Remy and Zeph are frequent Short Stack Shoppers. Well, their mom is and she loves her pups! This brother and sister duo love to lounge out by their giant water bowl, aka their pool. Even when there are plenty of dog bowls full of water, they prefer the refreshing drink of pool water. Perhaps the Florida sun has gotten to them or maybe they know something we don't! Either way, these two awesome dogs now have their very own custom made personalized dog toys.
The day of Love is just around the corner! Even if you're not a celebrating type you may have someone you think is special enough to send some love their way. These new designs can be used for Valentines Day or just because someone you think is super special deserves something unique and personal. Here are new stitches for the day of hearts!
The best way to describe Loki is a mix between Benji and a cyclone. When we were visiting the North last year we woke to find Loki's bed in shreds, foam and fabric thrown about in every which way. He'd been a pretty good dog in those more recent months, but his jealousy of our pup Taz visiting got the best of him. Loki and Taz get along well, but since Taz was allowed to sleep in the room with us, Loki decided to voice his complaints. He's been known to destroy just about any toy you can find, even those "indestructible" Kong balls. He's got a jaw of steel and loves to chew.
When I made these new dog plushes, I thought about Loki and hoped to find a material and design to withstand his shredding abilities. Little, innocent-looking, and adorable Loki put it to the test...
The only Penguins we see down here are African Penguins. They can live in warmer temperatures, so our hotter than most seasons don't bother them as much as their frosty pals. In the real world, these penguins probably don't need any extra clothing to keep warm, they have a special gland for keeping warm in cooler weather. However, the cartoon versions sure look adorable with theirs.
This week we're sharing our winter penguin stitches!
Long ago, we brought a puppy named Taz along with us on a great adventure. It was supposed to be temporary, but we couldn't part with him once we had made ourselves a family. He is getting into his old age now, but you couldn't tell by looking at him. He's full of energy and life, loves to play and run around with his bigger "little sister," Pie. If we didn't know him from his younger years, we wouldn't be able to tell that he's almost 12 years old. He has a face of a puppy and the demeanor to match. He was our first baby and holds a very special place in our heart.
So when we decided to take on this new project of dog plushes, he was my test subject. Taz received the very first toy off of the presses. As soon as it hit the ground, he was thrilled. Taz loves a new toy. He loves to make it dirty as soon as possible, test it's durability by shaking it vigorously, and make sure it has great tossability (yes, I made that word up, but it works, so go with it). After he tested it out to his liking we threw it through the wash to test it's cleanability (yeah, another made up word, going with it, remember?). All tests came back with positive results and so the new Stack Shop item hit the shelves.
There are few "off-season" wedding months here in Florida. Even when us locals are shivering and complaining about the freezing 60 degree weather, there are northerners who are more than happy to brave our "cold" temperatures to exchange vows on our beautiful beaches. No matter where or when a bride is planning their big day, changes are they have some ideas of what they want well before that time comes.
Today we're sharing five new guestbook signs that can be found in the Stack Shop! These new custom signs are 8 x 11 files, come in what ever format you'd prefer, and are completely customizable. These guestbook signs are a fun and unique way for their guests to share a bit of their wisdom and words. Print your sign anywhere you'd like and add an adorable frame and fun box for the notes to make a fun and interesting guest book.
Here in Florida, we see a lot of winter birds. They start to flock down to us in the Fall and by Winter we have a full house in our yard of trees. It's one of the beautiful perks of being down south, we get to enjoy some of the northern wild life when it gets too cold for the feathered friends. The other day while sitting outside enjoying our 70 degree weather (Florida-brag), I noticed cardinals, blue jays, woodpeckers, wrens, hawks, hummingbirds, ducks, and a few unidentified birds taking advantage of our favorite oak tree. So today we're sharing a few Winter Stitches in honor of our Winter visitors, the birds.
Some of our favorite family members are of the furry nature. That's why this holiday season we created a new item for our Stack Shop, custom dog toy plushes. Each one of these awesome little toys is created with a tough canvas material and double stitched for extra durability. Each week we'll be sharing a few more of our furry friend's new toys.
First up are fur siblings, Felix and Sookie. Lady Sookie just loves her little brother Felix so much, when we met there wasn't a moment that the two were not attached in some way.
We've got some great old stitches to reminisce about before we roll out some new ones. Today we're flashing back to last year's Winter Stitch designs, a few of my favorites, including two that are just too cute and fuzzy. We've got a ton of new stitches coming up soon, so stay tuned. Until then, which is your favorite from last year?
Long ago, I found this adorable fox themed flannel on sale. I bought a yard and put it away for future use. The future I'd imagined never came to be, but another one formed in it's place. When I realized my sister-in-law and fellow crafty lady had imagined a similar future for herself and her soon-to-be baby boy, I thought the fabric had finally found it's home.
It's not surprising we both envisioned little woodland creatures surrounding a new baby. We've always been on the same wavelength when it came to style and ideas. So when I watched her Pinterest board fill up with adorable creatures, I had decided to pass my favorite flannel I'd saved for so long on to my future nephew. We worked together to find the perfect fleece to line the back and she picked her favorite colors for the trim and stitching.
With baby Jasper due right around Christmas, this blanket creation was cutting it close to his due date. Luckily, right before he made his grand entrance it was delivered just days him. Thanks for holding out for me, little dude!