DogXpressions

Woodridge, Illinois 15 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Custom Sweaters for Your Companion

I've always loved crafting. While in grade school, my grandma taught me to crochet. After learning to knit, sew and cross stitch, I got a job in high school working for years at a fabric and craft store. Being surrounded by incredibly creative people there, I learned and tried my hand at anything I could think of. As an adult, I'm still drawn to crafting. I have spent a lot of time making hats and scarves to donate for the homeless. But I was looking for something a little different to add some variety to my crafting.
I absolutely love and have always loved animals. I spend my days surrounded by other people's dogs and cats and currently have 3 dogs and a cat of my own. I started realizing that there are just as many, if not more different body shapes and sizes of dogs than people and the sweaters available commercially just don't fit a lot of dogs. I see sweaters on dachshunds that look like bikini tops and others on yorkies that look like mumu dresses. Not to mention, where are the large dog sweaters? Especially for those precious senior dogs who are so sensitive to the cold.
In late 2017, a fellow pug owner's dog had an accident on the floor. She apologized saying, "He's a pug. He makes bad choices." I laughed so hard. Of course, each dog has an individual personality, but many of the same breed share similar quirks. Having a pug, I could definitely relate to her sentiments and found myself repeating the phrase about our own pug (more often than I'd like).
At our family Christmas gathering in 2017, I was talking about how I wanted to add some variety to my craft projects and that I thought dog sweaters may be the answer, given what I was realizing and seeing with the dogs around me. I commented that there were only so many sweaters I could make for our dogs and that I should open a shop on Etsy. My nephew, Mike suggested that I put Ichabod's (our pug) new motto on a sweater. And that's where it all started... a sweater for Ichabod that says, "I'm a pug. I make bad decisions."
I absolutely love designing and making dog sweaters. I've spent a lot of time designing and making dog sweaters for family and friends before opening the shop on Etsy and online at www.dogxpressions.homesteadcloud.com. And now I use the leftover yarn from the dog sweaters I make to make those hats and scarves for the homeless. Working to keep pets and people warm!

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  • Amy

    Owner, Designer, Maker

  • Ichabod

    The Pug

  • Hope

    Model For Proper Measurements

  • Opie

    Supervisor

  • Taz

    Model

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