Running a small mom & pop business means that Mom and Pop are always taking care of much more then tending the shop. They usually do everything needed to keep the business in operation from maintenance, to marketing, to shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, office work to banking to landscaping; the list goes on and on.
At Dog Bark Park we (thats Mom & Pop!) enjoy applying our creativity wherever we can to the more rudimentary necessities of our business. We try to put our personal touch on nearly everything. That includes outdoor signage and decorations that need refurbishing or replacing from time to time.
We’re in the process right now of replacing 3 yellow storefront flags that Frances designs & then stitches on her workhorse Pfaff sewing machine. Two larger flags flank both sides of the entryway to the parking lot which also need to be replaced this year. One will be of green nylon & the other yellow fabric this year. Lacking a table large enough to cut the fabric we make do by rolling 100 inches of fabric out on the living room rug to measure & cut it to size. Then the flag pieces are taken to the kitchen table which becomes the sewing table.
We’ll be ready for the spring/summer busy season with bright new flags greeting everyone!
Also during the slower winter months we often get to let our creative pulses run free…maybe its called tinkering! Using scrap pieces of lumber & plywood, voila, a funky yet comfortable map chair naming memorable locations of our lives.