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  • Tractor Boots

    Posted on October 23, 2007 by Tricia

    As a two year old boy, there are few things as important as tractors. Sure, dogs and ice cream have their place, but really tractors are what make your day. Sometimes trains are cool too.

    For Kahlil's birthday, and to thank him for being a willing shoe tester, DeAnn made him... [click title to read more]


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  • Who Needs Shoes?

    Posted on October 17, 2007 by Tricia

    Cruz enjoying his favorite snack, mmmmm, mmmmm! I love that our Soft Star baby shoes are made of baby-safe formaldehyde free leather. (No easy feat) (No pun intended)
    No nasty chemicals or glues in our shoes - not as long as babies enjoy eating their toes!

    Soft Star Shoes is a family... [click title to read more]


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  • I Love Washable Markers!

    Posted on October 16, 2007 by Tricia

    Here is Kahlil decorating the table in our play area... just before he colored himself head to toe! How I wish they had invented washable markers back when I was 2... it would have saved some childhood dramas :-)
    Definitely one of the best inventions ever!

    Soft Star Shoes is a family... [click title to read more]


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  • 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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