SewAmazin e-Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2012

SewAmazin Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2012


Welcome to the very first issue of my SewAmazin newsletter! You are receiving this because you either signed up for my mailing list or you have purchased something from me in the past year, through one of my shops or through email contact.

In addition to a quarterly newsletter, I plan to send notifications when new products are added to my shops (once or twice each month) and other special announcements (once a month or less). If you would like to continue receiving email news and announcements from me, please update your subscription preferences so you will receive only the news that interests you. If you do not wish to receive any further notices, you can unsubscribe here.

About The Pesties:

Many of the items I create are inspired by my two terriers, who I affectionately call my Pesties:  Keli, our Westie and Penny, our Wauzer (a Westie/Schnauzer mix). Penny is our rescue girl, and she joined our pack as a puppy; her first owners left her at the county shelter for barking too much! She still barks too much, but now she’s also my favorite bandana model!

Penny inspired us to help other shelter pets, so we donate a portion of the sales of pet-related items in my shops to animal rescue. Currently, we support WestieMed, whose mission is to help rescued Westies in need of medical care so they can be adopted, and Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI), our local no-kill shelter that cares for both cats and dogs of all breeds, including seniors and special needs pets, until they find their forever home. We try to send a payment to each organization at least once every few months.

Keli's Happy Birthday Bandana Collar SlipcoverIn March, Keli celebrated her 10th birthday and we decided to paw-ty all month long! For every item purchased in my SewAmazin shops during March, we donated an extra 5% to WestieMed and RBARI.

We were thrilled to send $56.00 to WestieMed and $28.00 to RBARI for the first 3 months of 2012; a little more than $18.00 was specifically for Keli’s birthday.

A great big THANK YOU goes out to all our friends who shopped with us for Keli’s Birthday!

Penny is already making plans for her 5th birthday paw-ty in September.

New Summer Products:

Patriotic Pup Scrunchie Neck RufflesIn April, I was scheduled to participate in my first street fair.

Unfortunately, it was rained out and has not yet been rescheduled.

The good news is that everything I made for the street fair is now listed in my ArtFire shop and ready to ship! This includes new Patriotic Pup Scrunchie Neck Ruffles, Over-the-Collar Bandanas, and Insulated Water Bottle Carriers.

Over-the-Collar Bandanas are available in a variety of fun summer and patriotic prints! They come in 5 sizes ranging from XS to XL, and each one is reversible. This style is similar to Bandana-style Collar Slipcovers because it is worn over your pet’s existing collar, but differs because it does not cover the entire collar. It’s also designed with a shorter point that does not dip into your pet’s food or water bowl.
Surfer Girl and Beach Boy Over the Collar BandanasPenny Watermelon Over the Collar Bandana

Looking ahead to summer, I’m working on several new Insulated Water Bottle Carrier designs. Already listed is the Shoe Diva:

Shoe Diva Insulated Water Bottle Carrier

A new Westies Rule design will be available in mid-June.

I began making these bottle carriers a couple of years ago for family and friends, tailoring the designs to reflect each person’s interests. If you’d like to suggest a design theme for a bottle carrier, please send me an email.

Shop News:

Recently, ArtFire added several new features for shoppers. One is an instant discount for leaving a comment on an item and optionally sharing it on Facebook (available in participating shops only). Comments are moderated, so they may not appear right away, but the discount for the item commented on is available immediately and is valid for a limited amount of time. These discounts can be combined with coupon codes, too!

comment discount
Reminder: Coupon Code HOLIDAY11 expires May 31 2012 – Save 10% in my shop on ArtFire

More Shop News: I’ve recently added a Payvment store to my Facebook page, so I now have shops on multiple e-commerce venues! Each marketplace has different features and requirements, and I like to be sure they function as expected before adding more than a few items for sale. My primary shop is on ArtFire and I generally add new items to this shop first. You can also find me on Etsy, though only a few items are currently available. Over the summer I plan to add more selections to both Etsy and Payvment shops.

Customer Photos and Q&A:

Want to be featured in my next newsletter? Send me an email:
- Share your photos of you or your pet wearing or using your item from SewAmazin
- Send us your questions, feedback, and suggestions – about our shop, the newsletter, our products


July 1- 15: Vacation - I’m planning some down time for the first 2 weeks of July, to work on some personal projects. My shops won’t be officially closed, so orders for ready-to-ship items will be sent out, but anything made to order may not be ready to be shipped until the end of July.

August 19: Plans are underway for us to participate at a street fair in August. Details will be in the next newsletter.

September: Get ready for Penny’s 5th Birthday Paw-ty – we’ll be donating an extra 5% of all sales to our friends at WestieMed and RBARI

Thank you for subscribing to SewAmazin!

Donna, Keli and Penny (aka the Pesties)

~ 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 purchase date. ~





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