Here is another one of my great sponsor’s, Brittany from the “EmPURRium” I absolutely love her creative shop name and I really love the quality products that Brittany hand makes and sells from her Etsy shop. Brittany is giving away a dog or cat collar and a key fob (winner’s choice). Here is Brittany’s story and how The EmPURRium came to fruition.
Gabby & Roxy’s EmPURRium (The EmPURRium) was born in my one bedroom apartment in January 2010 when I started using some fleece scraps to make catnip toys. In March of 2010 I used my measly tax money (only about $200) to buy the materials for collar making. I love to spoil my cats and I could never find cute collars in pet stores for cats.
I have 3 cats; Gabby my tabby is 10.5yr, Roxy is all black and will be 5 in May and my tortie kitten Star who will be 6 months old in April. I also have a 3-year-old brindle boxer mix named Diesel whom my husband had when we met.
I live in Springfield, Ohio and I was born in Canton, Ohio. After going to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio I met my husband, Dereck. We have an adorable baby boy named Dominic who will be a year old on June 15th.
My collars are all made with nylon or polypropylene webbing and then the ribbon is sewn on. I use top quality buckles as well to finish off the collars. Within the last few months I got colored buckles for my cat collars and they have really added a special touch to them.
I hand sew every item by myself, mainly at night after work once my baby has gone to bed. Sometimes it’s hard to find time to get orders out, but I love doing this. My main goal is that in 5 years I will be able to live from The EmPURRium and be able to quit my full-time job.
The EmPURRium is based out of my bedroom on my tiny desk and in a few plastic storage containers. I’d love to have a studio some day just for creating collars and toys.
I love-making collars and I’m always on the hunt for new ribbons, as I write this I have about 25 new partly made collars sitting on my desk, not courting about 25 more ribbons I have waiting to be made into collars. I love the variety I have in my shop and I try to have a little bit of something for everyone.
I am always taking custom requests – I LOVE them! Last Christmas I had a request to make 6 cat collars in different and specific colors, a month later I got the cutest picture of the collars sticking out of stockings that matched the colors.
In addition to collars and leashes I also make catnip mats, catnip toys, and recycled t-shirt tug toys. I’m currently getting ready to start making martingale collars and harnesses for dogs. I also have a few ideas for new cat toys.
Brittany is also offering my readers a 10% OFF your purchase, with code “DDBLOG’. Stop over and show The EmPURRIUM some love and support and take advantage of the savings she is offering.
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