As you can imagine,
we are always finding new people, places and things that we find
useful or interesting. We have divided this into two categories,
"Lifestyle Links" where we have all the people and sites that
we think are worthy of your notice, and our "Materials Links",
where we have a list of suppliers of all kinds of stuff that you
probably want to know about.
is where we put people that we know (or know of) that we think are
really cool. You will find people here that do unusual things, that
are highly creative, and that you might not come across otherwise.
What you will not find here is a laundry list of sites (such as six
dozen places to buy rubber stamps, etc.) What you will find are people
that we have come across that we think are worth knowing about. Many
of these have become personal friends, some are merely acquaintances,
and some we have never personally met. They may be in entirely unrelated
fields (and many are), but the common thread, our unifying theory,
if you will, is that they are the type of folks that we would personally
want to know about, so we think that you might also.
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Feller's Art Factory:
Ron and Marsha Feller, story tellers, actors,
singers and teachers, these guys are the most interesting people.
We met them about 14 years ago at the Oregon State Fair (we were
peddling our Designer Ribbon Shredder and loose
ends was operating out of the kitchen). The closest
thing to actual traveling minstrals, they travel with their Arts
Factory van all over the western United States during the school
year, putting on singing and story telling programs for the schools
and teaching the kids all kinds of paper crafts, with a special
emphasis on Ron's unique mask making. Visit Ron and Marsha at their
website, we think you will be enchanted.
One of the foremost Iris growers in the
United States, we are fortunate to be able to call Dave and Francoise
Schreiner our personal friends. If you love gardening, flowers,
and especially Iris, you MUST visit their website, and order their
catalogue. What a visual feast! And, speaking of visual feasts,
if you are ever in the Pacific Northwest near Salem at bloom time
(around May) and you can arrange a side trip on Interstate 5, you
won't forget the sight of acres and acres of blooming Iris, in every
imaginable color stretching on forever as you cruise along.
These guys do really cool stuff. We met them in New Orleans at a trade
show, and were stopped dead in our tracks by their napkins! Yea, we
said napkins! Now before you think we have lost it, you have to see
what they do. These two guys live in Hawaii, and inspired by their
native flora, figured out a way to dye and fold these 100% cotton
napkins to look just like some of the exotic flowers and foliage they
are surrounded by. Believe us, it is really wild to see your napkin
perched on your plate looking like a Bird of Paradise! Visit Jeff
and his partner at their site and see what we mean.
Ends... Project Management & Personal Assistance:
Ends (no not us, another great outfit with the same name!) is a Virtual
Assistance company that can provide every service you need, from planning
your events to designing your corporate identity, and everything in
between. In virtual partnership with Wild Woman Design, and based
in Prescott, Arizona, Loose Ends also does black & white photography,
handles legwork for grants research and other projects, and... you
name it! They're currently designing a line of note cards using some
of our materials for packaging. Katie first contacted us when she
discovered OUR site to say how much she loved our product line and
to chuckle over the fact that we had the same name! She also commented
that she'd like to help us out with redirecting visitors to her site
who were actually looking for us.
The Northwest location
for wonderful gardens, great concerts, seminars and events. Located
in the center of the beautiful Willamette Valley, this show piece
of garden style awaits your visit. And of course, you will see us
there also with nothing short of a loose
We know that there are lots of stencil companies out there, but
we have been really impressed with these guys because of the range
of stencil designs and patterns that they do. No matter what your
proclivities or inclinations (within reason, of course) you should
find some ideas here that will work for you. We have used a number
of their pieces when we are working on handmade paper and the results
have been terrific. Give their site a visit and see what you can
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