Monday, January 26, 2015

Create Your Own Coloring Book ~ Find Art in Everything You See!


Happy Monday Everyone!

I had so much FUN with my wonderful friend Linda O'Neill the other day!

She invited me over for the afternoon to play in her studio and have some tea together. :)

It was so much FUN!

When I arrived, I found an amazing art table set up with paints, brushes, pens, colored pencils, crayons & two pieces of white paper sitting across from each other waiting for us to fill them with color!

How exciting!


Making art can sometimes be a bit intimidating especially when you do not have a set idea in your head of what you want to do.

A blank piece of paper can make you want to stop even before you start so the best way to cure that feeling is to make a line, glue on a torn piece of paper or splash some ink or paint on it! :)

All of a sudden a place to begin has sprung and another mark and then another just flows one after the other.

I thought finger painting sounded like a good place to start so I smeared some mustard colored paint on the paper and blotted it a bit to make a bit more texture on the surface.

After I left it to dry for a couple of minutes while we made our tea, I came back with a pencil and started finding little creatures in the blobs in front of me.

I traced the outlines of them and then pulled out some crayons and markers and colored them in!

Ta da!

All of these little creatures began to pop of the page in just a matter of minutes!

I greeted each one with a smile and a big Hello!










You can see the pencil outlines of the ones I still get to work on at home!

I just received my delivery from Dick Blick of new art supplies that Linda was kind enough to introduce me to!


I cannot wait to use them!

As a kid I always loved to do word searches and color and I still do!

I find them both to be super relaxing and rewarding and basically just make me feel good.

There is no pressure to create... 

The hidden words & pictures to color are all there to find and color in.

There are no rules and you do not even have to stay within the lines. :)

Try creating your own coloring book page by smearing paint on some paper, blotting some of it away to create more texture and then searching for shapes that make you smile.

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon with a special friend! :)

Thank you Linda for a wonderful day!

Please let me know if you make a coloring book page for yourself.

I would LOVE to see what you create!

xoxoxoox
Melissa & R-Chee

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Funnies ~ Jimmie Sings R-Chee a Tune!


Happy Friday everyone!

It is me... Jimmie!

I am here with my brother R-Chee, and I have been practicing a new tune for him!

I can now say lots of things, but every time my mom tries to capture a video of it for you, I clam right up. :)

So she took these photos of us and I thought I would tell you instead of show you today what I said. :)



OK!

Here we go!

and a one, and a two and a three...

"Here I am,
Here I am, 
Here I am Archie, 
Here I am!"

"Come & Play with me!!!!"

"You are so Cute!"




"Jimmie is a pretty, pretty, pretty bird!"


"Jimmie is a goooood bird!"

TA DA!

Yay!

I think Archie liked it!

How 'bout you?

What do yo think?

I promise I will let mom take a video of me soon.

She sure does keep trying!!! :)

What are you up to this weekend?

Please leave us note and let me know!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

xoxoxo
Jimmie & R-Chee

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Warm Hearted Wednesday ~ New Fabulous Dog Sweater Vest Models!



Happy Warm Hearted Wednesday everyone!

R-Chee & I are so excited to show you new friends that are modeling our dog sweater vests for you today!

Meet Sandbox (above)
Photo courtesy of Nancy R., VA


Meet Comrade Pug
Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn F., WA


Meet Meowmar
Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn F., WA



Meet Ozzy
Photo courtesy of  Karolyn G., TX




Meet Miss Tootie
Photo courtesy of  Karolyn G., TX



Meet Walter
Photo courtesy of  Meloni M., OH


Meet Cleo
Photo courtesy of  Mary R., SC





Meet Sir Winston Wilbur
Photos from his 13th birthday party courtesy of  Lise A., Canada


Meet Kitty
Photo courtesy of  Irene W., CO


We love you and love making your Sweater Vests for you!

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 Black or Fawn Pugs,  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, January 19, 2015

Marvelous Monday Smiles!


Happy Monday everyone!

I LOVE Monday Mornings!

... because I get to come to work and see all of you!

R-Chee & I are jumping for joy that we have lots of new photos and smiles to share with you today!

Meet Emma (above) modeling her new Philadelphia Eagles Barkclava Dog Hat!

