Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year ~ 2013

Happy Near Year's Eve everyone!
R-Chee & I are so excited to ring in the new year and celebrate it with you all year long!
We are all going to have so much FUN together!
We have lots of neat things planned already that we cannot wait to unfold before our eyes and share with you!

R-Chee says...
Life is Art... and Art is Life and it is deeeeeelicious!
We will be back blogging first thing next Monday as we take a few days to do our favorite things organize, crochet, cook doggie treats for our upcoming January 2013 Newsletter and write new bloggie posts for you to enjoy.
We will be here filling orders so please feel free to contact us anytime!
Have a wonderful and safe holiday everyone!
What do you have planned to ring in the New Year?
Please leave us a note and let us know!
We cannot wait to hear all about it!
Melissa & R-Chee

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday Funnies ~ R-Chee's Film ~ Holiday Hangover!

Hi everyone!
It is me...
Happy Friday!
What a FUN holiday week I had!
It was filled with food, family and lots of treats and laughter. :)
I was playing and eating cookies everyday!
It started on Monday with celebrating Christmas Eve & then Christmas Day and now it is ending with getting ready to ring in the New Year of 2013!
I had better bet some beauty sleep this weekend if I plan to stay up until the ball drops on New Year's Eve!

Looks like I have a lot of napping to do as I am just plum tuckered out from all the FUN we have been having over here! :)

I made a movie for you to see me in my cookie crumb coma! What a yummy way to spend the Holidays! :)

What do you have planned for New Year's this year?

Are you travelling or staying home?
Please leave me a note and let me know!
I cannot wait to hear all about it!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Friend's Fabulous Art!

Happy Thursday everyone!
I am so excited to show you my Christmas presents this year!
Fred got me the most wonderful gifts!
He knows how much I LOVE my friend Mehry's pottery and paintings so he went to her studio in Boulder and picked out these gorgeous vases for me!
I could not wait to fill them with air plants so I ran to the store and displayed them as soon as I open the packages!

They are so fabulous!
I cannot beieve they are mine!
I am celebrating the new pieces today with Melanie's teddy bear ornaments!
Thank you Fred, Mehry and Melanie for sharing your love, hearts, and art with me!
What wonderful gifities did you share and receive this year?
Please leave us a note and tell us all about them!
We cannot wait to hear!
Melissa & R-Chee

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Frenchie FUN ~ Fabulous Pugs & Frenchies!

 Happy Wednesday everyone!
How were your holiday celebrations?
What did you do?
We had FUN with family enjoying food, laughs and games together.
We also got in some crocheting time too inbetween activities!
We love making Dog Sweater Vests, Woofie Warmers and Barkclavas for all of you.
The best part is receiving the photos that you send!
Here are just a few more that we got this week of fabulous Frenchies and Puggies enjoing thier Christmas Sweaters, Dog Beds and Night Lights with us!

Have a super day everyone!
Please leave us a note and tell us how you spent your Christmas Day!
We cannot wait  to hear all about it!
Melissa & R-Chee

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas from R-Chee!

Merry Christmas everyone!
It is me...
My momma and I are wishing you the most wonderful holiday celebration today in however you spend it!

May it be filled with food, fun, family, laughter & LOVE for everyone!

R-Chee & Melissa

Life is Art... Art is Life!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve with extra Fiber!

Merry Xmas Eve everyone!
We are feeling extra festive & celebrating early today with friends who have sent us photos of them enjoying their Dog Sweater Vests!
Tweedles is having a party drinking eggnog with nutmeg sprinkled on top with her stuffed lion trying to guess which gifties are for her under the tree!

Puggie & Nani are enjoing their new sweater vests in PA this morning with their wonderful mom, Kathie S.

Hannah at the Medina Flower Mound Art Studio in TX is a ray of of sunshine in her Corn on the Cob sweater vest.

Beatrix and her mom Chris A., in CA are playing at the park today in her chocolate brown and hot pink sweater vest today!
She is on patrol for any trails of christmas cookie crumbs that will lead to the mountain of treats she dreamed of last night!

While Wilma is staying close to home in her Sunflower Vest with her mom, Kathy W., in CT waiting for the yummy treats on the counter to come her way!

... and Macaroni and Gunther at the Smushie Ranch in CA are winding down the busy day together waiting for the fire to burn out so Santa can visit them tonight!
We cannot wait to see what everyone eats and enjoys first thing in the morning!
Archie is all ready to wish you all a Merry Christmas first thing in the morning.
He will be up before Santa even visits as he is so excited to celebrate with all of you!

Melissa & R-Chee

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Funnies ~ Winter Games!

Happy Friday everyone!
It is me...
Today is the first day of Winter!
It is our favorite time of year and makes us just want to breathe in the crisp air & play!

It is sunny here almost everyday in Colorado.

Even when it is cold outside, the sunshine makes it feel warm!

Momma did not even let her hair dry today before she came out to play pattycake with me!

I love playing not only because it is FUN, but because I get lots of treats for doing little tricks I have learned!
They always make my momma smile which makes me happy too!

