Monday, February 28, 2011

Wintergrass Wishlist

So we just returned from Wintergrass -- this is the only show I have done in the last few years, and I probably won't do another show until next year's Wintergrass. It's a fun festival with good people, good music, and it's always interesting for me to talk to customers in person about what I have, and what they'd like to see me make. So, after four days of hearing people react to my work, here's what they would apparently like to see:

1. Leather suspenders, with instruments on them
2. Luggage tags in the shape of aligators
3. A guitar strap with an aligator
4. A thinner strap for banjo
5. A buckle-free strap for mandolin
6. A wallet with an expandable coin section
7. A belt with bees on it (this one I have in the works)

And that's about all I remember. I thought the leather suspender request was hilarious since I asked my husband a year or two ago if leather suspenders would be a good idea. Apparently, they are! I'm starting with flowers though, since I probably will keep the prototype.

Baby is awake! More later -

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What is Valentines Day....

without chocolates? I mean, really, this was not the best month for my husband to decide it is time to diet.

But there you have it - diet month! Yes, February is National Heart Health Month, and it is a good thing to be mindful of even when you don't have a history of heart disease in your family, but really. Who put the chocolate holiday smack in the middle of Heart Health Month? Or who decided that this was a good month to deprive people of chocolate?

In all seriousness, this is the longest I have ever gone without eating chocolate. Fourteen days today, and fourteen more to go. I am already planning what I am going to eat on my first day off the diet...

I found out that Jet City Pizza has gluten free pizza (yay! I haven't eaten there since college!) and there is some new burger joint (now I can't help but think of Fabio from Top Chef - booger!) that has gluten free buns. Maybe lunch and dinner for the first day off the diet? Or breakfast and lunch? Aah, and for dessert...

a big giant cupcake from Trophy Cupcakes. Yes, I realize they're not gluten free. And no, I don't care at all. I have been dreaming about chocolate cupcakes - that is how much I miss chocolate! And I figure, it's better than making a gluten free batch at home, and eating all of them, right?

Time to go to bed, and dream....

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Under Construction....

So the website is under construction. That is why it doesn't work, or at least that is what I choose to believe :)

We are currently working on getting the site set up to do full e-commerce (woohoo!) so you will be able to find all of your old and new M&O favorite pieces on As if you didn't have enough trouble deciding...

The good news is that it will be easier to navigate than flickr. And you can shop.

But now, time for sleep.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

In a nutshell...

Stupid, stupid blogger. I just wrote a wonderful blog post and then away it sailed, into the internet ether, never to be seen again.

Well, since it is now past my bedtime - husband, baby, dogs and cats are already asleep - this has to be super short with the promise of more tomorrow. One thing that everyone should know about is a giveaway of two M&O pieces - a Ginger belt and Ginger Flask - as part of the Handmade with Love Blog Hop. They're available here - - if you aren't the lucky winner and need one of your own!

Details tomorrow on why I am posting so many guitar straps in my Etsy store, and what is next for my very website.

xo Moxie