Friday, December 21, 2007

Friends in the hood and a mardi gras christmas

My partner in crafting, crime and kooky "visions" Steph is now in my hood and I'm stoked! It's such a nice comforting feeling to know that you have friends close by, especially when their super awesome like she is. I'm looking forward to many a wine diluted crafty sessions in the near future. Yay!

This year we decided to go with a mardi gras themed tree and I love it! It's strung with green, gold and purple beads, masks, sparkley ribbon boa and topped off with a crown of course. Coupled with some louie armstrong christmas tunes and soco egg nog the good times are here! Hap-Hap Happy Holidays all!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mail Goodies

It's amazing the amount of joy this little yellow box can bring! I got my order in from Daskalides yesterday. They couldn't have come at a better time, these sweet little chocolates always give me just the boast I need. I was turned on to these decadent treats last spring when I was working with the lovely Belgium beauty Mieke when she was starting out her amazing shop, Mieke in Gent. As a thank you gift she sent me a box of these babies and a love affair was born! Seriously these chocolates are the best ever, and I almost died a little when I found out that you can't get them here in the states. Luckily they will ship them to you directly from Belgium and this girl is oh so glad! Speaking of that kooky cutie Mieke,(who by the way makes the cutest aprons) recently contacted me for more goods (yay!) and sent me pictures of her store in Gent and I'm blown away!

So picturesque right?! I love how indie posh it is and she has the cutest collection of handmade goods eva! My day was made when I saw my scooter rally onesies hanging in this rad ass case.

It's such a great feeling to be in such good company as Mieke carries the cutest handmade goods for kids and grown-ups! The selection of plushies is just amazing!

So if ever in Gent, make sure to check out Mieke's at Baudelostraat 23 - 9000 you won't be sorry!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Back by popular request!

I've had people asking me for a while when I was going to bring the sew a go-go messenger bags back, well wait no longer! This time around I did not only the oh so popular gold, but a few in silver ink as well.
Tah Tah for now!


Thursday, November 29, 2007


Moxie Madness just celebrated it's 500th sale and I'm doing the Charleston all night baby!

It's almost hard for me to belive just how much my life has changed and how this "thing I did in my spare time" is building steam and snowballing into my main focus and well my gig, and it feels so fabulous! Okay, enough of the my misty eyed rambles.
Thanks to all who support, adore, admire and inspire us!


This is what happens...

...when I'm on my own and supposed to be working. But after all it is SPT (self portriat thursday) Flickr SPT Group , which is a really fun flickr group where a lot of fellow Etsyians show off thier cute mugs. Anyhoo, I guess I never realized how comfy my kitchen floor was before. Back to work for now!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Kinda Slackin

I've been sorta slackin with my blog, Thanksgiving had a big part to do with it but so did all the amazing new goods I've been cooking up for the Christmas Season!

Feast your eyes on the new Carpe Noctum Print that is now avaliable!

This is a print of an orginal watercolor painting by my talented friend Parker. I love this sweet little owl and how he's dressed to the nines. The colors are so warm and rich in real life. Parker dosn't like to name his painting so gave me the honors, Carpe Noctum is Latin for Seize the Night and I thought it to be wildly approriate.

I also pressed some new Sew a Go-Go Raglans in Burgundy and Pink. I'm really digging the pink and burgundy together, it's a surprisnly nice contrast. More colors to follow.

Also, new mixtape tees for the ladies! It occured to me that I haven't made any of these for women in a while and well isn't that reason enough?!

So that's it for now, but I'll share the other new goods that are going to be listed later this week. Plenty of bags, tags and wares for the wee one.

Happy Wedsday everyone!


