So gotta make some $ for a dog cart!

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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!

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 toΒ Gimpy Pets too if you would like to help!

Here are our items and shops! πŸ™‚

ETSY Mackerilla Design

ETSY Gimpy Pets

We thank you and Candy thanks you too!!! πŸ™‚

Candy

Candy

SALE!!!!

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So I just posted up some of my bags on my ETSY page for sale!

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Santa Cruz Bagworks Large tote in Waxed Canvas and Leather.

Santa Cruz Bagworks Large tote in Waxed Canvas and Leather.

The newest designed Santa Cruz Bagworks totes!! These are super nice bags and need to be on your shoulder and carried about your town!! Get lots of ooohs and ahhhhhhs from passersby and know how cool you really are!! Will be making more and new designs to come!

BUTTTT………………………

in the meantime come shop on my ETSY page for one of these or some t shirts, sewing pattens and more!!!

Woot woot!!! To 2014!!!!!

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WOW!!!!

I can’t believe that it’s 2014 already! Even though the time flew last year, I am excited about what’s to come of 2014 for me. I am changing my business name to Janice Serilla Design. My brands will be of course Mackerilla for my Mackerilla brand sewing patterns and bags. Santa Cruz Bagworks for my new high end bag designs. Still in the works but I do have my SCBW large tote available.

Santa Cruz Bagworks Large tote in Waxed Canvas and Leather.

Santa Cruz Bagworks Large tote in Waxed Canvas and Leather.

Contact me if your interested in one of these babies! They retail for $180 and is a great everyday carryall.Β  I love this design! Working on new designs after I update all my Mackerilla Sewing Patterns.

Next is Gimpy Pets of course with all my pet related products. I will be hopefully a vendor in the upcoming Spring Dog event. I donate a percentage of my sales to senior and disabled pets in need.

Then last is Hannula & Dest. My collaberation with Debbie Graves Design. We have our cool apron designs and upcycled homeware items.

apron picLastly, my T-shirt and fabric designs. Which I work on in between all the other stuff!!! I am also excited to play around with some clothing design ideas. I found some really nice high end fabrics and on my rainy dayzzz will create something wearable! Oh yea!!! And find the time to do a artwork! Been itching to paint!!! πŸ˜‰

Now to plan my time wisely and get to it!

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!! πŸ™‚

Last minute sewing?

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One week til Christmas and you can’t think of a gift for that special family member, co-worker or friend?

Well if your crafty and have the weekend free, it’s time to make some bags for gifts!

Check out all of my designs I have to offer here on my Craftsy page! A PDF file will be emailed out to us ASAP!!!!

My wine totes are an easy pattern to make for gifting out some vino and putting it in a cool fabric wrapper! Or if your into a gift bag to fill up with cookies, jams, lotions and potions, well then my Mini Tote or the bigger Indie Shopper are the ones to make!

So order a sewing pattern, get some cool fabric and your off!!!

 

Mackerilla Patterns now available for sale on Craftsy!!!

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I just added in all my sewing pattern PDF files to the site Craftsy.com!

They have a fantastic site! So many great ideas to make! I am sooooo inspired!!!

Check them out and also check out my sewing patterns too!!!

New online retailer

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Mackerilla Design Sewing Patterns PDF’s have been picked up by http://epursepatterns.com/ !!!

Should be up and running soon on their site!!! πŸ™‚

I am back in action sewing! It’s been a long weary year. We had a close friend who recently passed away from fighting a rare genetic cancer.

I put my business on the back burner as well as all his other friends had to help him with all his needs for the past 8 months. We all wanted to spend as much quality time with him before he left for a better place. He now is no longer in pain and I am sure is watching over us.

So I apologize for not being around much on this blog. I have started a few new designs to be made into new sewing patterns. Will be cutting and sewing and perfecting, then creating more patterns.

-Janice

Still time to get crafty before Christmas!

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Are you still looking for ideas for gifts? Are you crafty? Can you Sew?

Well homemade gifts are always fun for me! I like to make simple gifts for friends, neighbors, postman, favorite shop owners, etc……………
Something like a nice Santa or Snowman adorned cookie bag, stocking or handpainted tin or a box and fill with your favorite cookies.

Simple gifts that can be used every day like soaps, oven mitts, knitted caps are always a daily reminder to the gift receiver of how wonderful you are! πŸ˜‰

Most of my Mackerilla sewing patterns are pretty easy to make. So you could make up some wine totes and journal bags? Or make up some of my Tote styles and give them to your people on your holiday list. Their is still lots of time to make these items and more! πŸ™‚

For other Mackerilla Bag designs, check out my ETSY page for what Sewing Patterns are available! Also I have some of my little zip pouches , kids caps and more up for sale!

Also you can contact me and see what else I have. I have loads of totes in many sizes available that I have not posted online. Price ranging from $34-$58

Free Sewing Pattern!

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I just posted a free sewing pattern to make a Belly Band for your male dog that likes to sprinkle in your home!!! πŸ˜‰

I have it under my free stuff section on my page!!! Please post on my Facebook page your belly bands if you make one

But you can check it out here too!!

Now Available!!!

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Now Available on my Spoonflower page!!

I have my Young Elephants fabric in Green and Pink too! I have had it for available in Blue for sometime now.

These are great to make Diaper bags, my Cruzer’s Backpack Designs in and Tote bags in the Linen Canvas fabric.

Or for baby clothing they have some nice cottons and jersey fabrics!

 

Chef Knife Roll Sewing Pattern is up!

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Whew!!! It’s ready to purchase!

This Chef Knife Roll is now available on my ETSY page as well will be available on Fairytales, Frocks and Lollipops site too!

Be the envy of your foodie friends and culinary colleagues by toting around your cutlery in this baby!!