Sometimes I get very dishartened with what I do – I don’t think that people realise that I can hear what they say when they are outside my shop – but I hear
– ‘gosh – that’s fabric – won’t last any time’
– ‘really – fabric collars – how silly’
– ‘that’s a funny collar – pretty – but won’t work’
– ‘lovely – but not suitable for my dog’
– ‘soooo not strong enough’
– ‘far too pricy’ (seriously!!)
Then I get a customer that wants to understand what it’s all about – and gets it!
This week (on Tuesday actually) I explained to a customer how my martingale collars really work – and they took the gamble. I took 2 totally out of control springers out of the harnesses that were causing their owner a nightmare (and doing nothing for them!) – and fitted them with matringale collars.
Saturday – she came back for the matching leads.
And she said – – – Soooo much better – and – ok – not perfect (who is) – but we can walk down the street properly now -as opposed to being – – – p-u-l-l-l-l-l-l e-d – – – in every which way direction !!!
OK – fabric does not last forever – emmm – neither does leather. As guideline – my Henry is really tough on his collars and his look really shabby after 3 months or so – but than I don’t look after them – the strength does not deteriate – they just look shabby, dirty and uccky – still work perfectly well though!
But the system works folks – a well fitted Martingale collar will help you regain control over your unruly muts
Talk to me – try it out for yourselves
Well I don’t know what’s the matter with the weather these days – snow forecast today they said this morning – and we have already had a spattering of hailstones the past couple of days.
I have just made a few more of the larger size fleece coats. A bit more ‘sedate’colours – I picked up a job lot from a wholesaler clearing out. It’s all Oddies Fleece – so it still passes the CE rules. I have 6 lovely new designs to play with.
Normally at this time of year I am thinking of where to store the jumpers for the summer and what I need to do to start making for next winter. I think this is the first time I have ever starting making for sale jumpers for May. I am just finishing a large batch of the Weekend Jumper. Loads of different sizes and colours made while I was testing the pattern. They should be ready over the weekend and listed next week.
Just remember – stay snug
Hand knitted Dog poncho
Made locally in the Lake District
Suitable for the tinies
Total length of back to base of neck: 7″
Around neck: 8″
Side opening with one of our dog shape buttons to fasten. This one has a super ‘feathery’ yarn on the edge with a bit of sparkle in.
Loose fitting around the front and chest.
Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.
The will be larger sizes – once I get around to coping with all the maths!!!
This one is £6.50
Just a little quick pic – new fleece patterns – Henry is deciding which one he wants his new top in.
This is a total cute overload!!!
A new style fleece top in 4 sizes. They have a big, wide funnel necks and short sleeves – short in the body so length does not matter. There are no fastenings to these – the dog puts this on like a proper jumper – over the head and one paw at a time into the sleeves – so perhaps not a first jumper for a wiggly puppy!
This is the tiny size – suitable for chihuahua, yorkies, daxies,
This is the 3rd size – big and baggy – or a smaller lab size
The weather is still pretty nippy – so poochie will still get quite a bit of wear out of these before the summer really kicks in.
Just starting to add to the shop
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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