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.
If you have not registered for the giveaway, please click HERE.