Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Funnies ~ Archie's Monkey Madness

Happy Friday everyone!

It is me... Archie!

Here I am with my favorite toy...

"Outside" Monkey

I am not a spoiled pug or anything, but I have 2 of my favorite toy in the world.

He was the very first toy momma bought for me right before they picked me up to come home!

I played with him so much that I ripped his face and now he is the outside monkey and I have another intact one that is the "Inside" Monkey.

Oh my gosh, so many things to keep track of around here, but I am not spoiled or anything. :)

I have a fun weekend planned hanging out in the backyard with "Outside" Monkey and my mom as she works on a new collection of Sweater Vests for us all to enjoy!

I am not supposed to tell what the new collection is ... but I think that my love of moving rocks and that my dad's name is Fred may have inspired her. :)

Tee Hee!

Can you guess what they are going to be?

Uh Oh "Outside" Monkey, I hope we did not give it away!

What is that momma?

You want everyone to have lots of fun guessing?

Oh Good!

Please leave me a note with your guesses of the 5 new sweater vests!

We will reveal them to you in just a few days!

How Fun!

Oh lookie what I found for your viewing enjoyment...

Here is a video of how I made the first monkey into "Outside" Monkey and why I magically got a "Inside" Monkey the next day. :)


Archie Poo Pants

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Muddy Mountain Corgi ~ Cousin Moe gets a Bath!

Hi Everyone!

It is me... Cousin Moe!

I am here today to teach Archie what will happen to him if he plays in the mud.

As you can see...

I had a good time today!

But now I see my momma, Archie's Auntie Melanie, has set up the bath station for me!

Oh Boy!

It is bubble bath time!

I can do with less soap and more towel rubs please! :)

Oh thank you mom!

A little more to the right please. :)

Ta da!

Don't I look beeeeautiful?

Ok, Archie Poo...

You're next!

Tee Hee!

Cousin Moe Moe

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crochet Doll Swap ~ Meet Gertie & Mimi Le Fleur!

What a fun Wednesday!

The mail just came and I am so excited to show you the crochet doll swap my friend Lynne in England and I did!

After making socks together following the same pattern, we thought for the next project, it would be fun to make each other surprise gifts using the same basic doll pattern generously shared by Lion Brand Yarn.

We embellished them any way we wanted and then sent them to each other on the same day.

We were not allowed to share pictures of them with each other before we sent them so that the finished dolls be a surprise when we opened the packages!

I made the doll above named Gertrude ~ Gertie for short!

I had so much fun picking the yarns and watching her come to life!

I made a long pom pom for her hair.

... and I wet felted wool beads for her hands!

I loved seeing her personality pop out as I embroidered her face and made her matching pearl earrings and a heart brooch!

Here is Gertie enjoying her new home across the pond!

She is so lucky to be able to spend time with Lynne in her kitchen!

Just as I was reading Lynne's email that Gertie arrived, my doorbell rang and my package arrived carrying ...

Mimi Le Fleur!

Oooo La La!

She is perfect!

I love how we both made heart shapes for mouths!

and look at her fabulous long black hair!

and jewelry!

every detail made me smile!

She is very comfortable eating chocolate croissants and drinking rich creamy coffee in my office all day!

I love how both dolls started from the same fun doll pattern and turned out so wonderfully different yet the same!

What fun projects have you been doing this summer?

Would you like to make a "Sally Doll" too and email me a photo?

I would love to share it on my blog!

She would instantly be a part of Gertie and Mimi's family!

I just sent another package to Lynne this morning transporting the pets we just crocheted for each doll.

I cannot wait to show you our new trade in just a few days!

How Fun!


Melissa & Archie

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Customer Photo Gallery ~ New FUN Photos!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I am so excited to show you some of the wonderful photos super kind people have shared with me of them enjoying their new Pug Notes purchases. :)

The first photo is of Chloe who lives in MI with her mom, Sue Ann!

She loves her new night light with black pug design A50 lighting up her room!

Our friend Karen P., from SC just shared her gallery of signed pug prints with us!

The fun pug and papillon mugs are soaking up the morning rays at our friend, Vicki S., home in ME.

This fun bathroom set and tissue holder were purchased as a housewarming gift by one of our customers and the kind new home owner sent us this photo from her new pug bathroom!

