Friday, September 25, 2015

Hoooray! They're BAAAACK! Pug Notes Watches are here!


Happy Friday everyone!

Hooray!

It is TIME to celebrate!

R-Chee & I are so excited to tell you that Pug Notes' watches are back!

They are now available in both Men's and Women's sizes with your choice of any of my over 150+ Pug and Dog paintings! 






Here are just some of the features for you to enjoy...

  • Women's 3/4" Diameter Face
  • Men's 1 1/4" Diameter Face
  • Notched Silver Bezel
  • Genuine Black Leather Bands
  • Sweep Second Hand
  • Precision Quartz Movements
You will smile every time you check the time through out the day!

You can see and shop on my website anytime!

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Enjoy!

xoxoox
Melissa & R-Chee


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Freeform Crochet ~ Corgi Doll


Happy Wednesday everyone!

and ...

Happy 1st day of Fall!

Yay!

It is my favorite time of year!

I LOVE when the air has that special crispness that only Fall breezes can bring!

I LOVE when the leaves turn goldenredorange and brown.
.
I LOVE when the leaves blow off of the trees and blow in swirling circles around our feet when R-Chee & I take our walks together.

and...

I LOVE to crochet and make art with wool, felt and recycled sweaters!

I am excited to show you my latest project...

~ Freeform Crochet Corgi Doll

I got to combine all 3 of my favorite things to do, and I cannot wait to show you pop to life!

Earlier this year I taught myself the art of Freeform Crochet with the help of Myra Wood's wonderful Craftsy class.

The freeform pieces I made during that class became this wonderful pug doll...


In June, I wrote a blog post when I made him to show you how I created him. :)

I had so much FUN making him that I immediately started making new freeform crochet scrumbles to create another doll for my wonderful twin sister, Melanie.

I knew just what I would make... her little corgi named Teddy!


Here are the scrumbles for the front of the body.


...and here are the scrumbles I made for the back!


The next step was to fit and sew them together into the fabric that I would form into the body.


After I sewed the body shape, I got out my felted cashmere and wool sweaters from my stash that I was saving for the perfect project and cut out shapes to make the head, neck, ears, arms, legs and tail.


The next step was to stuff the pieces and sew them into the body and put the final touches on him.

I formed the stiff corgi ears by bending and sewing floral wire to make a frame of sorts that is stiff but flexible too so I could shape the ears and help give the Teddy doll more expression and personality.

I did not want to stuff the ears with polyfil because I did not want him to look like a bunny with soft or floppy ears. :)

The eyes, nose and tongue were made by cutting out shapes from felted wool pieces and gluing them on with fabric glue.




Here is the back of Teddy complete with his Cardigan Corgi tail. :)


I just loved making him and love how he turned out!

But the best part of the whole project which took a few months to complete was the smile on Melly's face when I surprised her with it. :)

...and guess what?

Now that is is Fall, my hands are busy making new Dog Sweater Vests for you to enjoy!

Yippeeee!

I will be able to show them to you in just a few days so please stay tuned!

xoxoxoxo
Melissa & R-Chee

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fall is IN the AIR!


Happy Wednesday everyone! :)


Yippeeee! 

Fall breezes are in the air! It is my favorite time of year!

The leaves are beginning to change color and it is time for Dog Sweater Vests, Barkclava Hats and Woofie Warmers!

R-Chee & I have been busy making them for you to enjoy!  

We have lots of sweater vests in the shop that are ready to ship today or you can order custom sweater vests, hats and woofie warmers in your choice of colors! 


Mabel & Myrtle love their Dog Sweater Vests!


Georgie looks simply smashing in his Barkclava Dog Hat!



...and Cleo looks absolutely smoochable in her Woofie Warmer!


 Come have some FUN & PLAY with us! 



xoxoxo

Melissa & R-Chee

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Bummlies are Ready for Some Football!


Happy Friday everyone!

Are you ready for some football?

The Bummlies sure are!

They have dusted off their helmets, shoulder pads and cleats and are headed right to your yummy tailgating parties!

