Monday, March 31, 2014

New Product Release ~ Business Card Cases


Happy Monday everyone!

Last week, R-Chee & I showed you our 2 of our 3 new products for Spring 2014 in the Pug Notes Product Line.

Today we have the 3rd one to show you!

Let your pug or dog carry your business cards for you to pass out to all of your friends without getting them soggy with doggy kisses! :)

Introducing...

They are beautiful as well as functional and make the perfect gifts for you to enjoy or to give to friends!

You can get any of my 80+ pug paintings or different dog breed paintings on them! :)




Please click here to learn all about them and how to order.

R-Chee & I are so excited to be able to now offer them to you to enjoy!

Please click here to get all the details about the NEW Business Card Cases and to order yours with any of my pug or dog images that you want.

We have them custom made just for you!

Please contact us anytime if you have any questions at all!

Now you know what we have been up to...

What FUN things do you have planned for the week?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about them!

xoxoxo
Melissa & R-Chee


Friday, March 28, 2014

New Product Release ~ Clock



Happy Friday everyone!

This week, R-Chee & I are so excited to show you our newest products for Spring 2014 in the Pug Notes Product Line.

Today we have another way for your pug or doggy to keep track of when it is meal time! :)

Introducing...

The modern no number design is beautiful as well as functional!

No matter which painting you choose every clock looks like a framed picture on your wall as well as a wonderful time keeper!

You can get any of my 80+ pug paintings or different dog breed paintings on your stylish wall clocks!






Please click here to learn all about them and how to order.

R-Chee & I are so excited to be able to now offer them to you to enjoy!

He has been practicing telling time hoping for an extra meal time! :)

Please click here to get all the details about the NEW clocks and to order yours with any of my pug or dog images that you want.

We have them custom made just for you!

Please contact us anytime if you have any questions at all!

We cannot wait to show you the third new product we just created for you to enjoy!

Please tune in on Monday to see the next one!

xoxoxo
Melissa & R-Chee

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New Product Release ~ Acrylic Trays!


Happy Wednesday everyone!

This week, R-Chee & I are so excited to show you our 3 newest products for Spring 2014 in the Pug Notes Product Line.

Today we have a new way for your pug or doggy to become your perfect little server without gobbling down your whole meal! :)
Introducing...

They come in two sizes and are beautiful as well as functional!

You can get any of my 80+ pug paintings or different dog breed paintings on your stylish acrylic trays!


Each heavy duty tray one is constructed from 1/4 thick clear acrylic with cut out handles on the sides.


The Acrylic Trays come in two different sizes.

You can choose one or get them both and make your own custom set!


Please click here to learn all about them and how to order.

R-Chee & I are so excited to be able to now offer them to you to enjoy!

He has been practicing being a perfect server hoping for a huge tip! :)

Please click here to get all the details about the NEW Acrylic Trays and to order yours with any of my pug or dog images that you want.

We have them custom made just for you!

Please contact us anytime if you have any questions at all!

We cannot wait to show you the other new products we just created for you to enjoy!

Please tune in all week to see them all!

xoxoxo
Melissa & R-Chee

Monday, March 24, 2014

Archie's Kitchen ~ Parmesan Spinach Cookies


Happy Monday everyone!

It is me...
R-Chee!

My momma and I have been cooking up a storm this morning! 

We have a mountain of savory & healthy cookies for you to enjoy today!

They are super yummy & easy to make for everyone in the family!

In fact, dad has been eating more of them than me today!

At this rate, we are going to have to make a whole separate batch just for me so I can have some too!



This is all I have gotten so far today!

That's ok though!

They are so easy to make that I can make more in a jiffy with momma helping me make the dough.

Do you want to make some with me?

This is all you need to make them at home too...

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cut leaf frozen Spinach
1/2 cup Milk
1 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour or White
1 Egg


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Allow spinach to warm to room temperature and mix with parmesan cheese, milk and flour until well combined.
Knead dough into ball and roll onto a heavily floured surface (the dough is very sticky) 1/4 inch thick and cut with you cookie cutter of choice. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbled and slightly browned.
Cool and refrigerate.
Makes 1 to 2 dozen cookies





Here is my dough all mixed and rolled out.

I got to cut the first cookie with our cutter!



Now they are on the cookie sheet and ready to go in the oven

Just a few more minutes and I will have a yummy, cheesy batch of my own to enjoy!

* Ding *


Yay! 

They are done!


Mine! 

All Mine!


NOM NOM NOM!


Come on over!

I have a whole plate for you too!

xoxoxo
R-Chee


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pug Notes Newsletter ~ Spring 2014


Happy 1st Day Of Spring everyone!

R-Chee & I are so excited to let you know that...

