Lauren Fairweather is creating video blogs and DIY tutorials!
75

patrons

$181
per video
Hi! My name is Lauren Fairweather.
I make plush toysvideo blogs, and songs about books. I think that the world is at its most beautiful when people unapologetically celebrate the things they love and use that enthusiasm to create even more lovely things. 

YouTube in particular lets me share what I do with the world. On my channel, I share my thoughts on things I care about, teach you how to make things, play the songs I write, and document my adventures. 

Now, I'm going to talk about money.
Over the years, I've collected small, inconsistent amounts of money from my various creative businesses. Nearly all of that money goes into living expenses. If I have any left over, I invest it back into the things I make. Compared to the many hours I work, I am paid very little and some weeks, nothing at all. I keep doing it because it makes me happy, but I often wonder if I can keep this up the way I'd like to. 

Patreon is a welcome addition to what I've been doing since 2006.
This campaign doesn't change what I'm doing and it's totally optional. Whether you're interested in pledging or not, I will keep releasing my videos on YouTube for free as long as I can! If you want to help in another way, consider sharing your favorite thing I've made with your friends on social media. 

If you do choose to become a patron, you'll be making it possible for me to invest even more time and money into making more consistent, high quality, and adorable content for everyone to enjoy. And there are some fun rewards for you, like video shoutouts and handwritten letters! 

Here's the serious part.
I may not be able to do what I love for a living forever. I used to tour the US, playing shows full-time. Eventually, touring cost me more than I made at my merch table, so I had to stop. I have a super wonderful baby, so whenever I have a spare minute to work, I prioritize the projects that will be the most likely to help me support my family financially. I try my hardest to keep up with everything I love to make, but sometimes it's just not possible. 

That's why I need your help. I would absolutely love to keep doing all of this for a living, and honestly, I haven't found any other job that makes me this happy. Because of that, every bit that you pledge to donate will be so, so appreciated. 

How often do I make videos?
I usually make between 2 and 8 videos a month (if I'm able to make any at all). You are welcome to set a monthly limit if you'd like! That way, you don't have to worry if I'm super productive.
Tiers
Brainstorming Team
$1 or more per video 47 patrons
Access to my patron only stream where you'll be part of my brainstorming team! I'll give priority consideration to your video and craft suggestions. I'll also post other surprises here like early access to videos and new products I release! 
  • Plus membership to my supporter-only Facebook group.

Digital Postcard
$3 or more per video 11 patrons
I post monthly digital postcards featuring a handwritten message from me and a cute, exclusive drawing in the $3+ patron-only feed. I typically post them in groups every few months to give me extra time to make them. 
  • + brainstorming team and facebook group

Secret Announcements
$5 or more per video 11 patrons
You'll be the first to know about the new things I'm working on! I'll announce info in the $5+ patron-only stream that I can't tell everyone about yet. They may not happen for sure, but secrets are fun!
  • + brainstorming team, facebook group, and digital postcards 

Video Shoutout
$7 or more per video 6 patrons
I will give you a shoutout during one of my videos each month (usually in the Wake Up Date)! By default, I will thank you for being a patron and say the name on your Patreon account. If you'd like for me to say a short message/channel plug/birthday wish instead or you'd prefer that I called you by a specific name, send me a Patreon message!
  • + brainstorming team, facebook group, digital postcards, and secrets

Subscribe
$10 or more per video 1 patron
I will subscribe to your YouTube channel! Your work will show up in my feed so I'll get to see the things that you make too.
  • + brainstorming team, facebook group, digital postcards, secrets, and shoutouts. 

Awkward Voicemail
$50 or more per video 0 of 5 patrons
Each month, I'll record a message just for you as if I had called you and you didn't pick up. It will likely involve a silly excuse for why I was "calling". When it's done, I'll email you the audio file so you can listen to it whenever you want. 
  • + brainstorming team, facebook group, digital postcards, secrets, shoutouts, and subscribe. 

Handwritten Letters
$75 or more per video 0 of 3 patrons
We'll be pen pals! Once a month, I'll send you a hand-written letter in the mail. The real, physical mail. I hope you'll write back! 
  • + brainstorming team, facebook group, digital postcards, secrets, shoutouts, and subscribe.

