Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Bazaar Shopping Preview

Last night I found another reason to shop Nipclub Holiday Bazaar vendors, as if there aren't enough already. I get Petco emails cos the Soulistic grain-free food I'm forced to eat is made by Weruva but sold exclusively at Petco. When I clicked on their Cyber Monday link, I found something I just HAD to have. I'm sure you kitties know how that is. It was calling my name.

When Pop came home, I gave him all kitten eyes and axed him to get out his plastic card and order it for me. After supper, he did, or at least he tried. The site was extremely slow loading but he put all his information in and clicked. He got one of those wheels and just go round and round. After about 15 minutes, he decided to place the order by phone. "Thank you. please continue to hold. We know that your time is very valuable …" After hearing how they valued his time for almost an hour, he gave up. Is this anyway to run a business? It got to the point, TW thought they were stalling until Cyber Monday was over so they wouldn't have to honor the sale price. The kitteh will do without … for now.

Happily, you won't have to stay on hold or see that never-ending wheel when you buy from our vendors.

My favorite from their shop.















The first shop I'm going to spotlight is one of my Twitter furrends Daffy and her Mom's Etsy shop NoCrybabyDoGs. Most of their items are woofies, but you can custom-desing your own products. Last year no less than 4 of the Christmas cards I received from furrends came from them. In fact, I have cards for them and the quality is pawsome. The card stock is heavy, as are the envelopes and the printing is crisp and, well, stunning. If you want to design your own cards, you send them a photo and some inside copy. Not only can you design the front and inside, but you can give credit on the back to yourself or anyone who happened to help you with the design. I've credited Glogirly and Joan Nardozzi (Zaziart) on the back of mine. The turnaround is quick too! if You don't want to design you own, they have wonderful Christmas cards in stock. NoCrybabyDoGs also sells prints, labels, magnets and jewelry. Use the coupon code SavingsRock for a 15% discount!

If jewelry is more your thing, there are many choices. The three I have first-hand knowledge of are MizzBassie's pet necklaces, Kruse Kats, and Whskr's Etsy shop.

Whskr's chain maille pendant pink rose

Whskr lives in New Zealand and will ship anywhere in the world. Many of the pieces are chain maille and are quite intricate. Other pieces were inspired by The Hobbit. She can also design a custom pet portrait necklace using a photo of your kitty or woofie. The pendant is made of crystal clear high quality glass with a bevelled edge. This, as well as her other items are reasonably prices and the postage isn't exorbitant. Whskr has done a lot of charity work for animals and uses her cat's blog (Dash Kitten's Mewsings) to help many cats find homes Don't forget to use coupon code PalsRock30 for 30% off all items.

Sodaliate fish and gold-finish pewter pet necklace from Mizz Bassie.

Mizz Bassie makes the best pet necklaces around and now she has an Etsy shop. Their clasps are magnetic so they're easy to put around your pet's neck and they come off easy if your pet gets caught somewhere. I have one and I've given one to A Call 4 Paws to auction off. She'll make any size you'd like. They're so pretty, you might want to give one to your human. 50% of all profits from the necklaces is donated to animal charities.

Kruse Kats, who you know from their quilt making, have opened an Etsy shop and filled it with jewelry and these amazing reusable tote bags. They'll pay for themselves when you keep getting bag refunds from the supermarket. They're also reversible with an all occasion fabric on the reverse side. All profits go to World Vets, which makes this shop extra special. In addition to the bags, Wanda offers jewelry, including a line of bottle cap necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Someone must drink a lot of something in the Kruse household. Just meowin'. All items are priced to sell. Anyone, even TW, can afford them. Maggie says to tell you that neither she nor Parker are for sale although they're adding items to the shop daily.



20 comments:

Cotton said...

That bag is really cute! (Says mom)
Cotton

Molly The Wally said...

Nice gear there Keisha. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Ann Paws said...

Such cute items. Love the "yo" card, that's awesome.

Mariodacat said...

Good review CK. Dang, I keep trying to buy Mags and Parker, but can never sneak in the sale before Wanda catches on. She's too sharp!

Mariodacat said...

Good review CK. Dang, I keep trying to buy Mags and Parker, but can never sneak in the sale before Wanda catches on. She's too sharp!

Anonymous said...

Your card is really great! Maybe next year I will have addresses and can send some of my own. Very collaborative of you to share the cool shops of furriends. Best way to shop! Paw pats, Savvy

Shiva & Jaya said...

We likes all them stuffies, but wanna sees them in either red, blue or purrple. PM colors rule!

#mol

Kruse Kats said...

Mom adding stuff every day! She is taking off work tomorrow and Friday to finish a bunch of stuff!!!!

Colehaus Cats said...

Our Mom loves that jewelry. Ooo, and the cards. No, she says the tote bag. Our Mom can't make up her mind but says she's happy to know she won't get the Spinning Wheel of Doom from the Nipclub Holiday Bazaar! Purrs...

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh boy, so much cool stuff!
We got that wheel goes round and round and round and round when we tried to order something somewhere else the other day... we had to give up too. sigh

Sparkle said...

I am really excited about the #NipClub Holiday Bazaar! I hope all the vendors (including me!) do awesomely!

Katie and Glogirly said...

SO many talented anipals!!!
We love that you are spotlighting everyone...it's fun to see these great designs!
; ) Katie & Glogirly

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

Oooh, how pretty pretty!

Brian said...

I am always impressed at the talent that we have out there!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

we're broke...but we shared!

meowmeowmans said...

YO! That is some really terrific stuff, CK. Thank you for calling our attention to them. :)

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

That's wonderful and such lovley items for a great cause!

The Island Cats said...

What great things! Thanks for featuring them, CK! We'll definitely check them out!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Ck, You coulda had a career in sales, darling! You are oh-so persuasive! The only thing missing from today's post is, well....you. I had to scroll down for my daily dose.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Mommy gotted pet necklaces for Ryker & Allie from Mizz Bassie's shop. And did you know she turned Ryker's collar into a watch band so mommy can wear something to remember Ryker by every day?