a blue dart frog (Dendrobates azureus) and a blue jeans dart frog (Dendrobates pumilio). (If you couldn't tell, I picked the most ridiculous-sounding common names I could find hehe) Those will be all the frogs we bring on for awhile, and if we finish all those squigs next week, I expect to doodle a blue tongue skink, iguana and a red tailed boa of sorts. Our doodle list does evolve and change, so nothing is ever set in stone but these are our current goal animals!
Upcoming Stickers and Shirts
This month we will see our hognose snakes, hermann's tortoise and corn snakes all in stock. We put our April order in and will see them in about eight more days or so! We'll be busy doing stock photography for those. We will also see t-shirts coming in next week. So those of you who ordered a t-shirt from us will see those soon, too! Exciting, right? We're stoked!
As well as getting those shirts in, we're trying SO hard to get all our designs edited to be used as t-shirts. We're working on opening up a Spreadshirt shop, but we haven't debuted it yet because we need to take time to add more designs to the store. We only have uploaded the orders that you had ordered from our Etsy shop since we had those designs already edited. At the moment we're still doodling as quickly as possible, and editing our existing designs for shirts is going to take us a few days to push through. Once we've got a few more things that we want for the quilt project, we'll be back on track to putting more designs and options in our t-shirt shop!
Updates on the Quilt
Our quilt is really coming along. Seri is doing a FABULOUS job picking out fabrics and colors that will be used for it. She just amazes me. Every update I get she just seriously blows me away! So, here is a bit of fabric Seri has put together for the base of that quilt! As we get more fabric, finished blocks, and voting working we'll be updating the page and this blog a with news.
In the photo above, you can see the base colors that Seri has picked for the quilt and the pattern that will be used for it. The leafy print is going to be an added border to this pattern. The second creamy print will be the background, the green reptile print is going to be used for the little square rails and the brown fabric will be the blocks that the little Happy Gecko Sticky Situation designs will be appliquéd on. On the back of this quilt, we'll be using the cute geckoey reptiley design below. These choices are going to look absolutely fabulous once they are all sewn together. If you'd like to go cast some votes on what little squigs will be featured on the quilt, go check out the page for this project! We are so very excited to be doing this, and hope you are too!
Thanks for reading and keeping up with updates for our shop! See you next week!
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Rachel is the owner of HGSS and Geckos on the Beach. She has a big love for all things reptile and amphibian.