Friday, November 16, 2007

Cuteness ala mail

So most people who know me, know that I love getting mail. The good kind of course, not bills, credit card offers or other junk mail that litters my mail box on a more then regular basis. Being the mail junkie that I am, it's no surprise that I participate in the many mail art and post card exchanges that take place online. is my favorite closely followed by post crossing Both of these sites keep my wee mail box full of unexpected surprises all year round, but I"ve never received one that made me giggle and smile such as this one does, and I'm not usually the type to go ga-ga for baby prop pics but maybe by co workers calendar of babies neslted in flowers and dressed as various incects has started to wear me down. Never the less, I got this awesome postcard of a baby playing the drums, with a way cooler look then I have when I'm playing mine. Thank you Alexis in VA! I adore it and have it in my "favorite post card of the week spot" the place that gets all the fridge. :)

Happy Weekend!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Shop update...

Ahoy sailors! I couldn't help squealing with delight as I printed these new kids tees yesterday. I mean really how cute are these?!

Kids hoodies and adult tees are soon to follow, but for now I made a few of these for plus sized ladies and I think they are smashing and will be added to the shop later tonight!

Plenty of new stuff coming on Thursday's shop update! So stay tuned! I'm off to attempt a coffin cake and press a special treat for Andy's birthday tommorow. Wishing you all a wonderful day!


Tuesday, November 6, 2007


This past week as been....interesting; and it's only Tuesday. So far I've begun my part time schedule at my day job and was the ungrateful recipient of a questionable haircut, more on that later.

So, I started my part time schedule this week and I do really like it but do miss the perks of my old job like chopping it up with my pals (Steph if your reading this email me, Mother T is on quarentine with my emails from home again! :)) and surfing Etsy,I've just found it odd these past few days for me to be at home working on my things. I've had the same schedule for ages (and I do mean ages, 8+ years!) True it's only been two days and I am kinda getting a little rhyme going, but it just hasn't set in yet. This will take some getting used to indeed.

On ward to the questionable haircut. So after much haggling with the strange lady that I foolishly allowed to cut my hair, I walked out of the salon not feeling like anyone should...ever! There was no pep in my step or swing with my swagger. Betrayed and bitter, I shook my fist and cursed myself for not waiting for Meagan (who gives amazing haircuts) and I bolted to my car. Of course once I got home I realized it wasn't as bad as I thought, not what I asked for...but not sooo bad. I will post a pic later, maybe a lesson can be learned from my lack of patience. Anyhoo, I've been a busy little bee making homey stuff which I'll post another time. I'll leave you with these cutie little tags I whipped up yesterday. I think their uber fun for the holidays for dressing up gifts or for using as mini note cards.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Love Letters, Sprockets and Scooters....

These are a few of my favorite things...

Since last night's post was eaten by my blog or I might have hastely pressed delete by mistake, which one the world may never know. I'm reposting about the latest goings on in the land of madness. I've been super busy these past few days making new stuff or re making old favorites. New in ye old shoppe are.....

Scooter Rally Sprocket Tote bags: I coupled two of my favorites to create this cutie, the clock work sprocket and the scooter rally designs which really work well together (T-Shirts are coming soon).

The Messenger cards are also new and I'm quite smitten with them. Taken from a drawing by my talented friend Parker, I decided these might just make the cutest little cards to scribble a note to your loved ones. What with the out streathed hand delivering a love letter across the front of the textured folding cards. I used my spiffy gold ink on these and I love how it sparkles!

I also whipped up some new gadget cozies in dark sturdy denim that was printed with the clock work sprocket design in sliver ink (how I love the sparkles lately!)and those will be in the shop later. Whew! I told you I was busy, and I"m not done yet! Monday's shop update should be a dozey. I'm full steam ahead as I've finally gone part time at my day job and can in turn make more stuff and boy howdy does that feel good.

Good Day to you all and may you have lovely weekends!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Giving it a go

Dear new blog,

I promise to treat you better then my older ones. The ones I don't visit anymore and hardly give another thought to. You will be different I can feel it. I shall use you, it's true. Use you, to show off the rad wares I make and sell and to keep my fan base informed in the newest happenings and goings on's with me and my Etsy shop Moxie Madness. The love you receive multiply times a week if not daily will more then make up for my past of rocky love affairs with thy old blogs. I shall spread the gospel by filling you with the gems and pebbles that rock my socks.

Until next time my beloved new blog,

see ya soon ...promise