kalyxcraftopia

happy cute dachshund cards + handmade doxie goodies

Cary, North Carolina · 7854 Sales

kalyxcraftopia

happy cute dachshund cards + handmade doxie goodies

Cary, North Carolina 7854 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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(2810)

Announcement   New to the shop: adorable mother's and father's day cards! perfect for sending along with a super gifty glitter weenie available in the gifty goods section of our shop. Coming soon: this year's harndmade litter of tiny pooper poop bag and tissue holders, and more tiny handmade remembering books. :)

Announcement

Last updated on May 4, 2017

New to the shop: adorable mother's and father's day cards! perfect for sending along with a super gifty glitter weenie available in the gifty goods section of our shop. Coming soon: this year's harndmade litter of tiny pooper poop bag and tissue holders, and more tiny handmade remembering books. :)

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Dachshund Donnie Darko Print Poster
Dachshund Donnie Darko Print Poster
$18.00
Dachshund Print Photography- Mid Century Mad Dog
Dachshund Print Photography- Mid Century Mad Dog
$18.00
Low Five Dachshund Poster Art  Print
Low Five Dachshund Poster Art Print
$18.00
Dog and Bunny Friends Poster Art Print
Dog and Bunny Friends Poster Art Print
$18.00
PURPLE / U PICK Guts - Swirly Glitter Weenie
PURPLE / U PICK Guts - Swirly Glitter Weenie
$5.75
BROWN / U PICK Guts - Swirly Glitter Weenie
BROWN / U PICK Guts - Swirly Glitter Weenie
$5.75
A Dachshund's Prayer Photography Flat Card
A Dachshund's Prayer Photography Flat Card
$3.50
Lucha Libre Dachshund Birthday Card
Lucha Libre Dachshund Birthday Card
$3.00
Birthday Cake Dachshund Birthday Card
Birthday Cake Dachshund Birthday Card
$3.00
I heart U Dachshund Valentine
I heart U Dachshund Valentine
$3.00
Father's Day Card - Little Mad Man Dachshund
Father's Day Card - Little Mad Man Dachshund
$3.00
Dad Fathers Day Dachshund Card Red Glasses
Dad Fathers Day Dachshund Card Red Glasses
$3.00
Father's Day Card Dachshund Blank Inside
Father's Day Card Dachshund Blank Inside
$3.00
Mothers Day Card Dachshund mom
Mothers Day Card Dachshund mom
$3.00
MOTHERS DAY Card Simply Stated Mom Dachshund Card
MOTHERS DAY Card Simply Stated Mom Dachshund Card
$3.00
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ccero

ccero on Jun 23, 2017

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Fun, cute, brings a smile

ccero

ccero on Jun 23, 2017

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Very nice cards, thanks

ccero

ccero on Jun 23, 2017

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The best for Doxie lovers

ccero

ccero on Jun 23, 2017

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Love these Doxie cards, thanks

ccero

ccero on Jun 23, 2017

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Perfect.. brings a smile , thanks

carroyo77

carroyo77 on Jun 19, 2017

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Always wonderful items, packed welled and fast ship.

carroyo77

carroyo77 on Jun 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Always wonderful items, packed welled and fast ship.

Jaymee

Jaymee on Jun 16, 2017

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Love this card! My bf and I are proud parents of 2 awesome weenies and an honorary Shihtzu that thinks he's a weenie ;-). I know he will love getting this card from "his boys" on Father's Day! Arrived quickly, and the adorable Post Card was a great surprise! Thank You! :)

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Updates

hooray - our second batch of handmade tiny remembering books are posting this saturday at 11:00am est! (sorry for the tag linking to glitter weenies, etsy won't met me post this announce otherwise) :)
ps - also dooting will be more leather clippies!

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BROWN / U PICK Guts - Swirly Glitter Weenie
BROWN / U PICK Guts - Swirly Glitter Weenie
$5.75
coming this friday, our super cool tiny poopers! and hopefully another surprise in even more limited quantities :)

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You are the Smellshine of My Life - BLANK Inside
You are the Smellshine of My Life - BLANK Inside
$3.00
so excited for the world to enjoy our five new cards! these are some props gathered around our house for the photo shoot :)

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Mother's Day Retro Dachshund Card
Mother's Day Retro Dachshund Card
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About

Every Day is a Bright and Sunshiney Day

The day I first met Baxter at his foster home, I never expected our lives to be as they are today. Back then, I only knew that despite the recent loss of our geriatric doxie boys, my husband and I still had plenty of love to share. And after spending the first ten months of his life in a hoarding situation with 40+ other dogs, this impressionable, loving little jiggly puff of boy knew he was ready for a home and mom and dad he could call his very own, that he wouldn't have to share with anypuppy else.

Kalyxcraftopia started the same way as our blog, kalyxcornucopia, came about after Baxter's arrival into our lives. I started it on a whim, fueled by a calling to spread the cheer and joy that overflows in awesome abundance from the little kielbasa and dachshunds like him. It was, and still is, an opportunity to blend my creative passion with his cuteness, and to give others the chance to pass along and share the doxie love.

I suppose it's fair to say in looking at my work that I design and make things that evoke retro nostalgia in a fresh and modern way. Sometimes with humor, sometimes with detail, sometimes by looking at the world through the eyes of a happy go lucky little dachshund and his circle of toyfriends. But always inspired by the firm belief that every dachshund already knows, that every day can be a bright and sunshiney day, if only we look hard enough.

