Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Carla Sonheim's ~ Online Art Summer Classes 2012!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Melanie and I are so excited!

We just signed up for Carla Sonheim's new Online Summer Camp Series Class: Cereal Box Paper Dolls!
Look how FUN these are!

She will show us how to make all of these little dolls from cereal boxes and make little books to house them in!

Just think of the neat things we can make!

They would make wonderful gifts too for the upcoming Holiday season!

Please let us know if you sign up too!

I will keep you posted in August for all the things we create!

Melissa & Melanie

Monday, July 30, 2012

Circle in A Square Pillow ~ Orange

Happy Monday everyone!

R-Chee and I are so excited to show you our second Circle in a Square Pillow!

I loved making the back granny square as much as the front!

I got to go "shopping" in my yarn stash and pull out all sorts of wonderful woolly leftovers from other projects and GoodWill finds that I have been saving over the last few months for the perfect project!

Ta Da!

I put my new giant pillow on my crochet chair in the family room so now I have an orange one upstairs and a yellow one downstairs in the pug cave to keep me comfy in both of my favorite places to crochet. :)

What FUN things have you been working on this Summer?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about them!

Melissa & R-Chee

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Funnies ~ Broadcasting from Pug Notes Headquarters

Happy Friday everyone!

R-Chee here broadcasting from Pug Notes Headquarters!

My mom and I are starting the day with pug hugs and smiles and want to share them with all of you too! :)

My dad captured these FUN moments today for us!

We are so excited about them!
Last week he went to my mom's favorite art camp ~ Anderson Ranch and studied Location Lighting and The Environmental Portrait with Jamey Stillings.

He had an amazing week and learned so much that he can now apply to his craft in every shot!

I think true joy comes when we remember to...

Always follow our passions!

It will always spread more
Inspiration, learning and sharing!

It is what makes the world go 'round and 'round! ;)

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend everyone!

What do you have planned?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

R-Chee & Melissa

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday ~ Melanie's Magical Craft Day!

It is Thankful Thursday over here today! :)

I am saying huge Thank Yous to my wonderful twin sister Melanie who made a magical ceramic gnome & sea shells for me while she was on vacation!
She spent a day crafting and looky what she made!

Thank you Melly!

I LOVE you!

He is perfect in my sunroom sharing yours & Moe's Magic everywhere!

Have a Magical Thursday everyone!

Melissa & R-Chee

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Christmas in July 2012!

Happy Christmas in July everyone!

R-Chee & I have some FUN new ways for you to stock up and SAVE for the Holidays!

We are now selling our Exclusive Pug Gift Wrap in cases of 36 rolls at wholesale price!

You can use, share, gift and fundraise with this wonderful paper all year long!

We also sell it by the roll on our website if you would like smaller quantities.

Today is also the very first day that you can purchase our NEW 2013 Pug Art & Dog Art Calendars!

The 2013 Dog Art Calendar features 12 different dog breeds to keep you company & smiling all year long.

The 2013 Pug Art Calendar features my 8 new pug paintings + 4 new yarn paintings that can be framed for years of enjoyment.

...and finally, you are also the first to know that I only have 2 left of the fawn and black pug tapestry pillows that I have loved sharing with all of you over the years.

We will not be manufacturing any of the tapestry items after they are gone, and I do not want you to be disappointed and miss out.

Please contact me anytime with any questions.

I am always here with R-Chee creating something new for you to enjoy!

Have a super FUN Summer day everyone!

Melissa & R-Chee

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Customer Photo Gallery ~ S'More Puggies Please!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I have a Deeelisush pug family to share with you today! :)

Meet Macho, Marshmellow & Mochi!

Their wonderful mom, Yumee H., describes her trio of black, white and fawn puggies as her little S'More sandwich!

Isn't that a positively perfect description? :)

She just sent us this fabulous photo of them all cuddled up together like they would around a campfire enjoying their 36" x 42" dog bed (Pug Design A11).

Their photo made our whole week and we had to share it with you too!

R-Chee and I LOVE it when you share your photos and stories with us!

Please feel free to contact us anytime!

We would love to meet you!

Melissa & R-Chee

Monday, July 23, 2012

Circle in a Square Pillow ~ Yellow

Happy Monday everyone!

I have been making the Bullseye ~ Circle in a Square ~ squares that I hinted to you about a few weeks ago into more pillows for the pug cave!

I just LOVE how they turned out!

This yellow pillow with the bobble row backing is the first one from a set of two that I have made!

I will show you the second one next Monday!

I had so much FUN just making rows and rows of bobbles in a giant 20 x 20 square to cover the pillow form I had waiting to be repurposed!

Ta Da!

After I was done making the two squares to the size I needed to sandwich the pillow insert, I used Snowdrop Chunky yarn to single crochet a FUN edging all the way around!

Easy Smeasy!

