Moxie & Mel

{October 25, 2006}   Dear Moxie–

OMG!  I have totally missed you, but know that you have been very busy lately!  I can’t believe you have 2 spots in Saponifier this month!  That is FABULOUS!!!  I saw the newest edition of Indie Holidays.  It is just beautiful!  You have such a eye for that sort of thing and the designers this time around are incredible!  I can’t believe what you have done for the indie community through IDCA.

I am recovering pretty well.  Wow!  I had no idea how sick I really was when I went to the hospital.  I am feeling much better though.  Still a little sore and bruised, but that won’t last much longer.

I haven’t been crafting at all during my “down time”.  Not much I can do from a horizontal position on the sofa!  LOL

I’m so glad to hear from you and we’ll talk more soon!

Been missing you,



{October 24, 2006}   Did you miss me?

I’ve been so busy, and so totally neglectful! My apologies!

I’m working feverishly to prepare for the holidays now that my articles (yep! two!) for the next edition of The Saponifier are done. I also finished and launched the new, which looks fab if I do say so myself!

I’ve also done a grand re-opening of Natural Magic Soaps, which I’m very excited about!

On the Moxie and Mel front, I’ll be adding all our new items to the Etsy Shop over the next week. I can’t wait to get them all listed, but I’ve been swamped!

How are things on your end? Recovered from your surgery yet?

It feels like FOREVER since we’ve had a chance to actually talk!

~Lots of love,


{October 14, 2006}   Dear Moxie–

The photos look absolutely fantabulous!  You are very very talented with a camera!

Speaking of talented, how is your article for Saponifier Magazine coming along?  I know you’ve been busting your tail feathers trying to get everything done!

I wanted to let you know that I have been sewing!  Yes.. mel is sewing!  LOL  Scary huh?  This whole sewing thing began a couple months ago when my daddy went to an auction and “accidentally” bid on an old cabinet Singer.  How does an accidental bid happen you ask?  Well, when you are outside and know that there is a piece of furniture that you wanted to bid on that happens to be sitting next to a sewing machine, and the auctioneer walks over that direction so you run in and place your bid quickly, accidents happen!  LOL  So he picked up this machine dirt cheap then called me and asked if I would use it if he brought it to my house.  I told him that I’d try!  Having never sewn a stich since that sewing class my mom enrolled me in when I was 10,  (I think your sister attended said class with me) I did what I do every time I look at something and say “duh”!  I picked up a copy of Sewing For Dummies!  It’s a good thing I did!  My dad has been having “a pain in the neck” from his work and so I grabbed some clearance fabric resembling corduroy for $1 a yard and some dried lentils.  I made him a thing that he can put in the microwave then wrap around the back of his neck!  Of course it’s nothing fancy, but it works great!  I was thinking.  I visited a bulk food store in Shipshewana.  I wonder if they would happen to have bulk buckwheat hulls.  Of course they don’t have a website being there in Amish country, so I guess I’ll just have to go back to see for myself!  Darn!  LOL

Well here’s wishing you good flow and great grammar with your article!



{October 11, 2006}   Moxie and Mel Photo Shoot I

Here are the snapshots from our very first photo shoot.








All in all it was a rather successful day! We’re hard at work on the descriptions and pricing structure, but stay tuned and you’ll find these wonderful items in our Etsy shop soon!

Next photo shoot: Scarves and Hats at Round Island!

{October 10, 2006}   Dear Moxie–

I LOVE that teaser pic!  You take such fabluous pictures!  So like…. I sent you some descriptions in your email.  I’m not very good at describing my own stuff though!  All I know is that I really enjoy creating this type of jewelry and would be delighted if someone else enjoyed wearing it half as much!  Unfortunately that doesn’t tell someone much about how it was made!  LOL  I’ll keep working on it!

Huggzz to ya!!


{October 9, 2006}   Dear Mel-

I have pictures. Here’s a teaser…

Want to see more? Get me those descriptions!

Love and such

{October 6, 2006}   Dear Moxie–

Dear Moxie–

I am flippin’ out over here!  I can’t believe we got press!  And so soon!  With only one item in the shop so far!  I’m so wiggin’ out!  I wish I could type this as fast as I just told my sister about it!  LOL  This is just the best news!  I go on one little bike ride and come home to this…. I’m going riding more often!  Congrats to us!!!



{October 6, 2006}   Dear Mel-

It’s so exciting! I can hardly contain myself!

Whats that you say? You don’t know what I’m talking about? Well here…take a peek!

ThisNext Blog

Still not sure what I mean? READ IT!

Yep! It’s true!

The ‘All That Glitters’ scarf is the source of our very first press for Moxie & Mel! It was picked by Kristopher Dukes, which is very exciting in and of itself! (For those of you who don’t know why, check out this bio!

Yay Moxie & Mel!

~ Moxie, who is bouncing up and down in her chair!

{October 6, 2006}   Dear Mel-

I’m a total slacker. I’ve been completely absent and I am sorry for that.  Things have been oh-so-hectic around here (what’s new, right?) and I just haven’t had the spare time to post. Add to that the fact that there hasn’t been anything really worthy of posting and you get…absentee Moxie.

So… here is a little something I’ve been working on in my ‘spare time’ to entertain you and the 4 other people who are reading this *waves to Georgia, Tanya, Tonya and Michelle*– pictures of some of your delightful creations.

You’ll have to post up some descriptions for them so we can get them on Etsy!

Hope all is well in the frozen north!


et cetera