Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pillow of the Week – WordPress

ImageCraftsquatch created this week’s pillow to celebrate the beginning of our relationship with WordPress (we imagine it will be a long and loving one, too). This relationship is not complicated. In fact, Justin says an inverse relationship exists between the ease of using WordPress as a blogger and creating this pillow! It was a tricky one, but we made it through, just for you! Thank you, WordPress! <3 :)


On the Map – Skylark


Located at Halsted and Cermak in Chicago, Skylark is a favorite dive of Craftsquatch. A little gritty and a lot dark, this bar has a solid selection of craft beers and the best tots and sauce in town. The bartender’s music of choice usually features distorted guitar and we don’t mind. After a few Three Floyds and a black-and-white Photobooth session, you begin to love the noise and appreciate the ambiance.

Pillow of the Week – A Beautiful Pillow

ImageCraftsquatch created this week’s pillow to pay homage to the A Beautiful Mess app, a photo editing app created by Elsie and Emma of the craft and lifestyle blog A Beautiful Mess. This playful app offers new filters, doodles, and fonts that allow you to write phrases on the pictures you share! While it’s only available for iPhone right now, ABM received enough well-deserved fan fare (it made #1 in the iTunes paid app store) that they are in the process of developing the app for Android. We’re Android-users here at Craftsquatch and can’t wait to get the app for our phones! Our good friend Cari, and fellow ABM follower, helped us edit the photos below so that you could see with your own eyeballs some of the fun things you do with the app! If you want to know more, check out this post over on the ABM blog! <3 :)

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Welcome to Craftsquatch blog!

Greetings, readers!  Welcome to the new and improved Craftsquatch blog. We’re ecstatic to report and hope you’ll be giddy to discover that there will be a lot more action on this blog than there has been in the past. Weekly features will be posted for your viewing pleasure, including, but not limited to:

  • Pillow of the Week – Craftsquatch will create a new geeky pillow every week to share with and receive feedback from y’all (if there are pillows you’d really like to see, feel free to pass your suggestions our way)
  • Behind the Scenes – Sneak a peek into Craftsquatch’s day-to-day creative process (we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have)
  • On the Map – Craftsquatch will share places we love in our city of origin (Chicago, Illinois) and any places we may travel (let us know if there are hidden gems in Chicago and surrounding areas that we’ve missed)


I also think it’d be great fun if you’d send along pictures of our pillows in your spaces so that we may post them for all the Internet to see. We think our pillows are great, but we’re certain their greater in your home/office/arms!

For those of you who don’t already know me, let me introduce myself! My name is Justin and I’ve been the sole creator since Craftsquatch began in 2009. It hasn’t been a lonely journey! I’ve had a lot of help over the years from family, friends and loved ones, as well as a growing number of customers and community of supporters. However, I am pleased to announce that Craftsquatch has a new team member! Everyone wave hello to Morgan, our newest addition and do-a-little-bit-of-everything extraordinaire!

Stay tuned, yo, and don’t forget to chat us up on Facebook and Twitter, as well as see what we’re up to on Instagram! <3 :)