Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SHOW AND TELL TUESDAY

SHOW AND TELL TUESDAY - PART 4 I've been asking some PetsJubilee team members what their favorite item is that they have sold or made for someone, and why it is a favorite. Or is there a special connection or meaning to the item or the sale.

Here are the last few of the responses I received:

k (kceknits) says: "... this whole felting thing is relatively new to me. I've been knitting for 40+ years, but the felting started about 3 years ago. I moved to the mom's in maine, went from full time work to part time & finally had time to play more with yarn.

I don't know that I have a favorite shop item, but the felted cat beds & kitty kaves have turned out to be the most interesting & rewarding. I end up meeting great cat/dog/pet people, discovered etsy teams. The biggest payback is seeing photos of smiling cats enjoying something I've created & understanding their owners satisfaction at providing joy & comfort to the furry ones."

k, I could not agree more about how exciting it is meeting all of these pet people, both customers and their pictures and stories, as well as meeting all of you great people on this PetsJubilee team.

I love the item you chose to feature here. Not only do I love the bed, and those really great colors (purple and green again being my favorite), but the kitty is beautiful. I love all of your felted items, and the bed are also my favorite, but I could not pass up the oportunity to show this really great looking hat, which I would wear in an instant:


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Next is Jenya (Jenya2), who had the following to say:


"I would pick this Rosebud sweater as my favorite. Its so pretty and feminine, it makes me happy to look at it! As a matter of fact, I liked it so much that I knitted a shrug for myself using the rosebud pattern."




I think this is definitely one of my favorites as well. I just love the colors and I love the soft look of the sweater. I bet this would look great on my little girl Gianna.


But let's not leave out the boys. I've had my eye on this one as well:


Since Jenya and I convoed, she has listed one of her new shrugs in her shop. I thought I would share it with you. I just love it:


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Since we only had 2 team members shops left for this week, I thought about how I would answer the same question.


Although I could go on and on about stories on some of the costumes I have done for customers, I would have to say that the sale that is my favorite, is the first wedding that I did.


A customer approached me to make a Tuxedo for her Shih-tzu, who was marrying a much larger border collie mix. Interesting couple. Here is the groom:



The customer also wanted a wedding dress for the bride, bandanas for all the various sized groomsmen and a cocktail dress for the maid-of-honor. I was honored to have been asked.


I also got a kick out of the fact that they were actually having a dog wedding.


I have been approached many times since for more wedding attire, and I am excited each and every time.


Here is one of my favorite wedding dresses that I have done:




I hope you have enjoyed everyone's stories, favorites and pictures over the last few weeks.


Thank you for looking and commenting.


Diana


http://www.dianadesignsny.etsy.com/


http://www.stylindogsboutique.etsy.com/

6 comments:

makingstuffwithlove said...

Another wonderful and interesting post! All you ladies featured today really have some beautiful things! Of course I love the felting and the beautiful knitting Jenya does :) But that wedding party outfitting is spectacular. What an extrememly rewarding job! Isn't it just the best to work with and for animals?!

Jenya said...

I agree, Alice,
The Tuxedo and Wedding dress are amazing, I would love to see the video of that wedding!

Art and Sew Forth said...

What gorgeous choices. I love that kitty bed as well. The rich colors and quality workmanship make it really special. And the sweaters of Jen's are all so pretty. I love the colors she chooses and the cable she adds..a signature mark of hers.
I imagine the dog wedding peeps sent you pictures of the party. I would love to see it! What a fun job!

cj said...

Beautiful work The wedding dress is so so beautiful

SassySashadoxie said...

Love all the team members stuff, but I too am amazed at the wedding dress. How special is that. :)

Pauline said...

What a delightful collection of beautiful items - and to think they are all handmade with loads of love.....by ladies that I have 'met'.

We are all on the same team contributing our prized items with the task of trying to put a price tag on each item.

That has got to be the hardest thing to do - to price our efforts!

These gorgeous items, again today, are outstanding - from the kitty in her bed with those beautiful green eyes right down to the wedding dress and accessories.....

I have enjoyed all these shops that Diana has so nicely shown and written about during the last few weeks.

Everything has been so very interesting to read and the handmade talent is amazing to see.

What a lovely group I belong to....we are truly blessed to have each other, and especially thankful for Shari, our team leader :)

May God bless each of you :)