My name is Lexi, I am 13 years old, live in Northland and go to Whangarei Girls High School.
At Kamo Intermediate last year I realised I had a love for sewing when I took that class as one of my options. I made a really cool hoodie and enjoyed the whole process of cutting out the pattern and then sewing together. For Christmas I got a sewing machine and started out by making scrunchies and some skirts. I didn’t really want to wear the clothes I was making so Mum suggested I sew some dog jackets for our Dachshunds. It’s always hard to get the right size as they are so long. This is really how my little business began.
I was trying to think of a name like Snuggly or Snuggles but they are already being used. Mum suggested I do something around my Name. Everyone has always called me Lexi-Loodle. So I matched the “Sn” from Snug with the “oodles” from Loodle and came up with Snoodle… and that’s how Snoodle was named.
My Mum suggested starting a Facebook page and now I also have setup an Instagram page too. In the first 2 weeks my Facebook page had over 1300 followers and I have been sending Snoodle Dog Jackets all around New Zealand. Some Snoodle’s have even gone International.
Thank you so much for the huge amount of support I have received, I love getting photos back of dogs wearing my Snoodle jackets. I have a few ideas for other jackets so keep a look out!