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Cheers!

We have been privileged to help many couples celebrate their special day over the years with custom created items.  However, as we now have our laser engraving machine, we now have the ability to create personalized champagne glasses for weddings.  We have been working on a few stock designs, but can customize anything to order.  Here are the lovely Mr. and Mrs. champagne flutes:

 

 

I love the little hearts in the curls of the M!  Of course, you really can't appreciate them fully without a bit of bubbly to add that festive touch.

 

We are also offering the traditional Bride & Groom option as well.  And of course we are able to add names and dates to any of these items. 

We are also offering the custom engraving in wine glasses as well as beer/pint glasses!

 

Rainbow Bridge Candle Holder

Now that the Christmas rush is over, we can take some time to work on some new items for our store.  We are very excited to be able to try out some new designs on our laser cutter & engraver. 

We started by creating some personalized glass candle holders.  This Christmas, our Rainbow Bridge ornament was extremely popular.  We thought we would like to have a similar item that could be used year-round, instead of just the holiday season.  So we are now offering a Rainbow Bridge candle holder. 

 

We can personalize this with any name and any message.  We will also offer it, as we did with the ornament, with your choice of paw print, cat silhouette or dog breed silhouette in the center. 

This particular votive holder is for our dear sweet Mr. Walter Magoo, who was one of our rescue pugs who holds a special place in our hearts.

 

Doctor Who Adipose Ornament Has Arrived

As anyone who knows us is aware, we are HUGE Doctor Who fans.  We are eagerly awaiting the return of the Doctor in the Dr. Who Christmas special. But in the meantime, we wanted to bring a big of Whovian charm to our Christmas tree.  So we have adapted our Adipose design we created for our custom applique and embroidered pillows to create a new ornament.

 

This custom designed laser cut ornament is made of birch.  It has been lightly sanded and coated with shellac to preserve the natural beauty of the wood.  It is topped with a red silken cord and is ready to hang on your tree.

We will of course continue to offer the very popular throw pillows with the Adipose design.

 

But in addition, we are now offering our custom designed Adipose applique in a patch form!  We have had so many people ask us for our designs, that we are now offering limited editions of applique patches.  They are available either in sew-on or iron-on versions.  So if you love the Adipose, but would like to have one on a special item you already have, now you can purchase the patch and add it yourself!  We are also currently offering the Tardis as well, so if you know a Whovian that needs their own Tardis, here's your chance to surprise them this Christmas.

 

 

Hurry and grab them before the season is over!

 

Personalized Ornaments Now Available

Introducing our new line of personalized custom engraved Christmas ornaments!  Just in time for the holidays, we now offer several lines of unique laser engraved ornaments which can be personalized. 

Firstly, we are offering a line of couple's first Christmas ornaments.  There are several designs to choose from, just add the names of the couple and the date.  In case you didn't get one for YOUR first Christmas together, we can back-date them to reflect whatever year your first Christmas was celebrated.

 

 

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage!

Yes, we are also offering a line of Baby's first Christmas ornaments.  Again, there are several nursery themed designs to choose from.  Then add in the baby's name and the year.  Or, give us the birth date and we'll put that there in place of 2014.

 

And let's not forget the furry kids!  We are also offering ornaments for your dog or cat.  For the cats, choose from a paw print design or a cat silhouette and finish with your kitty's name. 

 

For the dogs, we offer the paw print or the silhouette of the specific dog breed. 

 

Now we can help you celebrate the Christmas season by recognizing that special someone and preserving the memories forever!

 

Lady Maggie's New Toy

We have some very exciting news to share with everyone!  We have just taken delivery of our newest toy, a laser engraving machine!

 

We have been wanting to try some new ideas, and have been thinking about adding a laser engraver to our studio for quite some time.  But now we have taken the plunge and ordered a new CO2 laser engraver.  An 80watt laser with a 36x24 inch workspace will allow us to produce not only more intricate Applique items, but it will also open a whole new world of creative avenues for us. 

Watch this space in the coming weeks as we start to bring you personalized custom engraved items!

 

Lady Maggie Launches Her First Retail Outlet!

We have some very exciting news here at Lady Maggie!  We have just launched our first retail location.  We are pleased to announce that we have begun selling inside the historic Cotton Company building in downtown Wake Forest, NC. 

 

We are located in the Artists Gallery portion of the venue. Wake Forest is located about 15 miles north of the NC capital, Raleigh.

