Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Does your pet have ZukieStyle?

Once again I have been neglecting my little blog, so I shall make another new blog resolution to write at least once a week to you!

This week has seen the start of CRAFTfest, a virtual craft fair run by the website and forum 'creative connections' But I shall tell you more about that in my next post as I'd like to share some work from fellow designers and makers taking part in CRAFTfest to include :)

So instead I shall tell you about my new monthly feature, 'Does Your Pet Have Zukiestyle?' I thought it would be a great idea to get some photos of your furries in their Zukiestyle purchases, I always love to see them! So we started off with July 2013, a year since my last blog post! As this was the first time I'd done this feature I hadn't expected many people to get involved but I was pleasantly surprised! All I ask is that you submit your image via my facebook page/ twitter/email and the one with the most likes is the winner!
 It was safe to say there was a clear winner for my first, that been Edward Hopewell, who I'm sure you'll agree looks pawsome! On winning this title Edward gets to feature on my website homepage and facebook cover image throughout July. He said of his win 'Oh my.... Fank you so much ebery pawdy.... 
Jumps up and down, spins a wound, touches da floor den does a zoomie...... Excited... 
Yup.. Nods da head.... Paws... ("') ("') xx'

We asked Edward a few questions to help us get to know him:

ZS: Well done on winning this month's 'Does Your Pet Have ZukieStyle'. You're famous!
EH: Oh wow... Dis is so bery excitings fur me... We gonna be gweat as a team dis monff.
ZS: I'd like to ask you a few questions if I may. Edward what is your Nickname?
EH: My nickname is Posh Paws!
ZS: What breed are you?
EH: I is a chocolate Labrador
ZS: What is your favourite food?
EH: My favourite foodables is da hedgehog chew from da Eco dog company
ZS: What is your favourite toy?
EH: My favourite toy is my squeeky hedgehog!
ZS: Tell me a random fact about yourself...
EH: I'm a rescue doggie from da East Midlands Labrador rescue...my aim is to help uver doggies find dere furever home, dem doggies dat aren't as pawtunate as me..xxx

And here is Edward's winning piccie I'm sure you will agree he looks very handsome!
Edward wears the British Union Dog Bandana
If you'd like your furry featured next month please send me your piccies of them looking pawsome!

That's all from me until later in the week when I shall update you all on CRAFTfest.
Thanks for reading!

Dee xx 

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Local Business From Lincolnshire

Today I'm going to share with you some of the lovely talent that is out there in Lincolnshire. Have a read and you may see something that will help you with your needs!

First of all I'm going to introduce you to Yourpa. Yourpa is a flexible PA service for all your business needs. Services they offer include:
General Administration
Appointment Making
Co-ordination Of Meetings
Events And Travel Publications
Production And Proof Reading Of Reports And Presentations.
If you would like to contact them to find out more please contact Lynette on facebook or visit their website.

Pink Dragon's Designs is run by Elizabeth who is mad on interior designs! She aims to create a room which is stylish, fit for purpose and doesn't cost the earth. Elizabeth will start off with an initial consultation to help find out what it is you would like to change about your room and how to go about it through the use of moodboards and window or wall elevation (drawing of scheme)
Wall elevation for room with a view
If you would like Elizabeth to help you create a beautiful space on a budget please visit the website

Chirpy Crafts is a small business run by Laura, specialising in hand embroidered and crocheted textiles designed to bring a blast of chirpy colour to your life. All items are handmade and custom orders are available.

A selection of Chirpy Products
You can find Chirpy Crafts at various events around Lincolnshire and via the facebook page  there is also a website where you can purchase items direct

 I will be regularly featuring different businesses over the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on my blog and if you are local even better as you may get to meet some of these lovely people!

This week for my handmade Monday (please pop over to handmade harbour for information) I'm going to show you a selection of my new cat collars. not to be left behind by the pooch, how about treating your moggy to something? My cat collars do of course also come for smaller dog breeds and teacup varieties. The following glitter selection was inspired by The Wizard Of Oz :)
Pink Purple Munchkin glitter cat collar 

Ruby Slipper Red glitter cat collar

Toto White glitter cat collar

Emerald Green Wicked Witch glitter cat collar
  These cat collars are also featured in this month's UK Handmade Showcase which is featuring lots of items under the title 'Glamour' go take a peek at the lovely handmade items on offer that won't break the bank. 

