EarnestEfforts

Natural Woodworking For The Whole Family

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Announcement    Since 1999, Handcrafting Natural Gifts to Honor The Love, Birth, Life Event, Loss in Your Life. We have been on Etsy since 2008. You can learn more about us by visiting our About page at http://www.etsy.com/shop/earnestefforts/about/ or our website at http://www.earnestefforts.com

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

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Last updated on Mar 4, 2021

Since 1999, Handcrafting Natural Gifts to Honor The Love, Birth, Life Event, Loss in Your Life. We have been on Etsy since 2008. You can learn more about us by visiting our About page at http://www.etsy.com/shop/earnestefforts/about/ or our website at http://www.earnestefforts.com

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

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About EarnestEfforts

Sales 6,101
On Etsy since 2008

(We) go among trees & sit still...

All my stirring becomes quiet
around me like circles on water.
My tasks lie in their places
where I left them, asleep like cattle.
-Wendell Berry

I can't think of a more poignant expression of our lives as woodworkers living in this moment. When I wake in the morning and look out the window at the trees that are our life, our breath, our work, I know we are in our place.

Earnie (Ricky) & I (Ellie aka Heather) 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. I have played with fibers all of mine, and keep my fingers nimble by hand knitting and felting wool & mohair blended hats in addition to the woodworking and been at market 25 years.

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.

Remember...
Take care, be good & kind, and do your darnedest to laugh,
Earnie, Ellie & Myrtle Jo Efforts

Shop members

  • Myrtle Jo Efforts

    Our Inspiration

    Myrtle Jo Efforts is our 'eyes of the world', our inspiration, hiking companion, and soccer player extraordinaire.

  • 1953 Boice Crane

    Saw

    bandsaw extraordinaire

  • Ellie & Earnie efforts

    Owner

    Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild & precious life? -Mary Oliver

Shop policies

Last updated on August 1, 2019
We are committed to sustainable practices in our natural woodworking, packaging, and our personal lives. We want your experience with Earnest Efforts to be personal and we take pride in our work by providing you with a guarantee that you will love the box, teething rattle, spirit shaker or barrette that you purchase from us.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We take great pride in providing our customers with the best customer service. Any purchase that has been damaged or is not satisfactory upon receipt will be refunded or replaced promptly. Please note, however, that each item is unique and would be replaced with a comparable item. Special orders are not refundable, but we want you to be pleased, so we will do our best to work with you! Shipping is non-refundable. If you return an item, it must be accompanied with USPS Tracking. We cannot refund items that are lost in transit.
Payment
We accept Etsy Direct Checkout & Paypal & Etsy Gift Cards.

We will confirm your order via Etsy conversation and ship your order upon receipt of payment.
Shipping
We will not be offering “Free” Shipping in our shop because we believe it is dishonest. Etsy has been encouraging shop owners to offer “Free” Shipping and as incentive, will be giving priority in the search engines to those who comply.  Starting today, it will be harder to find our shop & others who opt out of the “Free” Shipping.   Shipping is never free and we choose to be completely honest with our customers.  If we were to offer “Free” Shipping, the price for our items would increase by the cost of the shipping.   Currently, if you are overcharged for shipping, we refund you for that overcharge, because that’s how we roll.  But if we were to include our shipping in our pricing, things start to get complicated and it becomes harder to do this.  We hope our Etsy shop will survive this change in policy or that Etsy will return to caring about Etsy shop owners over shareholders.  Please take the time to consider who really pays the price for “Free” Shipping before you buy.

We live 20 miles from town so we ship orders on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We use First Class or Priority, including tracking through the USPS. International buyer is responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs.

Items shipped in the United States include Shipping Confirmation. This protects you the buyer and us the seller with proof that an item was shipped and received. Shipping outside of the US does not include Shipping Confirmation. We cannot be held responsible for packages lost by USPS.

If you are interested in an item and your country is not listed for shipping please contact us and we may be able to add shipping to the listing.

**If you would like to purchase additional insurance and tracking with your order, please let us know. If insurance and tracking is not purchased, and your order goes missing, Earnest Efforts is not responsible for replacement.** Shipping Internationally can take much longer than domestic shipping.

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND FRIENDS - We greatly appreciate your visit to our shop, but we respect the efforts of your people to protect your land so we are not able to ship to you because of the potential for exporting naughty little bugs!!!
Additional policies and FAQs
Visit our new FAQ's section (below) for more information.

More information

Last updated on Jan 3, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Visit our website:

http://www.earnestefforts.com

for complete details on caring for your Earnest Efforts natural wood treasures. We have a special section there on caring for our Baby Rattles!

Wholesale availability

Our Natural Wood Baby Rattles & Spirit Shakers are available for wholesale. For more information on our wholesale prices & policies visit our website at:

http://earnesteffortsnaturalwoodworking.blogspot.com/p/cpsc-general-certificate-of-conformity_16.html