Thursday, December 03, 2015

A Mother Bear Sighting December 2015 in Botswana!

Happy Thankful Thursday everyone!

R-Chee & I are so excited that our Mother Bears that we made for The Mother Bear Project in May have been spotted in Botswana with their new forever friends!

Aren't they cute?!

They all look so happy together! :)

R-Chee & I loved making them for them!

Each bear we make is special!

We have so much FUN crocheting each stitch and thinking about who they will hug when they arrive!

R-Chee sends each one off with a hug and a kiss from us!

If you would like to knit, crochet or help the Mother Bear Project in lots of different ways...

Please visit their website today!

They would always love to welcome you into their Mother Bear Family!

Melissa and R-Chee

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

New Star Trek Sweater Vests & matching Bummlies!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Noodles says "Live Long & Prosper" in her new Star Trek Sweater Vest and matching Bear Bummlie ~ Spock today! 

They are exploring Space The Final Frontier together!

You can meet and adopt you favorite Bummlie and matching Sweater Vest in my Etsy shop too!

Have a super day everyone!

Melissa & R-Chee

Monday, November 02, 2015

Learn how to create Dog Portrait Collages in a wonderful NEW BOOK! ~ DIY Dog Portraits

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited & honored to share that my Bulldog collage is included in the Inspiration Gallery section of a new book ~ DIY Dog Portraits. Creating collages is fun, easy & relaxing for kids of ALL ages!

Come & Play with us today!

The book is  Now available on Amazon

You can also purchase my Bulldog collage as note cards or a signed print in my etsy shop...

How FUN!

R-Chee & I are honored to be included in this wonderful book that shows you with 8 DIY projects how to create collages of your favorite pets right at your kitchen table!

Melissa & R-Chee

Friday, October 23, 2015

Introducing The Smashing Pugs & their Bummlies!

Happy Friday everyone! 

R-Chee & I are smiling from ear to ear because our friends, Tweedles & Lucky look simply smashing in their new Sweater Vests while playing in the leaves with their Bummlies!

Bear Bummlie ~ Maple and Pug Bummlie ~ Stella love to play in the leaves!

Put your right foot in...
Put your right foot out...
Put your BUM right in and shake it all about! :)

 You can order your very own Sweater vests and Bummlies too in my Etsy Shop ~

Thank you so much Georgie W. in OR & Kathy W. in CT for sharing your photos with us! 

Lucky's photo was taken by the very talented pet photographer, Joline Richard of Joline is an amazing artist who shares her photography with all of us as well as with the special rescue pugs of PRONE like Lucky who are looking for their forever homes!

Melissa & R-Chee

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Star Trek Bummlies are Here!

Live Long & Prosper!

Happy Thursday everyone!  

R-Chee & I are sooo excited to introduce our NEW Star Trek Bummlies!  

Meet Scotty, Captain Kirk & Spock! 

They are now available in my Etsy Shop!   

You are the 1st to see!  

Your pup will feel warm & happy this season snuggled in a cozy Pug Notes' Star Trek Sweater Vest hugging his or her very own Star Trek Bummlie!

NEW matching Bummlies & Sweater Vests are now in the shop! 

Now you can have FUN putting together your favorite pairs! 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Pug Notes Fall 2015 Newsletter is Here!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

R-Chee & I are so excited to share our Pug Notes 2015 Fall Newsletter with you!

Please contact us anytime if you would like our Pug Notes Quarterly Newsletter to arrive  directly in your inbox 4x a year!  

It is filled with Good News, New Art and Products & A Bummlie Giveaway for you to enjoy! 

Melissa & R-Chee

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Exciting News ~ The Pug Notes Amazon Handmade Shop is LIVE!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Exciting News!

Pug Notes Amazon Handmade shop is officially open today!

You are the 1st to see! smile emoticon 

You will find lots of FUN Pug Notes Art to enjoy!

Archie & I are excited to be one of the first shops to be a part of Amazon Handmade and cannot wait to grow with them as they begin this exciting journey!

Please stop by and let us know what you think!

Melissa and R-Chee

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

New Matching Sweater Vests & Bummlies are now in the Shop!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Your pup will feel be warm & happy this season snuggled in a cozy Pug Notes' Dog Sweater Vest hugging his or her very own Bummlie!

NEW matching Bummlies & Sweater Vests are now in the shop! :)  

Now you can have FUN putting together your favorite pairs! 

Visit our Etsy Shop today before they all disappear!

Melissa & Archie

Friday, September 25, 2015

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

Happy Friday everyone!


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!


Melissa & R-Chee

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Freeform Crochet ~ Corgi Doll

Happy Wednesday everyone!

and ...

Happy 1st day of Fall!


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.


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!


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

Melissa & R-Chee