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Kate's Cache - Crocheted Dogs to Melt Your Heart




Meet Maggie - The newest addition to my home office of characters.   Now seriously....is this not one of THE sweetest craftie creations you have ever seen?!   Maggie was handmade by a very talented woman, Kathy Trunzo, who has an Etsy Shop called Kate's Cache.    She works out of her home in Leechburg, PA and I can just picture all of these adorable yard and fabric creatures coming to life in her studio.

A few months back I stumbled upon her site by accident and just knew I had to have one to join the Pet Blog Lady office crew.  I pitched the idea to Kathy of sending me one in exchange for a blog post. (I had already picked out the Petite Amigurumi Chocolate Pomeranian Dog).  She was game and the rest is history!  Miss Maggie is here and I am totally tickled.  And I really want to tell the dog lovers out there about her work.  Her creations are so darn special.  (and personally I think she should charge more).



I asked Kathy to tell me about her business.  (Which opened in January, 2009)




"I decided to open my shop because my family and friends were inundated with handmade gifts and I was running out of storage for all the items I had been making.  They also said that my handmade items were so nice that I should try to sell them.  So from my nickname, Kate, and the urging of my biggest supporters, I opened Kate's Cache.
From the age of 5, when my grandmother taught me to crochet, I have enjoyed some type of crafting.  I have tried just about every craft available but I get the most enjoyment from knitting, crocheting and sewing.  It is such a wonderful and peaceful feeling to be creative and I take great pride in my work.   I so enjoy new and colorful yarns and fabrics and get excited about starting new  patterns.  My family, which consists of my supportive husband, Jim, two beautiful daughters, Stephanie and Jenna and granddaughters, Adelaide and Vivian and, of course, my fur and feather kids; Enzo(Schnoodle), Contessa(Yorkie mix), Santino( Rabbit) and Pisa(Parakeet).  They are my true joys in life!




The Etsy experience has been wonderful so far.  My fellow Etsians have been very helpful and my customers are awesome!   I have quite a few repeat customers, so I feel I must be doing something right.Recently, I have been doing custom dog orders.  Customers have been emailing me photos of their dogs and I try to recreate them in yarn.   I really enjoy doing this and so far my customers have been happy with the results".




I'm certainly very happy about Maggie!
Kathy's Etsy Shop is www.etsy.com/shop/katescache and you can email her at gelatokt@yahoo.com







 P.S. While writing this post I discovered Nonna Bunny with her Carrots .  Guess who's coming to live with The Pet Blog Lady!?  I just had to order her before someone else claimed her.  I also have a feeling a few more characters will be moving in from Kate's Cache in the future.



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These critters are adorable! Over on Pinterest, one of my boards is "Cool Dog Stuff." I've pinned a few of these lovelies and will take great pleasure in helping to drive traffic, uh new business, to Kate's Cache.

caren gittleman

those are so incredibly adorable that I can't stand it!


These are absolutely ADORABLE. We are in love, here! Checking out Kathy's gorgeous etsy shop now!
~Cool Mom for
Stanley & Katrina

Deena O'Daniel

What a talent! It's wonderful that Kathy has found her creative outlet and has made so many new friends with her adorable creations! Thanks for the great article!

Carrie Ann

Nice find Lisa. Those are some super cute critters. Thanks for sharing, and looking forward to the video. Best Wishes!

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