Friday, March 9, 2012

Sweet Paul Magazine Spring 2012

I have been waiting for this day for the Sweet Paul Magazine Spring Issue is out and my Carrot Dog Toy is featured on page 41! I fell in love with this magazine last year when Paul Lowe contacted me about featuring one of my toys in the 2011 Holiday issue.  I was so thrilled after looking through the previous issues to be included in this stunning publication.  Here is a little about Sweet Paul Magazine:

Sweet Paul magazine is based on Paul Lowe's wildly successful blog Sweet Paul, which ranked 22nd in the London Time's Top 50 Best Design Blogs. With over 100,000 hits a month Sweet Paul has become a regular read for editors, stylists and foodies all over the world. Paul's motto is "chasing the sweet things in life" and the magazine sure lives up to that. It will be filled with easy and elegant recipes, fun and stylish crafts, entertaining ideas, shopping tips, up and coming crafters and so much more.

Sweet Paul is now one of my go to magazines for inspirations in food, crafting and home projects.  Be sure to check out this new 41 is one of my favorites.  :0)

Hope everyone has a great weekend,

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Can Lightning Strike Twice?

As part of The Artisan Group, I am given many opportunities to gift celebrities Wags and Wiggles items.  The members are chosen for participating in these special gift bags using a lottery type format, members submit their names and winners are drawn at random. I can tell you I have not had the best of luck with lotteries, I can show you the bizillion paper receipts that didn't turn into any life changing moments for me.  So you have to understand I was completely floored when I saw that my name was drawn for gifting the Cruise, that is Tom Cruise, Family! The gifts are a surprise so please don't let it slip if you are ever to talk to Tom, Katie or Suri... thanks.

Ok, so now on to the reason for the title of this post... Earlier this week I went ahead and threw my name into another Artisan Group Celebrity Gifting Lottery.  Really wanted to be chosen so badly for this one but thought "Come on Shawna, don't be greedy you got the Cruise's!".  Didn't even watch the drawing on Facebook today because figured there was no way.  Well.... it happened again! Yes, lightning can strike twice!! I am so excited to also be gifting Tori Spelling, blogger, reality tv star, crazy crafter, Martha Stewart want-a-be, huge supporter of handmade products/artisans, and animal lover.  Now I ask you, could this be a more perfect person to gift a Wags and Wiggles toy?

I have already decided to gift the Cruise Family a Pepperoni Pizza dog toy and  a Catnip Pizza cat toy.

The pressure of what to gift Tori Spelling is just too great right now, my head is whirling with ideas.  Maybe a Leash Bag with a silhouette of a chicken, goat, and dog on it? Maybe a special dog toy? Do I already have one listed in my shop that is special enough?  I am totally open for suggestions.  :0)