SewAmazin e-Newsletter | Late Summer 2012
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SewAmazin e-Newsletter Late Summer 2012
Newsletter - Late Summer 2012

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Welcome to the second issue of my SewAmazin newsletter! If you missed the first newsletter, you can find it here.

What's New:

Westies Rule Westies Rule Insulated Bottle Carriers Blue RedInsulated Bottle Carriers in blue and red were added to both my ArtFire and Etsy shops in June.

These insulated bottle carriers and their adjustable shoulder straps are not pre-fabricated. I embroider and construct each one, and they can be customized to fit any size bottle.

Other puppy breeds available in this applique style can be requested and include Jack Russell Terrier, Dachshund, Beagle, Labrador and a generic puppy. See sample photos in my Puppy & Dog Applique Embroidery album on Facebook.

These fun pink Watermelon Westie Cell Phone Case Wristlet and Sunglass Case have been very popular accessories with Westie fans this summer!
Watermelon Westie Cell Phone Case WristletWatermelon Westie Sunglass Case
They're made using Kona cotton premium quilting fabric from; the irresistible Watermelon Westie design is created by Kim Niles of I've paired it with a fun cotton quilting fabric printed with tiny watermelon slices. Both cases can be found in my ArtFire and Etsy shops.
  • If you like the style of these cases but would prefer a different print or color combination, contact me for a custom order.
Puppy Dog Shaped Gadget Holder, Sunglass Case, Coin PouchIn August, I've added these Puppy Dog shaped Cases to my ArtFire shop, in Chocolate brown (shown at left) and Butterscotch brown colors.

There's a zippered gadget case, a sunglass case and a zippered coin pouch/key fob in each colorway, and I'll be adding more colors just as soon as I can finish them.

Be sure to check out their Kitty Cat shaped friends - they'll be joined by some Owl shaped friends this fall, too.

  • The Watermelon Westie, Puppy Dog and Kitty Cat shaped cases are all made using machine embroidery designs from

Follow SewAmazin on PinterestAre you on Pinterest? You can keep up with the newest additions to my shops by following my SewAmazin on ArtFire & Etsy board!

Upcoming Events:

We have a busy autumn and holiday season ahead of us! These are just a few of our planned activities for September and October. See our Calendar section at the bottom of the newsletter for additional events.

Penny's Yappy Birthday Celebration:

Penny's Yappy Birthday Bandana Collar SlipcoverPenny is our 'rescue girl' - she's celebrating her 5th birthday on September 1st , so we're having a month-long paw-ty, just like we did for Keli's 10th birthday earlier this year.

For every item purchased in my SewAmazin shops during September, we'll donate an extra 5% to WestieMed and RBARI. For most items, that's a total of 15% of the item listing price. Every item in each shop is included and no coupon codes are required.

Yappy Birthday Dog Scrunchie Neck RuffleIn honor of the occasion (which also happens to be Keli's half-birthday), I've created a new Yappy Birthday Bandana-style Collar Slipcover and matching Scrunchie Neck Ruffle. The cotton Happy Birthday fabric has brightly colored text with balloons, streamers, confetti and stars in blue, green, pink, yellow, orange and purple on a black background.

Mutts Marathon for RBARI:
Keli has been begging me for a couple of years to go to the annual Mutts' Marathon sponsored by the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge (RBARI). This year Keli and I are finally doing it, to mark her 10.5 birthday. Penny will be cheering us on from home, since she still gets a little too anxious around other dogs on-leash. We'll work on that with her so hopefully she'll be able to join us next year. Visit our fundraising page for more information about the event.

Adorno Fathers' Country Fair:
On October 7, I'll be participating in my first craft fair at the Adorno Fathers' Fall Country Fair in Ramsey, NJ. I'm partnering with a friend who creates whimsical mixed-media pins, charms and pendants. We'll both have lots of Halloween, harvest and holiday-themed items for sale.

The fall foliage should be peaking around that time, so if you're planning to be in the area for apple- or pumpkin-picking, be sure to stop by the fair and look for us. Parking is free and there's no admission fee. (Sorry - this event does not allow pets.)

Shop News:

Breaking News! I was just about to click send on this email when I received news that ArtFire has been working on optimizing their marketplace for mobile devices!

They've rolled out the update in the past few days to improve and speed up the shopping process on mobile phones (both iPhone and Android) and tablets. These features should continue to improve over the next few weeks and months. Unfortunately, I don't have an iPhone or Android device yet, but the mobile version of my SewAmazin shop does look much better on my Blackberry. Check it out!

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Over the summer I've been reorganizing the sections of my ArtFire shop to make it easier to find pet bandanas, collar slipcovers and scrunchie neck ruffles by holiday, theme and description.

SewAmazin on ArtFire - Shop Sections
Now you'll find coordinating items all in the same section. Sections for pet items are at the top of the list; sections for people are at the lower half of the list, indicated by the red outlines in the photo above.

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~ It's not too early to start thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving/Autumn Harvest and Christmas pet bandanas and scrunchies! Several styles from last year are still available and I'll be adding new designs over the next few weeks. If you're looking for something in particular and don't see it, contact me, and I'll try to find or make it.

Customer Photos:

I've received some adorable customer photos recently!

Brodie and Charlie wearing Rescue Paw BandanasSharon shared this photo of her Westies Brodie and Charlie wearing their embroidered Rescue Paw bandana-style collar slipcovers.

We customized the embroidery colors with a white pawprint and stitched them on red twill and denim blue bandana fabrics.

Gidget's Stars & Stripes Scrunchie Neck RuffleKimmie shared this photo of Gidget with us; she's wearing her Stars & Stripes Scrunchie Neck Ruffle on July 4th. Miss Gidget is a Shih Poo and she celebrated her 10th birthday in July!

Jodi emailed us these photos of Snickers wearing his Patriotic Pup Scalloped Ruffle Dog Collar Slipcover with Yo-Yo Poppies:

Snickers Scalloped Collar Slipcover w/Red Yo-yo Poppies   Snickers Scalloped Collar Slipcover w/Yo-yo Poppies

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- Send us photos of you or your pet wearing or using your item from SewAmazin
- Send us your questions, feedback, and suggestions – about our shops, the newsletter, our products

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~ Every item for sale in my shops is made by me on my home sewing machines in a smoke-free, pet-friendly environment. I take pride in the quality of my work and do my best to ensure that each item purchased will stand up to normal wear and tear. If it doesn't, please don't hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to repair or replace the item for up to one year from the original purchase date. ~


September 1-30:
Penny's Yappy Birthday Paw-ty
September 16:
Mutts Marathon for RBARI
Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
11am - 3pm
October 7:
Adorno Fathers' Country Fair
575 Darlington Avenue, Ramsey, NJ
10am - 5pm
(rain date October 14)
November 24:
Holiday Bazaar at the Cozy Quilt Shop
96 West Pleasant Avenue, Maywood, NJ
(time to be determined)

Sew, Mama, Sew Blog's Semi-Annual Giveaway Day
(date to be determined)




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