Double Giveaway!!

Black Pillowcase Pet Bed

I am super excited today to be uniting two of my very favorite websites – Sew Mama Sew and Blog Paws – via this very special giveaway of two of my pet products!   The giveaway is hosted twice a year by Sew Mama Sew, and the Wordless Wednesday is hosted each week by Blog Paws.  Please be sure to follow the links in the sidebar to see both of these wonderful sites.  There are so many wonderful giveaways on the Sew Mama Sew site this week, both for sewing/crafting supplies, and for handmade products.  And with Christmas just around the corner the timing for this huge giveaway could not be better!

Winners for this Sew Mama Sew giveaway have been notified.  There were so many great entries and I very much enjoyed reading each and every one.  As there were so many entries I decided to give away a second dog toy.  Winners for each prize are named under the prize.  Thanks everyone for participating and have a wonderful Christmas!

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My first giveaway is this lovely Christmas themed pillowcase pet bed cover.  This pet bed cover fits any standard to standard/queen sized pillow, and makes a very special resting spot for your pet!  It is durable, easy to clean, and folds flat for travel or storage.  Black minky fabric with billiard-style Christmas design on the cuff brings a bit of whimsy to your pet bed for Christmas.  It has a french seamed cuff and large section of Toughtek slip-proof waterproof fabric on the underside to make the pet bed really stay in place.  Just purchase a pillow (or use one of your pillows or other stuffing) to make this bed complete!

Winner of the first giveaway:  Lisa Cox

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My second giveaway is your choice of any one of the cute “Mod Stick” dog toys you see in this photo!  Custom made from a variety of fabrics, this irresistible squeaky toy is made from a double layer of canvas covered in quilt cotton, and measures 8″ long by 3.5″ wide.  It’s easily cleaned (as is the pet pillowcase) by just popping into the washer and dryer.  Clean on cold wash and low dry.

Winner of the second giveaway:  Debra Neiman and Tenacious Terrier (giving away two dog toys!)

Entering this giveaway is very simple!  Just leave me a comment below, and let me know your pet’s breed/type and name, and whether or not you have any special things you do with your pet at Christmas (cute outfits, take them to grandma’s house, etc.).  I can’t wait to read all your responses!

This giveaway is open until December 13 at 5 p.m. PST, and is open to all US participants only.  Winner will be randomly selected and announced in this post on Sunday, December 15th, so be sure to check back then.  Also please go and visit the Sew Mama Sew website to see all the other fabulous giveaways!!

And if you prefer to make your own things stay in touch, because this spring I plan on making pdf patterns for all my wonderful pet products, as well as other goodies for your home!

This post is part of a Wednesday blog hop. Please click the “Blog Paws” button in the sidebar to follow all the other wonderful pet blogs. Happy Blogging!


Christmas Pictures


I have not been posting much this past couple of weeks; I have been staying very busy here working on custom sewing orders, many that have to be shipped to reach their destinations by Christmas.  I have managed to do a little Christmas decorating, although have yet to put up my tree.  And the weather has been so cold here (ok cold for a southern girl), that it has made me quite happy to be indoors sewing and sipping warm apple cider!

Here’s one simple and inexpensive idea for Christmas decorating that I tried several years ago.  I happened to be shopping in Target and came across some really pretty Christmas gift bags.  I thought they were so pretty, with all their sparkle, that rather than use them to hold gifts I chose to frame one of them instead.  A 50% discounted black frame from Michaels was all I needed to have the perfect Christmas themed picture for my mantle.  So quick and easy!