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Walking in a Wiener Wonderland

November 28, 2006

Listen. I had to! With the wiener wonderland. I really did. It was either that or "The Wiener of My Discontent," but then everyone would just think I was talking about Bo.

(Also, did I say I would publish this "tonight?" I did. And, know what time it is? Five twenty-six in the morning. I am still awake, working on this damn thing. Which means I did not lie, if you have sort of a liberal interpretation of "night," that being that you consider "night" to encompass "time when Leigh should be sleeping." But I forgot how long the gift guide takes, with the linking and the finding. And the fact that I always end up spending seven zillion more hours than is necessary, because I am a nerd. But that is neither here nor there.)

(And, I'm back, because I just finished. It is 9 a.m. So...not so much, with the last night. I TRIED! But now I have to go to work, and I should really...shower, or something.)

(Hmm.)

Anyway. Hi! It is late, you guys.

So, as we know, it was just Thanksgiving! And I really hope you had a happy one, if you are a Thanksgiving-celebrator. I love Thanksgiving, because food is good, and eating is happy. And of course, Thanksgiving is always entertaining with my family, thanks primarily to the fact that we have a number of traditions that must be followed, lest there be catastrophes. And because we do not really like catastrophes so much, we follow these traditions, and usually nobody dies or has to call poison control.

In our family, the first tradition is, "Do not let Dad near the turkey pan." This is because Dad has a tendency to helpful himself over to the sink with that pan, and will wash that pan, and then my mother will scream bloody fucking murder in a manner that causes all of her dead relatives to pop headfirst out of the ground in Mississippi, spinning in horror, because it turns out that another -- much more deeply-held --tradition in our family, is to make the gravy for Thanksgiving out of the turkey drippings.

I do not know how such a thing is actually accomplished, as I have a very limited knowledge of things involving "drippings." I tend to avoid anything called "drippings" as a matter of principle, and the only gravy that is ever served at my house is the kind that comes with the mashed potatoes side dish from Popeye's. And yet, despite my lack of knowledge in this area, I feel confident in reporting that "Dawn" is not a proper gravy ingredient. And therefore, Dad's well-intentioned helpfulness destroys the drippings, results in dry little mouths for turkey eaters, and we all get to whack him with a wooden spoon. Thwap! Woo, tradition!

Or, okay. I am lying. We do not actually whack Dad with a wooden spoon (although we do have to body-block him away from the pan, because every year, the poor man automatically heads for the empty. drippy container, and must be physically restrained). But we have other traditions, too, which include watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and then the Westminster Dog Show, and cheering very loudly for the dachshunds ("working group, my ass," says me, who would be the woman who has four of them, and not one has ever achieved any sort of gainful employment other than "pee on"). The dachshunds never win, though, which is a travesty of justice, because dachshunds are totally rocking little things. Throw them a bone, Westminster! Where would we be without the brave badger hound? I mean, I'd still have nice smelling furniture and sparkling floors, but besides that, where would we be? In a much drearier place, is my thought. A place where Febreeze is not such a successful product, I bet.

But, hey. I am apparently off track. And, traditions! Is what I was talking about. So, after we eat all of the food in the world (because my mother is also compelled to cook for an army of six hundred and nine people, even though we are a family of four, as maybe we are expecting all those dead relatives to pop in for canapés), and after we drink all of the alcohol ever made (because we are all just really trashy people), we all collapse into a heap somewhere in the vicinity of a television set, and watch the third traditional program of Thanksgiving day, and that is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. And we have watched this movie so many, many times, that we have memorized every line, and if you would like Ziz and me to act it out for you, while also interjecting random bits of trivia as we do so (the chandelier in the dining room disappears halfway through the middle of one scene! Spectres!), then that will be absolutely no problem. Just give us some wine. We will handle the rest.

But all of this discussion about Thanksgiving, and the things we do prior to passing the heck out from a combination of turkey drugging and alcohol, is really only the set up to what is really going on here. And that is my own realization, which happens every year on the day after Thanksgiving, that holy shit: I have to go shopping again. For other people. Didn't I fucking just do that last year? Selfish bastards!

Now, I am not a masochist type person, despite my career choice and ensuing constant work at all hours. I actually like to not experience physical pain. I also try to avoid manhandling, being sneezed upon, and being generally jostled by the general public, which is sneezy and jostle-y and manhandle-y, and this is precisely why I would sooner shave myself baldheaded than attempt shopping at an Atlanta mall on the day after Thanksgiving. That just is not my thing. But online shopping, on the other hand...now, hello! Hello, sitting on my couch! Why, hi there, glass of wine, and small brown dogs! Please invade my personal space! I welcome you to my lap, so long as nobody complains that maybe I should change out of my pajamas already.

And so that is how I have been doing my shopping for the last several years. From the computer, like the big old lazy pants that I am, all unwashed and vaguely smelly and wearing a stained tee-shirt, but happy as can be.

And so, now I will get moving on my own Thanksgiving tradition, which is one that I apparently came up with by accident last year, but which was really pretty fun. For anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about, last year, I came up with a list of a bunch of cool gifts that cost less than ten bucks, but which seemed like they'd cost a lot more. I posted the list, and then some of the stores got involved and sent us discounts, and it was a big old ten dollar shopping orgy. And then we whacked everybody with a wooden spoon. Thwap!

So, I've done that again this year, and already, a lot of sellers have sent in coupons and discount codes, so all of that is below. There are some great deals, too, so I hope everybody finds something good.

Miss Doxie's Ten Dollar Or Less Gift Guide of 2006: It Took All Night, So It Better Not Suck!

We'll start out strong (and girly! Like deodorant!), with one of my very favorite online stores, goodmorning-morning. Right now, she has these really adorable ribbon pins for $10. And, I mean...those are really cute. I could not make that if my life depended on it, and if I had several hands. I would tie my arms together in the manner of a strait-jacketed person, and then y'all would all laugh, and really, that is not very Christmas-y of you.

Moving on to another favorite, the talented Nicole at Pink Loves Brown has her pretty bookplates for sale, but she's increased her selection, and now you have four mind-bogglingly pretty choices. Those bookplates started this whole shindig last year, because I loved them like a fuzzy kitten. A fuzzy, reasonably priced, personalized with your own name kitten. And good luck finding one of those little buggers, because you just can't. They don't exist in our world. But thanks to Nicole, bookplates do, for six-fifty, and everyone I gave them to last year (see: everyone) thought they were the bee's literary knees.

Also, Pink Loves Brown's pins and badges kick about seven kinds of ass, and she has also these awesome cards that she prints herself using a process known as "difficult," somewhere in the land of "far beyond the realm of my understanding." One of those cards would make an awesome stocking stuffer, but I am quirky about pretty little cards like that, and I might actually frame it and give it as a gift. Rectangular art! For less than five dollars! Y'all come be my friend this holiday season. I'm cheap!

Speaking of cheap, know what else is? Magnets! And very pretty, one-of-a-kind magnets seem like they would be really awesome secret Santa gifts. And you will be the hero of Secret Santa, and not the asshole that brought a dusty, dented can of mixed nuts. That nut guy is an asshole.

Turning to things that are not assholes, (just...go with it. I don't even know what I'm talking about at this point), Crafters for Critters continues to be awesome, and continues to donate all proceeds to doggies in need. The items over there are mostly one-of-a-kind, and have been donated by a bunch of different crafters. Which is great, because that means there's a wide variety of designers, and they update the selection really frequently. So check that out.

