Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Painting ~ Portuguese Water Dog


Happy Wednesday everyone!

I am so excited to show you my newest Dog Art Painting ~ The Portuguese Water Dog.

It was so fun to paint all of his curls!

He can be put on any of my products that you can choose the design.

Emmitt invited him to the beach today.

Don't tell Emmitt, but we do not live near a beach and the silly puggy does not float!

Emmitt needs some swimming lessons like his pals Salinger and Hank!

Does your dog like the water?

Please tell us your favorite story about your water adventures!
We cannot wait to hear all about it!
xoxoxo
m & e

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Customer Photo Gallery ~ New Additions


Photo courtesy of Jessica H., Canada

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I have some wonderful photos to show you from my friends showing their new Pug Notes Art additions in their homes.



Pug Dolls - Red Car and The Kiss
Karen C., Guam

Brooke T., AL

Every customer photo I receive is like a little jewel that I cherish.

Thank you Jessica, Karen and Brooke for sharing them with me!
What things in your life happen that instantly make you smile?
Please leave us a note and let us know. We would love to hear and share your smiles with you!
Have a wonderful day everyone!
xoxoxo
m & e

Monday, June 28, 2010

Pug Dolls from Guam ~ My Collection

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited because my new doll by artist, Karen Cruz from Guam, just arrived!

It is a Seahorse Pug!

I LOVE him and his curly seahorse tail!


Look at all of the wonderful detailing she does with beads and paint!

I have been a customer of Karen's since 2003, and I am so excited that she is making and selling her dolls again.

She does not always have them available, but I check almost daily at her Ebay Shop for new additions.
Over the years, I have been lucky enough to be able to purchase several of her dolls. I have her creations lighting up every room of my home!

Kitchen: Bag Holder


Bedroom


Den


Family Room


Family Room


Family Room



Family Room



Sewing Room


I love that many of us all over the world have her beautiful dolls and enjoy them everyday!

Her passion for her art touches my heart and my life with such joy!

She has a few dolls listed on Ebay right now so check them out.

I cannot wait to be able to show you the next one I add to my collection.

xoxoxo
m & e


Friday, June 25, 2010

Emmitt & Bogart ~ Camp Emmitt June 2010


Hi everyone!
It is me Emmitt!

My buddy Bogart and I had so much fun at Camp Emmitt for these last two weeks!


Bogart is always ready to play and have fun!
Hey, Bogie, do you want to go outside and check out the backyard?



Yes!

Walk this way...

How is this? :)

Coming!

What a great backyard with lots of things to investigate!
and the best thing is that we get mini meatloaves with lots of ketchup for dinner!


Emmitt: We will just take a quick nap before we eat.

Bogart: Sounds good to me!

video

(Bogie is even happy when he is relaxing!

Watch his little puggy tail!)

* Ding*
Yay! Dinner Time!
Chef Emmitt is ready to taste test his signature meal!
*Nom Nom Nom*
That was yummy!
What do you mean it is time for Bogie Wogie to go home?
Thank you for coming to stay with us Bogie!
I will rest up and plan our next meet up.
I cannot wait for our next adventure!
xoxoxoxo
Emmitt

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Frenchie Collage


Happy Thursday everyone!
I had so much fun making this Frenchie Collage today!
I feel like I spent the day painting with beautiful papers and fitting them together like a puzzle!
He is now available in my Etsy Shop as a signed print and note cards.
If you like him, I also have several pug collages available in my etsy shop too!
Emmitt and I hope you are having a wonderful day!
He is staring at me right now waiting for his walk. :)
I think I had better make it snappy and step on it. The puggy is waiting!
xoxoxoxo
m & e

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Pug Doll ~ 2 Fawn Pugs on a Joy Ride

Hi everyone!


I am so excited to release my new Pug Doll in the Joy Ride Series!

Here are two little fawn pugs enjoying their new blue car!

The dolls are available on both my website and my etsy shop.

Vrooom Vrooom!

The summer time fun has begun!

I think these two pug teams are ready for a drag race!

What fun things do you have planned this summer?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about your plans!

xoxoox

m & e

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Painting ~ Pekingese


Hi everyone!

I cannot believe it, but I have added yet another face to the Dog Art Gallery!

Meet my new Pekingese!

I have been having so much fun painting these last couple of weeks.

I have added 2 Pugs, A74 and A75



and this Pekingese

It is always such a thrill for me to meet the faces that emerge from the end of my paint brush.

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and feedback. I always love to hear what you think of them.


Please let me know if you have a favorite from this recent series.

I would love to know what you enjoy about them.

xoxoxo

Melissa

Monday, June 21, 2010

New painting ~ Brussels Griffon


Happy Monday everyone!

I had so much fun painting this little Brussels Griffon!


He is available on on all of my products where you can choose a design.


Emmitt and I love how cranky he is!
I guess if you are that cute, you can be as crabby as you want!
Heee!
What fun things did you do this weekend?
Please leave us a note and tell us all about it!
We cannot wait to hear!
Have a wonderful day everyone!
xoxoxo
m & e

Friday, June 18, 2010

Emmitt's Favorite Treats ~ Quinoa Blueberry Quiches

Hi everyone!

Emmitt and I wanted to share his recipe for his favorite treats in the whole world.

He sings and dances for them every morning!

They are healthy, easy to make, store and serve!


Blueberry Quinoa Quiches


I N G R E D I E N T S:

4 eggs
1/8 cup milk
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup blueberries

I N S T R U C T I O N S:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix the eggs, milk and quinoa in a bowl. Spray mini muffin tins with non-stick spray and fill cup 1/2 way with the egg mixture. Sprinkle with 1 or 2 blueberries per quiche . Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.
Storage: Refrigerate or freeze unused portions.






Oooo! The Quiches are ready!


nom nom nom


Hooooray! More Please!


Emmitt loves this recipe!
Packed with healthy protein and fiber! He gives them a Four Paws Up!


Please let us know if you try them!
Emmitt is excited to hear what you think!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
xoxoxo
m & e

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Painting ~ Lhasa Apso


Happy Thursday everyone!

I had so much fun painting this little Lhasa Apso!


He is available on on all of my products where you can choose a design.

Emmitt says he wishes he had a mane like that! He would be a hit with all the ladies!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Crochet Pattern - Dog Bobble Hat

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It is me ... Emmitt!

I am so excited!

Do you remember the bobble hats my mom made for me to match my sweater vests?


Split Pea Soup Hat


Candy Corn Hat

The wonderful pattern my mom bought and used to make the hat is this fun Sock Monkey Hat Pattern by Christinas Kewl Stuff, modeled by her sweet puggy.

My mom did not change anything except the colors and just did not make the ears or face to create my bobble hats.
My mom then wrote Christina to tell her how much she loved the pattern and to send her pictures of me in my finished hats.

Christina like them so much that she made two new patterns available in her Etsy Shop!

Christina even used me as the model for her new patterns!




How exciting is that?
I love how all of these fun ideas come together, mix and remix, to make the fun world we all share and enjoy!

I think this calls for a new batch of mini meatloaves to celebrate!

The party starts today at noon! Everyone pleeeeeaze come by and bring your appetites because I am cooking up a storm in my new hats!

xoxoxox
Emmitt