Live Bare

  • The Coolest Customers

    Posted on October 10, 2007 by Tricia

    We feel pretty lucky at Soft Star. We get to make a product we really believe in and we have customers that appreciate what we do. And occasionally they make us beautiful art work.
    Here is an e-mail exchange with one of our customers and the picture Sasha made of what... [click title to read more]


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  • Such Determination...

    Posted on October 10, 2007 by Tricia

    Here is 4 year old Tivi punching out little leather stars... lately this has become her favorite workshop activity. The mallet is as heavy as it looks. She has been handing the stars out to local customers. I love how completely absorbed and determined she is when doing this.
    (P.S... [click title to read more]


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  • Video: The Last of a Dying Breed - Handcrafted American Shoes

    Posted on September 13, 2007 by Tricia

    Last month our local news crew stopped by to film the Elves making shoes at Soft Star. If you were ever curious as to how we make your shoes or who the elves are - this video is for you!
    You can watch the video on the news site by clicking... [click title to read more]


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  • Sharing Diaper Wipes... And Other Stories

    Posted on September 12, 2007 by Tricia

    This month MOM Magazine interviewed Larkin and I for a feature titled "When the Shoe Fits: Two Moms Step In as Soft Star Elves". The interview covered how we balance our families and work, helping each other with workplace child-rearing. This includes, but is not limited to sharing diaper... [click title to read more]


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  • These Boots Are Made for Walking...or Chewing on

    Posted on August 23, 2007 by Tricia

    I have always been a HUGE fan of our 'Lil Doggie cowboy boots and was so excited to get Cruz his very own pair! They are so adorable and the elastic snugs around his ankle so he can't kick them off. Soft soled cowboy boots with sheepskin innersoles...mmmmmm! Cruz... [click title to read more]


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  • Rain, Rain, Come our way...

    Posted on August 23, 2007 by Tricia

    Here is my Father-in-Law (Chava) having just finished putting together our new rain boot display in our retail store. Being Oregonians - us elves stock up on puddle-stomping galoshes and decided to add some to our website. You can check them out along with our other new leather winter... [click title to read more]


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  • Back to Work with Baby!

    Posted on July 30, 2007 by Tricia

    Here we are trying to get back at work trying to get in the swing of things after a couple wonderful months of "babymooning". My son Cruz is nearly 4 months old and learning the ropes in the workshop, including snoozing through email time. Luckily the chair in the photo... [click title to read more]


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