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December 2017 News

December 2017 News | SewAmazin

Happy Holidays from all of us at SewAmazin - Keli, Penny and I would like to thank all of our customers and friends for supporting us this past year!

And what a year it has been! It doesn't seem possible, but we celebrated Keli's 15th and Penny's 10th birthdays in 2017. We added over 40 new items to our shop since March and cross-posted ready-to-ship and clearance items to Etsy. We donated bandanas, ruffles and other accessories to nearly a dozen Westie, Scottie and other rescue groups through fundraising auctions on Facebook, as well as donated part of each item sold to either WestieMed, RBARI or CFA.

We look forward to another challenging, fun and productive year in 2018!

What's new this month?  Our newest Christmas and Winter bandanas were shared in a previous blog post. Since then, many of our ready-to-ship gifts and accessories for dog lovers and cat fanciers have been reduced in price for the holidays and can be found in the clearance section of our shop and SewAmazin on Etsy.

We also managed to add one last pair of new pet neckwear in November/December:

Red Royal Stewart Tartan Plaid

This traditional plaid is a great choice for your dog or cat for Christmas, holiday photos and visits to Santa Claws! 

It replaces our Classic Red Tartan Plaid, which is sold out and no longer available. The colors and scale of both woven plaids are very similar, but the new fabric is 100% cotton homespun instead of a metallic blend.

Red Royal Stewart Tartan Plaid Pet Scrunchie Ruffle | SewAmazin Red Royal Stewart Tartan Plaid Christmas Scrunchie Ruffle

Good news - Bandanas made in this new version red tartan plaid can also be personalized with your pet's name in embroidery! 

Red Royal Stewart Tartan Plaid Dog Bandana | SewAmazin Red Royal Stewart Tartan Plaid Dog Bandana, personalized | SewAmazin

Both the bandana and scrunchie ruffle have been very popular since we first introduced them and we have almost sold out of our first batch of this fabric. We expect to have it back in stock by December 10. Back in stock today, December 9

December 2017: Customer Photos

Customer Photos

It's always such a pleasure to see your pets wearing our customized neckwear! When you share your photos with us, we'll add them to our Happy Customer Photos Gallery and share them on our blog/newsletter.

Enjoy these adorable photos shared with us since June:

 

Owin recently visited the Desert Botanical Garden in AZ for their yearly dog days in the garden and his mom reports he received lots of compliments on his Happy Penguins in Scarves Scrunchie Bandana

Owin - Happy Penguins in Scarves Scrunchie Bandana

 

Christmas came early for Lucy this year! She's wearing our new Red Royal Stewart Tartan Plaid Scrunchie Bandana, personalized with her name. (Photo: Lucy the Therapy Doodle)

Lucy - Red Royal Stewart Tartan Plaid Scrunchie Bandana

 

Buddy says he is ready for the holidays in his Christmas Peace Holiday Plaid Dog Bandana

Buddy - Christmas Peace Plaid Dog Bandana

 

Pretty puppy Emilia enjoyed the Fall weather in her Autumn Mums Dog Bandana, personalized with her name in embroidery. 

Emilia - Autumn Mums Dog Bandana

 

Seamus celebrated a Happy Howl-a-ween in his Glow in the Dark Halloween Dog Bandana, with Purple Motifs. (Photo: Shadow Dog Designs)

Seamus - Glow in the Dark Purple Motifs Halloween Dog Bandana

 

Bailey, Charlie and Tucker celebrated Charlie's birthday in personalized Lets Party Dog Bandanas (Photo: @baileydoodle on Instagram)

Bailey, Charlie and Tucker - Happy Birthday Bandanas

 

Rosie and Bailey & Charlie each celebrated Independence Day on July 4th with Fireworks and Stars Patriotic Dog Bandanas (Photos: @aussiedoodle130 and @baileydoodle on Instagram)

Rosie - Fireworks and Stars Dog Bandana, personalized  Bailey and Charlie - Fireworks and Stars Dog Bandana


► You can share your photos with us by email or post them on my SewAmazin Facebook page. Photos look best when they are at least 400 pixels wide. 