Now we get to go on a walk to celebrate the new day and season!

I wonder what we will see today!

Maybe a snowflake will fall!

The mountains are getting lots of snow this week to have a white Christmas.
Maybe it will fall here in Boulder too!

Have a wonderful Holiday weekend everyone!
What FUN things do you have planned?
Will you be travelling or staying home?
Please leave us a note and tell us all about it!
We cannot wait to hear!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Family!

Happy Thursday everyone!
R-Chee and I are so excited to show you the new felted sweater house Melanie just made for us!
She made it out of felted wool and cashmere sweater pieces from the class I got her for the holidays, Fab Felt Holiday Crafts!

It is perfect!
I just adore it!
The new abode goes perfectly with my 1/2 of the twin kokeshi dolls I made for us!
I also put a needle felted pug I made several years ago by her side to keep her company!
How FUN is that?
What FUN things do you have planned for tdoa?
Please leave us a note & Let us know!
We cannot wait to hear!
Melissa & R-Chee

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Toasty Tuesday ~ Holiday Cheer with Friends!

Happy Wednesday everyone!
R-Chee & I are smiling from ear to ear today!
We are just tickled pink from all of the photos friends have been sharing with us this week!
We could not wait to show you too!
Our first cutie patootie above is Daisy !
She lives in WA with her mom Dana & pug brother Bruce!
She just loooks cute as punch in her Grape Smoothie Dog Sweater Vest!

Bellatrix loves her Chocolate Brown & Hot Pink Custom Dog Sweater Vest!

Felix from the Smushie Ranch in CA LOVES his Fred Flinstone inspired Sweater Vest!

Orange Body / Black bobbles /Turquoise collar

The Urban Hounds look pawstively festive in the Holiday outfits today!
Their baby brother Weasley loves his new Candy Cane Sweater Vest from the Holiday Collection.
If you would like a Candy Cane Sweater Vest too, I have one ready to ship today in size M in my Etsy Shop :)
 Salinger & Toby are having FUN posing with Santa today!

 ...and it is warm & cozy down at the Smushie Ranch in CA today!
R-Chee & I can hear the snoring with Felix, Mancha, Stella & Gunther tucked into their beds infront of the fire wearing their sweater vests!
You have all warmed our day and hearts with these fabulous photos!
Thank you so much for sharing your joy with us!
We love you and love making your Sweater Vests for you!
I have lots of sweater vests available as Ready to Ship Sweater Vests in my Etsy Shop today!

If they are sold out or you do not find the colors and sizes you would like, No Problem!

I am thrilled to make you any color combination that you choose!

Please let me know if you would like me to make you a custom Woofie Warmer, Barkclava Dog Hat or Sweater Vest.

You can make up your own color combos or...

You can see all the possibilities anytime in :

The Sweater Vest Gallery at

The Woofie Warmer Gallery at


The Barkclava Gallery at

I am happy to make any color combos you would like and set up a special listing for you in my Etsy Shop.

Melissa & R-Chee

Monday, December 17, 2012

Crochet Embellishment Class ~ Vintage Pillowcase Dress Up!

Happy Monday everyone!
I had so much FUN completing my first project from the Crochet Embellishments Class taught online on!
Linda Permann teaches us how to embellish all of our favorite crochet, knitting or sewing projects with crochet flowers, borders and more!
I have always wanted to add borders to towels, blankets and pillowcases.
In her easy to follow class, she takes us step by step through the process to add this fun & decorative detailing that will take any decor item from dull to FUN! :)
The first thing I did was hop over to to find a vintage pillowcase for my project.
I chose this neat woodland design that reminded me of a woodblock carving.

Then I added a embroidered blanket stitch around the edge of the pillowcase with cotton yarn so I would have loops to crochet my border into!

I used acrylic instead of wool yarn so that the whole project would remain machine washable.
My vintage pillowcase was not a standard size but not a king size either so I had a bit of extra fabric on the end after I put my pillow inside.
I decided to neaten that small problem up by folding the edge over and securing it with a vintage button so that I could easily remove the pillow. :)
I just LOVE how it turned out!
I cannot wait to make some of the flowers she shares with us in her other video tutorials and written patterns included in the crochet embellishment class.
I will show you all the fabulous things I make with them in 2013!
it is so wonderful to have a things "TO Make" list of fabulous projects just waiting for me to create.
2013 is going to be so much FUN!
What FUN things do you have planned for the New Year?
Please leave me a note and let me know!
I cannot wait to hear all about them!
Melissa & R-Chee

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Funnies ~ R-Chee asks Where is The Beef?

Happy Friday everyone!
It is me...
I have a bone to pick with my momma!
She keeps getting me these boiled wool bones to chomp on that have extra fiber!
I want the ones with extra BEEF!

These are impossible to chew!

...and they smell like wool socks!

I Tug...

 I Chomp...

I Give Up!
Please send me advice or protein...
Either one will gladly digested faster than this fiber filled bone!
Tee Hee!
Yer Pal