This week’s Etsy find comes to us from the enormous knitting needles of Beantown Handmade. A big fave on the PupStylish flickr group (thanks in no small part to their namesake model Bean). The Beanzilla sweater from Beantown Handmade takes knitting up to another level! Adding a dash of 3D design to the regular dog sweater definitely pumps up the cuteness. They even offer Continue reading
Starting this Wednesday we are going to be combing through all that Etsy.com has to offer for you and your pet!
This week we happened upon the excellent artwork of Ryan Fowler (geministudios). Ryan has been a graphic designer all of his life and has hit upon dogs, cats and baseball as his favorite subjects. This Dachshund Records piece is a fantastic objet d’art Continue reading
When you roll into the dog park the oft asked question of “What’s his name?” gets the full stock-ticker treatment with this cute personalized pullover from Knitopia. Each of these sweaters are handmade so the sizing for your pet can be fully customized to fit – no matter how big or small. The initial line is offered in navy blue, powder blue and pink with contrasting colored names. And with all of this hand-made attention to detail it is amazing that these name sweaters are available for only $45!.
Staying in step with the eco-trend has a lot of dogs wearing recycle symbol shirts and eating from responsibly harvested wooden bowls – but while these are steps in the right direction they do not actually have an impact on the environment. Enter Shannon Ritscher, a graphic designer/stay at home mom who wanted to teach her children about recycling by re-using household materials and donated belts to create beautiful dogs collars. The lesson was learned and since then has turned into a custom recycled collar empire! Greenbelts has been on the handmade super-store Etsy for a little bit less than a year and already has a huge fan base. The collars and cuff sets that Shannon creates eschew the typical nutty-crunchy organic style exhibited by most recycled garb and relies heavily on her graphic design background. Using various old belts donated by her Seattle neighbors – Ms. Ritscher embellishes the collars with doorbells, washers, old buttons, military badges and anything else that is thrown away. And since the decorative touches are all based on whatever materials are at hand each collar is totally unique. The collars available from Greenbelts Etsy page online – range in size from XS – L with prices ranging from $20 – $45.