Lampworking has started in our studio!

We finally started our glass lampworking lessons this month and things are going well. It is a bit challenging at first just learning how to work and control the hot glass but we are learning quickly. We have begun to work on making some small pendants which are turning out really cool, even at these early stages.

So stay tuned for more, we will hopefully have some one of a kind glass pendents for sale on our etsy site soon.


My first number one Google search ranking!! For Camo Peace Sign!

I was checking some of the keywords used to find today and someone used Camo Peace Sign as a search term. So I checked it out on Google search and to my suprise and pleasure I found my website as the number one ranked site on google for the keyword “Camo Peace Sign” and then my other website as the number eight ranked website for the same search words. Man, my own hard work typing and typing html code and more pure html code is really paying off. It makes me happy!!!

Here is a screen shot I took. I have been working on the website a little too, cleaning up some of the copy and adding a bit to the menus, then I will propagate the changes through all the pages over the next few days.

A big photo shoot is in the works for the next week or so…. So stay tuned for lots more cool pictures to come!


Tie Dye hustling at the Portland Gift Show

I&I will be at the Portland Gift show this Saturday – Thursday Jan 10-13, 2009 at the Convention Center. We have a booth on the Artisan’s Alley and are going to try to find a few shop keepers interested in our tie dye clothing and score a couple wholesale orders. This is our first time at anything like this, a non-retail event so we are excited to give it a try. The website if you want to check it out is:

No real website updates lately. We designed an awesome tri-fold Made By Hippies brochure last night and we are working hard making tie dyes and getting ready for this weekends show.

No more snow in Portland now, but it was crazy for a while.