And, while we are on the subject of dogs (and actually, when am I not on that subject? I am a one-track girl. Maybe because there is currently a dog sleeping on my left hand, which is making it difficult to type. But I don't want to move him, because of teeth.) (Guess who I am talking about, you guys!), Lindsay Designs continues to have some of the most gorgeous pet stuff in the world. Most cat collars come in around ten dollars, and they're lovely. Indeed, if I had a cat, he would wear this collar in blue, for a brief time, before ultimately being baked into a pot pie by Bo (see: teeth, supra). There are also some great deals on her clearance page, with collars for dogs pretty close to ten dollars. And she does people, too (hee) -- for the ladies, she's got these pretty flower pins. I love this one the most, and it's even on sale, for only $5.20. And that's a really lovely little gift, right there. And, seafoam! Which is a word I don't get to say enough. Seafoam!

So, besides saying "seafoam" a lot, know what else I like? Headbands. And cute little pocket mirrors (scroll down and look at those cute corduroy ones for $5, or the silk brocade for $6.50), so I can look at myself wearing headbands. And then I can think, "I should maybe wash my hair instead of thinking that I am somehow hiding its dirtiness with this headband." And then I can have introspection, and it's a fun time.

If you have a crafty friend on your list, then these bead kits look like they'd be fun. And of course, all crafters are sort of required by law to own at least seven hundred tea towels, embroidered with the fantastic patters from Sublime Stitching, because that woman is a fucking genius. A set of four patterns is ten bucks, and those patterns, all tied up nicely with ribbon, would be a great gift for anyone who likes that sort of thing; add some embroidery floss (which is, like, eight cents or something) and some white tea towels (they're everywhere; I got a bunch at the grocery store, actually, but they also have them at craft stores), and that's a really fun gift. And it's super easy to do, too -- I've made about a jillion of these (oh, naturally), and they all look like they're supposed to. Which shocked the hell out of me.

For the less crafty ladies, there are a lot of good finds at this site . These felted brooches are fantastic, as are these cute little hair pins. And y'all probably remember my obsession over the flower ring, which is just the coolest thing to be made out of plastic since...something else awesome, and plastic. That was invented before. Like credit cards, for example.

And because mine will soon be getting palpitations, let us pause in our shopping for a minute. Let us have story break. We will travel back in time to when I was five, and was attending pre-school. On that particular day, my mother wasn't home (possibly she was...giving birth to my sister, now that I think about it. Or recovering from that. Something along those lines), and somehow, my father was left with the responsibility of dressing and caring for a very squirmy and whiny me, who did not like turtlenecks, and who did not like her brown boots, and who argued to the point of hysteria that mom always lets me wear her old pantyhose to preschool, Dad, every day, GOD.

Now, the point of this story is not that I was a lying toddler. It is also not that my father ultimately allowed me to enter a public building wearing two tee-shirts, a vest, and a pair of corduroy pants with my mother's pantyhose pulled up over them, topped off by the brown boots. Instead, the point is that, had my father been in the possession of these at the time, then maybe there would have been a lot less explaining to be done when mom picked me up at school the next time. That's pretty much what I'm driving at, there. Memories are precious!

So, now that we have celebrated (1) childhood, (2) paralyzing stupidity, and (3) monumentally poor taste, we can get back to shopping. I continue to think that the sale section of West Elm's online store is a veritable gold mine of good deals, and these vases are a good example of that. They range from four to six bucks, and they're in my two favorite colors. (Also, I think shipping is free right now, so move on that, y'all. That's a good damn deal right there.) I really like those, and someone should probably buy me a boatload of them, and I will replace all of the furniture in my house with vases. And then someone else can buy me flowers, and we can all learn a lesson about teamwork while I drink a cocktail.

Hopping dangerously from cocktails to children, if you happen to know any who are...smallish, I guess, one clever reader sent in a link to this site. Now, I have no comprehension of how this works, but apparently, it involves stuffed animals for under ten dollars, and they have codes, and those codes can be used on the website. And then there are games, which I presume are kid friendly and educational, and are not primer courses for building your own My Space account, where fourteen-olds the world over can give themselves such clever screen names as "sexxxy1992".

Oh, look; I'm old again. Keeps happening.

Anyway, so. Moving on, to one of my favorite gifts: candles. Everyone needs candles, both for getting-it-on purposes with the mood lighting, but also to hide smells. Such as the smell of four overripe wiener dogs who kind of need a bath right now, thanks to the mud pit that is my back yard, but...no. And so, this is why I am, right this very second, burning this candle from Becca Lights. I love this candle. I love all their candles, and I bought about ten of them last year for people, and every one of them smelled incredible, and I somehow ended up keeping two. I may have dumped friends for these candles.

Anyway, they're only ten bucks, and they make a really nice gift for someone; just tie a pretty ribbon around the tin, and voila! Their house will no longer smell like dirty wieners, and for this, they will thank you.

Moving on...okay, stationery and paper goods are always awesome presents, and I am always happy to get them, because I like writing and stuff. And I think these notecards pretty much sum up the majority of my thoughts, because the majority of my thoughts are bad words. Y'all know.

I am also crazy about these adorable enclosure cards, which you can get in sets of three for five dollars, and which would make a lovely stocking stuffer. And, the very nice Dai has given us a code for 15% off; type in 2055501206, and it's good through the end of December. And that is a very good deal for so much prettiness.

In addition to candles and stationery, one of my favorite things to give or receive is always going to be good-smelling bath stuff. I mean, don't you think? Everyone likes things that smell nice, but most people don't just run out and buy themselves indulgent little bath salts and scrubs all the time. I mean, maybe you do, and then I am jealous, because the closest I've come is that a few weeks ago I bought a box of Mr. Bubble, and even that was done primarily in the interest of science. So I love getting that kind of thing, because it never occurs to me to buy it for myself.

So, I think something like this would be a particularly happy gift for someone who needs to be pampered. I particularly like the idea of the peppermint one, because festive!, but also, that's got to be all refreshing and sparkly. It makes me feel all tingly just thinking about it; peppermint scrub! Don't you feel energized? I rather do. And given the time right now, that is saying something. Job well done, peppermint scrub!

Let me also point out that when speaking of pampering, we should not exclude the menfolk, because holy shit, y'all. Look at this one! It's a gift and a compliment, all rolled into one! Just please do not give it to your father, because you will totally gross me out. Dukay, however, is getting six of these.

(Did I ever mention that Dukay has a size fourteen foot? Fourteen! He's like an urban yeti!)

(Not that I am implying that other...parts of him are a "big one." You know. I mean, I am, but I would never admit to such a thing, as I have principles and manners, and hi, Dukay's mom! Nice genes!)

But, anyway. So, while we're on the subject of menfolk and their parts, here's a gift that can go for the ladies or the gentlemen among us -- Threadless is doing another ten dollar tee shirt sale, and I am loving this one very much. And this shirt was obviously created just for me. Sycamore tree.

So, speaking of jewelry (which...sure), this site has some really incredible rings, and a bunch of them have been on sale. Plus, the code MISSDOXIE will give you 10% off your order, which is very cool, indeed. And maybe her stuff is not quite under ten dollars, but it is definitely close. Particularly if you add the ten percent off bit. Y'all please do not make me do any math at this hour, but...tennish. Definitely tennish!

Or, how about some pretty earrings from Erthe Fae? Almost all of her earrings are $10, which means that they qualify for the list of awesome. Well done, earrings! Also, they're all one of a kind, and her stock changes every week, so you can get something all special.

