Joining the Community

Are you asked to give to local charities and fundraisers? We are a small town manufacturing company. We make things that no one needs to survive, but  products that bring a smile to your face, and puts joy in your heart. We have been a part of the Norwalk community since we began in 1980, lending help in a multitude of ways. Of course we have our favorite charities, both local and national.  All those behind The Hen House/ Ditz … Continue reading

What do you want to hear?

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I know we offer a large variety of products, from footrest animals to large Father Christmas characters, table top tree bears to six and a half tall standing bears. What questions do you have? How to care for our bear rugs? How to change light bulbs in our tree bears? What size people clothes will dress your standing bears? We are a small company, but we really care about our catalogs, department stores and retail stores. We care about our … Continue reading

What do you want to hear?

Going to the Atlanta Mart!

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As I sit in Atlanta, waiting for buyers and exhibitors to arrive for the day, my thoughts are about how to tackle a show as big as the Atlanta International Gift Mart. I know the mart sends out their planner information and scheduler, but let’s face it, we all want to find the “next best thing”.  How do we know what is new  if we only schedule the places  with  which we are already familiar? Since we have a showroom … Continue reading

How to care for your bear rug

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I love my bear rugs.  I have both a polar and black bear, one to brighten my room, one to warm it up! I have found that kids and dogs love the rugs as much as I do.  This means it gets lots of use and does require some washing to assure it looks great and stays clean.  I use my washer, which is a front loader, so no agitator, and put a warm wash, warm rinse hand-wash cycle on … Continue reading

Quick History of Ditz Designs

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Does writing a blog scare you?  I am only afraid of becoming stale or boring. What will I be able to write about? I will post information about things I think are important for our customers.  I welcome questions and requests from you, too.  I promise to blog about these things, although the topics will not be limited to this: New designs and design ideas Quality Expectations Merchandising and display ideas Care instructions for our various products Storage tips When … Continue reading

Blog – Coming Soon

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Blog – Coming Soon

Blog – Coming Soon