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Natural Gifts to Honor The Birth, Life Event, Love & Loss in Your Life

Earnie & I (Ellie) met in 1998 at the Eugene Saturday Market, the longest running outdoor market in the US, where we each had a booth selling our wares. Our love was dubbed "a true market romance' by our dear Market friend, Karen Buxton, who has since left this life.

We married a year later in September of 1999 and have a wonderful life together nestled in the woods of our 27 acres with wonder dog, Myrtle Jo, four good hunting cats, and ten hens as well as the beaver, deer, raccoon and skunks that share our land.

Earnie has been a woodworker all of his life and a Saturday Market member for over 35 years.  Along with being a woodworker, I have played with fibers all of my life and after selling my wool hats from 1995-2021, I am now focusing my attention towards my sewing with my other business partner and mom.  We are Two Bossy Britches.  You can find out more about Two Bossy Britches through the Artisan Directory.

We were born artists and children of Mother Earth and we honor and praise her in our mission to create the treasures that we share with you.

The woods used in our artwork were collected from our coastal waters, streams, backyards, or sustainably harvested by folks we know.  No living trees are ever cut for our artwork & our intention is to maintain the integrity of the wood's natural beauty created by Mother Nature. 

Thank you so much for your interest in Earnest Efforts and as Earnie loves to say...

Take care, be good & kind, and do your darnedest to Laugh!
Ellie, Earnie & Myrtle Efforts (Heather, Rick & Myrtle)