We have also received an email from the adorable Lilie at A Planet 4 Creation (she is just a sweetheart, y'all), who has put together an entire page of $20 and under gifts (most are actually under $10). Plus, y'all can get an additional 15% off (not on sale, BCA or club items) through Dec 18 if you use the gift code "Miss Doxie." You are rocking now!

Sharma Designs has a great selection of stocking stuffer earrings here, plus she'll give y'all ten percent off for entering "missdoxie" at checkout, AND it's free shipping until the fifteenth. It is like she is giving earrings away! Which is good, because I really like these ones. Maybe they want to come live at my house. Like, in the part of the house that contains my ears.

You can get yet another discount (but it occurs to me that I have no idea how much, now that I am in typing mode) by going to Dada Haus and using the code "Miss Doxie"; she's got some great little pieces, including these tiny origami earrings in a couple of different colors. And, know what word looks like it is spelled wrong? Origami. And yet, spellcheck says I am right. Wonders never cease over here, y'all.

Oh, and Dada Haus is the owner of a really, really fucking cute rescue pit bull. And I think people who rescue pit bulls should all be given complementary BMWs and foot rubs by the government. If I ever am finally named Empress, that will be one of the first rules I make, right after I am done drinking the blood of my enemies, or whatever the hell one has to do to be named Empress in this day and age. I bet lawyers are involved.

But at any rate, as long as I am busy making rules, now is also the time where I get to bend them just a little. This cute site doesn't have anything under ten dollars, but you can get some great pet portraits there. Plus, she sent me an email telling me that y'all can get free shipping with code freeship06 until January 10. And a pet portrait would be an awesome present for someone. Preferably someone who has pets.

And there's also this great site; lots of her pieces are on sale, and she's got a free shipping promotion going on, so you'll find some great deals there. Probably not under ten bucks, but excellent deals, all the same.

Continuing with my rule-breaking and life of crime, I adore everything on this site, but I have a special fondness for this necklace, which is only twenty dollars, but is very awesome. And I also love these earrings, which are twenty bucks, as well, and that ain't bad at all.

I also love everything on this site. This is the lady who makes the headbands that I often sport on my unwashed hair, and she is crazy talented. They're not on her site, but I bought a few of her aprons for gifts last year, and they were gorgeous. Over ten bucks, but very worth it. But the headbbands with the hair clips are really cool, and would make a great gift for people who have some hair.

And, to wrap it all up: if you're in the Atlanta area, you should definitely check out the Atlanta Craft Mafia's annual holiday show this coming SUNDAY. Because, know what they have there? Crafts. And I got a ton of gifts there last year (including those awesome aprons from Relic Boutique), and people loved everything. because it was all individual and nifty. And besides, know what else they have there? Cocktails! God bless the marriage of shopping and drinking. It is a match made in my own personal heaven.

Note: CRAP, y'all. I wrote this up as saying Saturday, but it is Sunday. SUNDAY will be crafts. Do not go on Saturday! I am an idiot!

Needless to say, I know where I will be for a lot of hours on Sunday. And, I also know why I plan on spending the later part of Sunday napping. Thank you, Craft Mafia!

So, there you go. Gift Guide 2006! I hope it gave you some ideas, and happy shopping, y'all!

(Incidentally, I am convinced I have forgotten a hundred people, and I've been combing through old emails trying to make sure I've covered everyone who sent a code, but...I mean, it's now 7:30 in the morning, and I've been awake since Saturday morning at this point (yes. And we are starting Tuesday!), so it is entirely possible that I have overlooked something critical. If you have something to include, please email me again. I am sorry that I suck!)

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And now, I guess it's finally time for me to do my whole little coming-out thing, where I'm supposed to tell everyone my big, nerdy news. And it's making me all shy, all of a sudden. Which is interesting, given that I've already told y'all, without any reservation whatsoever, a bunch of stories about falling down in public places, throwing poop out of windows, etc., that my dumb self has done over the years. But somehow, this is just...I don't know! It's more personal, I guess. And I just hope you don't think it's the silliest thing you've ever seen.

So, I guess, just...here it is: this morning, I'll be launching my own little store. It's nothing fancy -- just a place where I can sell doxie cards, paintings, and other crafty stuff I've made. The majority of the products are dachshund related, and were based on my little doodles. And ten percent of all the proceeds are being donated to Dachshund Rescue of North America, because they do very good work.

Again, it's not fancy, but still -- I'm all proud of it. I did everything myself, y'all! I figured out CSS, designed the site, and installed the cart. I made all of the products, chose the printers for the notecards, and got a tax license like a real seller person. I've worked all night long at least twice a week for the past three months, but it's finally come together. And you know, I finally feel like I can say that I've done my best, and that I've given this my best shot. And maybe that makes no sense whatsoever, but...I don't know. I guess it's just that this is something I love to do, and if there's even a tiny, bitsy chance that I might be good enough at it to make that work, even just part of the time -- then I have to try, you know? I had to try my hardest, and I finally feel like that's what I've done.

Probably Hallmark will not call tomorrow, begging me for an exclusive deal for my Bad Wiener notecards. Probably Hallmark would take one look at my Bad Wiener notecards, note that Hallmark is more in the business of making touching movies about old people than selling cards that say "shit" on them, and then Hallmark -- the company itself, on its little company legs -- would run screaming from the room. But, still. A girl can dream!

So, anyway. That's it, and I guess that is enough explanation for one little link. If you'd like to see what I've gone and done (or where my youth, energy, time, and money have all gone), please take a look. The new site is www.shopdoxie.com, and I hope like the dickens that y'all like it.

And finally, just so you know, nothing is going to change over here; this will continue to be my normal spot for bitching, moaning, tripping, drinking, etc. And now that I am not spending all night long staring at code and waking Dukay to ask him pressing questions like, "Why come computers don't just talk English? WHY COME IS THAT?", I will hopefully have more time to do fun things, including writing more entries. Or at least doing things that are interesting enough to warrant an entry, as opposed to "Tonight I spent seven hours trying to find something that looks vaguely like this: } Turned to crack cocaine for comfort!" And I'm definitely not going to talk shop or be all boring, or you have my permission to come stomp me in the head. Or to whack me with a wooden spoon.

Thwap.

So, that is it. All my big news! I told you it was nerdy. And I was right!

If you have any additional suggestions for the gift guide, send me an email, or leave them in the comments. Good luck with your shopping, and as always, y'all have a great week!

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133 Comments

Wow Leigh,
First off thanks for posting my site. The flower rings are the best thing in my book too.

Also, I just love your new site. Way to go. It really reflects you and you are crafty and funny all at the same time! Congrats.

Posted by: Shari | November 28, 2006 09:15 AM

Thanks, Leight!

Your stuff is cute. I love the stuffed doxies. Nice work!

Posted by: Jen | November 28, 2006 09:23 AM

You might want to put the shop as a link in your sidebar so that more peoples can find it - the more the merrier...

Posted by: Jenn | November 28, 2006 09:27 AM

These are more than ten dollars (mostly between $20 and $30 but in Canadian!) but I'm in love with everything at Monster Factory (monsterfactory.net).

Posted by: Erin | November 28, 2006 09:35 AM

I adore your store! I wanted to buy everything, but limited myself to one of each set of notecards.

Posted by: Leah | November 28, 2006 09:51 AM

Your Threadless link (the one to the main page) is typed wrong: it sent me to ww.threadless.com . But the error message was fun! And ALSO reminiscent of vintage Doxie!


Halfway through the gift guide right now. I heart you.


ok byeeeeee

Posted by: Cassiopeia | November 28, 2006 09:59 AM

Another great list! Your stitching kits remind me of a great site for kits: www.subversivecrossstitch.com. Cross stitch with an edge!

