So What are the Crafty Dogs doing this coming year?
Happy New Year to you all! Firstly, I’d like to apologise for the technical hitch that meant that I could not post the last parts of the Christmas Story – How Rubbish the Rabbit Hound Saved Christmas – on the SWEP blog. However, if you go over to the Crafty-Dog-Cymru.co.uk website the whole story is available as a free download for you to print off and share.
So what are the plans for the Crafty Dogs for this year, and how will we be helping the greyhounds? Firstly, we will be extending the range of shops from which people can buy our products across South and West Wales; the jams and chutneys, the glassware and the books. We have had such interest that its been phenomenal. Up to Christmas we had orders for glassware with individual images (horses, dragons and an owl!) which, on top of the Christmas Craft Fairs we were attending, meant we were incredibly busy. Creative artwork is just that; individual pieces of hand-made work, each one unique. And each one signed.
There are new varieties of jams in production, and some existing ones will be tweaked. We are looking for new sales venues – if anyone wants to stock our jams or chutneys, message us on the website mentioned above.
Books – after the success of the last 2 books, and the Christmas Story, we are looking at bringing out a new book which will be a collection of shorter stories about the Largest Rabbit and its characters in the summer. There are also plans to translate The Largest Rabbit into Welsh – but in this case, South Walian Welsh. This is in the very early stages but it might be a goer.
What about the doggies? As usual we will be promoting Greyhound Rescue Wales at the Craft Fairs we attend, and wherever we can we’ll be taking Penny the Crafty Dog herself. The blog will also be giving out some advice about living with a rescued dog. Future articles will deal with doggie diets, fostering, how to get a pet passport, and the cat friendly hound.
So, look out for the blogs over the next few weeks. If you have a question, post it on the comments here and we’ll try and answer it, be it glassware, jams, books or greyhounds. Keep jammin’!