Summer is almost here

Summer is coming and I have been busy in the workshop creating adorable new collars and bandanas.  Lucky for them, dogs don't need to worry about swimsuit season, but that doesn't mean they don't want to spice things up and look cute! Check out the Etsy store for fantastic additions to your pup's wardrobe.

I've got you covered for all the trips to the beach, pool, and farmer's markets you will be making this summer with sturdy and unique tote bags made from recycled feed sacks.  These bags can really stand up to the job. If they can carry around 5O lbs of feed, you can bet they can handle your lunch and beach towel. 

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Working With Models

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Being a model is exhausting work. 

Models are notoriously picky about the kinds of treats they will eat.

Models are notoriously picky about the kinds of treats they will eat.

The Shop button is finally active.  Click the button to be taken to my ETSY store for a selection of available products.  I will be regularly adding to the shop so check back often.  Woodrow, the coonhound, and Milo the dachshund will be featured models in many of the listings. I will be adding non-dog items to the shop soon.  However, if you don't have a dog go get one, and dress it up in collars and bandanas from Ruby Shoes Farm!

Technical difficulties and fire

As most of you know there were huge fires throughout Northern California during the last few weeks. While my personal home was out of danger, our barn was evacuated to be on the safe side. That meant lots of commuting to and from my horses temporary home.  I was also caring for an additional 2 horses that were evacuated to the same location as mine. That meant for some very busy days, and I had to put the business on hold.  

With the worst of it finally behind us, the smoke is clearing and its time to get busy for the holiday season. I struggled with Esty, who knew it would be so complicated? Finally, after some choice words, my Etsy shop is up and running.  You can follow the link from my website to purchase products directly. Luckily buying a product is much easier than lisiting it!   

Putting it all together

No one said it was easy starting a business, but I had no idea all of the steps it would take to get from idea to my first sale.  Opening a bank account, getting a business license were the easy steps. Finding suppliers for hardware, selecting fabrics, finalizing designs may seem fun to some, but I wanted to get down to the business of sewing. Creating logos, website design, and business cards had me exploring a new creative side.  I am finally getting everything pulled together, look for us at a craft fair near you soon! 

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