Monday, December 26, 2011

Sleepy Robot 13 Retail Location Coming Soon! How you can help!

Sleepy Robot 13 Store Project

Its official! Sleepy Robot 13 will be opening it's retail location @ 13345 Madison Ave. Lakewood, Ohio early 2012.

The Sleepy Robot 13 will carry all of my handmade robots, figurines, toys, jewelry, buttons T-shirts and totes. In addition I will also be selling Robot themed novelties, jewelry, plush, art prints, vinyl toys and more!

The lease is signed and the wholesalers are confirmed, but I still need a little help!

Store fixtures, cash registers and printers are very expensive.. I currently have a lot of $$$ invested in the store and will need a little more for it to reach it's full potential.

I have created an Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds. Please visit
for more info, to donate and receive a few cool exclusive items too!

Don't forget to share the above link with your friends!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. it is greatly appreciated :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Robonukah and Robanzaa too! Whatever it is you celebrate Happy Holidays to you and yours from Sleepy Robot 13!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Orders

Just a reminder today is the last day to get orders in to ship in time for Christmas delivery. After today I cannot guarantee any package will reach you in time for Christmas unless you upgrade to priority, express or overnight shipping.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday Shipping Schedule 2011

Please be aware that I CANNOT guarantee holiday delivery if your order is placed after the following dates:
December 18,2011 (Domestic)
December 7, 2011 (International)

Also please remember due to order volume I am not able to accept custom orders during the holiday season. Once I have more space/help this may change.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

CONTEST TIME! Enter to win a Sleepy Robot 13 Prize Pack

Enter to win a Sleepy Robot 13 prize pack by linking to on facebook or twitter or create a video about Sleepy Robot 13 with the link in the description.

What you win:

-A Sleepy Robot of your choice* from the shop
-cell phone charm
-Robot necklace of your choice
-sticker/button pack

Contest begins 09/22/2011
Contest ends 10/08/2011

*If you win Sleepy Robot chosen must be available in the shop currently. It cannot be a custom or a discontinued item. Item chosen also cannot be someone else's custom item that is currently in the shop.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Please STOP Stealing My Designs!

As I am seeing an increasing number of copies of my robots popping up on Etsy and Artfire I must reiterate that Sleepy Robots are copyrighted and reproducing them in anyway for sale is copyright infringement. When I say copying I don't mean just the shape and style. I have found several shops on Etsy blatantly reproducing them and claiming them to be their original designs. I don't mind if you are making copies of my bots to keep for yourself as I have seen on a few other sites, but if you are planning on selling them keep them off Etsy, Artfire... in fact keep them off line! If I don't see them myself someone else will point me in your direction. I get at least 2 or more emails a week from loyal customers with links to shops selling rips of my bots. I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but this is becoming increasingly frustrating. I spend a lot of time coming up with my designs, reading suggestions and creating customs just to have them stolen and claimed by someone else. Outside of the creative aspect this is my livelihood. I do not have another job. I devote all my time to Sleepy Robot 13. I love making them, but they are also how I pay my rent and bills.

I understand that there are a lot of people "borrowing" each others photos on Etsy (Which is bad), but blatantly stealing someone else's work is just wrong.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sleepy Robot T-shirts are here!

Sleepy Robot 13 logo Tees are now available in the show in very limited quantities!

Available in unisex sizes sm, md,lg and xl. 2xl coming soon!

Click Here To Get Yourself One Now!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sleepy Robots13 Gift Certificates

I recently received a few messages asking if I was going to be offering gift certificates for sale in my shop this holiday season. I'm wondering if there are more than just a handful of people wanting gift certificates. I have created a poll to find out just that!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sleepy Robots Now Available @Breakneck Gallery

Sleepy Robots are now available for sale at Breakneck art in Lakewood, OH. Breakecnk will have its soft opening this upcoming Saturday 08/20/2011. Their grand opening will be in October. Only a select few Sleepy Robots are available in store currently, but the selection will be growing over the next few months.

Breakneck Gallery
17020 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

Custom Items Update

Hi guys! I just wanted to give everyone a quick update regarding custom orders. Due to the high volume of orders I've been receiving and the upcoming holiday season, I will not be taking any new custom item requests until mid January 2012. This includes wedding orders of all kinds. If you sent me a request before 08/04/2011 and confirmed that you were ok with the time frame/price you have been added to the waiting list and will be receiving your custom item(s) by September 15, 2011. I apologize to everyone who has sent me requests over the last week and to anyone who was planning to order custom items for Christmas gifts. Unfortunately I am only one person and there are only so many hours in a day:(

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sleepy Robot 13 Is Ready To Grow!

Please visit and search for Sleepy Robot 13

Even if you can't donate you can still help out by doing the following:
-Print/cut out a few fliers and leave them at your local coffee shop, art gallery, alternative clothing store, craft show/art fair, concert venue, community bulletin board, ect...
-Post a link to the page on Twitter
-Spread the word about this campaign on Facebook, Myspace or your personal blog
-Talk about it on your favorite message board
-Use the share tools located on the indie go go page.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Please Vote For Sleepy Robot 13!

