Monthly Archives: May 2012

Making Changes- West Ashley Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable memorial day weekend with friends and family and maybe some juicy burgers on the grill!

It’s officially summer!! Heat, sunshine(sunblock), hurricanes, long days, breezes…. It’s great!

I’m so excited to be on track for year FIVE with A Tail Waggin’ Good Time.  I do have some changes to tell you about, so sit back and keep reading…

I started the dog accessory side of this business in Oct of 2008 and it began with dog t-shirts that I hand printed. That turned into message collars and eventually ribbon collars. Turns out, ribbon collars are my best sellers and the t-shirts have been neglected a bit.  I LOVE doing them and customizing them for people, but I don’t sell enough of them to continue to purchase the inks, papers, etc. It really is a huge process, especially for the message collars. As sad as I am to to announce this, I am going to put the message items on hold for a little while.  This is hopefully only temporary and I will still sell the ones that I have that are already pressed. This just means, no more custom printed collars unless you want to pay big bucks for them! :).

While the sales issue is one reason, the other is that I have started investing lots of my time and attention on my newest venture of photography! If you haven’t checked that out yet, please go visit www.TickledBluePhotography.com

I have high hopes for this new venture and I want to make sure I don’t overwhelm myself with too much. I’ll admit when I get an order for a message collar lately, I don’t get excited anymore. I think about the long process of designing the template (if it’s a new one), printing it out and making sure it printed just right, cutting it out plus the ribbon, heating up the press machine, then starting the collar sewing process. It’s quite a bit of steps as you can see and getting harder and harder to devote the time to.

Thanks for understanding and I hope you’ll continue to purchase my lovely ribbon collars!! I try to keep the most popular ribbons on hand and mix it up with new designs every year. You can keep up with my etsy shop for all the newest designs: www.atailwaggingoodtime.etsy.com

Have a great summer!!

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Charleston Handmade Dog Collars & T-shirts-{Charleston Pet Sitter & Dog Walker}

Hello everyone!

I believe I’m long overdue for a post!!

Hope you’re having a great saturday! We are a bit slow this weekend on the pet sitting side, but have a few cat sits on the schedule and an event tomorrow!

I hope you’ll all consider coming out to Parks & Paws tomorrow at St. Andrews Park on Playground Road. It’s from 11-2. There will be lots of cool things happening and I’ll be there with my dog collars and t-shirts!!

If you’re in the market for a new collar for your furry pal, look no further! I’ve got lots of great designs to choose from and you can shop HERE! Each collar is made right here in Charleston by me! GO LOCAL!!! I hand sew them all and make sure they are super duper sturdy for your furry pals! Lots of my ribbons are beach themed and/or will remind you of the lowcountry. I also make super cute custom message collars! I have lots of phrases to choose from or you can create your own! You can get any of these phrases on a collar or dog t-shirt!

Below are some photos of the collars I make. Make sure you go check them all out in my etsy shop!

I’ll do a whole post about this soon, but the 3rd collar pictured below will be featured in CITY DOG MAGAZINE! Pretty cool huh? They contacted me recently to feature it in their cool products section for Spring 2012, so be on the lookout! As soon as I have a pdf to show it to you in print, I’ll be sure to post it!

I hope to make some for you soon! Now go enjoy this beautiful Charleston Weekend!

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