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  • Temporary Production Slowdown... and great leg workouts!

    Posted on November 7, 2006 by Soft Star Elves

    The workshop has been pretty crazy and disjointed since the catastrophic failure of our hydraulic clicker last week (see last entry). Until our new machine is shipped, we have installed a temporary solution... our 1930's era Famco "KICKER"....
    This little guy is giving DeAnn, Leah, Keita and Tim a great... [click title to read more]


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  • A Scary Halloween - and Frightened Elves

    Posted on November 7, 2006 by Soft Star Elves

    Halloween was a STRANGE day for the Elves this year.... we had some naughty spirits in the workshop last Tuesday. Our beloved "clicker" machine was the first victim. Our 8 ton Hudson Clicker press is a hydraulic press that we use to "click" or "cut" out all the pieces of... [click title to read more]


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  • Keeping baby shoes ON!

    Posted on October 14, 2006 by Soft Star Elves

    Kahlil has posed quite a challenge. I meet new people and they ask what I do. I tell them I make baby shoes they smile and glance at Kahlil's feet. At this point their eyebrows raise since they can't help but notice my son is barefoot. Of course there is... [click title to read more]


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  • Mary Janes under Construction

    Posted on October 10, 2006 by Soft Star Elves

    By popular reqeust, we hope to introduce a fun, new Mary Jane style by the end of this month. We have been prototyping a couple different designs on our own kids for comfort/fit and have the basic patterns ready, but would love some input on the finishing touches. If you... [click title to read more]


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  • Favorite DYO's is inspiring

    Posted on October 2, 2006 by Soft Star Elves

    We started the Favorite Design Your Own page about a month and a half ago. Since then, the Soft Star Elves have posted over a dozen favorite shoes and moccasins. We get so excited by our customer's creativity we just had to share.
    And now a really cool thing has happened... [click title to read more]


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  • 78 and Counting!! Calling All Pancake Owners...

    Posted on September 27, 2006 by Soft Star Elves

    Some of you may be familiar with the Playful Pancake cat toys made by our 7 year old friend Cassidy. She uses Soft Star Shoes leather scraps to craft and sell toys for a charity called Kids for Kids. Each "pancake" purchase is a donation equal to one goat which... [click title to read more]


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  • Experiment results... Sort of

    Posted on September 18, 2006 by Soft Star Elves

    Well, fall showed up quickly here in Oregon -- it was 85 and sunny one day, two days later it was 65 and rainy. Since cool, rainy weather can last until May I decided I better wrap up the sheepskin fleece experiment for now. A quick recap of the experiment... [click title to read more]


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