Monday, August 31, 2015

R-Chee is hard at work this morning dreaming of New Designs!

Happy Monday everyone!  

R-Chee is hard at work this morning dreaming up NEW Bummlies for you to enjoy!

Stay tuned this week for some NEW Bunny & Bear Bummlies to appear!

You can meet & adopt your favorite Bummlie in my Etsy shop before he or she disappears!

Have a super day!

Melissa and Archie

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Bummlie Report ~ The Bummlies are celebrating with all of you!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

R-Chee & I are jumping for joy today!

We just got a new batch of photos from you reporting back on all of your Summer adventures with your Bummlies!

R-Chee is so excited that he is putting his pug foot down on my sewing machine pedal today to make more for you to enjoy!

Here is Donald with his Bear Bummlie ~ Donald!

 ...and here is his sister Daisy with her Bear Bummlie ~ Fifi!

They are having a sleep over party to celebrate her birthday!

What a special day!

Photos courtesy of Christy B., IL

... and our friend Tiffy in CA loves to "Hang out" with her Pug Bummlie ~ Earl!

Photo Courtesy of Michele B., CA

Daisy, Donald and Tiffy all agree... 

Bummlies are FUN FUN FUN from SUNRISE till SUNDOWN

They are experts at playing and snuggling every minute of the day! 

You can meet & adopt your favorite stuffing-free Bummlie too in my Etsy Shop before they all disappear! 

Melissa & Archie

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Pug Notes 2016 Calendars are Here!

Happy Monday everyone!

R-Chee & I are so excited to present our 
2016 Pug & Dog Art Calendars for you to enjoy all year long!

Each one is jam packed with our colorful canine creations!

My pug & dog paintings fill each 12 month calendar that can be framed after the year is done! :)

Click here to see the Pug Art Calendar above up close!


Click here to see the Dog Art Calendar below up close with all of the details on how to order yours today!

 Please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions.

R-Chee is here manning (or pugging) the phones ready to answer all of calls.

We are so excited that it is back to school & calendar season already! 

What is your favorite season?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

Melissa & Archie

Thursday, August 20, 2015

New Yarn Painting ~ Teddy the Corgi

Happy Thursday everyone!

I am soooooo excited to show you the newest yarn painting I just finished!

I made it for my wonderful twin sister, Melanie and I just surprised her with it!

It is a portrait of her corgi, Teddy!

I just love how it turned out!

Yarn Paintings are so FUN and easy to make!

I have written a step by step tutorial for you if you would like to make one too.

I love making yarn paintings because they are relaxing projects that only use simple supplies that you probably already have in your craft box.

I took lots of photos for you to see Teddy pop to life from a simple photo to a rich yarn painting!

I started with a photo of Teddy that I printed off in a size to fit my 8 x 10 board.

Then I cut out the photo and glued it to my board so that I could "paint" the shapes with my yarn!

Then I just let the photo tell me where to put the yarn pieces!

I love seeing him pop to life!

Ta Da!

Here is the finished piece all ready to hang!

Melly just LOVED it and nothing in the world makes me happier to know that!

The smile on her face was the biggest hug I could ever get!

Making and sharing art is the greatest gift for me and I truly feel it is what my life's purpose is all about.

I have done several yarn paintings over the years and each one was not only FUN to make but FUN to touch and admire everyday!

I have several of them for sale as note card sets in my Etsy shop for you to enjoy too!

If yarn painting sound like a FUN project that you would like to try, please take a look at my yarn painting tutorial and share the finished piece with me anytime!
I would love to see it!

Melissa & R-Chee

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mother Bear Sighting in Botswana ~ Twin Hearts!

Happy Monday everyone!

R-Chee and I are so excited!

Another one of our Mother Bears has been spotted with his new forever child to love!

We introduced you to him back in May when we sent him and his brother off to the Mother Bear Project.

The Mother Bear Project is a magical charity that sends bears made with their own pattern by loving hands all over the world to children in Africa whose families & lives have been affected by the HIV/Aids epidemic.

I have been crocheting bears for them for over 6 years and everyone is special and unique and filled with love and joy!

R-Chee & I love The Mother Bear Project!

You can knit or crochet your bears with their wonderful easy and fun patterns.

The best part is that everyone can help these wonderful children through the Mother Bear Project even if you do not knit or crochet in lots of FUN ways!

We cannot wait to make more bears for The Mother Bear Project!

You can read all about The Mother Bear Project, its founder, Amy Berman, and all the wonderful ways we can contribute to their charity even if we do not crochet or knit!

Melissa & Archie

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Go Back to School with A Pug!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

The school bells are ringing from coast to coast!

It is time to go back to school!

The school bells are ringing 2 hours earlier for Albert in MA than for Archie who lives here in CO, but they are both bright-eyed and puggy-tailed and ready for the first day of class!

Whether you have 2 or 4 feet, there is nothing more FUN than learning something new with a friend!

Pack a smile in your kid's backpack this year with a special pug gift that is not only FUN but FUNctional too!

You will find everything you need from A to Z to start the school year right at

R-Chee & I have all of these items and more on my website for you to enjoy!

Please stop by and have a look around!

We are always here to fill your orders and answer any questions!

Have a super day!

Melissa & R-Chee