Have a lovely week everyone!xx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Handmade Monday, Lincolnshire Show And My First Treasury On Etsy

Happy Handmade Monday folks. If you don't know what this is please take a look at Handmade Harbour for all you need to know.

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. If you are watching the final of the football tonight I also hope your team will win. I'm going with Italy as they beat England I want to show we lost to a decent team!

Anyway, this week I've been busy recovering from The Lincolnshire Show. Where I had a stand. The weather was not kind on the second day and it was quite a traumatic experience! I did actually think the marquee would fly away!!!! I also ruined a fair bit of stock as the ground got VERY muddy :( here's a piccie of my stall on the sunny day!
The shelving which is nicely modelling my bags was made for me by Drew at Handy Woodcrafts and what a talent he has! I'm sure you will agree it has displayed them nicely. I suggest you pop by and find them on facebook as well to see more of their amazing work :)

A selection of my clutch bags which can be found on my website

I shared my stall with the lovely Tinx Treats. She has a wonderful selection of handmade products - her Bridal collection is superb!!!! You can find them on facebook

Yes that is a flying dog modelling one of my Union Jack Bandanas! 

Etsy Treasury

This week I have also created my first Etsy treasury. I have been a member of Etsy for years and I decided to feature some of the wonderful talent there is out there.
For this, you have to come up with a theme and then using that theme link back to fellow Etsians and their product you have featured. I decided as it is the British Summertime (although it may not seem it) to go with a 'British Summer Theme' 
I found some stunning work, all handmade of course. A few of my favourites:
Lampwork glass bead set  (13)  -  Soft Summer Lavender Pink - UK SRA

              Lampwork glass bead set - Soft Summer Lavender Pink - By VasDea

Textile Canvas  'Where's the Caterpillar' Summer Home Decor, British Cottage Shabby Chic, Kitchen Decor.
Textile Canvas 'Where's The Caterpillar?' Summer Home Decor - By  DaisyLionsUK
Cream Tea Scone Earrings. Polymer Clay.
Cream Tea Scone Earrings Polymer Clay - By GiraffesKiss

These are lovely aren't they? Now for a peek at the Treasury! I hope you like it, if you do please be so kind to add a reply below it or on here to let me know! I hope it gets you in the mood for summer!

One last item to show you, I had a sale through the Craftsforum this week (wonderful selection of people on there!) it was from the lovely Anna at Sweet Fimo Heaven. Her pesky moggy George needed a new collar as he keeps losing his, so he has gone with my Skull And Crossbones Ship Mate Collar

What a pro!

Have a lovely week everybody!


Monday, 6 February 2012

A week in pictures #Handmade Monday

This week I attended the 'Tower Barzaar' at The Engineshed, Lincoln University. This is something I have had a hand in organising. Lincoln was in need of a decent handmade and vintage fair, and this proved to be the ideal location. The first one started in January and was great, the second was on Saturday, but unfortunately footfall was down, mainly due to the weather I feel. The poor swans out on the Brayford were actually bashing through the iced up water to get to their safe haven on the steps! Here are some of the lovely stalls who attended:

Caroline Hancox Photography

Dresses By Cecy Styles

Dotty Pig - Unique Jewellery

Handmade By Claire - Cards For All Occasions

Sugar And Spice And All Things Nice - Baby And Kids Goods

ZukieStyle - Bespoke Fashion And Pet Accessories
The next one will be on Saturday 3rd March. They are every 1st Saturday of the month.
I have also begun to make the half choke chain Martingale dog collars, after a special request, I decided to order extra chains to offer these permanently. Only two uploaded to the site so far, but for an idea this is how they look! They are suitable for dog's who are that little bit stronger but still want to look fashionable :)

British Pride Olympic Themed Martingale Chain Dog Collar £15

Plain Black Martingale Chain Collar £10

And after showing you my new tartan ranges last week, here is Harry looking very cosy in the snow in his tartan coat!

Getting ready for the 'W' word....

Brrrrrrr! It's a bit nippy! But Harry is nice and snug in his new coat!

'I love Britain' lead shown can also be purchased from our online store

That was my week in pictures! Hope you are enjoying the snow, stay safe and have fun!
Don't forget ot check out #Handmade Monday with Wendy at 1st Unique Gifts to see what everyone else has been up to!x 

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Photo Shoot For 'Beached Out' 2010