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On Tuesday we unveiled our new Notorious RBG patch, so in keeping with the theme of persistent women, we’d like to spotlight a few designs that should appeal to strong women — and those who stand behind them.

PawneeGoddessesFirst we have the Pawnee Goddess patch ($14), one of our best sellers. Wear this and let everyone know you are a goddess, a glorious female warrior, queen of all that you survey, and enemies of fairness and equality will hear your womanly roar.

 

 

 

Though She Be LittleNext is another favorite among our customers, the “Though she be but little, she is fierce” patch ($7), quoting the great line from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The quote is also available on an embroidered bookmark ($8).

 

 

 

poc-superheroEven if you don’t have superhuman abilities, you might be a real-life superhero — someone who gives of herself to benefit others and fights injustice wherever you find it. For you, we have the Superhero Geek Merit Badge ($8). We have four variations, for women and men, for people of color and in Caucasian flesh tone.

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Yep, it’s that time of year again, when we take the lazy way out and regale you with an end-of-the-year countdown lisitcle kind of thing. But let’s be honest; you’re probably too geared up for your New Year’s Eve festivities to put much effort into reading anything, so it benefits both of us.

So here we go, the top items of 2016!

PATCHES

  1. TerrifiCon_PawneeGoddessPawnee Goddess. For the second year in a row, a late-year surge in sales for Halloween pushed this patch to the top of our best-seller list. We made more than 100 of these patches this year!
  2. X-Files: I Want to Believe. Our longtime number one best-seller continues to do well and has a lock on the number two slot.
  3. Plague Survivor Geek Merit Badge. Another longtime top seller, which this year barely eked out its spot at number three over another Geek Merit Badge…
  4. Final Girl Geek Merit Badge. This design got a big boost after it was featured in an article online (sorry, I can’t find it again to re-post the link). It was a top ten seller last year and barely missed the number three position by one sale. Maybe next year!
  5. Though She Be But Little, She Is Fierce. Another past top ten seller making it into the top five! I’m always thrilled when someone buys a Shakespeare patch.

In the interest of efficiency, I’ll just spotlight the top items across my non-patch catalog of items.

Away Team Science Small 1The best-selling bag of 2016 is the blue Science version of our Star Trek-inspired Away Team bags. These were always the best selling bags at shows and we hope the love for them continues in 2017, our first year as a strictly online business.

Our top scarf design was the Harley Quinn-inspired harlequin scarf. Our best-selling necktie design featured the anti-demonic possession tattoo from Supernatural — which, I will note, will soon be retired as a design, so if you want to get one, go order one now! And our top embroidered bookmark was inspired by the greatest stage direction of all time, from Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, “Exit, Pursued by a Bear.”

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Spending the month at the Connecticut Renaissance FaireConnecticut Renaissance Faire hanging out with Shakespeare Approves has made the choice of themes for this Thursday an easy one!

Though She Be LittleThough She Be But Little, She Is Fierce Patch

O, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd!
She was a vixen when she went to school;
And though she be but little, she is fierce.

This patch is easily our best selling Shakespeare design. People either seem to identify with the quote, or else they know somebody it embodies perfectly!

This sew-on patch is stitched in dark brown thread on unbleached cotton canvas and measures 3″ in diameter.

henryvtablet4Henry V Tablet Messenger Bag

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry, ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’ 

The bag depicts a minimalist version of Tom Hiddleston’s Henry V, as portrayed in “The Hollow Crown”, and is stitched on off white cotton canvas with contrasting black strapping.

I love this design so much that this is actually my own laptop bag shown here. (My laptop is a Surface Pro 3, so it’s pretty small and fits perfectly in the tablet bags I make!)

Exit1Exit, Pursued by a Bear Bookmark

Possibly the best stage direction ever written comes from Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale”. In Act II, Scene iii, the direction simply reads, “Exit, pursued by a bear”.

This bookmark is embroidered in dark brown thread on off white cotton canvas.

The great thing about our embroidered bookmarks — besides just being awesome bookmarks — is that are still fully funcional as sew-on patches, too! Use it to hold your place in your favorite novel, or sew it on a bag or jacket to show your literary loves to the world.

If you’re a lover of the Bard, head on over to the Shakespeare section of our website! Don’t see your favorite quote? Shoot us a message and let us know!

 

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Though She Be LittleThe Bard of Avon recently had both a birthday and a deathday, so I would be remiss if I didn’t do a post spotlighting some of my designs inspired by his work.

Our “Though She Be But Little” patch, from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is far and away our best selling item from this line.  I find that people either feel it resonates with them, and must have one, or they know somebody that the quote instantly makes them think of, and they buy it as a gift.

HenryVTablet1Henry V is possibly my favorite of Shakespeare’s plays, and 0ur Henry V design is one of my personal favorites. I have it as a patch on my jacket, and I use the tablet bag featuring this design as both a computer bag and as my art class bag.  It’s available now as a tablet bag and as a small messenger bag, though I will also be happy to make you the patch or a laptop bag by request!

Titus AndronicusIt is widely agreed that Titus Andronicus is one of the Bard’s worst plays. It features a disturbing amount of violence of all types, so much blood that front rows are a splash zone, and all of that is hinged on a story that is, frankly, not good enough to support it.  All of that said, though, it also features one of my favorite lines, and one of the best “yo mama” jokes in the history of theater. I first experienced this play when I was in college, and I’m pretty sure that line made me laugh out loud when I read it.

Exit1When we started making bookmarks, Shakespeare was one of the first places we turned for inspiration.  Mike drew this little chubby bear, and we paired it with Shakespeare’s only stage direction that wasn’t “exeunt” — Exit, pursued by a bear. We are delighted that it has become our best selling bookmark, showing that people not only appreciate Shakespeare, but also have a good sense of humor.

Do you have a favorite Shakespeare quote? Let us know!

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Fierce3O, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd!
She was a vixen when she went to school;
And though she be but little, she is fierce.

This second in our new bookmark line is embroidered in dark brown thread on off white cotton canvas.

The great thing about our embroidered bookmarks — besides just being awesome bookmarks — is that are still fully funcional as sew-on patches, too! Use it to hold your place in your favorite novel, or sew it on a bag or jacket to show your literary loves to the world.

This bookmark measures 6.67″ tall by 2.17″ wide, and is available in our Etsy shop and on our website.

Click here to buy one!

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