Goals
$181 of $350 per video
We'll work on a video together! I'll announce the topic and request that you guys send me video clips of you doing or saying something specific, then I'll edit the footage together and post it on my channel. If you've ever wanted to appear in one of my videos, this is your chance! 
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Hi! My name is Lauren Fairweather.
I make plush toysvideo blogs, and songs about books. I think that the world is at its most beautiful when people unapologetically celebrate the things they love and use that enthusiasm to create even more lovely things. 

YouTube in particular lets me share what I do with the world. On my channel, I share my thoughts on things I care about, teach you how to make things, play the songs I write, and document my adventures. 

Now, I'm going to talk about money.
Over the years, I've collected small, inconsistent amounts of money from my various creative businesses. Nearly all of that money goes into living expenses. If I have any left over, I invest it back into the things I make. Compared to the many hours I work, I am paid very little and some weeks, nothing at all. I keep doing it because it makes me happy, but I often wonder if I can keep this up the way I'd like to. 

Patreon is a welcome addition to what I've been doing since 2006.
This campaign doesn't change what I'm doing and it's totally optional. Whether you're interested in pledging or not, I will keep releasing my videos on YouTube for free as long as I can! If you want to help in another way, consider sharing your favorite thing I've made with your friends on social media. 

If you do choose to become a patron, you'll be making it possible for me to invest even more time and money into making more consistent, high quality, and adorable content for everyone to enjoy. And there are some fun rewards for you, like video shoutouts and handwritten letters! 

Here's the serious part.
I may not be able to do what I love for a living forever. I used to tour the US, playing shows full-time. Eventually, touring cost me more than I made at my merch table, so I had to stop. I have a super wonderful baby, so whenever I have a spare minute to work, I prioritize the projects that will be the most likely to help me support my family financially. I try my hardest to keep up with everything I love to make, but sometimes it's just not possible. 

That's why I need your help. I would absolutely love to keep doing all of this for a living, and honestly, I haven't found any other job that makes me this happy. Because of that, every bit that you pledge to donate will be so, so appreciated. 

How often do I make videos?
I usually make between 2 and 8 videos a month (if I'm able to make any at all). You are welcome to set a monthly limit if you'd like! That way, you don't have to worry if I'm super productive.

Recent posts by Lauren Fairweather

Tiers
Brainstorming Team
$1 or more per video 47 patrons
Access to my patron only stream where you'll be part of my brainstorming team! I'll give priority consideration to your video and craft suggestions. I'll also post other surprises here like early access to videos and new products I release! 
  • Plus membership to my supporter-only Facebook group.

Digital Postcard
$3 or more per video 11 patrons
I post monthly digital postcards featuring a handwritten message from me and a cute, exclusive drawing in the $3+ patron-only feed. I typically post them in groups every few months to give me extra time to make them. 
  • + brainstorming team and facebook group

Secret Announcements
$5 or more per video 11 patrons
You'll be the first to know about the new things I'm working on! I'll announce info in the $5+ patron-only stream that I can't tell everyone about yet. They may not happen for sure, but secrets are fun!
  • + brainstorming team, facebook group, and digital postcards 

Video Shoutout
$7 or more per video 6 patrons
I will give you a shoutout during one of my videos each month (usually in the Wake Up Date)! By default, I will thank you for being a patron and say the name on your Patreon account. If you'd like for me to say a short message/channel plug/birthday wish instead or you'd prefer that I called you by a specific name, send me a Patreon message!
  • + brainstorming team, facebook group, digital postcards, and secrets

Subscribe
$10 or more per video 1 patron
I will subscribe to your YouTube channel! Your work will show up in my feed so I'll get to see the things that you make too.
  • + brainstorming team, facebook group, digital postcards, secrets, and shoutouts. 

Awkward Voicemail
$50 or more per video 0 of 5 patrons
Each month, I'll record a message just for you as if I had called you and you didn't pick up. It will likely involve a silly excuse for why I was "calling". When it's done, I'll email you the audio file so you can listen to it whenever you want. 
  • + brainstorming team, facebook group, digital postcards, secrets, shoutouts, and subscribe. 

Handwritten Letters
$75 or more per video 0 of 3 patrons
We'll be pen pals! Once a month, I'll send you a hand-written letter in the mail. The real, physical mail. I hope you'll write back! 
  • + brainstorming team, facebook group, digital postcards, secrets, shoutouts, and subscribe.