Sometimes you need a project to back where you feel like you’re making a direct impact. Sometimes all you need is pony plushes. Today you can have both! Read on for our Kickstarter pick of the week.
In her Kickstarter campaign, Embroidered Equines, 20% Cooler Pony Plushes, full-time crafter Stephanie P. Widmer, has a simple goal: reach $2,200 goal to buy an embroidery machine to add embroidery to her handmade pony plushes.
Stephanie has been making plushes since 2006 and all are 100% made by her, from patterns to details. The Kickstarter has great photos of her work, so you can get a sense of her craftsmanship. The super cute ball versions of ponies, called Loonakits, are convention bestsellers, and I can see why.
Personally, these are the types of Kickstarters I love. Crowdfunding doesn’t always have to be about the ten thousand dollar game or the million dollar movie. With smaller goals, backers can really feel like they’re making a difference in a small business owner’s or entrepreneur’s project.
Along those lines, in smart businesswoman style, Stephanie is also hosting a giveaway for spreading the word for those who want to help but can’t afford to contribute. If the campaign funds, she’ll draw multiple winners and if the campaign goes over $400 over goal, she’ll add another prize.
Backer rewards span from the $1 level for thanks up to the $600 level for a giant pony. The traditional 12 inch pony comes in at the $150 dollar mark, but Parasprites can be found at the $18 level.