New Book Includes Us!

Hi Friends of Earnest Efforts-
I know, two posts in one week?  Ha!  We just realized we ought to share the exciting news that we were one of 21 eco-artists included in this wonderful book created by Julie Rawding of the blog Can or Can Not and her Etsy shop of the same name at

Julie has a wonderful eye for great art and this book is truly a blast for reading & inspiration.  You can either go to her Etsy shop and download the PDF or you can get the paperback copy on Amazon at The Upcyclers USA

We hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Take care, be good & kind and do your darnedest to laugh!
Ellie Efforts

One Week Until Holiday Market Starts!

Fresh hats ready for new heads
  Dear Friends - It's that time of year when we go full-force until Christmas eve.  Starting next Saturday, we will be at the Eugene, Oregon at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Booth #14, for our Eugene Saturday Market's Holiday Market.  It's exciting and motivating and time that's filled with inspiration and sawdust.  We pretty much have a rhythm down that keeps us from getting overwhelmed which makes it much more fun than it used to be!  I'm going to take you on a tour to let you see what we've been working on, finished and the many piles we've made (along with the added treat of some of Earnie's cathedral wallpaper).  My apologies for any strangely colored photos.  Sometimes photos from the Sawdust Cathedral have a sawdust hue which makes everything a little blurry.  The following are the various stages of rattles, boxes, drawers & barrettes.

Teeter - Queen of the Sawdust Cathedral

We hope you enjoyed the tour.  We look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Market, booth #14 along the south wall.

Take care, be good & kind, and do your darnedest to laugh,
Ellie Efforts