Norfolk, VA May 2017 – Jackie Ashley, founder and owner of Shlii Kawaii Toys, is proud to announce the launch of her newest Kickstarter project, Boston Terrier Mermaid Cute Plush Toys!
In 2013, Jackie created the Norfolk Merdogs line, which is made up of cute mermaid-dogs. “Merboston” was one of the three original merdog characters and is well-loved by fans young and old. In January 2017 Jackie started working with her production company to create a highly detailed, professionally produced Merboston plush toy. Each plush measures ten inches tall, is made with soft Minky fabric, and features professionally embroidered details.
Plush production is extremely expensive, so Merboston can only be produced with the help of crowdfunding. Kickstarter campaigns are “all or nothing”; if the funding goal is not met Jackie receives no funding, and the Merboston plush will not be produced. Kickstarter enables people from all over the world to bring Merboston to life by backing the project and helping it reach its funding goal of $6,800. There are several backer rewards available, such as keychains, vinyl stickers, tote bags, and the Merboston designer plush. With the help of many generous Kickstarter backers, the adorable Merboston can be adopted by friends and fans all over the world.
To follow along with the Kickstarter and get up to date information on the project, check out the Boston Terrier Mermaid Cute Plush Toys Kickstarter page. Shlii will also be posting Kickstarter related content and updates on her social media pages and website.
Jackie Ashley taught herself how to sew and started making plush toys in 2009. Now, she has sold her handmade toys all over the world and enjoys participating in anime and comic conventions on the east coast. She is based in Norfolk, VA and works from her home studio to create original toys, artwork, and accessories. The Merboston designer plush will be her third professionally manufactured toy of her Norfolk Merdogs line.