Posted by: cricket | November 28, 2006 10:02 AM

Thanks for this great list! So many good ideas. I love your site, your ramblings never fail to make me laugh.

Posted by: PSUCowgirl | November 28, 2006 10:10 AM

I love your site! Excellent job on all of it. I know how hard you worked on it and I'm so proud of you. Is there anything you can't do?

Posted by: El Dukay | November 28, 2006 10:11 AM

You rule. Thanks for the gift guide, and I love your shop! I ordered some bad wiener cards. Love the one with the e-collar. Shit indeed. Haha.

Posted by: Amber | November 28, 2006 10:19 AM

Love, love, love your new website! I will definitely be placing an order. Soon! (and more, once you get some artwork up there).

Thanks for donating to DRNA. I adopted my little Punkin (spontaneous wiener, not plotty) from them last May and think they do great work.

Posted by: janeygirl | November 28, 2006 10:21 AM

Woohoo! Delurking long enough to celebrate the opening of your store. I own two hellbeasts-erm, make that "Miniature Dachshunds," and I enjoy the hell out of your blog. Mwahs to you, darlin', I'm wishing you huge success.

Posted by: sharon | November 28, 2006 10:23 AM

Aaaah! I love it! Your gift ideas are wonderful, and shopdoxie is awesome! I especially like the wiener enlargement reference...tee hee.

For real, girl...do you sleep, ever? How can I get summathat Doxie energy for myself?

Posted by: Cassiopeia | November 28, 2006 10:36 AM

Leigh, I love it all. I just bookmarked about 60% of the sites you posted, and I'll be purchasing them when I finally get my debit card back (long, long story).

And also, there are about 15 things I want on shopdoxie.com, your stuff is fabulous! Congrats!

Posted by: culotte | November 28, 2006 10:37 AM

Also, while you're still good and sleep-deprived, here's some cracked-out internet goodness that can only be fully appreciated in your present state...

http://shadowdane.shackspace.com/cats.htm

Posted by: Cassiopeia | November 28, 2006 10:39 AM

Leigh-

You are amazing! Great, creative work. I will be shopping with you for Christmas. Much love to you, Dukay, and the DOGS!!!

Posted by: Lauren | November 28, 2006 10:40 AM

Miss Doxie is a shopping Goddess! Thanks for the gift suggestions (under $10 or Ten-ish or not), they all sound super!
I am now rushing off to check your new site!! Congrats!

Posted by: ashley-cita | November 28, 2006 10:41 AM

Oh my goodness! I love your new store! Everything is adorable.

Posted by: Tartine | November 28, 2006 10:46 AM

I love me some Sublime Stitching and it's creator Jenny Hart.

Here is a link to an article about her and her human hair embroidery.

http://www.supernaturale.com/articles.html?id=207

Posted by: Mrs.MGA | November 28, 2006 10:48 AM

Oh, y'all! Thank you so much for being so sweet about the site. And, maybe it is the fact that I haven't slept since...when did I say? Saturday night?...but, anyway. I am all a-giddy, and I'm just so happy that y'all think it doesn't suck.

Also, apparently the pre-giddiness resulted in some screwy links in the gift guide, (thank y'all for the heads-up). I messed up where the little hand mirrors were, and some other assorted typos, but it's all better now. So go forth and procure!

Posted by: Miss Doxie | November 28, 2006 10:59 AM

Congrats on the new site and thanks for all the links.

Posted by: Cheryl | November 28, 2006 11:00 AM

Dachshunds are the best! They are the cutest and the yappiest!

However, they have limited marketing value and diminished advertising space. Get a larger dog and you can make real money through AdverPets (http://richardquick.blogspot.com/2006/11/americans-love-their-pets-more-than.html).

See you on the veranda!

Richard Quick, Esq.

http://richardquick.blogspot.com

Turn your love of pets into cash!

Posted by: Richard Quick | November 28, 2006 11:08 AM

WOW! Thanks for all the gift ideas.....now if I could just palm some of them off as my own handiwork, heh heh heh! Naw.....no one would believe THAT! Anyway LOVE your shop, my whole family is crazy for Dachsund stuff. Speaking of which, The Westminster is definitely rigged: no member of the hound group has won since an Afghan did in 1977. Fools! And here's a cool website for e-cards for all occasions; cheap as dirt to subscibe, and even though it features a Lab rather than our favorite weiner dogs, it's still very neat-o. http://www.jacquielawson.com/
Love from me and Ginger the Wonder Wiener

Posted by: Sharon | November 28, 2006 11:09 AM

When are you adding your books? I just love your drawings of the dachshunds. I am the parent of two and you capture their facial expresssions so well. Good Luck with the new site!

Posted by: Wendy | November 28, 2006 11:15 AM

Love, love, LOVE your new site! You are so very crafty and creative! And I adore your product descriptions. Each one was like a little mini Miss Doxie blog post, making me smile and giggle. Congratulations on a superb job.

And of course, your gift guide totally rocks my socks. (Did that sound completely stupid? I think it did. I'm pretty sure that's the first time I've used that expression. Note to self: Never. Again.) I think I may have to get my kids the Threadless shirt that says, "So far, this is the oldest I've ever been." Because that just cracks me right up. Also? I'm pretty sure I need that Haiku tee. (Sycamore tree.)

Thanks, Miss Doxie!

Posted by: LadyBug | November 28, 2006 11:27 AM

LOVE the stuffed doxies & your new site is beautiful! Not nerdy at all. You must be (SHOULD be) so proud of yourself!

Now I'm waiting (im)patiently for the Doxie books . . .

Posted by: Shawnee | November 28, 2006 11:31 AM

I love your gift guides. I've been patiently waiting, but I have to pimp a local (to me) crafty company; winetini.com. They make things (candles, pitchers, plates) out of liquor and wine bottles. I covet them, and for someone like you who likes the sauce, they are cool gifts. And some of the stuff is under $10!

Posted by: Hope | November 28, 2006 11:37 AM

Thanks for the mention and I LOVE your new site!! When do you sleep?? :D

Posted by: Lilie | November 28, 2006 11:38 AM

I absolutely love everything on your new site! I want to buy it all! How did you become so talented? You're a fantastic writer, you're funny, you're beautiful, you're brilliant, and now I come to find out that you're incredibly crafty as well? I think I might have a little tiny girl crush on you.

Posted by: Marriage-101 | November 28, 2006 11:58 AM

O.M.G.!!!

I could not be happier [dachshund doody dancing] The stuff in your store is great - I bought the pins for my daughters - too funny and the cards for mysel...er, GIFTS, yeah, GIFTS!

Thank you so much! You are amazing!

Hugs SkippyMom

Posted by: SkippyMom | November 28, 2006 12:00 PM

Is there a picture of you in that outfit for preschool? That actually sounds worse (uh, I mean more creative!) than anything Kira has put together, and that's saying something. mk

Posted by: markira | November 28, 2006 12:01 PM

I made the mistake of looking at your shop with my daughter who has a birthday coming up on 12/3... guess who went nuts for the pink Doxie? Guess who is getting one for her birthday?

Posted by: Kristin | November 28, 2006 12:07 PM

Miss Doxie - I love you!

First because my chortling laughter at this - "Why, hi there, glass of wine, and small brown dogs! Please invade my personal space!" - startled my housemate from slumber, and also because good gosh, girl, these stores SHIP TO CANADA. No one ships to Canada! Now, I too can shop online as I procrastinate paper-writing. Amazing!

