In between messing around with the various items in my own online shops, I also spent some time browsing other peoples creations and I simply have to share one little treasure with you all. 'Hotdog and Me' http://www.folksy.com/shops/hotdogandme is a fabulous little Folksy shop selling the most adorable doggie softies! When I embarked on my crafting life I was convinced that handmade products had to have a purpose, a specific use, to make them worthwhile. Gradually, however, my opinion has changed. In todays high speed, high risk, high cholesterol, high stress and high priced world it is a rarity to find something to smile about. But these cute little hounds made me do just that! Smile. So forget the credit crunch, rising unemployment and outrageous living costs and take a moment to enjoy these guys! Hell, if you are able, you could even adopt one and take him or her home with you! And the names! I couldn't help but chuckle, particularly at 'Hubert Woofswell'!
Mind you, it is not surprising that 'Hotdog' struck a chord with me. I own a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Denny and a Dobermann named Bruce and they are my BABIES! I love them to bits! There is nothing better than snuggling up with a playmate who is not too self-aware to show their affection. I love my dogs and I KNOW that they love me back!
Anyways, it looks like I've finally got my shops sorted now so fingers crossed for that first sale. I'm thinking of having an opening offer to start the ball rolling. Maybe 10% off everything for the first week? I don't know. I'll think about it!
Also, it is my sister's wedding coming up in September, so i'm desperately trying to come up with some ideas for a knitted gift of some kind that she could use on the day. I did think if a lace garter but that will be entirely useless after the event. Not the kind of thing you can artfully display in your living room as a memento, is it?! Any ideas?