Photo courtesy of Kathleen, M., PA


Meet Lenny & Squiggy
Photo courtesy of Deb., R., MA


Meet Peggy & Willie
Photo courtesy of Lucinda T., IA


Meet Paddy Cake & Daisy Mae
Photo courtesy of Janey M., NC


Say I LOVE YOU this Valentine's Day!

Add a Heart Badge to any Woofie Warmer, Barkclava Dog Hat or Dog Sweater Vest!


Cleo LOVES her new Valentine's Heart Woofie Warmer!
Photo courtesy of Mary R., SC


Please let me know if you would like me to make you a custom Woofie Warmer, Barkclava Dog Hat or Sweater Vest.

I sell them in my Etsy Shop!

I am thrilled to make you any color combination that you choose!

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 Black or Fawn Pugs,  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

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Funnies ~ Off to the Races ~ Pug vs Corgi


Hi everyone!

Happy Friday!

It is me... R-Chee!

Today Cousin Teddy & I are playing at his house in the foothills of Boulder!

We are playing "Catch Me If You Can!"

I hope I can keep up with Teddy!

My delicate pug feeties are not used to rugged terrain like my wonderful Cousin Teddy is!

He is a true Mountain Corgi... soft and huggable on the inside and tough and durable on the outside!

My auntie Melly calls him her Teddy Bear Cub! :)


"Come on R-Chee!"

"Come and play with me!"


"Here I come Teddy!"


Weeeeeee!


HUHUHU HUHUH HUHU!

I need to catch my breath through this flat pug nose of mine! :)

Lucky I have a long tongue to stick out in the fresh air and sunshine!

It will help to recharge me so i can wind up my pug tail again! :)


Boy!

This playing is hard work! :)

I think I will keep momma company for a few minutes!

ummm... she looks lonely... 

yeah... that's why I stopped running Teddy.

Really it is!


Right momma?

That's why I stopped running. :)

LOL R-Chee!

Don't pull me into this one.

Maybe you need to play this game more often...

You will get stronger and faster. :)


Yes R-Chee!

I will be your coach!

We will get you into corgi like shape instead of soft pug shape in no time!

Now let's go inside now and get some milk and cookies!

Our moms have them all ready for us on our blankies so we can have our afternoon naps surrounded by crumbs! :)

Yayayay! 
That's my favorite part of the day!

Won't you all come and join us?

We have plenty of cookies for you too!

xoxoxo
R-Chee and Teddy

Monday, January 12, 2015

I Love Monday Mornings!



I LOVE Monday Mornings!

... because I get to come to work and see all of you!

R-Chee & I are jumping for joy that Wilbur, Polly and Comrade Pug LOVE their NEW Teddy Bear Sweater Vests that I made for them!


Polly in her Pooh Bear Sweater Vest

Photo courtesy of Shelly F., IL


Wilbur in his Papa Bear Sweater Vest

Photo courtesy of Shelly F., IL



Comrade Pug in his Baby Bear Sweater Vest

Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn F., WA

We love you and love making your Sweater Vests for you!

I have lots of 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 badges and 3" sweater extensions in my Etsy Shop that you can add to any Custom Sweater Vest, Hat or Neck Warmer!

How Fun!

xoxoxox

Melissa & R-Chee



Friday, January 09, 2015

Friday Funnies ~ R-Chee's Frozen Pug Feeties


Happy Friday everyone!

It is a beautiful winter morning!

Let's bundle up & walk R-Chee together!

I will put on my new neck gator I just made for just such an occasion!




R-Chee, sweetie, I know it is cold, but will you come with us if I give you lots of Cheerios?

They are your favorite!

"Ok mommie!"

"I will hunt for them in the snow banks!

That will keep me warm!"







Pleh!
My tongue is so cold, I cannot even taste my Cheerios! :)



"Oh R-Chee!

It wasn't all that bad!

You got to play in the fresh air and get lots of exercise this morning!

Our favorite!

Remember?"

"Come on... I'll give you some warm dog cookies when we get home to warm up your tongue and tummy and tootsies!"

"It will feel good from head to toe!"

"Okey Dokey momma!

Can all of my friends have some too?"

"Of course!

I will bake some more, and we will have enough for everyone!

They will be ready in a jiffy, and I will share the recipe with everyone in our next newsletter!"

"Great idea momma!"

Thanks everyone for going on a walk with us today!

Let's go and get some warm cookies and milk together!

xoxoxo
Melissa & R-Chee