#125 - Peak-A-Boo

When we adopted Ringo nearly two years ago, we couldn't be sure of exactly which breed or breeds he may be because he was an abandoned pooch without much background information available.

We were told that he is all pug, but looking at his features as well as watching some of his behaviors has told us that he is likely a mix between a pug and another breed or two.

While there are numerous tests available to find out his genetic makeup, we would rather not. You see, we just have too much fun imagining what he could be, and so finding out would take away a bit of his charming mysterious quality that he seems to embody.

But it is pretty clear from his photos in our new Peek-A-Boo Dog Hat with ear holes that he could be part Boston Terrier. His ears sometimes stand up on their own and will stay up if you just pick them up and hold them for a moment. They also readily fall and relax to look like the tiny floppy ears that pugs have. No matter what Ringo is, we know that he is the most adorable little mutt that we could ever have asked for.


#124 - Guess Who's Back

You are probably wondering where we have been. Maybe the mountains of Switzerland or the wild safaris of Africa... possibly venturing with Sherlock Holmes across Baker Street in London or hanging out with koalas in Australia.

Oh, we wish it were as exciting as all that! Though we have not been traversing the wide world, we have been busy making all sorts of new accessories for pugs, pooches, and people. Above, you will see James Dean in his petite french beret. If we cannot go to Paris, we will bring Paris to our own living room! This hat was inspired by our lovely friend Nancy and her pug Howie, who requested our first ever dog beret, and this is our newly updated version that is now available for the masses.

Every Wednesday night I attend ballet class and Thursday nights are filled with the jigging and battering of my Irish stepping feet. James Dean often wishes he could come to class with me as a special four legged guest, but since the studio is intended for humans only, I thought I'd give JD the chance to be a little dancer at home. He is now the proud owner of the first pair of Snuggly Dog Leg Warmers.

While making a granny square throw for myself, I thought of how beautiful and intricate each individual square is. Then it occurred to me that they are not only ideal for blankets, but perfect accessories for pooches. This granny square neck warmer in particular has a circus feel to it with its rich colors. Ringo, the little jester, is quite regal in it.

These are just a few of the ideas we have for our 2012 collection. There are many more to come. I wish that there were more hours in a day so that I could create all of the silly little wonders that pop into my brain.

I have two other brain-children that I have been nurturing as well, including my second shop, Literary Luxe, which specializes in handmade journals and accessories for humans, and my brand new blog, Wicked Little Whimsy. While my blogs here are geared towards my furry friends, Wicked Little Whimsy is more for the human kind. I just began the blog and its main focuses are recipes, artwork, fashion, tutorials, writing workshops, and other intriguing fancies.

What have all of you been up to? Do you have any resolutions for the new year? What does 2012 hold in store for you?

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