Have a safe and sane 4th of July!

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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!

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…………………………

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.  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!!! 😉

Now to plan my time wisely and get to it!

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!! 🙂

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!!!

OK! Latest Fabric now available for purchase!

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photo(28)Hot off the press!! I just approved the sample and listed this for sale on my Spoonflower page!  Ok! Just approved my latest design which is available for sale! On Spoonflower you can chose what type of fabric you want. Lots of choices.

http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/1927680?view=for_sale

An awesome fabric for kids projects. Cool for your kids play tent, make a quilt with this or even a cute sundress, apron, etc…….. The image is large scale. (You can see the size with the quarter on the fabric.) If anyone is interested in this on a smaller scale and a different background color. Let me know and I will make it available!!!

-janice

New Fabric Available soon!

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toy phone green background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember this vintage toy? I have seen that they are back with all the other vintage toys.

I always loved how the eyes would walk with you when you pulled this toy along. This fabric will be available soon on my SPOONFLOWER page! Check out my other fabrics!

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! 😉

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! 🙂

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

Quilt your own!

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Why buy some pre quilted cotton fabric when you can make your own!

I have a bunch of fat quarters just waiting to be made into some bags! Too light and soft for exteriors of the bags so I slapped on some batting to the backside and quilted a diamond pattern on top! Then created some cute little zip pouches! Fun, fun, fun!

Make a Pet bed!

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20121005-174004.jpgMake a pet bed out of scrap fabric and an old comforter. I measured out 32″ long by 18″ wide two pieces of ultra suede. Then measured out 4″ wide strips of some upholstery fabric for the sides. Sewed it all up leaving a wide opening in one long end. Then laid it on top of an old comforter and kept cutting out pieces to the thickness desired. Or until you run out of comforter!

Then I stacked all the comforter pieces and carefully placed them inside the sewn cover. Then stitch up the opening. Then with a big monster sewing needle I put the pompoms on with buttons on the bottom side of the cushion. It took me an hour! Easy peasy!

Make one for your pet today! 🙂