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#1 Maja

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:20 PM

Maybe some of you remember that my tiny, one-person SunDog business makes leather and patchwork things.  And I came up with - I think- with an original product - a hood for shepherds whistles.  People who have bought them seem to be very happy with them, and I am happy because it is not easy to come up with something original these days.

 

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#2 Sue R

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:43 PM

That would come in handy when you are doing close-up stuff in mud and manure, need your whistle handy, but don't want it splish-splashed with gunk before you put it in your mouth!
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#3 Liz P

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:54 PM

I usually tuck mine inside my shirt, but that would be handy to have.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:34 AM

They are becoming popular in Europe :)  .  People seem to think it is more hygienic that way, others wish to protect the whistle when it is something special for them, 


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 05:19 AM

It would prevent a whistle from getting caught on fence wire and being broken that way, which is also a plus.
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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:19 AM

So when are you sending some to the USA?



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:23 AM

Anytime you want  :)  .  We have two types for the moon shape in the picture and the triangular - depending on the type of whistle.  My email is majawn at yahoo.com .

 

I also have nice lanyards :)

 

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:33 AM

That's actually a clever idea. I generally tuck my whistle down my shirt, as I dislike having them dangle and swing and catch on stuff. But the other day was pretty warm and when I pulled mine out to use ... I'd sweated on the thing! BLECH! Did not taste nice. :wacko:  Hope your new product catches on!

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#9 Sue R

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 02:15 PM

You might not want to do that when they get icy cold in winter, either!  

That's actually a clever idea. I generally tuck my whistle down my shirt, as I dislike having them dangle and swing and catch on stuff. But the other day was pretty warm and when I pulled mine out to use ... I'd sweated on the thing! BLECH! Did not taste nice. :wacko:  Hope your new product catches on!

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:18 AM

See?  They are indispensable.  So remember when  Sundog becomes the whistle hood tycoon, the kaptureks won't cost  $5.00 like they do now ;) .


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 09:43 AM

Tada! :D

 

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#12 Sue R

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 11:01 AM

How nice are those! Looks like Bonnie on the right.
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Posted 28 May 2014 - 11:23 AM

You should do a 'prices in euro' catalogue: whenever I convert from zloty to euro the prices come up frighteningly low. For example, 120 zloty keeps coming up as 30 euro for a harness (xe currency converter, yahoo finances converter). 



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 12:14 PM

The link shows up as broken for me. :(

 

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 01:05 PM

We are in the middle of fixing things up so some things may not work well. 

 

An easy approximation is to divide the price in zlotys

 to get dollars,

by 4 to get euros,

by 5 to get pounds.

 

So 120zł is more re less 40 dollars, 30 euros, or 24 pounds .  So the converter works :) , so yes it is all very cheap now  :)  . 

 

Sue, yes it is Bonnie on the right and Darine on the left and also here:

 

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 02:56 PM

Really?! Well I for one welcome our new leatherworking overlords!



#17 Sue R

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:29 PM

Well, where's the "like" button?
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 01:23 AM

Tada!  Me-very-own-fabric design from me-very-own photographs.  There is still lots of room for improvement in the graphics department, but I think I am on the right path. These are all cotton (main webbing too)  - special for summer , when the good working sheep dog needs to take a good dunk in the watering trough.

 

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#19 Sue R

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:16 AM

These are all really nice, Maja!
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:53 PM

Thank you! That's my Darine  :D !


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