I know, it has been so long. December was very very busy. We all had little sleep and sewed long long hours every day. But, we managed to get orders filled, take 3 days off for xmas and begin the rebuilding of my studio (there will be photos soon)! There is much to tell, but at the moment I am supposed to be packing for a short trip to Montreal. We're spending New Years with our friend Daniel, he's one of our favorite people.
Come Monday, life will be back to normal. I'll tell you about everything then.
Wherever you are in the world, have fun tonight!
Happy New Year and much love,
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
We did it! We got all of our holiday orders made, packaged and shipped! Many of you will be pleasantly surprised to receive bags you likely were not expecting until after the New Year...but we have been sewing and cutting and ironing and pleating and pinning and sewing and sewing and sewing to get everything done. None of it would have happened had it not been for my team of super reliable, patient, hard working and lovely assistants. A BIG HUGE thanks goes out to Sarah, Amy, David, Nita and Jeremy. Not once did they look at me and say, You're nuts Wendy! There's no way you can get all of this done in time for holiday delivery...no! they didn't! They all said, OK...what do you need me to do? They are amazing. Today was the last shipment we made - with 52 boxes dropped off this morning we are now ready to enjoy the snow.
It has been snowing since about 1pm yesterday and still at 1pm today it's coming steadily down. Last night, when Jeremy and Parker went to take care of shoveling out the cars, Parker came back in and said, "The snow is SO DEEP! It's up to my knees!" Someone should really tell the kid, that is called exaggeration and there is a huge difference between your knee and your ankle. But, today, 24 hours of snow later, the snow is neck deep!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
While we are still working our way through orders for holiday delivery, we have managed to end up with a stock of a few bags (a rare treat here at Moop!). We currently have Provincial Blue Market Bags (with an adjustable strap) and The Tote in Gunmetal Gray made and ready to ship. Order one now and it could ship out on Monday...awesome, i know.
**update 12.17.08 - there are only a few totes ready to ship, the provincial blue market bags are now all sold out (they are still available for order, but with our standard 2 week turnaround). **
**UPDATE 12.18.08 - the totes are now all sold - we are back to our usual 2 week turnaround on everything. email us if you're curious about the status of your order. xo - moop **
Monday, December 8, 2008
We spent the weekend getting ready for Modern Mart. From Friday morning to Sunday night we made 67 bags. It was a huge amount of work and we are exhausted. But, its super satisfying to see 67 completed bags sitting on my work table.
Now, we must resume sewing for holiday orders...no rest for the weary, eh?
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
This coming Wednesday, December 10th from 7-9pm, we will be at Modern Mart IV in Tribeca. The event is sponsored by Design Within Reach and curated by Supermarket. It's a small group of super talented designers in a swanky setting. Come and meet us! There will be champagne. We will be there with the complete Moop line. This may be your only opportunity to see us in person for a while...we work so much, we never get to leave the studio! See you there!
p.s. word is, there will be some s.u.p.e.r nice door prizes....click here for all the event details.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
If you're looking for something to do tonight and you live in Chicago, Venus Zine is having their Hottt List Issue Release Party. I need someone to go and celebrate on our behalf....we made it on the list as the second most popular DIY business of 2008...which is completely awesome. I wish I lived in Chicago (i wish this quite often). If you go, have fun and send photos!