Monday, October 31, 2011

BOO! It's almost Christmas...

Happy Hall-o-ween!

Can you guess what I'm going to be?  I know, you're thinking... a DOG, right? ..... Wrong, silly! 

Come on you can do it... think outside of the box...    .... I'm a stuffed animal!  Pretty clever, huh?  My mom couldn't even find me!  Shhh... don't tell her, cuz it's my new hiding place!

Well, it's been pretty busy around here the past couple of weeks.  My mom (Lynne) hasn't been able to do much creating lately, but today she got back into the studio, and guess what?   She's making ornaments for Christmas!  Yikes... we haven't even passed out candy for Halloween yet, and she's already moved on to Christmas.  Did you know you only have 55 more days to get all your presents?

Look at the pretty ornaments she made...

She used beautiful ephemeral images and embellished each one with a bit of glitter.  The pearl drops are vintage 1930's and are from Paris... yes, Paris, France!  Can't you just imagine them catching the light on your Christmas tree?  But here's the best part, there's two images - one on the front & one on the back, so no matter how you may hang them, there will always be a gorgeous image to see!  And it just keeps getting even better...

... she's also including a chain, because once Christmas is over, you can wear it as a necklace! It's like three presents: 1 ornament & 2 necklaces!  She's going to sell them at Shabby Maison for $19.95.

Stay tuned... because she's making some other fun ornaments too.  I'll try to sneak pictures when she's not looking!

Well, you better get going...  You only have a couple more hours to get your costume on and go trick-or-treating!

Have fun and be safe!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sabotaged and Coiffed!

Usually when my mom takes me for a ride, it means a nice long walk along West Cliff Drive.  I get to watch the surfers and meet other beach dogs along the way.  Sometimes it means we run errands, and I get to ride in the shopping cart and greet other shoppers.

But today, I hopped in my car seat all ready to enjoy a morning out and to my dismay, Lynne dropped me off at the Dog Tub (*Oh, in case you didn't notice... my mom's name is Lynne, and that's what I call her when I'm mad*).

I probably don't need to explain where I was. With a name like: "The Dog Tub"... let's just say it's NOT my favorite place.  Two hours later (after looking like a drowned rat), I was fluffed and puffed... or as the French would say, coiffed!

I must admit, I DO look pretty cute and boy, do I smell good!

When I got home, the kitchen was filled with the smells of Fall... pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg.

It smelled so good I actually settled into my "bad-dog" bed.  Normally, the only time I lay there is when I'm sent there as punishment.

When I eventually joined my mom in the living room (yea, I can't stay mad long)...  I found she'd been creating Christmas ornaments while I was gone...  Can you tell what her sculptures will eventually be?
I know, but I'm not telling... you'll just have to wait and see!

... and while she was "playing", she washed ALL my toys so when I got home, I could play too!  

Gotta go... Woof, woof.... It's PLAY TIME!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

I'm a blog dog!

Some of you know me... but for those of you who don't, let me introduce myself.  My name is Coquette, but you can call me Coco.  Coquette means "flirt" in French...  and I must admit, I'm in love with everything that is "tres" chic!

See that Eiffel Tower to the right?  Well, that's where my mom wants to live one day.  So far, it's just been a dream, but I've got my heart set on being a Paris Pup, so I'm going to do my best to inspire my mom so we can move there one day!

Being unemployed has been great!  Not me, silly... my mom!  It's been great because I've been able to play with her everyday, take trips in the car, and be her shadow.  Now that I'm two (yep, my birthday was Saturday!), she hasn't had to worry about me so much.  She's had lots of time to think about reinventing herself, and I've noticed she's been spending a lot of time getting creative.

She's really new at this "artsy-stuff" but has been exploring all sorts of fun projects.  She's still trying to find her artistic niche (*look, I already speak French!... well, okay maybe only a word or two!*), so she's a little shy.

That's where I come in... I'm going to tell her journey as I see it.  But don't tell her, okay?  So, I'm Coco Chic, a blog-dog, a wanna-be Paris Pup, and hopefully the inspiration that makes our dream come true....  

(*yawn*... ok, it's time for a nap!  This blogging thang can be exhausting)
Ruff, Coco