Thursday, February 28, 2019

Best Support Group Ever

The dreaded time of the year is here.....Tax Time.  I hate doing taxes. Sitting behind piles and piles of paperwork is not my idea of fun. I would much rather be out doing chores or playing with the Doodle Doggies or really ANYTHING except being glued to an adding machine! I can't really complain though because .....
I have the best support group ever 
No matter what 
the Doodle Doggies are here to say 
Don't worry! 
We will hug you 
and snuggle with you 
and comfort you whenever you need it. 
We will be right here keeping you company 
You got this!
I am very thankful for my Yesteryear Acres Support Group!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Be Sure to...

Ernie McDoodle wants everyone to be happy and healthy, and on this Wellness Wednesday, Ernie says "Be sure to eat your vegetables!"
When I see my Mom grab our favorite snack out of the fridge, I come running and sit super politely and say...

 "PLEAAAAASE Can I have a bite!?!"

"Nom Nom Nom!!! I just LOVE carrots!"

"Maybe I should have some more?? I mean we need to be sure to eat our vegetables!!"
My Advice? - Find someone that looks at you like Ernie McDoodle looks at my carrots :)



Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Always Amelia takes on Studio YA

I am so excited! I finally got some time in the Yesteryear Acres Studio (aka Studio YA) and what was the first thing I wanted to do? Decorate my Doodles of course!!! I spent last night working on some doodle bandana ideas. I came up with two different prototypes for two very happy and willing Doodle "models". Before I unveil my first doodle wear collection, I would like to take this moment to give an awesome shout out to my Aunt Debbie, who used to have me over for long holiday weekends when I was growing up to teach me to sew! I am still a beginner (going to school and staying crafty was super difficult) but I am happy to report that her teachings have stayed with me. Thank You so much Aunt Debbie! 
My first bandana attempt was an embroidered single-sided fabric that should take to being washed many many many times - for Ernie McDoodle
Who doesn't love some Tail Wagging Devotion in their life?!

I even figured out how to make a loop for his collar to slip into the bandana! Now he can't Houdini his way out of his new look.

"Ohhh Mom I LOVE THIS"

"It even has my name on it!"

"Aren't I Fabulous?!"

Ernie McDoodle has been wearing his bandana allllll day today! I think he really likes it!

For my next attempt I made a double sided bandana for Maverick with iron on vinyl lettering. 
Maverick is much easier on his clothes, and so I am curious to see how the iron on letters hold up versus Ernie's embroidered design. 

I made a spot for a collar to slip through, but also made sure the bandana was long enough to have 'ties' at the end, to give it that good ole country feel. 

Professor Maverick Reporting for Modeling Duty

He let me know that he likes to wear his bandana both ways...

My decked out doodles!

I hope they are wondering what I am going to make for them next!!

Get ready for more decorated Doodles! Always Amelia is taking over Studio YA!



Monday, February 25, 2019


Scout waited until we had our electricity restored before she went into labor. She is the most thoughtful doggie. We are now happily watching her puppies come into the world.
Here is a sneak peek of our newest litter of Goldendoodle Puppies!!!!!
Welcome Little One!!!!
Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

High Winds.....Dark House

Mr. Yesteryear Acres started our morning by saying we better get everything done that needs to get done before we lose power.  We have the most ridiculous winds here today and the weather is horrible.  As usual....Mr. Yesteryear Acres was right and the rest of our day will be spent with no electricity.
Luckily I finished this design just in time!
With our house in the dark, what to do...what to do.... 
Fabric Store Time!
New "batteries" for Studio YA 
Can't wait to start sewing
Dear Electric Power Company.......I am waiting!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Little Mango Puppies....Almost Ready!

Our sweet Double Doodle Mango is getting closer and closer to her due date!  She is one big happy mommy-to-be.  We can't wait for Little Mango Puppies to arrive!
Puppy Mango
Mango Puppies
Mango has the most adorable babies
We are counting the days 
until her cute little puppy faces
warm our hearts!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Flashback Friday - An Ernie McDoodle Tail

I can't believe that Ernie McDoodle will be six months in just a few weeks! He is the sweetest most loyal goofy doodle ever! Today Ernie weighed 60.5lbs! Sometimes I have to go back through my photos to remember that my big sweet double doodle boy used to look like this! 
Can anyone believe he used to be this tiny!?! 

Something Ernie McDoodle has not grown out of is this 'look'...

Or how much he loves to snuggle!

Maverick and Ernie on November 6th vs Today

I am so glad I have been documenting the Growing Tails of Ernie McDoodle! Otherwise with one blink, I think I would have missed him growing up!

Let the adventures continue!



Thursday, February 21, 2019

Second Attempt

I decided to try to sew another bag but this time, I discarded the pattern I used on my first bag and designed my own. Here is my second attempt at making a bag....
I picked out my fabrics
And started embroidering my first panel 
Design for the front
The back design
This is the front layout 
and back 
My lining came out perfectly!
I was super excited that I figured out box corners! 
Piecing it together and..... 
My second bag!  I am super pleased with my improvement.
Ready to go shopping!
I wonder what my third bag will be!!