Temari Balls. We’ve added a new pattern to the shops. You can now get the temari balls featured on the cover for Vassal (one of my IY fanfics) printed on totes, journals, masks, notecards, etc.
As Seen on Patreon. Whether you call it boba tea, bubble tea, or even pearl shakes, these drinks are something I first discovered when I moved to California. I’ve tried so many flavors! My favorites are a Vietnamese coffee shake & several of the real fruit smoothies my local Boba Bar serves up. Just yesterday, I was craving a melon one. Lovely stuff.
If you’re a patron (or if you ordered a signed book from me), you may have received one of the promotional postcards pictured below, which includes a short story snippet (on the reverse) that takes place in the setting of Fumiko and the Finicky Nestmate. Brew & Bubble is the coffee shop at a local museum/art center, and they serve both coffee & assorted teas (including those boba smoothies I love). The art turned out so cute, we put it on totes! Now available.
Hug-a-Mug Season. We decided to use the design created for my Ko-fi account on totes and colored them four ways. For those who don’t know, I mostly use my Ko-fi account for a monthly foray into fandom writing. There are a handful of unfinished stories (and their readers) that have been waiting for my time and attention. Once a month is better than nothing. Little by little, I’ll see those fics through to their intended conclusions. ::twinkle::
Two New Patterns. We’ve added two new patterns to the Twinkle Press shopfronts in honor of my fandom anniversary. One is ninja themed, to celebrate News Hound & Cub Reporter. The other borrows imagery from the cover of Cross & Crosser, which published last year [IY x Amaranthine Saga crossover]. Links to my shops on Threadless and TeePublic are on the SHOPS! page >>
Limited Quantities. Yes, I do still have more totes onhand, but quantities are extremely limited. First come, first served. Cost in the US is $25 (includes shipping). Email me with questions or orders – always.forthright @ gmail.com
(If you order from Threadless, you’ll have your pick of two prints in three sizes. But Tamiko’s tote isn’t available there until 2020.)