Thursday, December 30, 2010

a new year's eve eve dinner party

We're having my little brother and his girlfriend over for a little pre-new year's eve fun tonight.  We're steaming clams and mussels and making homemade pizzas.  We've added a little Pennsylvania homegrown goodness, too - Art in the Age: Root

We'll also be making champagne cocktails and enjoying Christmas pie!  A fantastically 1950's recipe my mom made my entire life.  It's an oreo cookie crust with a candy cane, marshmallow and whipped cream filling...sounds nuts, but it's SO GOOD! Plus, it's pink!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

the new year

this is my pattern book.
it is a constantly evolving
collection of notes.

We're back in the studio this week...wrapping up the end of year orders, trying to take it easy before the new year begins.  I'm not one for resolutions...I just do what I do and try to do it the best I know how.  So, I'm looking forward to starting the year with a whole new fervor while I continue to introduce the world to what we do here at Moop studios.  Hope you'll join me!

Friday, December 24, 2010

a few days together

we're all taking a few days off to be lazy, give presents, play nintendo, bake cookies, spend time with family, watch the snowflakes fall, watch white christmas or national lampoons or home alone or charlie brown's christmas or the celtic's game on xmas day or all of the above.  i love this time of year...simply for the time.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

what we did different this year (abbreviated version)

oh bother…I have a very long winded 7 paragraph essay written for you all talking all about how much fun this holiday season has been, how it's been a lot of work but virtually stress free compared to the last several years because we're no longer operating in a made-upon-order business model, how I feel like a weird mixture of the grasshopper and the ant, how we get to be a family of ants and enjoy the holiday season this year because we switched from made-upon-order to in-stock and ready to ship and worked hard for 3 1/2 years to accomplish that switch and how no one should run their business in a made-upon-order fashion unless they are a restaurant (and even then, you prep!)…BUT, I don't think you all really want to spend a half hour of your morning reading about my analysis of business…really i don't (maybe if someone wants to publish an article, i'll edit it for that occasion, but maybe this is not the forum for that).  Instead, here's a video I made of our studio!  I just got a new iphone and I love love the HD video feature!  I guarantee there will be many more Moop videos.  This one was taken yesterday..and as you can see, we've been pretty well cleaned out of bags.  Typically there are piles upon piles of bags in progress but everything we've made has shipped out within a few hours of being finished.  You'll see Jeremy's mom (she's our shipping manager and the one that writes those beautifully drafted handwritten notes on each and every order that goes out…she's a calligrapher!) and you'll see my wonderful assistant Emily!  She's been with us for almost a year and I don't know what I would do without her!

and now, Moop studios - in real time!

Moop studios Dec. 21st, 2010 from Moop on Vimeo.

I'll end this note wishing you all the very best, most happy, joy filled days of all!  

xoxoxo a million times over,


Monday, December 20, 2010

it's not entirely too late!

Hi All!  Just wanted to again thank everyone for all of the orders this holiday season - you have kept us busy!

I also want to let you know, it's not entirely too late for Christmas delivery.  We have been pretty well cleaned out of many colors and styles and have been sewing like crazy to keep up...but, if you want something delivered by this Friday, let us know what you're looking for along with the shipping address and we'll let you know if we have it in stock and how much expedited shipping will cost.

Get in touch: info (at) moopshop (dot) com

Have a super nice week!



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Moop loves Supermarket

Supermarket is hosting a super Moop giveaway!  Hurry up and enter (details here)'ve only got until the end of today for your chance to with the Moop bag of your choice from our Supermarket shop!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Get your orders in!

We are successfully making our way through everyone's orders!  Keep 'em comin' and we'll keep 'em shipping!  If you're towards the west coast it would be best to get your orders in before Wednesday.  If you're towards the east coast, get them in by Friday.  If you're outside of the US it's too late for Christmas delivery...but if you order this week it may get to you by New Years!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A few new things...

I've just added a few new items to our shop for the holidays.  All year long we try out new colors and stock pile discontinued colors...we've been saving a few rosewood and provincial blue Messengers for this holiday season...there are only just a few in the, this will be your last chance to get them! 

I've also added The Letter Clutch in brushed brown....we added a few with our last production run but there are only just a few of them....

Also, be sure to check out the limited edition Moop + Max bag!

Also, also, we finally set up a facebook fan page for Moop!  Now you can like us and tell all of your friends to like us!  When we reach 1000 likes, we'll have a Facebook sale - so spread the word and tell everyone you know! I wonder how long that will take?? 87 likes in the first 2 HERE to say you like Moop.

And lastly - our fabric shipment came in early so we've been able to restock the brushed brown Messenger Bags...awesome, right!! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Max + Moop

We are excited to announce a special, limited edition collaboration between Moop and the very talented Max Wanger!  If you're not familiar with Max's work, visit his website (you'll spend lots of time wishing he had photographed your last special event).  We've taken one of our signature bags (the one that started it all circa 2007!) and paired it with one of Max's signature images.  The result - Fly Away.

This limited edition bag is available exclusively at:


AND!  The lovely OhJoy! is hosting a giveaway!  Visit OhJoy! for your chance to win one of these limited edition bags!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cap'n Jazz does A-ha, a long time ago

Just a bit of awesomeness to contribute to your Sunday afternoon.  Take On Me is one of my most favorite songs from growing up and I absolutely love this version by Cap'n Jazz from 1995.  It's all snowy here in Pittsburgh and we're all working in the studio (making all those waxed canvas bags you all ordered!).  Have a nice day!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Last Reminder


Hello Everyone!  I just want to post again our holiday shipping deadlines.  Please keep the shipping times in mind when placing your orders, be sure to double check your addresses and check your email! We confirm every order via email and send all tracking numbers via email - comes from info (at) moopshop (dot) com - add us to your address book so your spam monster doesn't eat our messages.

  • Domestic US orders are shipped via UPS Ground service - approx. 1-5 business days in transit
  • Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, PO & APO boxes are shipped via USPS Priority Mail - approx. 3-5 days in transit
  • Orders to Canda and the rest of the fabulous world are shipped via USPS International Priority Mail - approx. 7-14 days in transit
  • And for all of you who wait until the last minute, we do offer expedited shipping...inquire for shipping quotes.
Also, our last sale of the holiday season ends of Friday, 12/3/2010 - enter BETHANKFUL for 10% off your order at or

Hope you're all having lovely days!