Thank-you! (also, excuse the exclamation abuse)

Posted by: Maria | November 28, 2006 12:23 PM

Your new site is fabulous!! You are one talented girl.

I live in Atlanta (and I like crafty stuff) so I now have plans for Saturday to buy crafty things. Maybe next year you should have your own booth/sell stuff there? Or at the Inman Park Festival (or any of the other bazillion art festivals around Atlanta). I think you would do great.

Congrats on your new shop!

Posted by: Bevvy | November 28, 2006 12:33 PM

Just had to tell you how much I love "ShopDoxie."

I love it so much I may go out and buy a real live weiner dog or make friends with someone who already has one just so I can buy the notecard that says "you have a weiner in your box" because...hahahaha!

Posted by: Corey | November 28, 2006 12:39 PM

Okay so I am an avid reader of your blog but I never really comment...does that make me creepy!? I just wanted to say that I think you're hilarious and I don't know if that is partly due to the fact that I have doxens of my own or just because you are really fucking funny. I checked out your shop and now I am sad because I will have to buy one of everything and also I want to know how the hell you seem to have all this time and sanity to spare apart from such a demanding job!!? Anyways, the point is that I love your blog because I get to read about how other people have particularly crazy/evil doxens too and that comforts me to know that mine aren't the only ones.

Posted by: Jenn | November 28, 2006 12:40 PM

I have to second Dukay's comment. You really are remarkable. Now, do you have some sort of distribution deal worked out with Santa or will you yourself personally be responsible for the shipping of the beautiful merchandise? I'm just saying...(hee!)

And dude - I cannot do a fraction of the things you make look so easy, but I can make some gravy. I thought it was a state law that girls must learn how to make gravy by the time they're 18. You got left behind, child.

Posted by: Catherino | November 28, 2006 01:02 PM

Hey, hi, hello, it's me again. I'm just back from ordering some of those fabulous earrings from Sharma Designs, and thought it worth mentioning that the discount code has to be entered as "missdoxie" (no spaces) for it to work. It took me three tries to figure it out; just thought I'd save someone else the frustration!

Thanks again, Miss Doxie!

Posted by: LadyBug | November 28, 2006 01:09 PM

Ok, now here's the real kicker.

I just went and loaded my cart at shopdoxie.com

But, if I bribed you even more...would you autograph my squooshie doxie I bought?

PLEASE! I mean...not like your FULL name....'cause you can never be too careful here on the web (though, I am too lazy to stalk anyone).

I'd ask you to let Bo autograph too...but I'd actually like to HAVE a squooshie doxie in one piece. It's my b-day present to myself (praying for speedy delivery....)

Posted by: Jerilyn | November 28, 2006 01:13 PM

I am a lawyer and most days it makes me want to die. You are a well-timed reminder that there is life beyond the law. I want to do something creative with my life, and you give me some hope!

Posted by: slrhe | November 28, 2006 01:21 PM

Yay, the Doxie shop unveiled! You rock, kiddo.

Posted by: Gretchen | November 28, 2006 01:22 PM

I have given you some English pounds!! (Although I may owe you some more as I think I only paid $3 for shipping)

The site is excellent!!

Posted by: Clareh | November 28, 2006 01:32 PM

I'm so proud of you, chickadee! Everything looks amazing and it's going to be a Doxie Christmas in the ATL. Spread the word!

Posted by: Robyn | November 28, 2006 01:45 PM

Awesomeness. I must have capacitor earrings.

Posted by: Mir | November 28, 2006 01:46 PM

You must, must, MUST hie thee to a silkscreener and get doxie t-shirts made (for people, not the dogs). I would so totally wear an evil Bo shirt...

Posted by: saranlap | November 28, 2006 01:52 PM

Man, everyone is being so nice to me, and I want to thank each of you for saying nice things, and buying stuff, and all that, but I am working, so I really can't, but...quickly!

1. Thank you, y'all. I don't even know what to say, except thank you so much, for all the nice words, and for liking the stuff, and everything else. Y'all rock.

2. Catherino! I am not in charge of shipping! Because people would like their stuff before the end of time.

3. Jerilyn, I will sign any old thing you toss at me. Including Bo, boobs, buttocks, whatever. I have a pen and everything -- shoot me an email over at the site (shop@shopdoxie.com), and I'll make sure you get your stuff on time for your birthday, too.

4. ClareH, don't worry about it; the international shipping thing is all screwy (as are the regular shipping things, actually) until a new mod thingy is installed, which I can't do until tomorrow. In the meantime, I have made the executive decision not to care.

5. Ladybug, thank you! I'll fix that in a sec. Which I just typed as "sex," because I am really exhausted right now, but that's a cool type.

6. And, I think that's it. Just thank you again, everybody.

And, y'all all go out and make something; I'd forgotten how much I missed being all crafty, until I got started again. Really, it's like Xanax, without the co-pay.


Posted by: Miss Doxie | November 28, 2006 01:53 PM

I also am a frequent reader and non-commenter, but you are hella funny lady! I checked out the site and it looks so great!! Awesome gift guide -- way cute stuff. Good work sista!

Posted by: RaeLeigh (BSG) | November 28, 2006 02:11 PM

Of course I love the new site. I love it so much that I had to send you an email............

Posted by: christine | November 28, 2006 02:15 PM

I love your shop! The stuffed doxies are just the cutest little monsters.
Ahem, as you probably already know, I have an Etsy shop... and I sell very cute Little Heart Pins for under $10.
Check them out: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=539625
Thanks! ;)

Posted by: PavoReal | November 28, 2006 02:23 PM

The problem we have here is that I am just - just the tiniest bit - in love with you. Honestly. The gift guide rocks, but the site? Holy shit, Leigh. HOLY FLIPPING SHIT, I say, because you are talented, and the buttons! Drawings! NOTECARDS! STUFFED GIMMME! I practically wept openly at the whole thing, and I am not prone to that sort of thing.

I'm uh, proud of you? Is that the lamest thing to say ever? But seriously, so few people bust out and do what they want to do, rather than slaving away in some sort of cubey enclave (why yes, I sit in a cube, why do you ask?) and this is mind-blowingly awesome of you.

Posted by: jonniker | November 28, 2006 02:37 PM

Thanks to you and your fabulous gift list there is NO work getting done today. Much appreciated. I was wondering what I was going to do other than work today. :)

Posted by: takin chances | November 28, 2006 03:08 PM

I just passed my boards yesterday and will finally be able to get a JOB and some MONEY and then I will spend it ALL on shopdoxie, oh yes I will. And when you finally write the Bad Doxie books? I will buy every single copy.

Posted by: missbanshee | November 28, 2006 03:28 PM

I'm very much looking forward to the post where you tell how you are SURPRISED when eighty eight million orders come into your site over the next week and you have to enlist all of your friends and drink lots of wine and possibly even accidently ship Bo somewhere in all the hecticness and confusion because the site, I'm telling you, will be an ENORMOUS hit.

Posted by: holley | November 28, 2006 03:43 PM

"(see: teeth, supra)."

Love it, you lawyer you. Particularly the way you italicized the "see."

Posted by: Steve | November 28, 2006 03:59 PM

How I've been waiting for this very post. You, my dear, have just saved this little girl's unimaginative-gift-giving ass. :)

Posted by: Tripping Daisy | November 28, 2006 04:00 PM

Can't wait to get my stuffed Gimme! And the pretty bird tags...verra nice.

Posted by: jenny | November 28, 2006 04:17 PM

That gift guide is just awesome! The service you have done for mankind by putting that together for lazies like me is just priceless, thank you lots! I love your new site too, I am ordering me some weiner dog cards, love em! Great job!

