Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday Funnies ~ Where are my peas?

Emmitt's favorite food is frozen peas!

Searching for the last few morsels every evening is Emmitt's favorite activity . :)

He will be so excited tomorrow when I add some black-eyed peas to his menu to celebrate New Year's Day! They bring good luck for the whole year! :)

What fun things do you have planned for the holiday?

Please leave us a note and let us know!
We cannot wait to hear!
Have a safe and wonderful celebration!

m & e

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Emmitt's Thoughtful Thursday

Hi Everyone!
It is me... Emmitt!
Happy Thursday!
I am so thankful to have you as my friends!
What a wonderful year we have spent together sharing our dreams, learning and laughing!

You mean the world to us!
I love you even more than words can say...

I love you more than ear scratches!

I love you more than back rubs!

... and I love you more than all those funny little hairs sticking up on the top of my head!

That's a whole lot of love I have for you and I hope you can feel it everyday!
I cannot wait to share 2011 with you!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sweater Vest Gallery ~ More Cutie Patooties!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

As promised, we have 3 more friends to show you from The Sweater Vest Gallery!
Meet Gidget above!
She is a beautiful, tiny yorkie that weighs just under 5lbs enjoying her Very Berry Vest from The Variegated Collection.
Her mom Sharon is a talented seamstress and has a wonderful custom dog harness and clothing business called Try Lov Designs!

and this cutie patootie is Ellie Mae!

She lives in MO with her mom, Nina!
She loves her Cowboy Vest from The Variegated Collection!

and this handsome boy is Checkers the peke-a-poo!

He lives in TN with his mom, Kate.

They designed this wonderful custom vest for him in chocolate brown and lime green!

He loves it so much he just snuggles right in to watch movies with his family by the fire!

I would love to make you your very own dog sweater vest too!
I have several available in my Etsy Shop that are ready to ship or I would love to make you one in your favorite colors!
Please contact me anytime with any questions or to place an order.
Coming Soon!

We already have two new collections that we are making for 2011!

I cannot wait to show you!

Melissa and Emmitt

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sweater Vest Gallery ~ Nynke and Tweedles

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Emmitt and I are smiling from ear to ear today!
Look at these wonderful photos we just received for The Sweater Vest Gallery!

This cutie patootie is Nynke and she lives with her mom, Emily, in the Netherlands!

They designed her custom sweater vest to have a purple body/ orange bobbles / hot pink collar.

It is just perfect on her!

and this special puggy is none other than Miss Tweedles!

She went for her holiday photo shoot in her red / white / hot pink sweater vest this year.

after all that hard work at the photo shoot, her moms took her to the park to rock in the rocking horse and slide down the slide!
She told Emmitt that she even got her favorite treat ~ banana ~ "nanas" !
What a perfect day!

but wait...

The smiles continue!
We have 3 more cutie patootie friends to show you tomorrow!

m & e

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sweater Vest Gallery ~ Joker & Vito

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday!
Emmitt and I hope you had a wonderful Holiday!
We are so excited that we have been getting lots of wonderful photos from happy pups in their sweater vests!

Look at these two cutie patooties in their new sweater vests!

Meet Joker the smiling corgi who lives in MO with his mom, Hannah.

They sent us the wonderful photo above for the Sweater Vest Gallery, .

...and this cutie is Vito who also lives in MO with his mom, Gina!

I love making each sweater vest to order!

Please visit my etsy shop if you would like one too.

I have several in stock or if your prefer, please just choose a custom listing in your size and pick your favorite colors.

I would love to make one for you too!
We have lots of new additions to the sweater vest gallery that I cannot wait to show you this whole week. :)


Melissa & Emmitt

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful holiday everyone!

Emmitt, Gilbert, Fred and I are wishing you a wonderful holiday filled with all the things that make you happy & smile!


m & e

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Emmitt's Wishes...

Hi everyone!

It is me... Emmitt!

It is almost Christmas Eve!

I am so excited!

I have whispered all my wishes into my magical tiger's ear and I wanted to share them with you!

I wish for ...
  • health and happiness for all of my friends,
  • an abundance of mini meatloaves for everyone
  • and a wonderful holiday celebration to all!

*** I can feel the wishes coming true! ***
I think from this angle, I look like my magical tiger!
What do you think?
Love you all!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sweater Vest Gallery ~ Lulu & Uncle Cecil

Hi everyone!

