* The Lab * is my pocket-sized venture dedicated to handcrafting Labrador Retriever items from my own designs and patterns in a smoke-free environment. I started with a shop idea in 2006 and continue to design and make Lab stuff. I wear all the hats in this little business, make everything myself, and am self taught. I enjoy getting to know my buyers and hearing about the Labs in their lives.
This shop was inspired by our family's past and present Labrador Retrievers: Enzo, Kona, Kate and Suki. Kona, one of my top models (featured with my dog toys!) passed on in early 2014 and she was a remarkable dog. She became a tri-paw in 2011 due to a chondrosarcoma and thankfully remained as active and goofy with three legs as she was with four until her passing. Our current Lab is Suki, and she's a big baby -- no really, she is! -- she's 10-months-old and weighs 80 pounds already…
- Joined October 5, 2008