Monday, May 31, 2010

Look Who is Coming to Dinner...

Happy Memorial Day everyone!
Look at this amazing shot of a fox at our front door!
Our little security camera emailed it to Fred last night.
It seems he heard about Emmitt's mini-meatloaves and had to try them!
Fire up the Grill and pass the ketchup!
Have a safe and wonderful day!
m & chef e

Friday, May 28, 2010

Emmitt and Me :)

Happy Friday everyone!

I wanted to show you these fun pictures Fred took of Emmitt and me in our matching sweaters!

Here is our family shot. Notice how Fred does not have a sweater?
He looks very happy about it! LOL! :)

I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family!
We are just going to stay home this Memorial Day weekend and relax.
I am sure I will find Fred and Emmitt at the BBQ and hanging out in the backyard.
What do you have planned for the holiday?
Please leave us a comment and let us know. We would love to hear all about it!
m & e

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meet our friends James Dean and Jessica!

Meet our super talented friends James Dean (JD) and Jessica!
Jessica is a super talented artist, creating everything from wonderful photographs, prints and cards to her out of this world knit alien hats!

JD is a such love bug!

We first met Jessica last year when we got Emmitt his amazing hat to match his pug sweater.

Please stop by and say hello to them.

I know they would love to meet you on their blog, Etsy Shop, Twitter and Facebook.

We always love to see what they are up to!

m & e

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Pug Art for my Collection!

Happy Wednesday!

I have been having so much fun this month traveling and finding new pug art to add to my ever growing and never complete collection!

While in Seattle, San Diego and shopping online, I have found the coolest things and had to show you!

I found the Pug-nacious Pugs, little pug elf and kissing salt and pepper shakers in Pike Place Market!

I found this wonderful pug print by Marc Tetro at Warwick's in San Diego!

and I got this beautiful stained glass pull at the Seattle Pug Party from, Fantasy in Glass.

I got these 3 new Fluff Pug Items online in the Fluff Shop!
I just love the new passport cover, luggage flag and change purse!

and last but not least, I just got these two wonderful magnets for my bulletin board from The Drowsy Shop on Etsy!

I love finding new pug art!
It always makes me so happy and reminds me of where I was when I found it!
What new pug items have you found lately?
Please leave us a comment and let us know so that I can come and see!
m & e

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sweater Vests for Kitties!

Hi everyone!

I am tickled pink that several friends who have kitties wanted to get them sweater vests to enjoy too!

Diane's kitty, Cooper, makes such a cute Bumble Bee!

Look, he is even rolling over in it!

How sweet! I can tell he is comfy!

and Paula's kitties, Bonsai and Chloe did not want the Puggies in their family to have all of the fun.

Don't they look cute in The Tie Dye Collection?

and here is Mandy Mae, all of 5 lbs in her new XS sweater vest!

Isn't she a doll baby?

Hot Pink / White / Lime ~ XS sweater vest

I am working on my new collection now, and it just makes me smile!

I cannot wait to show you!

Have a super day everyone!


m & e

Monday, May 24, 2010

Crocheted Owl Ball :)

Happy Monday everyone!

Look what I made this weekend!

It is a crocheted owl, and I just love how he turned out!

I bought the pattern for him Reeneegurumi on Etsy and had a "ball" making him!


This is the bottom. :)

I used a size G hook with Lionbrand Yarn :

Body: Amazing: color ~ Arcadia
Head: Fisherman's Wool ~Oak Tweed
Eyes: Baby Alpaca ~ Natural

with acrylic yarn scraps for the bright accent colors.

Isn't he cute?
He was fun, fast and easy to make.

What indoor and outdoor projects have you been creating or have planned?
Please tell us... We cannot wait to hear all about them!
m & e

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Book Giveaway Winner is...

Thank you to everyone who played this week for the book giveaway from Happy Tails Books!

Emmitt and I are so happy to announce the winner is...

Dana Orsborn
Congratulations Dana! Your book will be shipped to you right from Happy Tails Books.
Please just email me your address and it will be on the way to you!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


m & e

Friday, May 21, 2010

An Amazing Gift!

Happy Friday everyone!
Have you ever opened a package and got goosebumps?

The kind that bring a huge smile and happy tears to your eyes?

Well, I had one of those special moments last week when I received this amazing gift from our friends Heather, Pugsley and Lola.

We immediately framed it and hung it in my sewing room!
The colors and dots she chose are our favorite! How did she do that?
Friends are Magic I tell ya!

Thank you Heather!
I cannot tell you with words how much I love your art!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Please leave us a comment and tell us your plans. We would love to hear all about it!
m & e

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Sweets & Treats Collection

Happy Thursday everyone!

I am so excited to introduce my new Dog Sweater Vest Collection ~
Sweet & Treats!

Candy Corn

Blueberry Muffin
Chocolate Chip Cookie

Available in my Etsy Shop

I love how delicious they all turned out!

All of these sweater vests and more are available in our Etsy Shop.

If you cannot find the colors or sizes that you want, please contact us anytime.
We would love to make you a custom sweater vest!

** We are already working on our next collection! **

It is perfect for summer and so refreshing!

Please Stay Tuned!

Melissa & Emmitt

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sweater Vest Sightings!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

We have the most wonderful photos to share with you!

I cannot tell you how happy it makes us to received these special photos from customers.

I have added them to the Sweater Vest Gallery and cannot wait to show them to you today.

Above you see Bandit in his sweater vest from The Tie Dye Collection.

and here is Smokey

and Paisley!

Paula S. designed the colors. She is so talented!

If you have a favorite color combination, please just email me.

I am happy to create whatever you would like!

The Tie Dye Collection

Here is Anakin in his Cup O' Coffee Sweater Vest!

He is ready to start his day!

Photos courtesy of Katy F., IL

Cup O' Coffee

The Rise & Shine Collection

Meet Lucy & Bug from CO.

They are moving to NY at the end of the month and are ready for the colder weather.

Photo courtesy of Patti W., CO

and here is Tweedles modeling her Forget-Me-Not Sweater Vest from The Flower Collection.
Photo courtesy of Georgie W., OR

Forget-Me-Not Sweater Vest

Olive loves her Split Pea & Ham Sweater Vest from The Mmm Mmm Good Collection!

Pig loves her Mint Chocolate Cupcake Sweater Vest from The Cupcake Collection!

Pug and Puggle sisters Pig & Olive from San Diego!

Photos courtesy of Jana S., CA

Mint Chocolate Cupcake

Split Pea & Ham

I just love making these yummy Sweater Vests!

If you would like to have some for your own furry family, you can see what is currently ready to ship in my Etsy Shop.

If you do not see the colors and sizes that you would like, I will be happy to make you a custom listing.

Please either just email me what you would like, or purchase the custom listings in either, XS, S, or M and let me know what colors you would like.

Anything is possible!
Please tune in tomorrow to see my new Sweater Vest Collection ~ Sweets & Treats

m & e