Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer Time Fun ~ A New Little Change Purse

Happy Monday everyone!

R-Chee & I had FUN this weekend making this little change purse that is just like the one I made last year!

I felt like making something fast and fun for Melly and I had an open afternoon, a purse frame and her favorite colors right in my yarn and fabric stash! :)

Ta Da!

I just love how it turned out and I just gave it to her this morning and she loved it too!


What FUN things did you do this weekend?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

Melissa & R-Chee

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Color is Bursting Inside and Out!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Color is bursting everywhere this time of year inside and out!

The Colorado mountain and hill sides are popping with wildflowers!

R-Chee & I are having so much FUN finishing up a crewel embroidery that I started many years ago with Emmitt by my side!

Now my Archie gets to help me too!

We are making this into a new piece with wool leaves added in and different a interesting way to mount it that is floating in my head.

I will be able to share the finished pieces with you soon!

What FUN things are you up to today?

Please leave me a note and tell us all about it!

We cannot wait to hear!

Melissa & Archie

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Funnies ~ The Pug Herder :)

 Happy Friday everyone!

It is me...

Have you ever tried to herd a pug?

I thought it might be a quite a challenge...

But, as it turns out... it is really quite easy!

All you have to do is get behind them and run! :)

It turns out, puggies are not as complicated as I thought!

I think Archie will make a very good minion ...
Don't you?

Here is a movie I made of my first training session with R-Chee...

He is a fast learner!

Next I will get him to hoover up all the peas and grains and noodles I dropped from eating my breakfast this morning...

Kiss Kiss everyone!

Have a wonderful day!

I think mine is off to a great start!

What else should I get R-Chee to do for me as my personal minion?

Please leave me a note and let me know!

I would love to hear your ideas!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014 ~ New Product ~ Ceramic Banks

Happy Wednesday everyone!

As promised on Monday, here is my 2nd new product for you to enjoy!

They are great for anyone who needs a safe spot to drop their change from their pockets!

The banks are also the perfect gift for anyone going away to school!

You can fill them with quarters to give them to do their laundry on campus so they will not have to bring it home every weekend! :)

I keep mine in the laundry room to empty out our pockets before any load is dropped in the washer so our loose change does not get mixed into the machine!

The banks even come with its own guard dog built right in!

You can add any of my 100+ pug or dog paintings to your bank!

The bank's design is wonderful!

Your fortune is easily retrieved by taking the rubber stopper out of the bottom of the bank!

Please visit my website if you would like more details and to choose from the over 100+ pug and dog paintings you can put on your bank.

Please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions.

I am always here and happy to hear from you!

Melissa and Archie

Monday, July 14, 2014 ~ New Product Launch ~ School & Art Supply Cases

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited to be release 2  new products for you to enjoy!

I will show you the 2nd one on Wednesday and the 1st one today! :)

Just in time for Back to School Season...

They are compact to pack & carry yet hold a ton of supplies neatly organized in a handy 2 panel design.

Here is side one...

and here is side 2.

Please visit my website if you would like more details and choose from the over 100+ pug and dog paintings you can choose from to place on your case.

They are the perfect thing for going back to school, organizing your art supplies, making a travel journal kit or gift for your favorite student or artist!

Please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions.

I am always here and happy to hear from you!

See you on Wednesday with another new goody for you to enjoy!

Melissa and Archie

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Happy Hatchday! ~ Cousin Ollie is 3 today!

Happy Happy 3rd Birthday Cousin Ollie!

Please save us a piece of cake!

We are on our way over!

R-Chee & Jimmie

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Funnies ~ R-Chee Knows Whose Boss :)

Hi Everyone!

Happy Friday!

It is me... R-Chee!

Guess why I am running today?

There is a bossy little body in the kitchen so I am running around the backyard before he puts me to work cooking his lunch!

Do you know who this little guy is?

Let me give you a hint...

or better yet, hear it right from the horses' mouth...

Help me! :)


Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Street Photography ~ The Cherry Blossom Festival 2014

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I am so excited to show you new work that Fred has just captured while walking down a street in Denver on a hot Summer afternoon!

He was down there on another shoot and bumped into this magical little festival that seemed to have just appeared.

It was a tiny event with about 10 booths filled with beautiful art, people and food.

He captured the moment for us to all enjoy!

Simply Magical!

Fred's environmental portraiture style instantly whisks the viewer into the scene to enjoy too!

A true work of art created from life!

Life is Art... Art is Life!

What FUN things are you seeing and doing today?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We would love to hear all about it!

Melissa & R-Chee

Monday, July 07, 2014

Summer Surprises for you ~ New Dog Sweater Vests

Happy Monday everyone!

R-Chee and I have been having so much FUN making new sweater vest treats for you to enjoy!

Although it is Summer, now is a great time to get your choice of a large inventory of sweater vests in my Etsy shop.

Many of these color combinations will not be repeated. 

Right now, you have your pick of the best inventory of the year during the warmer months. :)

Just to give you a preview of what you will find... 

Here are 3 new vests that we just finished for you that are ready to ship today...

and a Wonderful Wildflower Meadow for you & your doggie to play in!

All 3 of these sweater vests are ready to ship today and I am working on more as we speak! :)

I love the new yarn I found for the collars and bobbles of all of these sweaters.

It is a cream fiber that has a colored fiber running through it that changes from purple to golden to green, blue and then to aqua like a rainbow!

I have lots of sweater vests available as Ready to Ship Sweater Vests in my Etsy Shop today!

If I am 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 now also make Smile, Monogram, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Love & Teddy Bear Badges in my Etsy Shop that you can add to any Sweater Vest, Hat or Neck Warmer!

How Fun!


Melissa & R-Chee

Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th everyone!

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend filled with FUN, Laughter, Food, Friends & Fireworks!

Archie, Cousin Teddy, Cousin Ollie & Jimmie

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

What a Wonderful Wednesday ~ Friends, Food, and Flowers!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Archie & I are having a wonderful Wednesday here because of you!
Meet Webster above!

He is enjoying his Cowboy Sweater Vest with his other puggy brothers and sisters & mom Ellen G. in IL and his garden today!

What a wonderful idea to spend the day in the garden Webster!

We will do that too!

Let's go outside and see how our gardens are coming and see what treasures we can find...


Look at the deeeelicious strawberries that are turning red this week!

...and our poppies are popping up everywhere!

Let's go tip toe through them together and see what else we can find!

We are so lucky to have you and appreciate your friendship and comments more than you will ever know!

Have a wonderful day and holiday weekend everyone!

What FUN things do you have planned?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

Melissa & Archie