Here are all of the pillows I have made for the PUG Cave so far!

Sunflower Owl ~ Round Bobble Pillow ~ Yellow Circle in a Square!

I think the last one will have to live upstairs in my other favorite place to crochet in the evenings or I will not have any room to sit down to work!


I'll show you that one exactly one week from today! :)

What FUN things are you working on right now?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

R-Chee & I cannot wait to hear all about them!

Melissa & R-Chee

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Funnies ~ Class is in Session: Foodie 101

Happy Friday everyone!

Today is Foodie Friday and class is in session!

I am learning from the best foodie in the whole world!

My Dad!

He has been a foodie since he was a little kid like me!

He loves to tell the story of how when he was 6 years old and his little brother was 4, they were sitting in a restaurant with their parents and 3 other famillies.

They were at the little kids' table and the waitress asked what they all wanted for dinner.

The other kids ordered first...

PB & J, Hamburger, Hamburger, Cheeseburger and when they got to Fred, he ordered the Lobster Newburg & 4 year old Greg ordered Frog Legs!

I think the Langers always liked to eat out and always wanted Fred & Greg there with them.  They became expert foodies very quickly!

The Langer family may not have gone to Disneyland on Summer vacations, but they sure did enjoy fine dining all year long! :)

I have a lot of learn'n to do to catch up to my dad!

Don't worry, Possum Stew is not on the menu, but my dad did grow up eating lots of...


Oh my goodness!

I hope he does not wake up for a midnight snack tonight!

I may be on the menu because I sure am deeelishus!

What FUN things do you have planned this weekend?

Please leave me a note and let me know!

I cannot wait to hear all about them!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Customer Photo Gallery ~ Bitty's Dog Bed

Happy Thursday everyone!

R-Chee & I are smiling from ear to ear today!

Meet Bitty!

She just loves her new 30 x 36 dog bed!

Her wonderful mom, Christine D. in OH was sweet enough to share this wonderful photo of her that just made our whole day!

Thank you everyone for always sharing your smiles and photos with us!

Please feel free to contact us anytime.

We are always here to answer your questions and receive your wonderful hugs, stories and photos.

R-Chee & I would love to feature them in our customer photo gallery, blog and Facebook Fan Page.

The dog beds are available in 3 sizes with your choice of any of my pug or dog paintings on them.

Click here for all of the dog bed details and/or to order yours today. :)

Melissa & R-Chee

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Wool Roving Fiber Bowl ~ Yellow Grey & White

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I am so excited to show you my newest crochet wool bowl project!

Last week I showed you my orange volcano and fireworks red, white & blue yarn bowls.

Today, I get to unveil my egg inspired yellow and white bowl!

I just love how it turned out!

It is so fluffy and happy!

It is so bright & sunny that I put it in the sunroom so that I can enjoy seeing it all day!

I think it goes perfectly with all of my other fiber creations and  pug doll collection! :)


Archie thinks that all of these bright breakfasty colors deserve another round of brekkies with a big plate of scrambled eggs with a large glass of orange juice to wash them down!

I would have to agree Archie!

Coming right up!

What FUN things are you doing today?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about them!

Melissa & Archie

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Our Tuesday Tuni Tribute ~ Holding Paws

Happy Tuesday everyone!

We are celebrating Tuni today!

Thank you Winston for organizing this pawsome tribute.

Tuni is a very special puggy and is hugging all of us from over the rainbow today.

Your tribute day allows us all to connect our rainbow colors together!

We are holding everyone's paws and smiling today as we remember Tuni and all the love she has shared with us over the years.

We would also like to take this moment to remember and honor all of our other friends who have gone over the rainbow this year.

We love you and are so lucky to have you forever imprinted on our hearts.

Melissa & Archie

Monday, July 16, 2012

New Yarn Painting ~ Pug On a Red Rug

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited to show you the new yarn painting I just finished!

I have titled it Pug on a Red Rug, and I had so much FUN making it!

I took lots of photos while I worked to show you the process of him popping to life from a photo to a yarn painting.

All you need is a drawing or photo that you would like to fill in with yarn.

It can be an abstract, landscape or figure... whatever you enjoy most!

I love yarn painting. 

It is FUN, relaxing and there is not a right or wrong way to work. :)

You will find little tricks that you like as you go.

One thing I like is to plan the shapes I want to fill in so that I can relax into the process easily.

To do this, I always go ahead and place the fine defining lines in before the larger filling in begins to make sure I do not forget to put them in.

Ta Da!

I just love how it turned out!

I have made this image available on note cards and signed prints in my Etsy Shop for you to enjoy.

I love it when friends share their stories and photos of what they are working on.

Recently my friends Georgie and Lynne showed me their yarn paintings.

Please let me know if you make one too!

I would love to see and feature it on the blog too!

Melissa & Archie