Theo the beagle loves his new beagle dog bed!

His mom, Sharon S., snapped this photo with her phone as soon as she took it out of the box!

I think Theo knows it was made with love just for him!

Thank you so much for always sharing the fun with me and Archie!

You all make our day more than you will ever know!

Please feel free to contact us anytime with any stories, ideas, photos and projects you are working on!

We would always love to see!


a & m

Monday, July 25, 2011

Easy to Knit Teddy Bear Tutorial ~ New Updates!

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited to show you 2 wonderful teddy bears that people have sent me photos of that they created after reading my Easy to Knit Teddy Bear Tutorial.

Archie and I are so happy that our project inspired the creation of these wonderful toys!

Meet Bugsly

Knitted by Iris H.

Meet Madame Boo Boo

Knitted by Ritaestelle C.

Archie and I just LOVE seeing what you are all creating!

Thank you so much for sharing your art and stories with us!

Please feel free to contact us anytime with your projects and inspirations!

We cannot wait to hear all about them!

Have a super day!


Melissa & Archie

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Funnies ~ Archie the Slave Driver

Happy Friday!

It is me...


I am a very lucky puggy, because both of my pawrents work from home!

That means I get to go to work with them everyday, or said another way...

They stay home and work with me!

Today, I am going to snoopervise my mom crocheting sweater vests.

The faster she crochets, the faster she gets to come and play with me.

So I am keeping her productivity up by reminding her how cute I am while I sit at her feet ~ staring at her. :)

Here I am all perky and ready to start our work day!

doo too doo

This is hard work!

I am feelin' a little sleeeepy!

I have to stay awake or mom will crochet until the sun goes down!

Must keep my eyes OPEN!


Hmmmm! I cannot keep up with my mom's pace.

I just hope she wakes me up for dinner!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

What do you have planned?

Please leave me a note and let me know.

I cannot wait to hear all about it!


Archie Poo

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Meet Mr. Pip ~ The Cutest Eggplant in the Garden!

He and his mom, Kristin, just sent us this fabulous photo of him enjoying his new Eggplant Sweater he picked from The Eat Your Veggies Collection!

It is now posted in the Sweater Vest Gallery for everyone to enjoy!

Eggplant Sweater Vest

Dark Purple body/ Lavender bobbles / Golden collar

Both Mr. Pip and Bella are such cute models for both the eggplant and radish sweater vests.

What is your favorite vegetable?

The are still lots of available veggies to pick in the etsy shop or we would love to make you anything you would like in your size.

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Melissa & Archie

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lunch with the Tooth Fairy...

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

It is me...


Today I woke up with a little more room in my head than usual! :)

I found this next to my favorite tug toy...

A Baby Tooth!

... and it shaped like a heart!

I put a call into the tooth fairy this morning to bring extra mini meatloaves for lunch in exchange for my teethie!

The line was busy... but I left her a message!

Hopefully she will bring extra ketchup and a side of my favorite little roasted potatoes.

Tee Hee!

Would you like to join me for lunch?

Just tell me your favorite food, and I will call her back and place the order.

The sky is the limit so do not hold back on all your favorite treats.

She is a magical fairy ya know!

Anything is possible!


Archie ~ (with One less toothie)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dog Sweater Vests ~ The Super Heros Collection

Archie and I are so excited to show you the new collection of Sweater Vests we just made!

Dogs are real life Super Heros and always "Save the Day!" by making us smile and laugh. :)

These important super powers inspired our latest collection of sweater vests...

The Super Heros Collection!

Captain America

Wonder Woman

The Incredible Hulk



Captain America

Navy Blue body / White & Red Tweed bobbles / Red Tweed collar

Wonder Woman

Royal Blue body / White & Red Tweed bobbles / Golden collar

The Incredible Hulk

Lime Green body / Kelly Green bobbles / Purple collar


Black body / Baby Blue bobbles / Lavender collar


Red body / Black bobbles / Kelly Green collar

Captain America


Wonder Woman




How Fun!

I am happy to make whatever Super Hero you want in your pup's size. :)

Please contact me anytime if you have any questions or would like me to set up a special listing for you.

I also have lots of other sweater vests available in my Etsy Shop that are ready to ship today.

I love making new Sweater Vests!

Let me make one just for you! :)


Melissa & Archie