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!!!

They are up!

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Epursepatterns.com have uploaded Mackerilla Sewing Patterns onto their site and they are now available to purchase PDF files! Saaaweeeeet!!!! 😉

Of course my patterns are also available through my ETSY page too!!!

Have a fab Tuesday!

Today is design day for a new business that I am working with. Some sewing and some computer designing on this lovely day!

My other ETSY page……………..

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Many of you know that I have another ETSY page for my screen printed T-shirts. I have updated this ETSY page to be for pet business Gimpy Pets. I have added in my dog leash designs to sell. I have placed a big order for more leashes, harnesses and collars.

10% of all my Gimpy Pet sales goes to help senior and disabled pets in need. Either by my donating money to the 5 animal rescues I have chosen to help, and/or to help out individuals who are making the choice to not take their beloved pet to a Veternarian because they can’t afford it. I would help pay that bill.

I have also set up a Paypal Donation button on my Gimpy Pets site. Please donate to help these needy animals. Even if it’s as little as $5. Every dime helps!!!

 

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 😦    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 😦  ) 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!!! 🙂

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!!!

Make a Tink Tote!

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This is my Indie Shopper tote bag in the fabric I designed of my dog Detective Tinkerton! One yard of either heavy weight cotton canvas or the linen canvas of this Spoonflower fabric  is all you need for the exterior material. Then just 3/4 yard of what ever you would like for the inside. I used a heavy weighted poly denier. Or you can use a cordura fabric.

Choose Detective Tinkerton fabric or pick from my other designs!

Two more Sewing Patterns available in PDF format!

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Just finished up making PDF files out of the Strappy Wallet sewing pattern and the Contain it Set sewing pattern. Both are up on my ETSY page.

Hope to start up on the new cover designs for all my sewing patterns in the next week. Need to finish up some sewing orders and sample bags first!

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SO I started back on some IPAD cases. I had made very few in the past when I first got my IPAD. Now will be cutting some out to sell. Have one so far posted on my ETSY page for sale for $28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have also been having fun in Illustrator practicing on some Graphic Design. Got to get back into it! This is an illustration of my elderly dog Detective Tinkerton. You can buy this on a T shirt or other product on my Zazzle page!

 

Another PDF Sewing Pattern Available!

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Wine Tote/Journal Bag pattern updated and on my ETSY page for sale in PDF form for $7.

Two patterns to make. These make great hostess gifts!!

Cutting and Sewing!

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I try to schedule out my week with each day with a task.
Mondays are cutting days. I spend my day cutting out bags and getting them ready for sewing.
Tuesday and Wednesdays are for sewing. I try and sew up all the bags I had cut out on Monday. Sometimes I can make up to 10 a day depending on which bag style has been cut out. After 10 years of making my bags, I don’t need to follow a pattern and have an assembly line style of doing the work.
Thursdays are for computer design work. I spend the day working on my sewing pattern designs. I have 12 patterns and will be redoing the cover images for all of these and tweaking the instructions.
Friday! is my fun day! I play around with new ideas for bags or practice sewing clothing. I have bought a Singer Professional 5 serger/coverstitch machine. This thing is the bomb! A smooth running machine that can do it all. I am having fun with it. I will post my clothing items for sale on my second etsy page. http://www.etsy.com/shop/myfavoritefrock