If you haven't heard, jigsaw puzzles are the newest in a string of "essential" goods that have been depleted as people are looking to new and old ways of spending time while in isolation as a result of COVID-19. As is the case with other wooden puzzle makers, StumpCraft is in a sudden and unexpected state of high demand and low supply: as of today, StumpCraft's online cupboard is bare.
Understandably, I've been fielding emails and calls for the last few weeks asking when new stock will be added. The good news is that as a solo entrepreneur, I'm at a production scale that allows my one-and-only employee (me) to continue making puzzles. As such, I'm still cutting and boxing puzzles daily with a view of updating my inventory on Monday May 4. At that time, I will have all puzzles in stock for as long as demand doesn't outstrip my personal supply curve.
The other benefit of taking a pause on puzzle order fulfilment is that it gives me the chance to start work on new puzzles. My aim is to have a new puzzle released as close to May 4 as possible. Here's a sneak peek of the art, by Calgary artist Melissa McKinnon:
Thanks for you patience as we navigate these unprecedented times together. I wish you all well.
Stay awesome, stay healthy!