In addition to sending your pet's bandana and ruffle photos, follow us on Instagram, tag me @sewamazin and add the hashtag #SewAmazin

Many thanks to Owin, Lucy, Buddy, Emilia, Seamus, Bailey & Charlie and Rosie and their families for sharing their photos with us!

Christmas Dog Bandanas 2017

Christmas Dog Bandanas and Scrunchie Ruffles 2017 | SewAmazin

Christmas will be here before we know it - December 25th is just about 8 weeks away!

This post highlights our newest collection of dog bandanas and pet neck ruffles that will have your pets looking their best for Christmas and holiday festivities:

  • Buffalo Plaid Bandanas & Ruffles in Red or Green
  • Santa Claus & Christmas Tree Bandanas
  • Peppermint Candies & Penguin Bandanas
  • Winter Snowflakes Bandanas

 

Calendar Update:  Please allow extra time when ordering holiday themed bandanas and ruffles. The following dates are suggested to ensure you will receive your order in time for each holiday with our standard First Class Mail shipping. We accept orders after these dates, but you may wish to upgrade to Priority Mail Service. Outside of the US, please allow an additional 14 days or more.

  • Thanksgiving, November 23 (US) - Order by November 6, 2017
  • Christmas, December 24 - Order by December 10, 2017

 

Buffalo Plaid Dog Bandana & Scrunchie Ruffle in Red or Green

These classic checkered plaid bandanas and ruffles are perfect for Christmas parties, holiday photos and visits to Santa Paws! Keli decided to come out of retirement to help Penny model them. Made of cotton quilting weight fabric; the bandanas can be personalized with your pet's name in embroidery.

Buffalo Plaid Dog Bandana, Red | SewAmazin Buffalo Plaid Dog Bandana, Green | SewAmazin

Buffalo Plaid Dog Scrunchie Ruffle Collar, Red | SewAmazin Buffalo Plaid Pet Scrunchie Ruffle Collar, Green | SewAmazin

 

Santa Claus Christmas Dog Bandana

It's ruff waiting for Santa Paws to arrive! This jolly bandana is packed with whimsical Santa Claus faces to help your best friend celebrate the season.

Hey Santa Claus Christmas Dog Bandana | SewAmazin Hey Santa Claus Christmas Dog Bandana | SewAmazin

 

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Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 7 Favorites

Holiday Earrings for Women, Red Earrings, Gold Dangle Earrings, Green Earrings, Swarovski Crystal Jewelry, Glass Earrings, Handmade Jewelry

 

We've reached week 7 of this year's Countdown to Christmas! Now that Halloween is in the past, it's time to turn our attention to Thanksgiving, just 3 weeks away! And for those who like to get things done early, there are just 7 shopping weeks left before Christmas.

The Countdown to Christmas is hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions, and this week 22 artisan shops shared 66 handmade gift ideas for Fall and Christmas holidays.

In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post.

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 6 Favorites

Peppermint Candy Christmas Dog or Cat Scrunchie Neck Ruffle | SewAmazin

 

We've reached the half-way point of this year's Countdown to Christmas! The countdown is hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions, and this week 20 artisan shops shared 60 handmade gift ideas for Fall, Halloween and Christmas holidays.

In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post.

Here are my favorites from week 6:

 

Vintage Large Cent Penny 1847 coin pendant. The pendant size is 1.66 inch in length and 1.25 inch in width. Handcrafted bezel, 14kt gold filled. @dianesdangles  #bmecountdown:

1847 Large Cent Penny Braided Hair Coin Pendant Gold Filled Necklace Jewelry by BeadSouk on eCRATER

 

Embroidered Womens Sweatshirt - Small

Embroidered Womens Sweatshirt - Small by SimpleEmbroiderySew on Etsy

 

Red With Fine Silver Large Hole Lampwork Slider Charm Bracelet Bead

Red Art Glass Charm Large Hole Lampwork Slider Bracelet Bead Silver by Covergirlbeads on ArtFire

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 5 Favorites

Recycled Bottle Christmas Ornament or Suncatcher, Fused Glass Green Wreath, 3 Inch

 

In week five of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions, eighteen shops shared 54 handmade gift ideas for Fall, Halloween and Christmas holidays.

In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post.