Did you know that helmets make great chip & dip bowls... and that shoulder pads can hold alot of hotdogs and hamburgers from the grill & that cleats double as perfect punch bowls?

Well, The Bummlies are here to tell you that ... they do! :)


Meet Jethrow

"The Wide Receiver"




and... Arnie

"The Quarterback in training"





...and Pauly

"The #1 Football Fan"



...and Higgins

"The Ref"


They cannot wait to curl up with you & root for your favorite team to get the W this season! :)

Each Bummlie is handmade with LOVE and one-of-a-kind!

The Bummlies are having so much FUN with all of you that they just cannot contain their glee!

They are bursting at the seams with excitement, so R-Chee & I have built a special gallery where they can Show & Tell all of their stories with you!

It is called The Bummlie Gallery and it's new home is


You may ask...
What are The Bummlies?

The Bummlies are my new line of Stuffing Free Dog Toys for you to enjoy!

The Bummlie Gallery is a story board of FUN from Bummlies who have been adopted by families all over the world!
They are reporting back with adventures filled with LOVE, FUN, EXCITEMENT & JOY!

You can adopt your special Bummlie today in our 
Etsy shop...
pugnotes.etsy.com

Each Bummlie sends the message of LOVE both from his front chest and his back "bum"! :)

Handmade of soft fleece, a solid piece of terry cloth stuffing, thread and a lot of LOVE... 

Each Bummlie is unique & the perfect buddy for both dogs and kids!

They are machine washable and if opened by your 4 footed kid, they will not leave stuffing everywhere since they are safely stuffed with a terry cloth towel section that is one solid, safe piece that makes your Bear Bummlie even more huggable!

They are approximately 10" high from tip of ears to toes and 8 " across from paw to paw.

I happily cut, sew, hand embroider and stuff each doll for you to enjoy.

Please check out the new gallery and Pug Notes etsy shop often as they are both bursting at the seams with new Bummlies and photos everyday!

Thank you for always playing with us!

xoxoxo
Melissa & R-Chee

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Meet Ollie & Fern ~ The 2 Newest Bummlies!


Happy Wednesday everyone! 

R-Chee & I are so excited to see leaves turning golden yellow & falling right in front of us on our daily walks!

We can hear the owls perched in the trees hooting with glee!

To celebrate Fall we have created OWL inspired Bear & Bunny Bummlies for you to enjoy!

  Meet Ollie & Fern! 

They are limited edition & can be adopted in my etsy shop

Enjoy!


Meet Ollie




... and


Meet Fern





They are both in my Etsy Shop and cannot wait to meet you!

Each Bummlie is handmade with LOVE and one-of-a-kind!

The Bummlies are having so much FUN with all of you that they just cannot contain their glee!

They are bursting at the seams with excitement, so R-Chee & I have built a special gallery where they can Show & Tell all of their stories with you!

It is called The Bummlie Gallery and it's new home is


You may ask...
What are The Bummlies?

The Bummlies are my new line of Stuffing Free Dog Toys for you to enjoy!

The Bummlie Gallery is a story board of FUN from Bummlies who have been adopted by families all over the world!
They are reporting back with adventures filled with LOVE, FUN, EXCITEMENT & JOY!

You can adopt your special Bummlie today in our 
Etsy shop...
pugnotes.etsy.com

Each Bummlie sends the message of LOVE both from his front chest and his back "bum"! :)

Handmade of soft fleece, a solid piece of terry cloth stuffing, thread and a lot of LOVE... 

Each Bummlie is unique & the perfect buddy for both dogs and kids!

They are machine washable and if opened by your 4 footed kid, they will not leave stuffing everywhere since they are safely stuffed with a terry cloth towel section that is one solid, safe piece that makes your Bear Bummlie even more huggable!

They are approximately 10" high from tip of ears to toes and 8 " across from paw to paw.

I happily cut, sew, hand embroider and stuff each doll for you to enjoy.

Please check out the new gallery and Pug Notes etsy shop often as they are both bursting at the seams with new Bummlies and photos everyday!

