I think I have worked it out – I love designing and playing with my fabric – and cutting out – but I want to cut out more! It’s the getting organised and sorting it all out after that is the hard work. And when you have finished – the photographing and listing – well that’s like eating a frog!!!!
I have decided to learn a few bag making tricks this year and expand the Posh Dog range to make things for people out of dog patterned fabrics – bags – purses – useful bits and bobs to try to gain a few sales in the summer months. The coats and jumpers go crazy during the winter months – but come April I need other ideas.
I am calling it Posh Dog for You and so far there are camera straps and a pretty soft bag.
Coming soon will be bags and storage – and a few other useful items. If you have any suggestions for a project just let me know.
You will find the new items under the Accessories section of the shop
I finally got round to getting Alfie a name tag – and I got the most wonderful tag
I love the heart shape – and it’s thinker than normal. And I love that you can see someone has engraved it – not a machine.
But – you know me – have to fiddle! Alfie has several collars (and I always getting a new one!) – so I wanted an easy way to swap it about.
If you would like to get your own disc made – the link is here
You know we are always up for something a bit different here at Posh Dog – so how about this for a giggle.
Puppy Training Aid – The Doggie Doorbell!!
Train your pup to sound the bells when they want to go out for a tinkle.
Yes – we are serious!
- You hang the bells on the front/back door handle (there are also snaps so you can adjust the length to fit a safety gate).
- Every time you take your dog out for a walk / wee – you get the dog to paw the bells to shake them and say ‘wee-wees’ (or what ever your command is!).
- The dog will learn that ringing the bell means they get to go out for a wee and they will start to tell you when they need to go out.
- It also works for cats!
I take no responsibility for dogs that learn to nag you to take them out for lots of walks.
And we are overdosing on cuteness.
The first Christmas stockings are listed in the shop
There are 3 sizes – I have used a tiger print fleece for the main structure – lined with different patterned Christmas themed cotton fabric and trimmed with a bit of fun fur.
The pattern is my own – from an inspiration I saw in a catalogue made up in horrid fabrics. If you knew how meany times I have worked this so that it turns right side out and sits properly!!!!!
I have only made a few to see how they go – but if there is enough interest I will make some more.
Yaaaaah – it’s finally warmed up and we can turn our thoughts to a bit of summer fun.
Got a wedding or summer party coming up?
Big, dramatic, corsage rose: satin, net, glitter – what’s not to love?
The flowers are set onto a 100% soft herringbone tape with a side action clip buckle and adjuster to ensure a snug fit. I have them in this blue, hot pink, black – and if I can find some light purple herringbone – lilac.
They are £4.50 and starting to appear in the shop.
- Please note – these are for decoration only – not intended for use with a lead.
Something a bit different for you today – doggie wash cloths!
- These are bone shaped – so you will never get them mixed up with your own again.
- Hand crochet in 100% cotton yarn – so you can give them a good hot wash.
- Available in 3 different sizes for the tinies – to the biggies.
- The cotton yarn is lovely and soft on the dog’s face – so it is perfect for round the eyes – but it is really strong and hard wearing too.
- The coloured trim is also 100% cotton yarn.
Prices start at £2.50 for the smallest size
You spread – you sort – you match – you cut – you pin – you sew
you trim – you turn – you iron
You trim – you close – you finish – you photo – you list – you facebook – you blog
As it’s January – everyone is in the jumper mood at the moment. Even though it has been pretty mild for the time of year – there are still those guys out there that feel the chill – like to be snuggled – are a bit poorly / nursing / elderly – or ‘we have had THE haircut and now it’s a bit chilly’! Love ’em all.
Quick little sneaky peek of the fabric that I have just bought in for making the spring range of bandannas and collars.
For those Sugar Skull lovers out there – just how cool are these. The pattern is a bit large for the collars and leads (may do one or two – cos they are so good) – but – bandannas (all sizes) – harnesses (both) – all on the way. If I don’t have your size listed on the website just ask if I have enough fabric left to make you one.
And fabric for you ‘cutie’ fans – same rules apply.
AND – I have finally finalised the chunky, triangle shape purse for the Walkies collection – and it is just such a fun shape. There will be more added to the website as time allows.
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I don’t know about you – but when I pop round the corner with the dog all I want to grab is my door key – his poo bags – perhaps a small purse with a few coins in if I am going for a paper. So with speed and ease in mind Posh Dog brings you ‘The Walkies Set’.
You start with a hand knitted wristband that has a ribbon woven through the pattern with a large split ring enclosed in it so you have a secure place for a key.
To carry a few poo bags we have 100% cotton fabric pouches with an elastic top and a clip to attach to the ring on the wrist strap.
They come with a roll of bags to start you off – the elastic makes it easy to add more bags.
Still in work is a small coin purse with a central zip and a clip to add to the wrist strip. The purse if fully lined with a contrast fabric. It’s all 100% cotton – I never use polycotton.
In the pipeline for the winter months are a little holder for a chapstick – and a pouch to hold a mini tissue pack.
You can custom build your own Walkies Set and grab everything in one go as you dash out the door.
Any suggestions for add-on accessories are welcome.