Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fred Photos ~ Sunrise in Boulder, CO

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I cannot beileve it is the last day of November already!

Time is MOOOOOOving too quickly!


Fred really made time stand still in his new gorgeous sunrise series.

I went with him an enjoyed listening to the cows moooo as the sun came up. :)

It was so peaceful.

I could hear every blade of grass gently blow in the morning breeze.

What a wonderful way to start the day!

I am happily crocheting sweater vests today and look forward to being able to come by all of your blogs and saying hello soon!

What do you have planned today?

Please leave us a note and tell us all about it!

I cannot wait to hear!

There is still one day to play in Week 1 of Emmitt's Sock Monkey Giveaway.

Please tune in tomorrow to see who won!


m & e

Monday, November 29, 2010

Needle Felting Snowman Class

Happy Monday everyone!

Emmitt and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

He is still stuffed from all the mini Turkey Meatloaves he made and is snoring away!

While the puggy was busy cooking a baking, Melanie and I snuck out and went to a needle felting class last week to learn to make holiday snowmen!

Aren't they fabulous!
We had so much fun!
Melanie found a vintage G alphabet block for hers to stand on and I found an M!

There were 8 women in the class and we spent the night giggling and making snowmen!
It was so much fun!
Here are our two little snowmen with a pair made by the ladies sitting next to us.
How fun!
I love making art and new friends at the same time!

What fun things do you have planned this week?
Please leave us a note and tell us all about it!
We cannot wait to hear!
m & e

Friday, November 26, 2010

Emmitt's Sock Monkey Giveaway ~ Week 1

We are so thankful for all of our wonderful friends!

Hi everyone!

It is me... Emmitt!

Happy Thanksgiving Friday!

I am so excited to announce that I am having another Fun Giveaway!

I went shopping with my mom and found these 3 wonderful sock monkey dog toys!

I am going to give one away for the next 3 weeks!

Every Friday the giveaway post will be open for you to enter your paw in the drawing.

All you have to do is leave a comment on that Friday post and on the following Wednesday, I will enter the names in www.randomizer.org and announce the winner!
It is that easy!
So please leave a comment today if you would like to play, and I will announce the winner of week 1 on Wed. December 1st!
Speaking of winners, here are some super sweet photos of Sequoia and Tuni enjoying the crocheted candies (with extra fiber) from my Halloween Spooktabular Giveaway last month!
Aren't they sweet?



Thank you for playing with us!
Have a super weekend!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Emmitt's Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

It is me Emmitt , and I am here today to share my two favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you!

Mini Meatloaves and Corn Muffins!

Mini Turkey Meatloaf

1 lb ground turkey
1 12-15oz can mixed vegetables (no salt added)
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice or plain oatmeal

Pre Heat oven to 350 degrees
Mix ingredients in a large bowl
Cook in mini loaf pans for 25-30 minutes
Let cool and serve!

Easy Corn Muffins

1 1/4 c wheat flour
3/4 c corn meal
2 teaspoons baking powder (aluminum free)
1 c skim milk
1/4 c vegetable oil
1 egg
1 mushed ripe banana
1/4 cup frozen raspberries and/or blueberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir in milk, egg, oil, fruit until dry ingredients are moistened.
Grease mini or regular sized muffin pan.
Spoon batter into prepared pan.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown (toothpick will come out clean when done)

nom nom nom!

That was so yummy!

Momma can I have 3rds please before dessert?

I am so Thankful for all of you my wonderful friends!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Holiday!

Please come back tomorrow for another Fun Giveaway!

I am so excited about it!

I cannot wait to share it with all of you!

Please leave me a note and tell me your menu for today's feast.

I cannot wait to hear all about the yummy things you are eating today!

See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday Moe!

Happy Happy Birthday Moe!

Emmitt's beautiful corgi cousin Moe is 6 today!

Emmitt picked out this new owl toy and the Cowboy Sweater Vest to give to him today!

We had a wonderful day with Moe, Melanie and Mark celebrating their little boy!

From the smile on his face, it looks like Moe Moe had a wonderful birthday too!

We love you!


m & e

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winter Park Craft Show 2010

Hi everyone!
Happy Tuesday!

I am so excited to show you the photos from the Holiday Craft Show Melanie and I were in on Saturday in Winterpark, CO

Melanie featured her handmade wool & cashmere sweater bears, glove dogs and crocheted ornaments!

and I brought my dog sweater vests , books and soaps!

Wool & Cashmere Sweater Bears!

Cashmere Glove Dogs!

We even had time to shop!
Here are some handcarved birds we had to bring home!
We had so much fun and met so many nice people!
If you would like to get some of Melanie's Handmande Bears, her etsy shop is full for the Holidays!
Get them while you can! They are selling fast! :)

It was a beautiful weekend in the mountains!

