Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mosaic Monday: Bone-a- Fide Bandanas



Do you have any dogs (or dog-lovers) on your Christmas list this year? What do you get for the dog who has everything? How about something bright and colorful and personalized with their name?

I had the opportunity to meet earlier this week with Nicole, owner of Bone-a-Fide Bandanas. Nicole is the daughter of my dear friend Robin. She is a smart, capable, savvy 21-year-old with her own business, making personalized bandanas and blankets for the canine set. She has been in business for about a year now, traveling to craft fairs around the state and building her website.

The idea for the business began with the simple bandanas that are given out with a visit to the dog groomer. Nicole thought to improve on the idea by personalizing them, and adding a clean edging with threads in colors that compliment the fabrics. She offers an ever-changing variety of fabrics, too -- everything from camo to cards to chili peppers, and much more. There are also fabrics for major holidays. You can see a few of her Christmas bandanas in one of the photos above.

Modeling a few of Nicole's creations here is Riley, her Jack Russell terrier. The bandanas come in five different sizes, to fit everything from a Chihuahua to a Bernese Mountain dog. In case you were wondering, the photos were taken in Robin's beautiful house. I will have to do another post on that soon. ;)

Best of all, for readers of Little Red House, Nicole is offering 20% off your total order through December 31st. Just use the code REDHOUSE. You may request gift packaging (bone patterned organza bag) by including the word "gift" in the text box which appears with each bandana listed in your shopping cart.

Check out Bone-a-Fide Bandanas for all the doggies on your Christmas list!

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1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
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And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.

33 comments:

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  2. Hello, Mary! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It sounds like your friends daughter has a cute business idea. Rileys looks like a sweet dog wearing his bandana. Thanks for the link, I hope you have a great week!

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  4. Love the bandana's! Great idea, heading over to check it out.

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  5. The personalized bandanas are wonderful! I love the one that says "Rescued". Nicole is very talented!

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  6. How cute! A great idea for pet lovers! ♥

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  7. Hi Mary, These are pretty dog gone cute! No dogs, but the name of my quilt guild is "The Kennel Girls". It originated because we use to hold our meetings in an old dog kennel. Might be something fun for them. I'll have to check here blog out. Thanks for letting us share.

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  8. Riley looks dog gone cute in his bandana :) Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

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  9. Hello Mary
    Congratulations to Nicole for coming up with a novel idea for her business. The bandanas I've had on our dog from a groomer were just quick cut-outs with scissors but these are really nice.
    It was nice of you to feature this young lady and her cute dog.
    Judith

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  10. Hi, Mary
    It's been a few weeks since I've been involved in Mosaic Monday and am pleased to be returning. Thanks for hosting!
    The bandanas are very cute; I hope your young friend is successful with her business venture.
    -Karen

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  11. The bandanas are adorable! I have two grand dogs that might need one :)

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  12. What a wonderful idea and I do hope it works out good for her. There is certainly a market out there. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    QMM

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  13. Cute bandanas ~ personalized items are always extra special! Thanks for hosting once again :)

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  14. What a cute, thoughtful gift for our friends with dogs. Thanks for sharing the link and for hosting each Monday. ~ Sarah

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  15. Great idea!!! I wonder if my Duchess would let us put one on her! Hoping you Thanksgiving was wonderful!!! And wishing you a grand week! Cathy

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  16. What a great Mosaic Monday. And I am NOT showing this page to George. He would want all of them!

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  17. I'm sure Nichole will do very well with her business. She's presenting a unique and professionally finished item. Have a good week Mary!

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  18. What a great idea!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Markus

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  19. What a lovely dog and a wonderful scarf. Great work.
    Have a nice new week.

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  20. I guess Sunday is evening is about my most favorite time to blog. And since Little Red House Mosaic Monday is ever so faithfully here for our "creations" here I am again. It's my most favorite place to be!!
    Love the doggie bandana idea. And that Jack Russell is obviously a much-loved pet.
    Have a super, wonderful week!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  21. I am here again at last, we have had a busy autumn first with a trip to Asia and then our Olive Harvest. i am pleased to be joining in again.

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  22. Now I know what our Dylan dog is going to be getting for Christmas. Tiis is great thanks for sharing!

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  23. The bandannas are so cute and your pictures so vibrant and full of colour! Love them.


    Veronica

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  24. What an enterprising young lady! Hmmm...I wonder if the grand-dogs would wear those. Chloe would go in the corner and tug at it until she got it off but, then again, she's of the opinion she's a princess!

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  25. Just Darling, I lost my dog of 16 years,
    if I still had him He would get this for Christmas. Yvonne

    Did you have anyone in your famaly called Johnnie Carroll that was a bi-wing flyer
    around your Grandfathers age?

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  26. Love the bandanas. Great Christmas gift idea for the dog lover. Thanks for hosting!

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  27. Yvonne, I'm so sorry about your dog! As for relatives, my husband's grandparents came over from Ireland and England. No flyers as far as I know... :) xoxo

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  28. I too love the bandanas - and what a cute doggy model. :)

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  29. Those bandanas are so cute on the dogs and everything else. Love them.

    Yael

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  30. Oh Mary I love these doggy gifts! I wish her much luck. I am trying to rebuild my readers since an absence due to no inter-net. I am trying to link everywhere I can to get some more traffice. I am planning on selling ad space. I will be offering free space beginning this weekend for Christmas. Then in January I'll start selling. I would love to promote her doggy gifts. BTW you need to come over and check out my post today! It goes with yours. I'll see you next week. Have a great week.
    Sherry

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  31. Love the bandanas and what a great model you had!

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  32. Lovely idea! At one time I use to have this dog that I took to have groomed ever so often and they always put a bandana around his neck. It was so cute. But what a great idea to personalize it and make it special for your best friend. Her Jack Russel is really cute.
    Have a great day!
    Brenda

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