Paperclips Pattern

Tokens of Affection. We added a new pattern to the Twinkle Press shopfronts this week! Inspired by Kip and all the kids at Landmark Elementary, who’ve been slipping paperclips into Ash’s pockets for years. ::twinkle::

You can order these cuties on all sorts of items, including tote bags, face masks, zipper bags, and notebooks. Check out the shops on Threadless and TeePublic.

Brew & Bubble

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.

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Ko-fi Mugs Four Ways

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::

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Fanniversary Totes

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 >>

I still have a few…

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 @

Tamiko Tote 1

(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.)