Posted by: Debbie | November 28, 2006 04:30 PM

Do you ever watch A Baby Story on TLC? You know that feeling at the end, where you are so choked up just by watching someone else's beautiful fulfillment? That is how I feel about Shop Doxie. I hope it brings you rewards of every kind. It is already going to bring ME several necklaces and buttons!

Thanks so much for your hard work, both on your site, and the gift guide!

Demery

Posted by: Vaguely Urban | November 28, 2006 04:39 PM

Way to go, Leigh! Love your new store!

Posted by: Ivie | November 28, 2006 04:45 PM

Love the store. Makes me wish I had doxies. Kinda.

But the best was Bo's description ... reasons he's bad: cow tipping.

I'm gonna need a minute on that.

Posted by: Pammer | November 28, 2006 04:57 PM

I love you. I love shop doxie. I got all teared up reading the paragraph about how hard you've worked and that you feel you did the your very best. Really, it's so awesome. You're the inspriation, man.

(I am also stalkerly worried that you haven't slept in days and now that the site's up, you're gonna be wearing your already law-weary fingers to little nubs making us all cute stuff. I'll stop being weird now.)

Posted by: Mandy | November 28, 2006 05:02 PM

Oh man, I want some of those gift tags and notecards. The only problem is that I'm trying to be all frugal and thrifty and other boring things since Christmas, she is a-comin'.

Hey, maybe the teenagers would like funny little notecards (that they would have to give right back to me as soon they opened them so that I could have them) instead of silly useless crap like Ipods and sweaters!

Posted by: Contrary | November 28, 2006 05:11 PM

Boy. Are you one impressive gal! And your store is fantastic, especially the section about your dogs.

A suggestion? When you start doing t-shirts (please), do a version of the cartoon of Bo in his room with the Cujo poster and the stack of books, which includes "Big Book of Killing Stuff" or something like that. That's got to be the funniest thing I've seen on here.

Seriously. T-shirts. Big sellers, I swear!

Posted by: shaxgirl | November 28, 2006 05:21 PM

Oh, oh, oh! And an apron with Bo saying "You like pie? Bo cook pie!"

Posted by: janeygirl | November 28, 2006 05:24 PM

You are amazing, Lady. AMAZING. I'm so happy for you!

Posted by: New Jan Brady | November 28, 2006 05:29 PM

Your new site is awesome! Congrats!

Also, those "I chose this outfit" buttons rock. My 4-year-old could use one. Hell I could use one some days.

Posted by: Jamie | November 28, 2006 05:49 PM

Oooh, this!
http://www.khayacookies.com/

And congratulations on your store... am excited to take a look!

Posted by: ladymissmarquise | November 28, 2006 06:49 PM

Hi again Doxie!

Lovely, lovely new site. Just wanted to say that I was charged $3 for shipping to Canada ... if that needs to be adjusted, pop me an email.

And I second (third?) an angry pie-making Bo apron. Good gosh, that's brilliant.

Posted by: Maria | November 28, 2006 08:03 PM

YOU ARE AMAZING OVER THE MOON AND BACK!!! I am constantly inspired by you! Your store is beautifully designed and so are all the things in it...you're gonna run out soon!

That being said, I have a feeling that you and everyone else that reads you will LOVE these two sites:

http://www.wishingfish.com/

and

http://www.spoonsisters.com/

Happy Happy Love Love!! You are a good person to have on the planet!!!

Posted by: ubergirlelijah | November 28, 2006 08:46 PM

I think Bo [and you by doxy proxy] are on the way to stardom! STARDOM I TELL YOU!

Please, please, please look into the t shirts and apron [Pie. Bo make Pie...ROTFL]

If you need me [or us...wouldn't y'all prepay for a Bo original?] to prepay to afford to do it...I will definitely sign up ....

Not before Christmas, of course...I can wait!

Oh and before you think I am a total doofus...do you know I didnt' GET the "Weiner in your Box" joke till after I ordered it? Now I KNOW I will have to order a gazillion more b/c I have so many people that will just pee themselves if I send those cards!!!

Congrats on your success...we look forward to more...no pressure tho' ;D

Hugs!

Posted by: SkippyMom | November 28, 2006 09:05 PM

It just took me eight billion years to decide between the two bird necklaces. But then I decided.

Birds!

Posted by: kara marie | November 28, 2006 09:55 PM

Kara Marie! Why make decisions when you can just go ahead and have both! Feck decisions.

Posted by: aw feck | November 28, 2006 10:29 PM

Woman.. besides those great tshirts.. NOW I have to have your Christmas tags.. and just gift tags and cards in general.. you better get crackin cuz you're going to be busy w/ all the orders that will be POURING in! OMG! You're going to be such a hit! And your site couldn't be cuter.. no it could not! Love the gifty guide.. gave me great ideas and I also loved the tea towel embroidery thing! Love it! Yay for you existing! Now people will always get way better things than socks!!

Posted by: Angel | November 28, 2006 10:47 PM

LOVE your new site! You are very clever and wonderful, indeed! And I love the product descriptions -- as an apt commenter already pointed out, they are like mini Miss Doxie posts!

Also, I MUST HAVE the haiku T-shirt, but I'm larger and they are out of the large sizes, so I voted for them to reprint my size.

SYCAMORE, and, REFRIGERATOR!

Posted by: Jessica | November 28, 2006 11:29 PM

And on the same day that I find Dave Barry's Holiday Gift Guide, even if maybe they each came out on different days and yours is more fun! Yay, fun! I have an awesome link involving fused glass jewelry but is at work. The link is. Not jewelry.

Okay, also very proud of you for nice pretty other website. Proudity not diminished by possible drunk being although frankly tired being. So tired, indistinguishable from drunk being. So. HI, WEBSITE! Most excellent picture of Bo. Chomp, say Bo.

Posted by: Laurabelle | November 28, 2006 11:35 PM

Oh, and now that I've read through all of the comments to this post, T-shirts are a MUST HAVE. I need a bad Bo T-shirt! Also, you must print the book about giving the doxies a bath. You MUST!

Congratulations -- you are an amazing woman. I don't even remember how I found your site, but I'm damn glad I did!!!! (I love me some exclamation points!)

Posted by: Jessica | November 28, 2006 11:39 PM

You have a wiener in your box...I LOVE that! I only wish it were true.

I absolutely love your site. Everything is gorgeous.

OK, removing my nose from your butt now to do some holiday shopping. Or go to bed. Or something...

Congrats on the nerdiness!

Posted by: a horrible warning | November 29, 2006 01:17 AM

I have already spent money because of you. And probably will continue to do so. But: Spending money is fun! And, uh, I deserve me some presents?

Your site is fantastic. Congrats!

Posted by: Gabbiana | November 29, 2006 03:52 AM

EEK! i love it! love love love it. your things are so cute-- my bird loving friend is getting a large cameo for christmas (but black bird or song bird? oh the decisions...) and my friend with the weiner dogs is getting the pretty notecards.

and the gift tags are for ME!

and the sight itself! so cute! and professional looking. and easy to navigate. and dishwasher safe. it's amazing. i love it.

overcome. with love. for shop doxie. many sentences needed to express love.

Posted by: candace | November 29, 2006 03:54 AM

The new ShopDoxie is so great. Your stuff is wonderful, I especially like the gift tags and cards based on your dachshund drawings, and the stuffed ones, aww. Best wishes for tons of success, and while I'm at it, happy holidays.

