Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Adopting a "difficult" Dog

Adopting a dog isn't something one should do on a whim.
After the loss of a beloved dog, a person needs to grieve and let enough time go by before looking for another companion.
We made the mistake of getting another dog soon after our much loved Doxie died. 
Doxie #2 just didn't have the same personality as Doxie #1.
 While the dog was wonderful in many ways, we compared one to the other often.
Doug the Dog was difficult.
He was a protector and a hunter.
While those traits are admirable, Doug took them to the extreme.
He often guarded his bed, his room, his people and his toys.
He snapped easily and quickly if you weren't paying attention. 
He marked his things and his territory.
He went out hunting every chance he got,
sometimes bringing his victories into the house.
He dug out a small trench under the bushes and laid in wait for rabbits to hop past.
We loved him and missed him very much when he died but we acknowledge the fact that he was difficult.
It's not impossible to love a dog that exhibits traits we don't like as long as there are moments of pure joy.
He loved to cuddle, he was fun to watch and he really did like to dress up. 
These are the great memories we have of him.


Friday, December 23, 2016

Something wonderful

There are no words for this mutual fascination.
💗💗💗💗💗

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last 11 days with baby!

When my kids were in their 20's, I asked them kindly not to wait too long to give me my so well deserved grand-kids.
Well, they never did what I asked so now I'm in pain from the tips of my fingers down to my knees.
it's ok though, it's so worth it.
Val is a doll.



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My Grandson is here!

Valentin Lee Kurlyandchik
December 6, 2016
2:37 am
5 lbs 4 ozs
Adorable and perfect!


Monday, November 28, 2016

It's the season

Probably be working for hours on end for the next week or so.
It's ok as it is the season!
Will be leaving to see family on the 9th.
A new baby is in the works!
Grandson Val should be here soon!
Meanwhile, this is on my board.
Over and over again.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/88417543/dog-dresscandy-cane-christmas-holiday?ref=shop_home_active_3

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New Foster # 22

New Foster today!
Tucker!
Looks like a schnauzer/poodle mix.
Very cute!
And Christmas continues in the shop!



Saturday, October 29, 2016

Have a Happy Halloween!

Back to work now. It's a Christmas weekend for me.
Red and green thread all over...that's how I know the holidays are on their way!
I've been busy sewing all the orders I got while gone from my shop but I'm almost caught up.
Things I've been working on



I now need another break I think!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Travel Plans

Taking a break from fostering for a trip.
A wedding and a baby shower back in Michigan are calling me.
Taking mia on a plane!
We have the perfect harness for the time of year!
She'll be the envy of every dog on the plane.
We will be gone from Oct. 19 to Oct. 27.
If you need anything from my shop for Halloween, better order quick!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/57979714/halloween-harness-dress-and-vest-combo?ref=shop_home_active_19

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Foster # 20 adopted!

                                     Berkley went  to his forever home on September 11! We are so excited for him! Perfect family    and he's going to have the best life ever!
Yay for berkley! 
New for Christmas in my shop!   
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/miascloset?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=5208304
    
                                             

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

More Halloween

Custom order for a therapy dog!
This one makes me laugh because I think of the Joker .
Bats on the bow tie and buttons!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

New stuff coming soon

Been working on my shop creating some new things.
Something new!
For the Holidays!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Our Berkley is still with us!

He was passed over again so we have more of a chance to work with him and he's improving every day!
Helping dogs become dogs is our mission!
He now has more time to watch Mia because she's such a great little foster sister!
She's teaching him how to enjoy our walks by checking out bushes and rocks and marking her scent for all the other dogs in the neighborhood.
He's picking up quickly!
Is he not just the cutest little thing ever?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

One more for Halloween!

 I'm going to do one more combo for Halloween.
BOO!!!!
I scared you!
Here it is

All sizes XS to XL.
Come shop!

Friday, August 5, 2016

I've been doing this for 12 years

This is my 12 year anniversary of working with pet apparel and accessories!
It started with a Boxer girl puppy and my quest to make her look like a girl.
That didn't work out all that well but I was propelled into this business with a little help from my daughter.
What happened next was, I combined my childhood love of design with my fascination with all things dog and created this business.
My most favorite aspect of this is customers that are thrilled with just a little something that accentuates their pup's personality with flair and comfort.
My very favorite item so far has been the tuxedo collar even though harness dresses with matching vests are a close second.

So I'm spending my anniversary day working on another harness dress/vest combo !!
Thanks for reading along and I hope you visit my shop!


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Custom Orders!

Custom orders are so much fun for me!
Here's a couple I've done this past week.