Here are this week's selections:

 

Crocheted Orange and White Lapghan

Crocheted Orange and White Lapghan by CraftingMemories1 on Etsy

 

Pointy Hat Gang Witch Ornament, Witch Snowgirl Ornament, Fleece Witch Ornament, Green Hat Witch Ornament, Handmade Witch  Ornament,

Pointy Hat Gang Witch Ornament, Witch Snowgirl Ornament, Fleece Witch Ornament, Green Hat Witch Ornament, Handmade Witch Ornament by Wyvern Designs Home on Etsy

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 4 Favorites

Autumn Mums Dog Bandana, Collar Slipcover or Scrunchie style | SewAmazin

 

In week four of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions, eighteen shops shared 54 wonderful handmade gift ideas for the Fall, Christmas and Winter holidays.

In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post. Here are this week's selections:

 

Natural Serpentine Gemstone Round Sterling Pendant Green Pink by DianesDangles on Bonanza

 

Handmade breast cancer survivor snowmen earrings with pink.

Snowman Breast Cancer Survivor Earrings, Handmade Holiday Christmas Swarovski Pink Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 3 Favorites

 

This first week of October marks the third week of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions. Halloween is a mere 3 weeks (plus a few days) from now and Thanksgiving is 7 weeks away.

For week three of the Countdown, twenty shops shared 60 wonderful handmade gift ideas for the Fall, Christmas and Winter holidays. In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post. Here are this week's selections:

 

Handmade ceramic dragonfly pendant necklace with gemstones.

Dragonfly Pendant Necklace, Ceramic Carnelian Swarovski Copper Artisan Handmade Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

Stiletto High Heel Shoe Jewelry Or Trinket Bandsaw Box Handmade By KevsKrafts on Etsy

 

JFK Presidential Lady Liberty Coin Pendant in 14kt Gold Filled @dianesdangles  #bmecountdown:

JFK Presidential Lady Liberty Coin Pendant in 14kt Gold Filled by DianesDangles on ecrater

 

My favorite team lost their wildcard game the other night, so there won't be any more October baseball for me. I'll probably watch a few post-season games, and maybe the world series, but it won't be nearly as exciting as last year.

The daily temperatures in our neighborhood are a little cooler and the leaves are finally beginning to change color, so it's starting to feel like fall. Once again, most of my favorite picks from this week's Countdown remind me of Halloween and Autumn.

 

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 2 Favorites

Halloween Argyle Black and Orange Pet Scrunchie Neck Ruffle | SewAmazin

 

Autumn officially arrived last week, although it still feels a lot like summer here during the day. It's also the second week of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions on their blog, The Blu Print.  It may seem like Christmas is a long way in the future, but it will be here before we know it!

For week two, twenty shops shared 60 wonderful handmade gift ideas in the weekend link-up. In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one item from each shop in a weekly blog post. Here are this week's favorites.

 

Yellow and Orange Flower Lace Oval - Seasonal Crochet Art - RSS Designs In Fiber

 

Unique handmade dog rescue earrings with a goofy dog.

Goofy Dog Rescue Earrings, Polymer Clay Frosted Black Lampwork Handmade Dangle Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

 

Great Spirit Lion Head Pendant Necklace, Hematite Gemstone Necklace With Copper Chain

Great Spirit Lion Head Pendant Necklace, Hematite Gemstone Necklace With Copper Chain by TheSingingBeader on Etsy

 

There are quite a few fall events on the calendar before most of us will really begin our Christmas shopping. In October, apple picking, homecoming games, Halloween trick or treating are some of the activities that might have priority over Christmas preparations.

I'm still watching baseball every night because my favorite team is in the race for the wild card, hoping for a chance to play in the post season. So my favorite picks from this week's collection have mostly Fall themes and colors again.

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 1 Favorites

Owl and Other Nature Critters Christmas Holiday Gift Tags

 

Did you know that Christmas is less than 100 days away? That means it's time for the annual Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions on their blog, The Blu Print

This is the 5th annual Countdown to Christmas, a twelve-week celebration featuring handmade and vintage gift ideas from artisans with shops on marketplaces like Etsy, ArtFire, and Shopify as well as standalone websites for artists on IndieMade and other venues.