The Postcard Project

Earlier in the year (February 2012 to be exact), I had a little exchange going on with my Facebook fans. For each mustachioed postcard I received, I would send a miniature mustache in return. I encouraged creativity, and that’s exactly what I got! A couple dozen postcards arrived that month, and I now have them all decorating the walls of my studio. Below are my personal favorites, though every one received brought a big smile to my face.

Which ones do you like most? If I can get a bunch of comments on here, then perhaps I’ll consider starting the Postcard Project up again!

We’re dressing up our look!

With a mustache in your pocket, you’ll never face the embarrassment of being underdressed! That’s the new tagline to go with the revised look of Whisker Works and Handmade Hilarity. Printable banners and poems have been updated with this circus-inspired whimsy, all available in the Whisker Works shop on Etsy.

Click the items below to see the listings:
Happy Birthday Banner
Photo Booth Banner
Photo Booth Poem
Gift Certificate

4K Fan Giveaway Winner

Thank you to all of you who entered the giveaway! I’m really quite honored to have 4,000 Facebook fans. Whisker Works started just 2.5 years ago, and I never expected it would become as big as it has. I’m delighted every time I get to tell someone new that I design mustaches for a living!

I enjoyed reading all of the comments that were shared on the giveaway post, which you can read here. My favorites are below:

Did you know that IN ALABAMA it is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church?

I love unicorns. That will be all.

I’ve gotten more comments on the potato with a mustache postcard I did, than on any of my personal pictures combined! I guess I just need to do my personal pics with a mustachioed potato!

Favorite mustachioed celebrity? Mr. Redlegs of course!

And now it’s time to announce the winner!

Congrats to comment #70 belonging to Mysti Wilcox, chosen at random by Random.org. I will email you shortly with details about your $50 credit. In the meantime, browse the Prop Shop to start picking out your goodies!

Don’t be discouraged if you didn’t win – as Facebook Fans, you’re always entitled to a discount! Visit my fan page and click on the “Thank You” page for details.

Thanks again, all!

Whisker Works’ 4,000 Fan Giveaway

Four thousand Facebook fans?! Wow. You guys rock. To show my appreciation to you, I’m offering up a $50 gift certificate to the Whisker Works shop.

Open to anyone in any country, there are three ways you can enter:

1.Leave a comment below! Your comment counts as entry #1. Any random comment will do. Say hello, tell me a joke, tell me who your favorite mustachioed celebrity is — anything!

2. Share this blog on Pinterest! Pin ANY image from this blog using “Handmade Hilarity” in the caption. Then come back here and leave a comment saying you’ve completed entry #2.

3. Subscribe to this blog! Click on “Subscribe” above and follow the steps to join the Handmade Hilarity mailing list. Once you complete the subscription steps, come back here and leave a comment saying that you’ve completed entry #3.

Maximum of three entries per person. Contest ends Wednesday, July 11 at midnight EST. All entries will be verified and invalid entries will be removed before a winner is chosen at random. I will contact the winner via the email address registered for the comment. If the winner does not claim the certificate within one week, then a new winner will be chosen at random.

Share this link! Give your friends and family a chance to win too. I’m sure they’d let you borrow their props if they won.

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UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.

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Mustache of the Month: The Debutant

Every month I choose a new style to be featured as the Mustache of the Month. For the month of July, it’s the Debutant. Now through the end of this month, this manicured and manly mustache on a stick is only $4! The Debutant mustache can be found here.

Below are some of my favorite photos featuring the Debutant ‘stache.

 

The Inquisitor!

The Inquisitor mustache and monocle has been redesigned! The new monocle gives it a hilariously exaggerated appearance. This prop is available in the main Whisker Works Prop Shop and on Etsy. Color options are black, brunette, gray and white. The Inquisitor is available on a steel rod or wooden stick.

Above photos by Snaparazzi Photobooth Company.

Above photos by Rivers Photography.

Handmade in America

Whisker Works is proud to be an entirely-American-made small business! We use only materials and supplies that were created right here in the United States. From the plastic and rubber, to the sticks and steel, each and every prop is very much handmade in America.

We would like to share the following American vendors that we’re happy to do business with:

Mustache of the Month: The Companion!

Every month I choose a new style to be featured as the Mustache of the Month. For June, it’s the Companion. Now through the end of this month, this mustache on a stick is only $4! The Companion mustache can be found here.

Below are some of my favorite photos featuring the Companion that I have received.

Enter the Mustache

Parties didn’t always have silly mustaches to liven them up — but then again, everything has to start somewhere. Take the mustache itself. The first evidence of anyone wearing one, real or otherwise, dates back to the 4th century B.C., well before the birth of Whisker Works.

The first recorded portrait of a man with a mustache appears on a carpet from 300 B.C., now housed in the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Unintentionally inspiring Tom Selleck, Alex Trebek and countless polka-dot-winged equestrians in the process of looking fabulous.

A mustache first was photographed in 1826 in Paris, France, using a camera made primarily out of wood! Almost 100 years later, a Russian-born New Yorker created the first modern photo booth in 1925. The invention earned him $1 million.

Catapulting the artificial mustache into the mainstream, world-renown British rock band The Beatles gave away cardboard mustaches with their album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” released in 1967. As a side note, though all four Beatles eventually grew mustaches, it started with Paul McCartney, who only grew one to hide a chipped tooth.

Perhaps inspired by the Beatles record, the mustache-on-a-stick concept gained wide appeal after being featured on The Martha Stewart Show in October 2008. Made for that program of dryer lint and fabric glue, they had a hairy realism about them. I tried to make some myself, but only made a big, gross mess.

One year later, I gave the idea another shot — this time using modeling clay. They were a hit at my own wedding, delighting guests who posed for dozens of silly photographs using disposable cameras. Months later, Whisker Works was born. It’s been my full-time job ever since, now with plastic as my medium. My name is Amber and this is my blog. Welcome. 🙂