Drop me a message and let me create your custom design!


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Working on a new summer harness combo

I just finished this combo today!
So I took the pink cupcake dress and turned it into a harness.
Then I took the blue version and made a boys harness vest to match!
View it in this listing


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cupcakes!

I'm loving the cupcakes!
This little Sweet Tooth Fabric dress is just yummy!
In Pink!

In Turquoise 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/miascloset?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=5145527


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Adventures in Fostering

Another foster went on a sleepover today!
I think this is foster #20.
It's so hard to keep count now.
This one is a little Doxie girl named Coqueta.
Let's cross our paws for this one!


Saturday, June 18, 2016

I got choked up!

I got a message from a customer who told me that

 my harness she purchased for her little chihuahua

 saved her dog's life!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/miascloset?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=5145527

I wanted to leave you a review about one of 

the dresses we purchased a while back from

 your shop! It saved my dogs life! We were 

walking with her and she got too close to a 

drainage ditch on the side of the road, and 

she fell in. Luckily, our leash was attached to 

her dress and we were able to pull her up. If it

 wasn't for the harness dress, we would have 

lost our little pup. The dress was so strong 

and didn't tear or anything when my step 

mother pulled her out. Thank you so much!! 

We really do appreciate you and your work!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Weddings!


Your puppy has been with you since you were a little girl.
Now that you're grown and getting married, it's time for your little pup to shine too!
Your engagement party photos would be extra special with your best friend in them.
Make him look like the handsome guy he is!
Whether he's a little yorkie type...
Or a big Boxer type...

Get him in the festive mood too with a bow tie or a bowtie/cuff combo!
Or if you're having him in your wedding itself...a tuxedo is in order!
so, for your #weddingday or your #engagement party
Treat your #groomsman to a little formal wear!


Friday, June 10, 2016

Sample Sale of new Summer Tee dresses

This is the only sale I ever have.
A sale of the sample tee dresses I make for photographs.
At this time most every year, the closet starts getting cluttered.
When these are gone, there will be no more.
I've only created size smalls this year. Please measure carefully.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/10492124/dog-t-shirt-dress-flamingo-or-sniffany?ref=shop_home_active_1

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Adventures in Fostering

One of the saddest scenarios in working with fosters is the senior dog that has lost his usefulness and the family give him up.
Please be aware that you are the only thing this dog has known his whole life.
It's so difficult to watch a senior dog try to adjust to not having his home, people, familiar things.
Please don't get a dog if you're not in it for his whole life.
He's in it for your's.

On a good note....when planning a wedding or event a lot of couples include their precious seniors.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Summer Nautical Dog Dress Anchors Away!

An Anchor Dress For Your Little Summer Furry Girl
This is an older style that I've been selling since 2006 but still has a timely theme!
Just google
miascloset
and see what comes up!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Romance is needed

I'm thinking ruffles and floral design.
Add some subtle color stripes and functionality and here's what turns up!
A romantic little harness dress.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Chewnel Dog Tutu

New in my square shop today.
Funny Chewnel Tutu
Chanel no 5 parody.



Sunday, May 1, 2016

One of the sites I sell on has a new look that really doesn't work for me so I decided to replace that look with this one and it's a little cleaner and sleek like the way I like to shop!

Summer Sailor Suits!



Friday, April 29, 2016

Adventures in Fostering

Well, my mom died a couple hours after I got home.
It's been almost a month so since she wouldn't want us to mope around crying, we decided it was time for another foster.
Presenting Brady!
A 4 year old doxie mix who's owner could not care for him anymore.
He has the most delightful demeanor and the most adorable ears!

As you can see, Brady and Mia get along fine!
I made a patriotic harness vest for him!
You can find it here


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Sad Trip

I'm on my way to MI in the morning.
 I'll see my mom for the last time.
I'm afraid.
My heart hurts.

We never got along when I was young.
I suspect that was because we are so much alike.
We became close when I became an adult.
I'm so grateful that I was able to care for her while she was ill. 
I love you, my mom. 



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Flower Collar Instagram or Twitter Photo Prop

New in my shop.
Flower collars 
Pretty feminine touches for you little girl.
Weddings or Easter collars with a beautiful sheen!




https://www.etsy.com/shop/miascloset?section_id=5145537&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Adventures in Fostering

Enzo #13 has been adopted!
Yay!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/miascloset?section_id=5145537&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

Friday, February 12, 2016

Adventures in Fostering

A teeth cleaning and a possible new home for Enzo!
He's also lost a little weight and is ready for his new forever home!
Meantime...a motorcycle harness vest in my shop!