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Friday, December 06, 2013

Snow day!

Well it was just supposed to be an inch or so. Last I saw it it was up to 8.5” and still

snowing. School was canceled and the kids were thrilled to say the least.

Henry hates coats.


Little snow angel guy.

The tacky cement mushroom.

The road. I am so glad I scheduled a mail pick up today so that all orders could

still go out!

Throwing snow.

This much snow is a somewhat rare event here in Western Oregon where it is

usually rainy and mild.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

We have a new employee…

Meet our sexy new thermal printer Dymo. She is replacing our old sturdy “Buddy”
the Zebra. We purchased Buddy about a year ago and was a grand improvement
from the old inkjet but he was purchased “refurbished”. He never really made the
labels all that dark despite playing with every setting option. And he would take
a long time to warm up or something in the morning before he’d start printing.
Our new Dymo gal is eager to please the minute we click print. Her labels are nice
and dark  and she makes the cutest little computery sounds sort of like R2D2. I love
how Buddy looks nervous in this picture.

Moist clover.

Copper Clover Stick Pin

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Beautiful Fall Day

Today was one of those beautiful crisp clear fall days that demanded we get off

our butts and step outside.

So Nick and I took a little walk down our road.

Amongst the striking beauty was the profound sadness of passing our neighbors

home and the yellow ribbon around the tree to commemorate the death of his

son who was killed this past Sunday in Afghanistan. We live in a small town and

the death of this brave young man has touched everyone.

Max says this “tree looks like broccoli which is one of the great things about living

in Oregon”.

This is the newly installed remote which should be bringing us fiber optics soon

to our neighborhood. (At least that’s what Nick told me it’s called.)Nick often

gazes at it longingly in anticipation of higher speed internet.

One of our favorite views from Fern Road. You can sort of make out the Cascades

in the horizon behind the trees.

Ah fall-

Friday, October 04, 2013

New Little Copper Boo Knits Lace Shawl Pin

By popular demand :
The Little Boo-Knits Copper Lace Shawl Pin - Scarf Pin
Yes, this is a lame blog post but it's all I've got today. We have one sick kid
home from school for the second day, work to do and that little tickle in the
back of the throat and nose that makes one fear the impending sickness if I
don't get decent sleep tonight. But it's Friday-yay!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

New pendant versions of some of our designs

After multiple requests I finally added the big aluminum version of this design as

a pendant.

The Big Aluminum Infinity loops Celtic Knot Cross Pendant

And the bigger aluminum version of this design- The Big Aluminum Celtic Knot

Infinity Swirl Cross Pendant


Also new in the shop is this Celtic Loops Sterling Silver Wire Pendant

Our “tea” in Japanese kanji is now available as a pendant too!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

New in the shop- Big and small shawl pins

We have been asked often to make a large version of this design. Now we have

it as a regular item in our shop – the Large Celtic Infinity Loops Aluminum Shawl

Pin, Hair Pin. It can be used on extra long hair and super chunky knits.

One of our creative customers ordered  6 of these large pins to use as a curtain

tie backs.

I also the Little Boo-Knits Aluminum Lace Shawl Pin which is the “little” version

of the Boo-Knits Aluminum Shawl Pin . The little one would work better on light

weight lace knitting.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

The forgotten trees still bear fruit

I’m thinking there is some sort of wise lesson here that I can interpret so that I

can feel good about myself. We planted a bunch of fruit trees way in the back of

our 4 acres and spent a ton of $ putting in drip lines. The lines quickly got clogged,

we had children, the business grew and those trees went very low on my priorities

list. But I decided to take a walk back there yesterday and low and behold the

King apple tree bears fruit that are not quite ripe yet.

Even the sad little Asian pear had 4 pears. I ate one and it was delicious!

The blackberries are in their prime right now.


These are our Grape Earrings. Although they also remind me of blackberries and

are so tiny I liked the way they look on the berries.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cascade Raptors Center trip- OWLS!

My parents are visiting from Albuquerque this week. We took a trip today to Eugene

to visit the Cascade Raptor Center. It was a great experience to be able to get

so close to these beautiful birds.

The snowy owl.


The kids were being difficult when it came to taking photos.

Adorable pygmy owl

Burrowing Owl

Western Screech owl

Barred Owl

Max and a Bald Eagle

Grandma Fran and Max

Grandma Fran, Grandpa Joe , Max and the Bald Eagle

Gyrfalcon (?)


The demon owl- not really it’s name but I can’t figure out which one it is.

Intense bald eagle. Seems like there is some sort of symbolism to be interpreted

from this picture.

And of course our aluminum owl pin .

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cherry jewelry and more summer fun

The new cherry earrings are in the shop!

And the matching cherry pendant.

We had our cousin Jennifer and her daughter Saro visit for a few days. So we went
to the Newport Aquarium.

We had a little smores making fire pit in our back yard.

And a beautiful day at the Oregon coast. We watched seals and/or sea lions play in the surf
right in front of us. Max was in heaven.