Helpin the small furry ones!

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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.

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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………………

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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!

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

Sew up some great gifts this season!!

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Well how crafty are ya?!!!!

It’s always fun to make gifts for family and friends. Gifts that most will appreciate your time that you put into it. The love that went into homemade creations!

If you are finding it hard to come up with some ideas for the perfect gift for someone, how about a Mackerilla Bag?! I’ve got lots of patterns to choose from. From easy to intermediate. We’ve got them all!

finbag UnaBluebagCheck out what’s available on my Craftsyย  Mackerilla page. Or check out Craftsy’s other designers and see what they have. I hope you find the perfect gift this season for that special someone or someones!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can also order the above fabrics and other designs here:

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New Stuff added

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I just added in some T shirts and some bags to my ETSY page!

My ETSY page will be featured tomorrow on a Dream Team on ETSY! COOL!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Check them out!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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DIY Peeps! Make a Mackerilla Cruzer bag! A fun summer project to do!

My easy to follow instructional sewing pattern is available on my ETSY page!

This fabric is also available on my Spoonflower page along with some of my other designs!

I used the Cotton Linen Canvas fabric. Another that is a heavy weight fabric is the Heavy Cotton Twill

Get a pattern and yardage and your on your way!!!

Graphic Art for sale

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So I am going to be selling my graphic’s on my ETSY page for people who like to buy designs for silk screening ontoย  clothing, bags, books, towels, aprons, etc………………………

I added in a few of my pet rescue ones so far. I have a list of things to draw up requested by my friend Debbie who runs Tialoca Designs.

Can’t wait to get to it!!!ย  I will post them as I make them! ๐Ÿ™‚

New Sewing Pattern!

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THE CRAFTY PACK!

I just whipped up the “Crafty Pack” sewing pattern. I will be finishing up the pattern soon. Need the cover image and to proof it and then I will post it to my ETSY page. This pattern just like my others is available in PDF format for $8.

You can buy this fabric in any weight material on my Spoonflower page.
BUY The Detective Tinkerton fabric here!

Being a craft show vendor and a pet show vendor with my Gimpy Pet products, It’s nice to have everything on hand. And when a show is super busy with tons of customers, you don’t want to be worried where your stuff is. You want to make that sale and move on to the next. I hate to make my customers wait. I know they want to pay for their stuff and move onto the next booth!

This is also a useful pack to wear for anyone in the service industry! Waitresses and or Waiters, Show coordinators, Wedding coordinators, etc…… LOADS of people can use this item!

It’s features include:

2 open rear pockets. One for your cellphone and the other to put your money pouch in for when you doing craft fairs! Got to keep your cash safe and keep it with you at all times. I don’ t like using the cash boxes. You have to always monitor where it is. And if you have to take a potty break, you either take it with you, have a friend or show mate keep an eye on it or hide it and hope no one has seen where you had put it!!

Front features are:

Two pen or pencil slots, one open top pocket for your business cards. Easy access to hand them out without digging for them. And then the roomy center pocket with a velco flap closure. Good for all your catch all items like small scissors, calculator, notes, clips, etc……..

The tie for securing around your waste is a easy wide shoe lace. You can get them super cheap at most shoe stores. I like them better than using a ribbon which can come undone and then your Craft Pack is around your feet! Shoe laces tied tight stay put!!!

Selling more than sewing patterns!!!

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I have updated my ETSY page to include my dog leash designs for my product line for pets under “Gimpy Pets“. Which I will have available very soon. I ordered my first production run!! Yeah!!!!! I created a cartoon of my old doggie that I adopted named Detective Tinkerton who is my mascot for Gimpy Pets. He has gone over to the rainbow bridge. He had a great but short life with us. We loved him dearly. If your not familiar with his story you can read it here! He was my inspiration for this new adventure in my work life.

Don’t worry Mackerilla is still here and I will still be selling sewing patterns and bags!

I designed up a disabled pet leash which comes in 3 colors. Pink Lemonade, Blueberry crush and Luscious Lime.

They are 6 foot long leashes with my text and image sublimated on both sides of the webbing. It’s a 3/4″ webbing with nice nickel hardware. $1 of every Gimpy Pet product sold goes to local shelters and rescues. I am starting a fund for animals in need too!

I have 3 disabled pets. Two dogs and one cat.

My dog Oonagh has one eye. She was rescued by Paphaven from a breeder that basically had her for pumping out puppies ๐Ÿ˜ฆย ย ย  She was covered with fleas and parasites inside and out. She had allot of scabs on her belly from who knows what. We don’t know what happened to her eye but she seems fine with it. No pain or problems. It’s just done gone!

She is a wonderful little gal! We love her very much and she a lucky girl to have found us as much as we are lucky to have found her! (we spoil our pets rotten!)

Here she is demonstrating the proper way of sitting in a garden pot!

Our other disabled dog is Candy! She is another Paphaven rescue. She was in a few homes, then dumped in the streets to die. She was found very ill and Paphaven sent her to one of their fosters who cared for her and brought her back to good health. She has a damaged front leg from an old injury (which we think was from abuse ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  ) that was never properly taken care of. She gets around just fine. She does have some aggression and fear issues. We are working through those and she is leaps and bounds better. We do have allot of work still ahead of us with her. She is a very sweet little doll! I am glad she is with us. She loves her family very much! You can certainly tell that!

Here’s Candy running and playing!

Then there is Harper the cat. He was found a stray. He was also very ill when they found him and had to be in intensive care for awhile. We adopted him from the Watsonville shelter. We have had him for 4 years now. He was a victim of VAS recently. Cancer caused by a vaccine. You can read about his story here . He had his back leg amputated. We hope that the cancer is gone. Time will tell. He is a super snuggler! Everyone loves him. I think he is the best cat in the world!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Harper a few weeks after his surgery

Please tell everyone about my leashes! Especially if they have a disabled pet. And please “Like” my Gimpy Pets on Facebook. Or become a subscriber to my blog/site!!!