Ladies (and Gentlemen), I want to tell you a little about myself. I am a freelancer, a contract illustrator and designer who makes her living by taking commissions for various applications of artwork. I have also begun, through this blog, taking costume commissions, and in addition to all that, I am constantly seeking internet-based ways to earn income. Why? Because the life of a freelancer is really...really...really hard.
So why am I telling you this? Well, partially it's an explanation and partially an apology. I am constantly looking for ways to earn money, and so I market various things online - t-shirts, Etsy listings I've put up, etc. I am sorry if it has seemed like I've been trying to get you all to buy buy buy recently, as this is not my intention! I never want to sacrifice the content of my blog in favour of trying to "make a buck," but I do want to let you know about my various businesses, in hopes that you will lend your support to them.
All that being said, in my quest to keep afloat, and for the love of puppies, I've started a new business. Yes, it's a sewing business, but not for people :-). It's called "SnugPuppy Custom Dog Coats & Collars," and the name says it all - I make totally custom winter coats, and also really cool, custom collars. It being Summer currently, I'm focusing on the collars, and hosting a giveaway on the SnugPuppy blog as well as the SnugPuppy Facebook page. In total, I will be giving away 3 handmade collars. If you have a dog, or know of someone who does, this is just the kind of *free stuff* giveaway for you.
Dear ladies, I would absolutely be eternally grateful if you were to lend your support to this new little business. Please visit the SnugPuppy blog, become a follower, leave a comment, and if you are so inclined, let your dog-loving friends know about my new little company.
Thank you forever,
American Duchess ....... and stitcher of dog collars.