The Cotton Company is a beautiful historic building which used to be the old Cotton Exchange at the turn of the century.  The building has been refurbished to create a stunning space to showcase some amazing artists.  The exposed brickwork and original hardwood floors add to the charm and help keep the warm, cozy feel.  

We had discovered this shop on our first trip to Wake Forest when we began house hunting in Raleigh several years ago.  Who would’ve guessed we would end up setting up our very first shop in that same building all these years later?!

We are offering a large selection of our items at this location – our custom embroidered pillows and our handmade bowties are already on display.  We will be offering more items in store over the coming months. 

Meanwhile, our online Etsy store remains open and offers our full range of designs.   Both outlets are available for any custom orders or special requests. 

So if you are near Wake Forest, come on by and say hello!

P.S. – As an added bonus, Cotton Company is pet friendly!

Wedding Day Photos!

We have been honoured to be a small part of people's wedding day many times over the years.  It is quite humbling to have someone trust you to help make their dreams of their big day come true.  A couple of months ago, we received a request from a bride-to-be to help create bow ties for her two Dobermans.  She had just found out that her two dogs were going to be allowed to participate in the ceremony.  She chose the red silk bow tie that we offer for her male dog, but she also wanted something for her female dog.  She contacted me through Etsy to ask about a gold bowtie for her girl.  I emailed her back a selection of fabrics and she chose the gold she wanted.  I then set about designing a special, more feminine, bowtie for her girl.  This is what I came up with:

 

 

She was very happy with them and said they would look perfect for her furkids on the special day.

So often, that's the end of the story for us.  Unfortunately, we don't get to see photos of the big day or how our designs looked.  Thankfully, Samantha sent us some photos from her wedding, so we could see how everything turned out.  We're very happy to have played a small part in helping to make her wedding everything she wanted it to be! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day.

 

 

Here's wishing the happy couple years of happiness together! Congratulations!

Bowties Are Cool!

We have recently introduced a new item to our shop which is causing quite a stir!  We have covered a nylon webbing collar with a white oxford shirt collar and topped it off with a set of 3 interchangeable bow ties.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/163912880/formal-bow-tie-white-shirt-dog-collar

The set includes a traditional black tie, a red silk tie and a cute tartan plaid tie.  They have proven to be quite popular.

But now we want to give people a little more choice and flexibility by offering new bowtie options.  We will be launching these items shortly, but in the meantime here is a little teaser:

And, for you Dr. Who fans out there, here is a little message from our boy Charlie:

Cheers!

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Custom Made - For Big Dogs Too!

As we are a family of pug lovers, and have been involved in pug rescue, most of our coats have been made with pugs in mind.  Nevertheless, I have always tried to make sure people understood that we can make any item for any size dog.  Yes, we do Chihuahua-sized coats as well as Retriever-sized coats. 

Just the other day we had a custom order for a Collie/Jack Russell named Jacob.  He apparently is more Collie than Russell as this fella needed a coat to fit his 25" back!  Sadly, I don't have a model dog that is the right measurements to show off the finished product very well, but at least this will give everyone an idea of the size of his finished coat:

We hope that Jacob loves his new coat and that he shares some photos of him modeling it for us very soon!

As always, we love to have happy pups share photos of themselves enjoying our items.  So please feel free to send us your photos of your doggie in Lady Maggie wear and we will share it with everyone here

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Putting on the Ritz

As the holiday season approaches, we are always looking for new ideas for taking photos of our furbabies.  In the past we have set up creative photo opportunities and created custom Christmas cards to send out to friends and family.  At the very least, we post photos on Facebook and our blog for people to see our furkids enjoying the festive season.

This year, we thought we would have a bit of fun and create a formal range here at Lady Maggies.  We have created an interchangeable bow tie and shirt collar for the discerning canine.  Of course there is the requisite black tie, but we are also including a festive red dupioni silk tie and for a bit of fun, there is a tartan plaid bow tie. (Of course we know they are properly called dickie bows in the UK, not bow ties but we do live in the US now!)

The listing is available in our Etsy shop with photos of our Charles and Stewart modeling, but we wanted to share an outtake of our dear Charlie clowning around between shots:

 

 

Please take a look at our listing to see our beautiful boys in action:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/163912880/formal-bow-tie-white-shirt-dog-collar

And check back with us as we share some new and exciting items to be added shortly!

 

Cheers,

Rebecca

 

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