Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Warm Hearted Wednesday ~ Very Berry Puggies!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

R-Chee & I are so excited to feature 3 families who have generously shared their photos of their puggies enjoying their sweater vests with us!

Scarlet is spotted in the park modeling her Sangria Sunrise Sweater Vest for us today.  She and her wonderful mom, Meredith live in RI. :)

Walter and Beluah are warming themselves by the windows in their berry inspired sweater vests in OH with their wonderful mom, Meloni. :)

...and Maybel and Myrtle are snug as a pugs can be cuddling together in their dog bed in CT with their fabulous parents, Elisa and Rob! :)

Thank you all so much for sharing your photos with us this week!

They warm our hearts and make us smile from ear to ear!

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


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

Monday, April 21, 2014

Teddy is Growing Up ~ Puppy Kindergarten!

Happy Monday Everyone!

It is me...
Archie's Corgi Cousin ~ Teddy!

Guess what I did today?

I graduated from Puppy Kindergarten!

Just like Archie, I went to the Boulder Valley Humane Society and we even had the same teacher ~ Anita!



It was soooo much FUN and I made so many friends!

...and the FUN is not going to stop!

Since I did so good in school, my dad and mom, Mark & Melanie, signed me up for puppy agility that starts this week!

Here are two short videos they took to show how good I play & learn! :)

I cannot wait to show all the new things I learn in my new class!



Have a Super day everyone!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone!





...and Ollie!

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Funnies ~ Archie and his Super Teddy Bear Adventure!

Happy Friday everyone!

It is me...

Guess what momma and I made?

A Super Bear for The Mother Bear Project!

It was so FUN to make!

After making our 3 Retro Teddies we got the idea to put a Teddy Bear Badge on his chest too!

Archie says it is a Super Power button to bring Smiles and Happiness to everyone who sees it!

It was so FUN and Easy to make!

We made the hood by making the Mother Bear Project pattern the same way, but by making the whole head red and then crocheting an applique teddy bear face and 2 small circles for the ears and sewing them on top of the red head to make it look like his face is popping through!

We embroidered the face on with black yarn and Ta Da...
He came to life!

Then we made our teddy bear badge in the same way and sewed it on the chest.

Ta Da!

"Hey R-Chee...

Let's play and climb together today before I fly off to Africa to make lots of children happy there too! :)

Look there are some rocks over there!"

Would you all like to come and play with us too?

It is a beautiful day and there are lots of wonderful things to explore and share together today!

What Holiday activities do you have planned for this weekend?

Please leave us and note and share all of the details!

We cannot wait to hear all about them!

Super Bear and Super R-Chee

Up Up and Away!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Celebrating a Special Bird

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today is a very special day!

R-Chee, Jimmie, Fred & I are celebrating Gilbert today!

Our beloved parrotlet would have been 13 years old today.

He passed away peacefully on March 21, 2014.

We all love him deeply and miss him, but we are comforted by the beautiful memories we have of the life he led and shared with us everyday!

Thank you Gilbeee
We LOVE you!

your momma forever


Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Funnies ~ A Top Dog comes in a Tiny Package ~ R-Chee Meets Topper!

Happy Friday Everyone!

It is me...

The weekend is almost here and mom and dad always have something FUN planned for us to do!

In fact, momma told me this morning that I was getting a surprise visitor coming this afternoon, and I can not wait to meet him! :)

Since it is only 8:00 am, I think I am in for a long wait until my surprise!

I know, I will spend the morning napping in the sunshine until my guests arrive!

* Ding Dong *


They are here!

Oh my goodness!

Who is this little guy?

 Meet Topper!

He is our friend Sara's new pug puppy and he is only 12 weeks old!

Isn't he beeeeautiful and so sweet!

Look at his little bowtie on his tiny harness! :)

Oh he is cute!

...but what does he do?

He is so tiny I bet he can hardly move!

Uh Oh!
He is making funny noises at me!
Like he is revving an engine!

... and we have lift off!


Oh my gosh!

I do not even think he is a bit tired yet!


You ain't seen nothin' yet!

Tee Heeee!

I only pretend to be tired so that I get picked up to get lots of hugs and kisses from my auntie Missy!

 I am one smart little dude! :)

R-Chee would sign off today but he is pooped out and catching his breath! :)

Archie and I are so excited for Sara and her family!

We cannot wait to play with Topper again at our next play date! :)

Of course Fred will take more pics for you to enjoy when he comes!

What FUN things do you have planned this weekend?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about them!

Melissa & R-Chee

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Wool Scrap Pet Portrait ~ Pug Wall Hanging

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Archie and I had so much FUN this weekend!

We made a wool pug collage wall hanging from left over scraps of felted sweaters that we have in our stash.

It was so easy and fast to make!

All I did was cut out pug shaped pieces from the sweater scraps and glue them onto a retro placemat like a puzzle to make this in just one afternoon!

I love finding wool sweaters at thrift stores to throw in the washer on hot and then in the hot dryer to felt them into beautiful cutting fabric that does not fray or unravel when you cut it. :)

Some of the other projects I have made from these sweaters are the wool felt houses that Melanie and I love to make together & the pug doll I just made last month.

Thrift stores have a treasure trove of wonderful materials that you can use for all of your creations without breaking the bank!

I buy yarn, fabric, wool sweaters, sheets, pillowcases, and even the retro placemat that I glued my pug collage onto as the background!

I found a set of 4 of them for only $3 and the wool sweaters range in price from $3 to $6 each.

I also love to buy clothes there for me to wear! :)
Most of them are brand new and cost a fraction of what I would pay at the store.
My favorite Gap long sleeve waffle shirt that has kept me warm all winter would have cost $50 at full retail price and only cost $5 at my local ARC!
...but I digress with my excitement for finding treasures. :)

OK... back to my project explanation...

All I did to make the background was to fold down the top end of the placemat to make a flat edge.
I thought it created some interest by showing the mustard side to allow the pug face to pop a bit instead of competing with the busy plaid print. :)

After it was set and dry I glued a few pieces of acrylic black yarn along the outside edge to finish it off and Voila...

It was done and ready to hang in the kitchen to smile at me, Fred and Archie everyday just like the real Archie!

He inspires me everyday!

What FUN things are you up to this week?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about them!

Melissa & R-Chee