Christine Favire - Puss N Pooch Emporium

Hello everyone! My name is Christine Favire and I am a proud mother of four!  I have two wonderful daughters and then two furry children, Bonnie and Clyde.  When I first welcomed my fur babies into my home, it was hard to find collars for them that I liked.  I also had trouble finding good quality collars that my strong dogs couldn’t break.  I teamed up with my oldest daughter, Amanda, and together we came up with the idea to hand make our own collars with more of a variety than we have seen in stores.  Our friends and family showed interest in our products and that is what started our business.

We started with plastic buckled collars for dogs with a variety of patterns.  Then, we expanded to making collars for larger dogs with heavy duty stainless steel hardware and also smaller collars to fit smaller dogs and cats.  Our latest product is adjustable martingale collars.  Our patterns range from popular superheroes to decorative flowers to sports teams.  We also have a variety of holiday and seasonal collars.  If there is something specific you’d like to see, we can do our best to accommodate.  Our most popular sellers are our television and comic books characters such as Stranger Things, Batman, and The Walking Dead. Our seasonal collars are always huge hits as well.

We are always excited to get our name out there and to meet new people.  We are very knowledgeable about dog breeds and love talking and sharing stories with other pet owners.  We are always looking to expand our product line, we are currently working on accessories for collars like flowers and bow ties and other projects as well.  We can’t wait to team up with Marketspace Vendor Events and show them what we have to offer!

Lisa Malchow - Lisa Malchow Studios

Hi, my name is Lisa. After living on the island of Grenada for the last 3 years, I have just relocated to New Jersey.  It was on this gorgeous island that I found my way back to my art; from painting murals at 4-Star Hotels, teaching crazy art classes to the local children, and participating in many of the seasonal arts & craft events.  I’m now working out of my studio at home, adjusting to the lovely New Jersey weather and getting my art ‘out there!’

I started doing Pet Portraiture because I saw that people are CRAZY for their pets, knowing this first hand, of course!  I started painting the pets in the traditional way for awhile, but found that boring. Then I rediscovered my art school background, with YEARS of Art History, I decided to paint the pets as famous portraits.  Yes… this has certainly been done before… but, I GOT IT!  My challenge is to paint the portrait, matching colors and brush strokes of the original to a ’T', and placing the pet as the subject matter.  These are so fun to do that I chuckle to myself the whole time I’m painting.  The 2nd brilliant idea I came up with is painting the pet in a realistic black & white version on canvas fabric and creating a ‘slip-cover’.  I use fabric paint, which is wonderful as it doesn’t smudge and you can hand-wash it if it does get dingy.  They are personalized with the pet’s name, and they make a fabulous gift for someone else who is crazy for their pets, or it does make a sweet ‘memorial pillow’ if the pet has ‘passed’. 

This is my first endeavor with Marketspace Vendor Events, and I think Christmastime is the perfect beginning of our hopefully long relationship.  So come see me on Sat. Dec. 2nd and let’s plan your custom-painted project which you will cherish forever!