Monday, March 31, 2008

Etsy and Success

Mary from Etsy got in touch late last week when I was on my way out of town for the weekend and asked if she could spotlight Moop for their latest edition of Etsy Success. Of course, I said yes! I love to share what I do, even if so much of success is a mystery. You can read my long lengthy words here. You may want to grab a drink or a cookie...I tend to get talkative when I write about what I do. But, I love what I do, so I have a lot to say!

Sunday, March 30, 2008


i'm sorry it's been so long.  we're away for the weekend visiting family.  it's been really nice.  we have become rather reclusive over the past few months and hope to start to add our life back into moop life again, a quick family visit is much needed.

p.s. new bags are coming soon.  we ran out of the red corduroy, but will be replacing it with a red canvas's lovely.  and a few new bags in wool!  i know, wool? you say, but it's spring?  well, this is some lovely wool..good for all seasons.  in beautiful colors too. coming soon.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

some things are really good

A Space Terrearium by Esque Studio...oh, how I need one! I wonder if it comes with a green thumb.
Wenge Series 3-B wall clock by Jason Linde..very nicely done.

The Beehive SoftBowl by Mio. These would be easily filled.

Early Bird Pendant Lamp by Perch! They make all sorts of great stuff, but this really takes the cake.

Furrow Parkade Pendant Light by Propellor Design
I would love to have this in my home/studio.

I can't wait to decorate my home. We have lived here almost 2 years, and have done very little in the way of making it our own. Save for the very actively used work spaces which have rapidly encroached upon our living spaces. Parker's room is the only space in the house that does not store materials or tools for making things...which, I guess, is not entirely true. A lot of handmade things come out of her laboratory. Customized name bead necklaces, Q-tip dolls, parker-sewn pillows. She makes a really good pillow!

Jeremy's opening was a smashing success. I'll post some photos tomorrow. We're still processing...and apparently window shopping.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Doing it right

Uh...who wouldn't want to wear this tie to work?
You can get one of your own at PGHTravelAgency's Etsy shop!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Never goes bad

Heretic Pride, The Mountain Goats, 2008. This arrived in my mailbox on Friday and has been playing ever since. It is very good.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Jeremy Boyle at Hudson Franklin

Meet us at 508 W. 26th Street #318, New York, NY 10001, March 20th, 6-8pm. Jeremy Boyle will be having a show at Hudson Franklin. It's going to be great and we would love to see you there! Come, say hi! We're very approachable.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

A Navy Fraulein

Spring is afoot! The time changed last night. Spring forward is not my favorite day of the year but, it does mean it will begin to be lighter later. I'm so looking forward to evening light. We did have snow last week here in Western Massachusetts, but still I think Spring is having an impact because it was a heavy, wet snow. I'm ready for the winter wonderland of Massachusetts to be gone and the green lush vegetation to come back. This also means the Farmer's Markets and CSA's will be starting up again quite soon. There's a fantastic website called Local Harvest where you can find all of the farm stands, markets and farmers in your area. Two summers ago we were driving from Ohio to Massachsuetts and plotted our course based on the proximity to all of the farm stands using Local Harvest's information. Road food sucks, unless you're able to get fresh snap peas and peaches....then, road food rules!

I also wanted to let you all know, there is a new Fraulein Tote. It's navy blue, lined in the most perfect matte heather gray/charcoal heavy weight cordura. It's a hard color to describe (and photograph), but I'm so excited about it! You'll see it show itself in a few other bags quite soon. For now, check out the new Fraulein on Etsy and Supermarket.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

letter to the editor

Dear, Dear, Blogger,

Please will you bring us back to the days when you showed us all the interesting things in the world around us? Please? You've been spending far too much time writing about how you're sewing all the time. And, really we see the photos of the bags, and they're beautiful and all, but give us something else, too. Variety is a good good thing. In fact, we've heard tell you're a big proponent of people doing interesting things, yeah? And, you do interesting things! Like the time you flew to Chicago to be with your boy at his show at Deadtech. And while you were there you heard him put vocals to music for the first time in your whole entire relationship. And it moved you to tears, even though they were not songs about love and such, but you were moved because you saw, for another time, how great he is. And, yeah yeah yeah, you're one lucky bitch, but tell us more. Like when the two of you went to Italy for your honeymoon. Even though the whole month long trip was timed to participate in a residency program that the two of you were accepted into independently of each other. A month in Italy in a really hot room (an old textile factory, to be precise), with a man who only wanted to know what your favorite books and movies were. And you wondered why the two of you had chosen to spend a month in Italy sitting in a room with a man who thought he knew it all (and he might have, he's pretty much a genius...a pompus one, but a genius, still). Further, why you chose to take a working honeymoon (*cough.workaholic.cough* )..but, remember when you rode the funicular to the top of the mountain and had a 5 course meal over looking Lago di Como in a tiny restaurant that was really someone's living room? And they had their own vineyard, and the kind old man showed you how to eat fish, because you didn't know the *proper* way to debone a fish? And it was all by accident. You just wanted a drink, but you ended up spending some of the best hours of your life in this mans living, restaurant. Remember? Your life has not only been about sourcing snaps and d-rings. You do lots of other things too, you're just so into the snaps and d-rings at the moment (cause you're about to run out). Tell us about those things you do, the interesting things you find. We're curious folks, and would love to hear about something every few days. When you leave us hanging for a week at a time, we get all bored, and look elsewhere for interesting people and things. You like things, we like things...let's talk about things.


a pep talker

p.s. tell them about that thing you heard on NPR this morning. Better yet, draw them a picture of it.