Posted by: Radiantsky | November 29, 2006 03:57 AM

Some fandabbydozy stuff there, its a pity I have to live in stupid England where no bugger ships to. Bah. Humbug and other miserly words.

In other news, I was in London at the weekend and a tiny little dachshund wandered across a zebra crossing which caused my boyfriend to yell 'BO!!111 IT'S A BO!!!! SARA, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!'.

He doesn't even read the site, he just knows who Bo is cos of my stupid late night giggling.

Posted by: Sarawarawoo | November 29, 2006 07:47 AM

Your site is great - and thanks for the wonderful shopping guide as well...I'm about to do a little Christmas shopping on company time (the very best time for online shopping).

Seriously, girl, I don't know how you do it - you're a freaking lawyer for God's sake, AND you spent all that time and energy creating your site/shop?! You've motivated me to dust off all my art supplies gathering dust in the basement.

Kudos on your new endeavor!

Posted by: Jive Turkey | November 29, 2006 08:58 AM

Agonizing over decisions is what I do best!

Posted by: kara marie | November 29, 2006 09:44 AM

Who is the model is the photos for all of your new goodies? She looks vaguely familiar. Who is that trendy blonde! I must know!

Posted by: Louly | November 29, 2006 09:44 AM

De-Lurking to say your posts are the highlight of my day, and I'm going to have to order from shopdoxie, as I have three beagles, but also the world's largest Doxie.

(I've also started dating a man with size 13 shoes - gonna have to get some of your particular ideas for such a man.)

Posted by: Heather | November 29, 2006 12:09 PM

I found your site recently from a link off of "Anne Glamore's" (Tale from My Tiny Kingdom) and I am totally hooked. My husband and I just adopted a doxie mix from the pound and I have been laughing my ass off reading about yours. Thanks for the chuckles and good luck with your merchandise - everything is adorable!

Posted by: Brooke | November 29, 2006 12:44 PM

"It's like Xanax. Without the co-pay."

You are a constant source of light.

Posted by: nowwaitjustaminizzle | November 29, 2006 01:56 PM

Miss Doxie I just made my first purchase at your site! You'll make my christmas packages all perfect and doxie like!

Yay!

Posted by: Boomer | November 29, 2006 02:08 PM

very very cool. Just to help you out, I found a couple spelling mistakes in the terms and conditions page. because I am a nerd, or bored and was reading the terms and conditions page. :)

Posted by: Katherine | November 29, 2006 02:14 PM

Delurking to tell you I love your writing, you're so crazily, stupidly funny, but I swear that's the best kind of funny! Hope you're not offended by the comparison but I love your humor like I love the Three Stooges! Am I a dork, or what? :) And great job on your store, I love it!

Posted by: Leeny | November 29, 2006 02:59 PM

OK. I couldn't resist. Maybe you've seen this, but I thought of your dogs right away when I saw it. Apologies if it is a repeat for you.

http://www.mistupid.com/pictures/page080.htm

Posted by: j | November 29, 2006 03:21 PM

Yesterday, we checked our stats at Beadsphere.com and found a wonderfully inordinate amount of traffic coming to one of our small brickstitch earring kits. We traced it back to your site and wanted to thank you.

We would like to offer a special deal to your readers. We're offereing a 10% discount on all orders between now and Christmas when the coupon code MISSDOXIE is entered during the checkout process.

Best Wishes,

Jen
www.beadsphere.com

Posted by: Jenifer | November 29, 2006 03:45 PM

I don't think I have ever commented before, but I had to come out of lurking and say that I love your new shop!! You are super talented and I would totally buy one of the "Bo make pie" aprons that everyone is suggesting. That entry cracked me up, and your drawings are adorable. Can't wait to see what else you come up with and I'm sure I'll be making a purchase at ShopDoxie soon!

Posted by: Krista | November 29, 2006 04:54 PM

Yeti! I just read that and died laughing, because, OHMYGOD do you know what yeti means????? I just read Neil Gaiman's most excellent new collection of short stories, and in the introduction he tells us what yeti means. It means "that thing over there." So, essentially, when you ask your fearless mountain guide what that (big and hairy) thing over there is, his (or her) answer is... yeti. Priceless.

Posted by: Erin | November 29, 2006 04:57 PM

...You just made it possible to finish all my shopping in like...two hours. You deserve some fantastic treat, oh yes. I loooove your necklaces and gift tags, and the bottle cap necklaces on dadahaus.com and also...

http://www.wishingfish.com/petbands.html

I found these in a link in someone else's comment. They might just be the coolest things ever...cause oh holy crap, cute office supplies totally make going to work worthwhile.

Posted by: Sue | November 29, 2006 04:58 PM

Longtime lurker and admirer. Love love love the new site! Dropped money there on myself this morning when my purchases are completely supposed to be reserved for gifts now. Love the stuffed dogs! And the gift tags! I would also probably buy an apron, if Bo was on it.

Also love the comment above re you accidentally shipping Bo somewhere in your sure-to-be-upcoming-holiday frenzy. Heh.

Am very impressed (along with everyone else) that you find time to do this in the midst of all the law stuff. Go, you!

Posted by: onlyconnect | November 29, 2006 06:02 PM

Hey Miss Doxie,
I am just a lurker, but your lists saved me last year, and I imagine they will save me this year as well.

I loved your spiel about Rescue Pits - I have to share my friend's website: http://www.forpitssake.org/
Check it out - her site is awesome - as is she.

Posted by: Niki Neuharth | November 29, 2006 06:13 PM

Love the gift guide. It will be very handy! And I can't wait to get my Doxie necklaces that I just ordered. I have some Dachshund lovers in my life...

Posted by: Laura | November 29, 2006 08:48 PM

Hi Miss Doxie,

Truly inspiring! Good luck on your new site and I hope your dreams come true!

Posted by: val | November 29, 2006 09:06 PM

Geez, I got nearly half my Christmas shopping list done from your gift guide! Thank you!

Posted by: Nicole P. | November 29, 2006 09:57 PM

Finally a dachshund product site that doesn't look like everything was made by crazy people locked away in a church basement!

Posted by: DinerGirl | November 30, 2006 09:39 AM

What shopping cart did you use for shopdoxie? (boring question. sorry.)

Posted by: HollyRhea | November 30, 2006 11:10 AM

Um, hi. You rock. You just really, really rock. My Grandmother has a Weiner (erm, DOG). Thought about getting my Granny your Doxie notecards, but: 1. she wouldn't get the humor, and 2. she would be mildly offended. Might get them for her anyway. Will definitely be getting some for ME! LOVE your stuff, your blog, your shop. Keep it coming!!!

Posted by: Gretchen#2 | November 30, 2006 01:21 PM

Thank you so much for the gift guide - very handy and resourceful. And I love shopdoxie. Keep up the great work.

Posted by: Steph | November 30, 2006 04:16 PM

Thanks for the gift guide--I'll be bookmarking and using it for a while. Awesome shops--awesome research--awesome entry. :)

Btw, saw this and thought of you:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=568684

Posted by: Joy | November 30, 2006 10:11 PM

LOVE your new site. Also love all of your crafty endeavors. As always I adore reading about your adventures. Hope you do not mind -- I shared your site with my doxie friends and my sister and told them to buy buy buy!

Posted by: DoxieAddict | December 1, 2006 03:36 PM

I'm shopping 12/22..that pretty much buggers out internet ordering..sigh.

Posted by: KaraMia | December 1, 2006 05:45 PM

You are an effing genius. Will be buying doxie products soon.

