Saturday, September 28, 2013

Going home to see my family in 2 weeks.
I miss them every day.
I have a grand daughter that is getting so big so fast and it's difficult to be so far away.
Every time I go back though, I start to miss the desert and the slow paced sleepy little town I live in.  I wish I could talk my whole family into settling here with me. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Christmas Candy Cane Dog dress to Match!
Christmas candy cane dog vest for the boys!
SquareMarket Exclusive.
Red and black taffeta polka dot bow tie

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Here's where you can purchase this dress for your Holiday party or Santa photo shoot!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Holidays will come quick this year, I'm thinking.
For photo shoots and holiday parties, please shop early.
I make my products one at a time with attention to detail and I hate it when I have to turn someone away for lack of time. Here is a new Holiday 2013 dress just completed today.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Have a Pup That You Just Can't Leave Out of Your Special Day?

I've created this pattern, chose quality satin fabric and invented this tux with comfort and style in mind.
You can purchase after taking measurements of your pup's chest, neck and length. 
I will custom make one for you!

Friday, September 6, 2013

My most treasured item.
Fancy black and white stripe bow tie.
Stunning as a wedding photo prop.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Something Happened Yesterday

When I retired as a nurse in 2011, I never thought about missing the feeling that I was contributing to making the world a better place. I helped patients recover from their illnesses, assisted in healing wounds, taught them how to care for themselves by giving them the tools they needed to be independent, but mostly listened to them. I listened to their complaints, their goals and  their feelings of helplessness and we together worked on plans for achieving their success.
About 6 months after I retired, as I was sewing my umpteenth dog dress, I started feeling  that what I was doing was not important to the whole scheme of things. I started to remember comments made about how selling dog clothes was trivial and much like putting lipstick on a pig. I started to feel quite useless.
But....yesterday something happened that has changed my outlook.
I received a message from a previous customer.
Her precious puppy had died unexpectedly.
She wanted me to know that she buried her pup in my dress.
It made her smile a little.
I still know that making dog dresses is certainly not as important as nursing.
I want to send accolades and hugs to all nurses everywhere.
May you all keep being awesome and some day retire with the feeling that you have changed the world one patient at a time.
I now plan to change the world one precious puppy at a time.