Hello everybody! I really need your help! Sleepy Robot 13 has been chosen as one of the finalists of the 11th Idea Cafe Cash Grant! Voting for the 1st round ends July 31st!

My goal right now is to expand Sleepy Robot 13. Over the next year I hope to accomplish the following:

*Hire 2-3 interns
*Rent a store front/office/studio space
*Fulfill wholesale orders
*Begin offering Sleepy Robot 13 products to retail stores & sites
* Travel to other cities for conventions and industry functions
* Offer craft business seminars locally and online
*a children's book based on Sleepy Robot 13 Characters
*Produce a Sleepy Robot 13 Calendar
*Sleepy Robot 13 T-shirts
* And soooooo much more that I can't even get into right now.

The one thing all of the above takes is money... which I do not have much of. I have been very fortunate to get my business off the ground with very little start up cost, but now in order to grow I am in need of capital.

This particular grant is only for $1000, but it is a start! So if you can take 5 minutes out of your day to vote I would be truly grateful!

Thank you so much :)
Sleepy Robot 13

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Canadian Shipping

As of 06/17/2011 I have been made aware that after this date there will be no more shipping to Canada due to the recent postal strike there. I asked a worker at my local post office how long this hold on Canadian mailing would last and she said hopefully only a week, but she wasn't sure. If you have placed an order to Canada after 06/17/2011 please be aware I will ship your order as soon as US postal is accepting Canadian mailings again.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Radioactive Zombie Toast Available Friday!

The Glow in the dark Radioactive version of "Zombie Toast" We be available for a limited time in the Sleepy Robot 13 Shop Starting this Friday 06/03/2011. The cost will be $15 + shipping

"You carelessly left him sitting on top of your microwave to mold. Over along period of time he began to absorb the low levels of radiation, now he is back to seek his revenge on you and your kitchen!"

He has broken out and is attacking everything in site! The jar of Smuckers on your counter has had it, as he claims it's sweet jelly brains for his own and proudly displays them in his moldy hand!

"Zombie Toast Need Grains!"

Each 3" body is hand sculpted from vinyl clay and hand painted. The faces are printed on plastic to ensure the continuity of each figure and placed in a handmade, signed and numbered boxes.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Custom Orders

Since my waiting list is starting to get impossibly long, I will NOT be taking any new custom item requests until further notice. Yes this includes wedding orders. Once I begin taking requests again I will post that information here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Items!

If you haven't checked out the Sleepy Robot 13 Shop in a while there are a few new bots fresh off the assembly line!

Check back in the next week as tons of new robot buddies are added!

Unfortunately to make room for new bots, we have to say goodbye to some old friends. Check the last chance/discontinued section of the Sleepy Robot 13 shop for items that will soon be no longer available. Once they're gone they're gone!

2000 Sales!!!

Last Thursday I made my 2000th sale on Etsy! It has been a year and a half since starting Sleepy Robot 13 and opening my shop and I want to thank everyone who has helped my business grow over that time. Without all of you I couldn't do what I love for a living and that means the world to me!

Etsy Expert?

So over the weekend I set up at a 2 day craft show. On the morning of day 2 before the show started the individuals who put on the show brought in an Etsy "expert" to do a presentation for us. I was a little disappointed. Not to say that the speaker was not good or qualified, it just seemed that the seminar was only helpful if you were not already running a shop on Etsy or you had just started in the last few months. I was hoping for tips on drawing more people to your page, Elaborate details on SCO (search engine optimization), how to use Social Networking Correctly (There are many Etsy sellers currently spamming Twitter into oblivion!) and so forth. There was very little of this. He mentioned he had written a book and interviewed over 40 top selling Etsy sellers, including a woman who has 40,000 sales selling soap on Etsy. The fist thing I thought when I heard this was..."Wait...What? 1st how do you sell 40,000 pieces of soap and 2nd how do I sign up for HER seminar???" I do believe this was great seminar for some of the older vendors who were at the show who only sell at craft shows and fairs and in consignment shops, who have not yet ventured into online sales. It offered little for us that have been there for a while and looking to take the next step.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OOAK Robot Auctions!

Sometime in mid to late March I will be hosting several auctions on Ebay for one of a kind, limited run (5 pieces or less) and discontinued robots. There will also be jewelry, stickers, buttons, non robot figures and more up for grabs! All robots and other figure auctions will start at just $5! Stickers, jewelry, buttons, ect will start at just $1! These will be 1 day auctions. Once there gone there gone for good! Keep checking back for a preview of items to be auctioned off and a firm date.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Get Your Valentine on with Sleepy Robot 13!

With Valentine's Day Right around the corner , love is in the air at Sleepy Robot 13!

Theres something for everyone in the Holiday Section of the shop. From gifts for the one that makes your heart go pitter pat, to friends that have been gone far too long... Heres a quick preview below of items now available:

Robot With A Big Heart Necklace

Sweet Heart Robot

Love Robot

Kiss Me Robot

"I Miss You" Robot

Robot In Love

Monday, January 10, 2011 Feature

If you shuffle on over to you can check out a short write up on the "Get your nerd on" robot, but also you can check out a bunch of other nerdtastic crafts!