Posted by: Haley | December 2, 2006 06:39 PM

Adding my t-shirt request as well, what about "sad puddle of strength"-- and I would love the apron with Bo and "Bo make pie." Do the picture of Bo and his books as well, Doxie- your fans have spoken!

Posted by: pennyhoney | December 2, 2006 06:56 PM

Ok, I LOVE YOU! you are freakin RAD lady. Love all of the links. I've got one for you that i'm gonna email. Checked out the new site. LOVED the first card I saw, "theres a wiener in your box" you really should take your act on the road, you kill me. Love ya girl!

Posted by: Bethany Coffey | December 3, 2006 11:44 AM

Please? Be my bestest friend forever and we will wear shoddy necklaces that look like halves of a heart, and then when they turn our necks green from the constant wearing we'll both forget that we were bestest friends forever and go drink some wine?
Anyway, I love your work, and the new site, and if only I didn't live in Colorado, I'd probably come lurk in the hole in your backyard. With a big sign that says "please make a apron! With Bo! And pie!"

Posted by: parp! | December 3, 2006 04:44 PM

Hi Doxie!
I'm so glad you opened your own little store! The stuff is adorable and I will be buying gifts for all my friends there because they know how much I've loved your site. I've read your site ever since there were only like 5 postings and am still such a huge fan. Congrats, and don't work yourself too hard!
~Chrissie =)

Posted by: Chrissie | December 3, 2006 05:41 PM

Just thought you might want to get this for Dukay--your urban yeti--for Christmas...or winter solstice, whichever urbar yetis celebrate!

https://shop.thehungersite.com/store/item.do?itemId=25396&siteId=220&sourceId=747&sourceClass=Category&index=15

Yay!

Posted by: ubergirlelijah | December 4, 2006 10:52 AM

Dogs=cute. I had buy some buttons. Yay!

Posted by: Jess | December 4, 2006 12:49 PM

Ah, thank you! I got a bunch of super cute presents from this list.

I wish I wasn't spending all my money on everyone else then I could get a super cute pink stuffed doxie since I can't have the real one I want oh so bad!

Maybe someone will gift me with one if I show them the super cute store you have!

Posted by: Annie | December 4, 2006 02:58 PM

Okay y'all. I was at the craft show thingie here in Atlanta yesterday and I saw Leigh and El Dukay. Let me just say this: Leigh is more fabulous and beautiful in person than she is in the photographs we see on here. So, I kind of hate her now.

I saw them a couple of times (and it appeared Leigh was able to score a plastic cup of wine somewhere - I was not as lucky) but they were busy busy talking to people so I didn't introduce myself, but seriously. Really beautiful in person. And no, I'm not a stalker nor do I like girls in "that way". I just think she's really pretty. And damn funny.

Posted by: Bevvy | December 4, 2006 04:29 PM

Okay, so I'm a nerd, but I TOTALLY feel like I "know" a celebrity (because my fiance and I read your blog with every update) and I could not have been more pleased to buy stuff from shopdoxie.com (I could not help it, I had to have a Gimmme stuffie, and also two necklaces--one's going to be a gift!) because it makes me feel MORE like I'm in with somebody famous. Also, because the stuff's awesome. Really, really.

Now I just sound strange...

Posted by: Casey | December 4, 2006 09:26 PM

I already wrote a comment earlier.. but you inspired me now to do my own blog gift guide and I found this super cute site - and wouldn't you know it.. look what I found that made me think of you!!!

You HAVE to get these.. you just have to..

Happy shopping from home!

Posted by: Angel | December 5, 2006 02:11 AM

Oops.. it didn't link. :( screw it.. I'll just send you the link. Sorry!

http://www.wrapables.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=A50624&cate3=030505

Posted by: Angel | December 5, 2006 02:13 AM

Check out these salt and pepper shakers!
http://www.wrapables.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=A50624&cate3=070108

Posted by: Dirka | December 5, 2006 11:57 AM

I just realized that the comment DIRECTLY before mine is about the salt and pepper shakers. I'm SO original. Seriously, I found those on my own! I swear!

Posted by: Dirka | December 5, 2006 12:25 PM

A friend of mine has a mini Doxie, and she lives in San Diego, and she just was telling me about this event: http://www.sddc.us/id16.html

It's an annual event at SD's Balboa Park, called Walking in a Weiner Wonderland. When she told me about it, I told her about this very entry on your site, which was called the exact same thing!

also — the mother of her doxie just had pups, and we are going to see them this weekend — I think we're going to get one!! I am so very excited!

Posted by: Jen | December 5, 2006 02:17 PM

Hi again! I couldn't resist giving the following suggestions even though I've already given suggestions...oye...forgive me! I love shopping and I love helping other people shop!

One Good Bumblebee

And I just put a post together that is all over the map price-wise, but that includes SHOP DOXIE (of course!) and is broken down into "Girl Friends" "Paper Goodies" "Do Gooder Gifts" "Boy Friends" and "Inner Martha Stewart"...so if anyone is interested:

Ubergirl Elijah's Holiday Shopping Guide.

Happy Shopping!! Woooooo hooooooo!!!

Posted by: ubergirlelijah | December 5, 2006 09:54 PM

kythryne gave me the link to your site when i told her i was getting a dachshund (and i am now the proud owner of a 3 month black and tan longhair terror), and i just wanted to say hi :) i love reading your blog and your shopdoxie site - TOO adorable! i love it!!

Posted by: elyse | December 5, 2006 11:41 PM

Great guide! And your store? Brilliant.

I'm gonna back up all the folks clamoring for T-shirts and of course the "Bo Make Pie" Apron. And if you plan to keep up the blog in perpetuity you might try to put your URL on all your merchandise...perhaps working them like a signature into your designs, especially if you do clothing. Just a (marketing) thought.

So...for next year you really need to do dachshund Christmas Cards a la your notecards. Preferably one set clean and one set dirty. Seriously.

Posted by: Shannon R. | December 6, 2006 02:19 PM

I love the Doxie store! Prompt shipping, girl! Guess it helps that I live like 3 inches from you.... The gift tags are the cutest things of LIFE! I will have the best-dressed presents under the tree!

Posted by: Nicole | December 6, 2006 05:35 PM

i started reading your blog about a year ago, and i don't think there is one i enjoy more. i was so excited when i read this post and found you have opened an online store! congratulations and thank you for always bringing a smile and a laugh. i hope you and all your family [two legs and four] have a wonderful holiday!

Posted by: dsc | December 6, 2006 11:00 PM

I JUST RECEIVED MY ORDER!

O.M.G. It is SO GREAT!

If you love doxies or Leigh's humor...shop here please, please, please.....

Beautiful wrap too! IT WAS THE GREATEST!

HUGS!

Posted by: SkippyMom | December 7, 2006 05:05 PM

You need a calendar! Like this one http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5075451 but with doxies.

Posted by: z. | December 7, 2006 07:22 PM

Ok, best shopping experience of my life. no lie. thank you so much, and i can't wait to order more...i would also LOVE a bo make pie apron. hehe maybe after the holiday rush!

Posted by: Julia | December 7, 2006 09:32 PM

I got my necklace today. Cute! My order was wrapped beautifully, you did such a good job. Everything about it was happy. Hooray!

Posted by: kara marie | December 7, 2006 11:52 PM

Thanks for the cool ideas.

Posted by: Wacky Mommy | December 8, 2006 12:03 AM

http://www.stitchparadisestudio.com/store.html

This little knit shop owned by a single mom in California is great! I got a hat and scarf from there last year and I'm STILL getting compliments for it:)

Posted by: some girl | December 12, 2006 11:26 AM

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