Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Terribly sorry about the hiatus. There’s been so much going on here. Not necessarily a lot to write about, but a lot going on. Exciting things like entering our receipts into Quickbooks, organizing a shipping area in the upper loft so I can package boxes without the chaos of the cutting and sewing table, buying a juicer, juicing anything I can find in my refrigerator (this might be the real reason for this post. I bought a juicer. I’m giving up Moop and I’m going to make “As Seen on TV” infomercials on why everyone should own and use a juicer. Breville, you’ve changed my life. I will no longer chew my vegetables. Have you ever tried cilantro, basil, apple, cucumber, parsley juice? How about with a little vodka. It’s like nothing you’ve ever imagined. Okay..maybe not infomercials...instead, a health bar. Juice in the morning, juice mixers at night, then juice in the morning to take care of your hangover. **cough cough**this idea is for sale, please contact if you’d like to talk about liscensing**). I’ve become a fanatic.

Okay, okay I’m not giving up Moop (I’ll just be sewing while all hopped up on carrot juice). I did manage to get one of the Etsy Cooperative ads that will be running in Bust, though. I had been considering running an ad of my own in Bust, but I felt the expense was a little more than I'm ready for at this point. The Etsy idea lets 30 Etsy sellers share the cost of a 2 page full color ad. So, at 2:55 this afternoon I sat down to my computer awaiting the 3:00 hour when the ad spots went on sale.

Clearly the Etsy ad-folks do not have school age children, because school lets out right around this time all across the east coast. So, while I incessantly refreshed my browser, my dear, sweet, patient, understanding 10 year old daughter was standing at the car pick up line, on the coldest day of the year, waiting an extra 10 minutes shivering and shivering while I tried and successfully purchased a one inch ad spot in a fabulous magazine.

Now the decisions. Which image should I use? The Fraulein Tote or the Sage Market Bag. Remember, it’s going to be about 1 inch. I’m leaning towards the Fraulein. What do you think?

The Fraulein Tote

The Market Bag

Tomorrow, I'll be posting some images of a new tote bag. It might just be the perfect tote. I'm pretty excited about it...three colors, holds a lot and looks super good.


  1. the fraulein.

    the colours pop out more = able to attract more attention :)

  2. I vote for the Frauline image as well :)


  3. Hey there:)
    I vote for the Market Bag sage image...it's very classic looking and stands out to me. When I think of Moop, I think of that image.

    I have the Breville juicer too and I LOVE it! Here's a great recipe:
    6 leaves Kale
    1/2 head of Romaine
    1/2 Lemon
    1 nob of Ginger
    1 Fuji Apple

    It's from a book by Natalia Rose.

    P.S: I'm so getting that tote! It really does look like the perfect size :)

  4. I vote for the Frauline image, too. I there is more color contrast in the photo, therefore making it, shall we say, "POP" good luck, I love your bags and I'm working my fingers to the bone trying to get my husbands Etsy shop up and running...!


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