Around the second week of January, we debuted our search for Bodacious Artisans. Both Lisa and I support local artisans and, over the past year and a half, have come across some talented people creating awesome products for pets. From pet apparel and blankets to etched wine glasses, we've been quite impressed by the craftsmanship.
Our goal had been to reach out and expand our new Bodacious Artisans addition to this site by the end of January. Well, Mother Nature happened. For those living in the New England area, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Once the Blizzard of 2015 hit the end of January, one snowstorm after another followed suit.
And it's still happening. On March 1st we received another 6-8 inches of snow. Mother Nature, you're drunk. Go home.
For well over a month, the weather was not in the least bit cooperative. To deal with the fresh 2+ feet of snow, we launched a Bodacious Blizzard Photo Contest. A week prior to that we had our first Bodacious Fundraiser of 2015 so we could purchase blankets for a local shelter. Due to the weather, we weren't able to deliver the goods until February 9th. During that time, we were in the middle of our Bodacious Valentine's Day Heart Tribute to Piper. A few days later, to chase the winter blues away, we had another Bodacious Photo Contest.
Then, there was Lobo. We'll have more about this sweet lil' nugget of love in the days ahead.
Life. Got. Busy. The crappy weather delayed shipments, deliveries and put us behind for a few weeks. Now, it's March. There is very little comfort in that however, things are caught up. Spring cleaning is almost done. Lobo has settled in. Now, it's time to focus on our Bodacious Artisans.
We're looking for local businesses, crafty hoomans, artisans, etc, in the New England area, who specialize in pet themed products. Whether you sew dog apparel in your free time or have a small shop in town, we'd love to feature what you have to offer. This is your chance to be in the spotlight and get your products out there. I can't tell you how many times we've searched high and low for locally made, pet themed products and gifts. Lisa and I would rather purchase a product made by local artisans than some mass-produced item sitting on a store shelf.
We're not the only ones.
If you're interested in being featured, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you!