Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Wool Pugs from Germany!

Happy last day of June everyone!

I cannot believe July 4th weekend is just around the corner already!

Well, no matter what the temperature is outside, I am always in the mood for WOOL!


In fact, my favortie summer socks are made of wool by SmartWool!

You would not think it for Summer activities, but they are very breathable fabric and dry super quickly even on the hottest days.

Speaking of WOOL... Looky what I just bought from my favorite Pug Doll Artist, Maldimaglia, in Germany!

Orange and Green Woolly Puggies to match the Grey and Black ones I got last year!

Oh MY! I might just have to collect them all! :)

The photos above are courtesy of Maldimaglia's Shop. :)

Here are my photos of the dolls living in my family room!

Ta da!

Looks like I need to get a bigger chair!

Who knows... maybe I will find one at a 4th of July Sale this weekend! :)

What fun things do you have planned for the weekend?

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

We cannot wait to hear!


a & m

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sweater Vest Gallery ~ Meet Bella the Ravishing Radish!

Hi everyone!

Happy Wednesday!

I am so excited to introduce you to Bella!

She looks simply ravishing in her new Radish Sweater Vest from The Eat Your Veggies Collection!

Photo courtesy of Sheila F., CA


Red Tweed body / White bobbles / Green Tweed collar


Dark Purple body / Lavender bobbles / Golden collar

Archie and I are so excited to add a new vegetable to the collection!

Our friend Noodles had the wonderful idea to add an eggplant!

We got to work right away and just love how it turned out!

It is now available in our etsy shop for you to enjoy too!

Archie and I always love hearing all of your amazing ideas.

Please contact us anytime you feel inspired to!

Have a super duper day everyone!


a & m

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Pug Yarn Painting ~ Pretty in Pink

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to show you my latest yarn painting!

I cannot believe it, but it is my 12th Pug Yarn Painting already!

In celebration of all of the fun I have had creating them this year, I have decided to feature them in my Pug Art Calendar for 2012 that I will release this Fall for you to enjoy!

Until then, you can always purchase all of my yarn paintings as signed prints and note cards in my etsy shop.

I took lots of photos of this special painting - A63 - come to life from a print to a fiber art creation!

If you would like a more detailed tutorial of how I create my yarn paintings, please click here.

For those of you who have been following the yarn painting posts, this post will be a faster version for you to feel the fun and ease of the process.

I always start from the top down.

I also make sure I block in the lines that I feel are important that I do not want to cover up once I get into the flow of filling in the design with my yarn. :)

To add interest to the design, I love changing textures of the yarn as well as the directions that I lay them from curvy to horizontal to vertical.

Ta Da!

The pug is all filled in already!

I thought a pink background would be pretty for this puggy.

With a cup of tea and a relaxed, zen like flow, I really enjoyed filling it in.

My final touch is always to cut out two tiny white circles from regular craft felt to highlight the eyes.

Ta Da!

What do you think?

Is she pretty in pink? :)

Thank you for always playing with me and Archie!

You all mean the world to me!

Please let me know if you ever make a yarn painting too!

I would love to see!



Monday, June 27, 2011

Archie the Agility Puggy!

Happy Monday everyone!

It is me... Archie the Agility Puggy!

Da - Da - Ta - Da!

I am so excited to tell you about my 2nd puppy kindergarten class!

We learned all about something called AGILITY!

It is so much fun!

My pawrents describe it as puppy playground meets Romper Room! :)

While daddy gave me treats, our teacher, Anita, pulled out a bunch of colorful bags and spread them all out on the floor.

All the puppies gathered around to see what the excitement was about!

As the course was being assembled, to keep me from getting under foot, mom kept me busy by telling me stories and giving me scratches behind my ears. My favorite!

And in no time at all... a magical space was created for us to conquer!


Don't tell anyone, but I was a little nervous at first...

Momma and Dad encouraged me the whole time and said I flew through the course with flying colors!

See! Here I come!

Momma even shot this little movie of me for you to enjoy!

Ta Da!

Cooooookie Please!

I wonder what we will learn next week!

I cannot wait to show you!

What fun things did you do this weekend?

Please leave me a note and let me know!

I cannot wait to hear all about it!


Archie ~ The Super Agility Puggy

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Funnies ~ Archie comes with a Warning Label :)

Hi everyone!

Happy Friday!

In today's edition of Friday Funnies, I will put on my best fierce puggy face to demonstrate the warning label that comes with every puppy! :)

*Tiny smiling pug turns and faces the wall to create a serious face*

"Grr Grr ~ Grr Grr"

Don't take my stuffie away from me!

Or I will give you my best puggy evil eye!

There... how was that?

Did I look fierce?


Archie the Ferociously Fierce Puppy :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Archie's Pizza Slice Giveaway ~ The Winner

Hi everyone!

Happy Thursday!

I am so excited to announc the winner of my Pizza Slice (with extra fiber) Giveaway!

Look how yummy!

so without further aideu...

*** drum roll pleeease ***

The winner is...


How fun!

MJ, please just email me your address and we will get your tasty slice in the mail to you right away!

Please do not feel bad if you did not win this time!

I will have lots more Giveaways this Summer for you pawticipate in!

Thank you for playing with me this week!


Archie Pizza Pants

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Yarn Painting ~ Fawn Pug Looking Up!

Hi everyone!

Happy Wednesday!

I had so much fun making this new yarn painting that I could not wait to share it with you!

I am having so much fun making them!

I took lots of pictures to share with you as my original pug painting (A60) comes to life as fiber art!

Ta Da!

I now have 11 pug yarn paintings complete with one to go to create my New 2012 Pug Art Calendar to be released this Fall!

All of my yarn paintings are available as signed prints and note cards in my Etsy Shop for you to enjoy.

I will be able to show you the 12th pug yarn painting in just a few days!

Life is Art... Art is Life!

Have a super duper day everyone!

*Archie is so excited to announce the Winner of his Pizza Slice Giveaway tomorrow!*

Please enter to win by commenting on yesterday's post!

There is still time to play!


a & m

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Archie's First Day of Summer Pizza Giveaway!

Happy first day of Summer everyone!

This is my very first Summer Solstice!

I am told it is the longest day of the year!


Lots of sunshine and time to play!

Let's celebrate with a pizza party!

My momma and I made this yummy slice of pizza (with extra fiber) to giveaway to a lucky winner!

Please just leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win!

I will enter all the names into and announce the winner this Thursday, June 23rd!


Thank you so much for playing with me!

How are you celebrating Summer today?

Please leave me a note and let me know!

I cannot wait to hear all about it!


Archie Pizza Pants