My weapons of crafty choice depend of course on the medium in which I am working. Baxter's wearables are mostly a mix of vintage thifty store finds and things I have made for him, born out of my compulsion for fit and form. A point and shoot camera with the autoflash permanently turned off, a copious amount of delicious snackies, and of course, a certain little someone with his bottomless tummy round out the elements required of my photography work.

I sew with a Pfaff, developing my own patterns as time permits and refining others to meet my artistic goals. I love to sew in the morning, when sunlight streams into that part of my dining room studio. Hand sewing often occurs in the afternoon, when the sun has moved into the living room studio. I have enough fabric to last a three lifetimes, probably four. Let's not even count the fabric I have stashed in my bathtub.

Metal work is a growing interest for me, but one that often takes the back seat when life and other priorities take hold. When the stars do align, I work either at a local metals studio or at home, drilling and sawing and shaping, and etching with both the acid and saltwater methods. Enamelling in my garage, using my trusty torch, occasionally doing so alongside lidded plastic tubs stuffed with fabric, percolating away with fiber reactive dyes.

As followers of our kalyxcornucopia blog world already know, and perhaps atypical of many makers here on Etsy, I prefer to remain anonymous here in cyberspace. I am known simply as Baxter's mom, sometimes Kaly to those who think I need a name, and both are names I use proudly when I think of the connections we have made here, of the lives we have touched and friends we have made, all because of our happy go lucky boy, the stories we tell, and the things we make. :)

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Shop members

  • Baxter

    Maker, Designer, Curator, Model And Shipping Assistant, Occasional Designer And Maker

    My name is Baxter and I am a happy go lucky doxie with a bottomless tummy. My best friends are duk duk, chocobot, lulu the tiger, and lil pink puppy. I do not own a mansion but I do I own a pedal car which I would gladly trade in for a tardis.

  • Baxters Mom

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipper, Blogger

    Camera shy but very crafty, I am Baxter Henry's mom. And I believe in a world where four legged little sausagey boys and their best toyfriends have a jolly time, celebrating life as only an imaginative little dog and his crafty mom can.

  • Baxters Dad

    Shipping Elf, Baconator

    My name is Baxters Dad and sometimes I fill in as shipping elf when Baxters Mom is out of town. I also bring home the bacon so Baxter and his mom can keep making.

Production partners

  • A Super Cool Laser Cutting Metals Blank Shop

    WI, United States

    Specialists in tight tolerance, low volume work, this shop supports me when I need help with repetitious, flat blank work so that I can focus on the more technically challenging and creative aspects of projects like the Robot Dachshund Ornament.

  • A Super Cool Laser Cutting Shop for Wood

    Brooklyn, NY

    The folks at this small Brooklyn based workshop specialize in CNC laser cutting parts made of wood and plastic. They support me in creating shapes of my design, which I further process and turn into the amazing pieces you see in my shop.

  • A Super Cool Laser Cutting Shop for Wood

    Oakland, CA

    This shop takes my design files and laser cuts them out of wood. The pieces are returned to me and yay, I get to do more to them to make them the final products you see here. :)

  • A Super Cool Professional Printhouse

    United States

    An experienced, professional digital print house focused on quality product made in a timely fashion. Backed by an extremely supportive, very responsive customer support team, together we create happy paper goods for all to enjoy. :)

Shop policies

Last updated on March 5, 2016
Hello and thanks for checking out my policies. If you have any questions please feel free at any time to convo me. Where to start? Oh, a word about my own design philosophies and policies...

All of my printed paper goods are professionally printed to exacting standards and are packaged in protective cellophane sleeves. And yep, that's my happy go lucky little wiener boy Baxter in those images. And his toyfriends, duk duk, chocobot, and lil pink puppy. :)


Oh yes, design philosophies! For sewn goods? Eclectic. Endearing. Vibrant. Detailed. A touch Modern, but a tad retro. Cute. Refined. Clean. Inspiring. It's really hard to say when it comes to wearables and accessories as I think the outcome of an inspired project should reflect its destined owner. So sometimes cute is the right descriptor, but sometimes elegant works too. And more often than not it's both, because art in any form should tweak more than one part of the brain. :)

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Please complete you payment transaction within three days of purchase and make sure your ETSY shipping address is correct as that is what will be used. 6.75% Sales tax will be applied to all orders shipped to an NC address.
Shipping
CHARGES: The Etsy shipping calculator leaves much to be desired, so know that I will strive to pack and ship at the lowest cost shipping method possible and any shipping overage is promptly REFUNDED when the order ships. If you'd like to know beforehand and be charged the actual shipping cost, please convo me with the list of items you would like and I'd be happy to set up a reserved listing. :)

METHOD & TRACKING: Unless otherwise specified on the listing, goods will ship via USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL. Orders of 3 single cards or less will ship out INDIVIDUALLY at the stamped first class letter rate without tracking. Orders of 4 single cards or more will ship COMBINED in a single package at first class package rate with tracking. Any domestic order over 16 ounces ship in a single package via Priority Mail with tracking

YOUR ADDRESS: Please be sure your ETSY shipping address is correct as this is the address that will be used

ALTERNATE SHIP METHODS/INSURANCE/PRECALCULATED ACCURATE SHIPPING CHARGE: Please feel free to convo prior to purchase if I can help clarify or arrange a reserved listing to help with alternate shipping methods, insurance, or provide a precalculated accurate shipping charge :)
Refunds and Exchanges
Happy is always good. If there is an obvious error or mixup, please let me know and we will work to resolve in the best manner possible.