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Black Dog Designs

Hand sewn blankets, clothing and more for babies & children
Black Dog Designs is a home-based company named for our Black Dog, Ryka. I design and sew each Black Dog Designs item with care. Because I treasure hand made items for babies, I began sewing special quilts and blankets for friends and then for my daughter. As a mother, I found that certain items I needed for our active lifestyle were not commercially produced, so I sewed them myself. The Black Dog Designs line expands as I create new items to meet our needs.

Black Dog Designs are cozy, practical, easy to care for and durable. They are ideal for busy babies who spend a lot of time outside or on the move. We carried our daughter in a sling whether out walking our dog, hiking or shopping. The one-piece fleece suit that she wears in the photo above kept her warm in her car seat or in the sling (under a small/car seat quilt or my zip-in coat panel on the really cold days)- and it kept her socks and shoes contained so we couldn’t lose them on our outings! 

Black Dog Designs straddles  a wide area: we are often in Chelsea, Québec and Ottawa, Ontario, but temporarily living in Rockwood, near near Guelph, Ontario.  If you are in one of those areas, I can meet you to plan a project. Also, I welcome local pick ups, which can save you the cost of shipping.

If you are on dial up, click here to e-mail me (info @ black dog designs . ca with no spaces anywhere) or call me (613.601.9572 or 519.856.9709) for info.

Welcome to Black Dog Designs in Ottawa Ontario Canada. We create ha or nd sewn items for babies, children, and women and we stock other favourite commercial items. We also make gift baskets combining our handmade and top quality commercial items.  Commercial items include: Klean Kanteen bottles and sippy cups, the Safe Sippy sippy cup, HABA toys,  Götz dolls, Crayon Rocks soy based crayons, Envirosax reusable shopping bags, and clothing from Effort’s Hemp Wear. Key search words include: hand made gifts Ottawa Chelsea Guelph Rockwood hand made baby gifts Ottawa Chelsea Guelph Rockwood custom order Ottawa Chelsea Guelph Rockwood quilt blanket crib blanket stroller blanket car seat tag toy fleece suit fleece pants fleece top fleece vest flannel cloth burp pad spitty cloth baby towel hooded towel reusable washable diaper wipes diaper inserts diaper doublers cloth diaper accessories custom coat panel baby wearing zip in panel for sling users and maternity pregnant belly reusable washable nursing pad reusable washable breast pad for nursing mamas flannel fleece hemp bamboo appliqué unique gift handmade bright colour bold colour color baby infant child mother mama Gatineau Chelsea Québec Wakefield Québec Guelph Rockwood  Klean Kanteen sippy cups and bottles HABA Ottawa wooden toys Ottawa stainless steel sippy cup Ottawa Chelsea dealer retailer distributor unique clothing babies children baby gift basket Etsy seller  baby dolls newborn sized doll.

My daughter and our Black Dog, Ryka