Hello lucky EcoDog readers! Today I am posting a wonderful GiveAway and Interview from generous crafter, Patti at NorthernLodge! NorthernLodge is a handmade shop on Etsy, featuring “Rustic cabin primitive lodge accent throws and pillows”. Our GiveAway item is a Custom EcoFriendly Pet Blanket, with details on your chance to win at the bottom of the post.
When I first stumbled upon NorthernLodge, what drew me in was the warm & cozy colors, prints and designs that flow through all of the shops items. It’s been almost a year now that I’ve owned my own house, but I am still in a constant state of remodel and decorating and I could see any of the NorthernLodge designs accenting my cozy cabin!
When it comes to cold weather, like the post I put up Friday (Cold Weather Pet Tips), you have to remember to think about your animals too!
They may have a fur coat but they can catch a chill too! NorthernLodge makes an Eco-Friendly item that is perfect for wintertime but also light-weight enough for your pup to use all year round! NorthernLodge hand-crafts Custom Eco-Friendly Pet Blankets with your dog or cats name! What an adorable way for your pet to curl up & keep warm! Know a pet owner? This would make a great gift item too & with affordable shipping or light-weight packing for travelers. *Be sure to place your order now for the busy holiday season!
These items are all handmade by the NorthernLodge artist herself!
EcoDog blogger (Baker, Dog Owner, EcoGirl Extraordinaire), Allie, got to go behind-the-scenes and get to know Patti from NorthernLodge a little more. Enjoy our Q&A for inspiring insight into NorthernLodge handmade creations!
How many pets do you have? “Four at this time. One gray and white tabby cat, Bacardi, a white collie Nevaeh, a black and white Siberian husky Denton and recently WE were adopted by a stray husky
..Ghost, who showed up in our yard a month ago and hasn’t left..he only weighed 47 pounds when he arrived-VERY thin, extremely timid, and obviously never LOVED..well all of that has changed-we adore him, he’s putting on weight, he’s gotten all his shots and our other dogs are showing him the way to a great dog life
..Either my son or my brother will ultimately adopt him, but he needs LOTS of TLC to become a confident dog. Sadly the top of his ears were frozen off during the time he was a stray..the vet thinks due to frostbite, but he is STILL such a handsome boy.“
*When did you first start creating dog quilts?
“About a year ago-my friend gave me a whole box of wool scraps she bought at a garage sale. I made the wolf paw print quilt-and then after THREE etsy customers had purchased them for their dogs, I figured..why not make them especially for dogs. I donated one to Doyle who was a rescued dog, who needed surgery and a soft place to lie down..his foster family said Doyle LOVES his security quilt..
Buddy, the black lab also has a great quilt with his name on it, and his owner assures me he also adores it. And another doggy mom bought one for her pug.“
*What are a few of your favorite designs?
“I love creating things that have a variety of textures and colours. Because I am a Biologist, my creations are ecologically responsible and reflect my love of Nature
..My wool patchwork quilts are made with 100% upcycled wools, and the batting is made from recycled materials. I also love creating custom pillows for my etsy customers and their pets..so far I’ve made 4 custom kitty pillows, but hope to make more.”
* Any favorite eco-friendly tips you can offer?
“I make our dog biscuits, and I use locally grown produce and eggs to reduce our carbon footprint. The dogs and I walk to our regional park, rather than drive..they get an extra long walk, and I save on gas.”
*Besides Etsy.com, what are 2 other sites you most often visit?
Thank you to Patti from NorthernLodge for taking the time to answer our questions! And now…for the GIVEAWAY! EcoDog and NorthernLodge are teaming up to bring you a wonderful GiveAway Prize your pup or pet lover friend are sure to LOVE and cherish! NorthernLodge is giving away (1) CUSTOM ECO-FRIENDLY PET BLANKET to our lucky winner!
To Enter the GiveAway, Simply answer our Poll Question:
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GOOD LUCK!!! Winner will be announced MONDAY, November 22nd.