Category Archives: Justin

Periscope Up!


By popular demand – the Periscope Pillow is now in the Craftsquatch store. Now all you eager scopers can complete you Social Media Pillow collections by grabbing one of these!

Meerkat users – don’t despair! I have not forgotten you; check back in the store to get yours too!

New pillows are shipping!


The tail-end of the Christmas orders are going out this week. If you placed your order after the December cut off date, you should be seeing your Social Media Pillows, of all designs, on your doorstep in the next couple of weeks. Every year we get closer and closer to our goal of chimney delivery in time for Christmas morning. We’ll get there!

Contest winners will also be hearing from me shortly!



Limited Edition! Limited Quantity! Limited Time! – Squatchmas!

Hi guys! LOTS to cover, so settle in! First off, while for most of you the holidays are a time of joy, family, and the exchanging of Craftsquatch pillows as gifts, around here things are a bit more hectic with caffeine fueled all nighters, towering fluff-ernos of pillows, and mystified postal workers. In order to cut out the chaos and ensure that everyone gets their Craftsquatch order full and on time for the holidays, I’ve decided to make some changes to the shop for the rest of the year..

1.) We’ll be limiting the types and numbers of pillows for sale in the store.

There will only be 40 of each pillow available for purchase. So if you have your eye on an awesome pillow or want to grab a few, DO IT NOW! These pillows will run out quick! Holiday orders close November 15th!

Once they’re gone, they won’t be back till after the new year.

2.) But wait, there’s more Squatch-fan! Will be adding some Limited Edition pillows for the season. Welcome: Snapchat, Kik, Youtube, Whatsapp and Pandora pillows! Again- grab them while you can, they too are limited to a total of 40 pillows through the rest of the year!

Row20143.) One more thing, FREE STUFF!  Every order placed for the rest of the year automatically becomes an entry for the chance to win your whole holiday order FOR FREE! This includes shipping anyhwere.

Please retweet/reblog/reshare news of Squatchmas to all of your friends and followers alike – every share using the hashtag #Squatchmas enters you for the chance to win one of the 5 Limited Edition pillows – a winner every week. So lots of Wins for everyone!

I’m really looking forward to sending you all some awesome Craftsquatch pillows this holiday season and hope you take a moment to Share and Win a pillow prize!

Thanks for a great year!

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A GREAT business trip.


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Ok, Ok, so maybe it wasn’t a “business trip” per se – rather a conference aimed at creative entrepreneurs. I am of course talking about Pioneer Nation, the inaugural event of the fine folks who put on World Domination Summit in Portland, OR every year.

This being the first entrepreneurial conference I’ve ever attended, I was a bit nervous in the company of my much more established and totally awesome creative-peers. However, there was nothing for me to be nervous about – the other attendees, the organizers, the panels and the related activities all renewed my vigor and enthusiasm for Craftsquatch and let to some awesome ideas for new pillows!


Pillow(s) of the week – *New* Google+ and Facebook


This weeks Pillow(s) of the Week are the upcoming Google+ and Facebook pillows that I’ll be updating in the Craftsquatch store soon. There’s been a whole lot of simplification of logos going around lately; reducing formerly multi-coloured/faceted designs down to simple white logos on coloured backgrounds (check out Feedly and Grubhub for instance). Not that we’re complaining; a simplified logo means a cleaner designer and greater versatility. Which is something we can get behind both as crafters and designers :)

Keep checking back in the store for these pillows updated as well a few new items!

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A Beautiful Pillow Plug

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Craftsquatch received an awesome plug from the ladies of A Beautiful Mess on their Instagram page yesterday! That’s the Pillow of the Week we created of their adorable photo app icon. Check out the A Beautiful Mess app in the iTunes app store! :) <3

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 :)