The Pug Notes Newsletter ~ Spring 2014 is now online for your reading pleasure!

It is jam packed with fun news, photos, events, recipes, customer photos and more!



The lunch bell is ringing in R-Chee's Test Kitchen!

To celebrate, he shared his recipe for & made you a special batch of his delicious & cheesy treats!


This is only a preview of what you will find. :)

The complete Spring 2014 Newsletter is available here for you to enjoy so please click through when you have time.

If you would like a copy of the Newsletter to be emailed to you every quarter, please just email me anytime or sign up in the green outlined box at the top left corner of the blog. :)

I would also love to feature your pugs and recipes in the upcoming newsletters so please send them anytime you want to!
xoxoxox
Melissa & Archie


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Warm Hearted Wednesday ~ We are Growing New Things for You ~ Ready for Spring!


Happy Wednesday everyone!

R-Chee & I have been busy "growing" a new tastey creation for you to enjoy!

It is the perfect vest to celebrate Spring and keep your pup warm & toasty on crisp morning walks.

Here is our new ...

Sweet Pea Sweater Vest!


Olive Green body / Lime bobbles / Mustard, Yellow, White Mint Varigated collar


March is Colorado's snowiest month!

Bogart & his friends are loving their sweater vests this morning!





I have these and other 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


and

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!

xoxoxox

Melissa & R-Chee


Monday, March 17, 2014

New Tunisian Crochet Doll ~ Parakeet


Happy Monday everyone!

It is me...
Jimmie!

Archie asked me to blog today about the new Tunisian Crochet doll she just made of me!

He loves that momma makes us into fiber art.

He introduced us to his new pug doll last Wednesday so he wanted today to be my day to celebrate! :)

I think he is just excited that this little guy is not a chatterbox... yet! 

I will teach him all of the new words and phrases I have learned so far!

Momma is having so much FUN teaching me to talk!

So far I say...

Jimmie is a pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty bird!
and
Peek-a-boo!

and now she is trying to teach me...
Peek-a-boo, I see you
and
Hello Archie... I Love You!

She is always talking to me while she works so I think I will learn them in no time at all!

She is trying to get a recording of me talking for you to hear but every time she tries... I well... clam up! :)

Don't worry though!  I am not shy... I am just not quite ready to make my singing debut just yet! :)

I wanted to create some buzz first and well... I am good at making buzz noises and kiss noises so I promise it will happen soon!

Until then...
Here are some photos of my new doll being made for you to see and there is even a "silent" movie at the end that shows me meeting him for the first time!

So grab some popcorn and lets begin!



Here is the front of my doll in the first stages of construction and shaping.

The first thing she did was to make a flat Tunisian crochet rectangle in 3 colors for my body, head and back.

Then she folded the rectangle in half and sewed the sides together and stuffed it.



This is the back of the doll before any shaping has begun.


The next step was to make my legs and feet to sew in the bottom for me to dance with!

She wrapped yarn around floral wire and glued it in place with a thin layer of Unique Stitch fiber glue.


Ta Da!  

I am ready to dance to the music!



Now I have wings & a tail to flutter around with too and my head is starting to take a rounder shape!

Now I am ready for more shaping of my crown, eyes, beak dots and dashes!

She is going to do this with glass eyes,elements of crochet, embroidery and needle felting!


Ta Da!

Here is my front!


...and here is my back!


...and here I am showing you my back too!





Wow!

I LOVE him!

Thank you momma!







video

Here is my short film of me meeting him for the first time.

I am not talking because Archie was busy announcing us! :)

Yay!

That was FUN!

What are you doing today to celebrate St. Patty's Day?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

xoxoox
Jimmie & Archie

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fabulous Friday ~ Meet Teddy!


Happy Friday Everyone!

I am sooooo excited to introduce you to Teddy!

He is my twin sister, Melanie, and her wonderful husband Mark's new little Cardigan Corgi puppy!

He is the sweetest, smartest and most loving little guy!

He is a fluff ball and so young, just 10 weeks, that his little ears are not even standing straight up just yet.

He will change a lot in appearance in the next few months as he grows and we cannot wait to show you each step of the way.

Fred just took these FUN photos of him at his house in the foothills of Boulder and at our house.

He got to meet Archie and they are already the best of friends!

I just love his unique face color pattern with one side being white and the other black! 
Fred has really captured his beautiful expressive face!

Without further adieu, here is Teddy!
















Please help me welcome him home too by leaving us a message!

He is just a joy and is helping to heal Melly and Mark's hearts from losing their beloved Moe Moe.

We love you Teddy and know that Moe is having so much FUN playing and romping with you, Melly and Mark!

Welcome to the family!

xoxoxox
Melissa, Fred & R-Chee