Please tune in tomorrow to celebrate Moe's 6th birthday!
It is a surprise for him!
m & e

Monday, November 22, 2010

Goodies from the Pottery Guild Show 2010

Happy Monday everone!
Melanie and I had a great weekend in the mountains and I cannot wait to tell you all about it tomorrow!
Today, I want to show you the goodies we got at the pottery show last week.
Above you can see some of the holiday gifties and ornaments we found.
I even got a wood hiking stick with different owls drawings burned into the design. :)

Hey momma, where is my pug sized walking stick?
Let's break it in...
I'll get my leash and poop bags!
oh boy! Emmitt is raring to go over here!
What fun things do you have planned this holiday week?
Are you traveling for Thanksgiving?
Please leave us a note and tell us all about your plans!
We cannot wait to hear!
m & e

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sweater Vest Gallery ~ www.dogsweatervests.com

Happy Friday everyone!

Emmitt and I are so excited to share some of the newest additions to our Sweater Vest Gallery!

Meet Henri above. He is a Beeeutiful puggle who lives in TX with his mom, Julie S.

He is wearing a sweater vest they designed for him with a Chocolate Brown body/ White bobbles / Light Blue collar.

He looks so handsome!

This cutie patootie is Checkers the Peke-A-Poo!

He is wearing the Cowboy Design from The Variegated collection!
Photos courtesy of Kate G., TN

and this little cutie pie is Alexandra the Frenchie!
She is wearing the Watermelon Design from The Fruit Smootie Collection!
Photo courtesy of Kathy R., CA
Isn't she sweet?
We are so excited to let you know that is is now easier than ever to visit our Sweater Vest Gallery whenever you want to smile!
Emmitt and I got it its very own domain and now can be found easily at:
Melanie and I are going to Winter Park, CO to be in a craft fair this weekend!
We are so excited to showcase her fabulous felted wool teddy bears and ornaments!
I will take lots of pictures to show you!
What fun things do you have planned this weekend?
Please leave us a note and let us know.
We cannot wait to hear all about it!
m & e

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pug Soaps & Night Lights

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today's Pug Notes Spotlight features our Pug Soaps and Night Lights!
I have had the pug soaps in my line since 2001 and this season is the final one that we will be carrying them. I have a limited supply left and then they will be gone.
If you were thinking about getting a box for a gift for a friend or yourself... now is the time. :)
Each bar of pug soap is individually shrink wrapped.
"The designs have been applied and sealed by hand so you can enjoy each pug image every time you wash! An all vegetable soap, featuring a blend of palm and coconut oils, with a refreshing lavender scent. Triple Milled and Happily Handcrafted in the USA."
Each box includes:(2) Small bars: 2¼ x 1¾ x 1 net wt: 2 oz. (ea.)(1) Large Bar: 2¼ x 3½ x 1 net wt: 4 oz.

Another one of my favorite products in our line our our night lights.
You can choose from any of my 70+ pug paintings or another 70+ dog breeds to help light up any room! :)

Chupa loves her black puggie night light (design A50)!

Photo courtesy of Amanda M., NM

... and Sequoia thinks her fawn puggy night light is a picture of her! (design A16)

Photo courtesy of Jenn C., WA

Both the night lights and soaps ship from my location and ship within 24 hours of your order.
They are the perfect holiday gifts when there is not enough time to wait for the manufacturing process that is necessary for some of our other products.
The complete list of items that ship from my location are the Switchplates, Soaps, Gift Wrap, Note Cards, Prints, Address Labels, Emmitt & Olive, Purses, Change Purses, Tote Bags, Pillows, Placemats, Dolls & Night Lights.
Emmitt and I hope you enjoyed our mini spotlight this week on some of our favorite items that are just like him... oldies but goodies. :)
Tomorrow we will introduce 3 new friends in our Sweater Vest Gallery... A Sweet Frenchie, Peke-A-Poo and a Puggle!

Have a wonderful day everyone!
m & e

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pug Gift Wrap & Holiday Cards

Pug Gift Wrap

Emmitt and I created our orignial pug gift wrap in 2001.

It is one of our favorite products.
We are the only ones who carry it and you cannot find it in stores.

The gift wrap features 6 of my classic pug designs.
Each roll is oversized at 30" x 10 feet and is made of double coated 50# paper so it will not rip as you wrap those corners!
Fawn & Black Pugs

Black and Fawn Pairs

Fawn Pugs

Black Pugs

Emmitt and I are thrilled to offer dozens of Holiday Pugs and Pals in both Holiday Cards and Address Labels.

It is easy to purchase one design or a mix and match of your favorite designs on our website, or if you prefer the design packages above, we have set up the listings in our Etsy Shop.

Each card is hand signed and can also be framed as small prints.

Tomorrow we will feature two more of our favorite products!

One of them will only be available as long as our current supply lasts and then it will be retired forever.

Have a super day everyone!
m & e