The holidays are almost here and Emmitt and I have had so much fun making sweater vests for friends all over the world.

Meet Lulu! She lives with her pug brother Harry and mom, Heather in AL.

She is just a doll baby in her black and pink sweater vest!

... and this handsome boy is Uncle Cecil from the UK!

His mom, Nicky B., ordered a vest for him to match his new wheels!

He looks beautiful in his Red body / Grey bobble / Royal Blue collar vest!

I love making each sweater vest to order!

Please visit my etsy shop if you would like one too.

I have several in stock or if your prefer, please just choose a custom listing in your size and pick your favorite colors.

I would love to make one for you too!


Melissa & Emmitt

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fred Photos ~ The Man in the Moon

Hi everyone!
I am so excited to share the amazing photos Fred took of the moon setting over the mountains the other morning.

The sunrise from the East was providing the gorgeous pink light!

Can you see the man in the moon?

Emmitt thinks it is a Pug face in the moon.
You know what?
I think he is right!
Have a wonderful day!
m & e

Monday, December 20, 2010

Emmitt's New Harness

Hi Everyone!

It is me... Emmitt!

Happy Monday!

I am so excited to show you my new harness.

At the age of 14, I finally got a harness like I have admired on all of my friends.

I got the sky blue one from Puppia.

It is so comfy. My mom read the reviews and saw that the manufacturer's size chart was evaluated as one size too big so I got the large and it fits perfectly!

Just look at me go!

Thanks mom and dad for my early Holiday present!

I will definitely be showing it off on my walks this week!

What fun holiday plans to you have?

Please leave me an note and tell me all about it!
I cannot wait to hear!



Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lion Brand Blog ~ My Yarn Paintings

Happy Saturday everyone!
Amazing News!

My hands are shaking with excitement and appreciation to find out that my yarn paintings I have been creating this year are mentioned on the Lion Brand Blog today!

I started creating them after seeing their yarn painting post and was immediately inspired to start creating my own pieces.

If you would like to see my process on how I make them, here are the links to all of my paintings in 2010.
  1. Fawn Pug #1
  2. Corgi
  3. Black & Fawn Pugs ~ The Kiss
  4. Fawn Pug #2
  5. Smiling Fawn Pug
  6. Black Pug
  7. Snuggle Pugs
  8. Sleeping Fawn Pug

I also explained my process this year on a guest blog appearance on Craft for Health.

I just love making them and sharing them with you!

To be able to share them with everyone is my great joy so they are all for sale as note cards and signed prints in my Etsy Shop for you to enjoy. :)

Thank you everyone for your heart felt encouragement and feedback throughout the year.

You all make this journey so fun for me to explore and share!

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Melissa & Emmitt

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dog Fabric Contest ~ Our Entry ~ Groovy Dogs

Happy Friday Everyone!
Emmitt & I are so excited!

Our "Groovy Dogs" fabric design is an entry in this week's Dog Theme Fabric Contest on!

If you would like to cast your vote for our design, please click here.
** It may take a moment for all of the designs to paint on your screen. :)

Emmitt has all of his pug toes crossed that we win!

Silly Pug... His face is all scrunched up when he walks but he says it is worth it.

I will let you know the results next week when we hear!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
m & e

Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Holiday Pug Sculptures!

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to show you the two new pug sculptures I got for my collection.

I am just addicted to Beth's wonderful art!

Her Etsy shop is called Brianna Blue Studio and it is just filled with treasures that she creates!

I just got this santa pug to keep my needle felted snowman company!

and this past October, for our birthday, Melanie got me this halloween inspired pug!

He looks perfect on my fireplace mantle!
It is so much fun sharing all of my favorite things with you each week.
Thank you so much for looking!
m & e

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sock Monkey Giveaway Winner ~ Week 3

Hi Everyone!
It is me... Emmitt!

I am so excited to announce the winner of this week's Sock Monkey Giveaway!

I put all the entries into and this lucky blue striped monkey is going home with...

The OP Pack ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


P, T & C, please just email me your address and he will be on his way to you in a jiffy!

Thank you all so much for playing with me!
Please do not worry if you did not win this time.
My mom and I will have lots more fun giveaways for you to enjoy next year!

**Insider Shopper Information**
If you want one of these sock monkeys and would like to know where I found them, I got them at Bed, Bath and Beyond in the pet section.
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!