Our Candy girl has a damaged front leg from her former home. We assume she was abused by some of her behaviors when we first adopted her, poor thing :( . Been with us for over 3 years now and is doing great! But her front damaged leg causes her to hop on her good front leg. Well after many years of hopping, she is getting pretty arthritic and is hurting more and more and is now needing some assistance to walk. She is fine around the house and we pick her up off the couch and the bed so she does not jump. We also have pet stairs for her and our other little senior dogs and cats with disabilities.
We have her on lots of glucosamine as well as other joint type suppliments. But have decided to save up for a front wheel cart. She loves to go for walkies but can only handle a going past a few houses now before she gets sore and tired. She has been trying to walk on her shorter damaged leg too instead of hopping like a bunny. The bad leg has no real strength and the elbow joint is all bundled up into a mess with a pin that is basically floating under her muscle and starting push against her muscle and skin. OUCH! For sure! Vet’s are watching it and will decide if she needs the pin to be removed.
This is the type of cart we need for Candy!
We need to raise $500 for a custom cart for Candy. So we are asking all our fans if you can to check out our ETSY sites and see if there is anything you would like to purchase?! We are trying to sell as many of our items to raise money for Candy’s cart! If your into sewing, we have great sewing patterns of my handbag designs on my Mackerilla ETSY page. Or if your a pet fan, have some leashes, t shirts and other items on our Gimpy Pets ETSY page.
Please help if you can! You can also donate to Gimpy Pets too if you would like to help!
Here are our items and shops! :)
ETSY Mackerilla Design
ETSY Gimpy Pets
We thank you and Candy thanks you too!!! :)
I always like to remind everyone who has pets to keep them inside and safe during the 4th. Where we live it’s like a war zone sometimes during this festive time. Lots of crazy fireworks all over the place. Since it is a beach town we have loads of tourists that come to Santa Cruz to hang on our beaches and go nuts! People bury fireworks in the sand days before and dig them up and have their own dangerous personal firework displays! It gets really really crazy!!
So with that being said and about your pets, please keep them home and indoors. Turn on the TV or music and play it loud. I put Rescue Remedy in their water bowls about a week before and call my Vet to get some doggie valium!
I also made my own version of a Thundershirt for one of our crew that pretty much loses her mind from the sparkly explosions. It breaks my heart to see her so upset. So we hope this will work on her along with taking meds and drinking calming water.
Candy modeling her orange is the new black straight jacket!
SO PLEASE!! Enjoy the 4th and keep your furkids safe!
Oh! And please don’t ask me if I sell these for other doggies. I did and got a cease and desist note from the people of Thundershirt! Even though mine is not the same, they still were crabby that I made a few of them…………………………
Just finished up this painting of a local bulldog named Carlos!
He is a funny fellow with loads of energy. Sassy to the max! His passion is to chew everything in site! Silly Carlos!!!
Carlos the Bull dog
I am one of those people who like to do everything creative! My brain swirls with ideas! I can’t sit still and have to be doing something whether it be sewing up some new bag designs, creating some t shirt art design to even cooking!
Now I have added another fun thing which I have not done in ages! I am first and foremost an artist. I took every art class available in High School. Art Classes in College and then my first job was being an Illustrator for an automotive design company in Michigan.
Many of my co-workers would ask me to draw their kids and pets. I was into using color pencils and graphite pencils. Then over the years got into working with clay and then sewing which then became my business.
A few months ago I dug out an unused canvas that was buried in our garage. I thought, “Yea I am gonna start painting!”. I started with one of my favorite subjects. My dogs and chose my number one boy, Finn!
After drawing him onto the canvas, I bought a box set of acrylic paints from our local art supply store and began to paint. I was clumsy and it was very awkward at first. Being use to working with lead pencils back in the day, the paint brush was uncomfortable. I got over it pretty quick and these are my first 3 creations! Ready to buy some more canvas and get to it!! I like to use fun image close ups!
My first painting of my dog Finn
my second painting of my dog Eagan.
my third painting of my dog Candy!
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Tagged artwork, blue dog, commissioned artwork, custom dog artwork, marvin plummer, open studios santa cruz, Paintings, Papillons, santa cruz
Today was a busy day if trial and error for sure. I have been trying too hard to be too perfect with a new small musette style bag. Playing with waxed canvas, leather and rivets.
In the end the one I am happiest with was the simplest and fastest one to make. The leather one on the left in the photo.
Now I need to rub in some pain reliever in my hands! :)
Time to check you machines and do a good check over and cleaning!
It’s amazing how much debris gets all lodged in your machines!
Just refilled my oil tray. Got to keep it from getting low. Pulled out tons of thread too!
Keep your machines running smoothly by always keeping up on its maintainence! :)
Well my bags are a posin!!! ;)
Been taking loads of photos of all my Santa Cruz Bagworks bags for a website that will be selling them! Yeay!!! I can’t say who just yet until they are up and running on their site. I am very excited about this opportunity!! :)
Here are some of the photos:
So finally after a few months I am going to be changing my business name to my real name. Will be Janice Serilla Design with Mackerilla, Gimpy Pets and Santa Cruz Bagworks as my brands. Needing to neatin up my site and make it real purdy! ;)
I will be utilizing this blog page of course. I have to check into actually switching my domain name to me.
Keep watchin for a nicer blog site from me. Will have all my products listed and to be better organized!!! YEaYY!!!!!!!!!!
So I have been making and selling these Pet recovery collars for awhile now and happy that post surgery/injured pets can be stylish in one of my collars than those boring plastic or balloon style collars. I make them with a bit for real estate on the back area to be able to fold down when your pet is eating.
These are mainly for cats. But some small dogs have benefited from them.
Creating more today and tomorrow out of vintage and new fabrics from my stash pile!
A few are available on my ETSY page here now and will be adding in more………………
Valentine is nearing us! Why not get your sweetie a cute little mini valentines pillow with a love note inside! A cute little gift that you can add to your Valentines gift of chocolates, lingerie, wine, roses, etc………………………..
You can add some jewelry inside the pocket with the love note for a very special surprise!!!! OOOHHHHHH……….yea!!! Good idea right!!!!
I have a bunch on my ETSY page for sale. Get one for $8 or two for $12.
You can spritz this with your favorite cologne or perfume so your loved one can keep your smell near and dear while your away……………………………. :)