Thank you for always playing with us!

xoxoxo
Melissa & R-Chee

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Tunisian Crochet ~ New Owl Doll


Happy Tuesday everyone!

R-Chee & I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day traditionally marks the end of the hot Summer to welcome in the fresh cooler breezes of Fall.

I thought it would be FUN to celebrate this special time of year by crocheting a new owl doll this weekend.

I made him without a pattern and combined the techniques of tunisian crochet, freeform crochet and traditional crochet stitches to make this fun fellow.




The first step was to create the body shape by making what looked like a long rectangle or short scarf with the tunisian crochet stitch to form the body and head.

When my long rectangle was done, I folded it in half and sewed up the sides with matching yarn and my yarn needle.

Then I stuffed him and partially closed up the bottom to form the beginnings of leg openings.




The final steps were done by pulling out my traditional crochet hook and using freeform crochet techniques to make the eyes, wings, sash, beak, under eye feathers and feet.


Ta Da!

He is all done!

I think he looks cute in my collection of other tunisian crochet and freeform crochet dolls I have made over the years.

What a FUN project!

What fun things are you doing?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We would love to hear all about them!

xoxox
Melissa & R-Chee


Friday, September 04, 2015

R-Chee is seeing Floating Elephants!


Happy Friday everyone!

I think R-Chee is dropping hints that he would like to run away & join the circus! :) 

He has dreamed up NEW Bear Bummlies for you to play with today!

Meet Eli & Horton the elephant patterned Bummlies!

You can meet & adopt your favorite Bummlie in my Etsy Shop!

Each one is one of a kind ~ so scoop him or her up before they are gone!


Meet Horton!




and his brother ...
Eli




Tobie-Ann in HI loves lounging in the sun with her Bear & Pug Bummlies ~ Eli and Earl!

Photo courtesy of Cora Y., HI

Have a super FUN & safe Labor Day weekend everyone!

xoxoxoxo
Melissa & R-Chee

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

New Bummlies are Here ~ Meet Fig & Newton!



Happy Wednesday everyone!

Yipppeeee!

R-Chee promised us New Bummlies this week and here are 2 new YUMMY buddies for us to meet & adopt!

Meet Fig & Newton the 2 newest Bunny & Bear Bummlies!

They cannot wait to meet you to make your play, snack and nap time even more FUN



Meet Fig



and her brother...

Newton







They are both in my Etsy Shop and cannot wait to meet you!

Each Bummlie is handmade with LOVE and one-of-a-kind!

The Bummlies are having so much FUN with all of you that they just cannot contain their glee!

They are bursting at the seams with excitement, so R-Chee & I have built a special gallery where they can Show & Tell all of their stories with you!

It is called The Bummlie Gallery and it's new home is


You may ask...
What are The Bummlies?

The Bummlies are my new line of Stuffing Free Dog Toys for you to enjoy!

The Bummlie Gallery is a story board of FUN from Bummlies who have been adopted by families all over the world!
They are reporting back with adventures filled with LOVE, FUN, EXCITEMENT & JOY!

You can adopt your special Bummlie today in our 
Etsy shop...
pugnotes.etsy.com

Each Bummlie sends the message of LOVE both from his front chest and his back "bum"! :)

Handmade of soft fleece, a solid piece of terry cloth stuffing, thread and a lot of LOVE... 

Each Bummlie is unique & the perfect buddy for both dogs and kids!

They are machine washable and if opened by your 4 footed kid, they will not leave stuffing everywhere since they are safely stuffed with a terry cloth towel section that is one solid, safe piece that makes your Bear Bummlie even more huggable!

They are approximately 10" high from tip of ears to toes and 8 " across from paw to paw.

I happily cut, sew, hand embroider and stuff each doll for you to enjoy.

Please check out the new gallery and Pug Notes etsy shop often as they are both bursting at the seams with new Bummlies and photos everyday!

Thank you for always playing with us!

xoxoxo
Melissa & R-Chee