Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Gift guide, moving, and power tools!!!

Fighting crime one play town at a time is back in the gift guide! 

Ellie the Elf gets to go first again today, because her toy is the news!

The cop and robber set, which is one of my favorites, is back in the gift guide! It was in there a while, but then it was sold, so Kathy Ellen said that means it comes out of the gift guide. I don't know much about internet and things, but I do know that we sold one on January 2nd, then posted a new one. Elves never do things one at a time! We have a few more cop and robber sets. Anyway only two days later we were back in the gift guide. Kathy Ellen says that's good. She said that means people like our stuff.

I like being liked!
For now all the toys have to go into boxes, which always makes me sad. But soon we can set up shop in Tennessee and make more toys, which makes me happy.

Until next time, I'll be packing and sending my new address up to the North Pole for Santa,
Ellie the elf.

Ellie is so excited to be in the gift guide, even though she doesn't know what one really is.
I'm pretty excited too. Like she said, we were in the gift guide before, but lost our spot when the set got sold.
Seeing it back in there is encouraging, and makes me think someone out there in Etsy land must like us at least a little bit!

Packing is going well. We're leaving Saturday for Tennessee. I can't wait to see my friends and have another adventure!

For some reason it's not letting me add pictures, but I'll take a pic when my little woodshop is finally set up in TN.

I got:
  • A Delta benchtop sander, 6 inch disk, 4" belt. This one is special to me because it was my Dad's before he got really serious tools, so this thing is older than me. Also, it's the pretty Delta baby blue, the same color as most of the tools in my dad's woodshop
  • A Craftsman 9" bandsaw, straight from Sears. If Ty Pennington ever needs my help, I'll have the right tool for the job.
  • A Performance tools drill press. We found it real cheap.
  • A Set of forsner bits to drill holes. I can make some pretty big holes now!
  • A small handsander to get the little corners and such.
I'm pretty psyched.
Direct quote as we were setting tools up:
"Why would anyone want an ipod when they could get a bandsaw for 100 dollars?"
I can't wait to make EVERYTHING.

back to packing though.

until next time, I'll be uploading books on CD for the ride down,
Kathy Ellen the human.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

New ideas coming soon from Ellie and Kathy Ellen

Kathy Ellen said I can go first, because I have new toy ideas!

I was just thinking, what about the babies? We need to make toys for them too.
Because all kids start out as babies, and right now they have nothing to play with until they are old enough to not put toys in their mouths. Well, at least not any of our toys.

Kathy Ellen says that could pose a problem when she has to go to a baby shower. I don't know what she's worried about because babies mostly take baths, and no one goes to them except the parents. Oh well.
ok, off to work. Soon you can see, ok?

until next time, I'll be cutting, sanding, and creating,
Ellie the Elf.

Have you ever tried to explain a baby shower to an elf?
Let me save you the time: an elf won't get it.

Ellie's going crazy with new toy ideas.
I guess that's what happens after Christmas. One day of rest and right back at it.
Not to be outdone, I've got ideas too.

Because of the new move, I'm going to need some greeting cards to send to friends who, before the move, lived close, but after the move, will live far away. I'm going to make some and put them up on our shop just to see what people think. That of course after filling out transcript requests (why does my grad program want two?), watching a movie, and gathering up my stuff to get ready to go back down to MA for a week or so.

oh yeah!
I may be investing in my very own band saw.
Ellie's pretty excited. Right now we're limited to working in my dad's workshop mostly. Now we could take our stuff on the road!

New ideas should be up in a week or so? Or we may just be optimistic? Either way we're creating, and that's always a good thing.

ok, until next time I'll be working on my own new ideas,
Kathy Ellen the human.