'grand re-opening' mewsletter


Dear friends of curious.and.coe

This little mewsletter brings glad tidings of shop update joy! Our online shop will be opening its doors once more this coming Friday 8th December at 10 am PST. We will have lots of bling Tif has been working on, alongside our new w.i.p. tee design!

To add to the excitement we are offering a storewide 15% discount for 48 hrs with the code HOLIDAYBLING2017.

In other news Tif is coming to the end of a year of traveling, teaching and making. In 2018 she can be found at both the Spring and the Fall Squam Art Workshop retreats on the east coast teaching. For more information you can go to www.squamartworkshops.com and she is also hoping to travel some more and immerse herself in learning a few new skills along the way. But more than anything she is planning to leave a little space to see what windows of opportunity open.

Marlon headed to school in early Fall and is spending his time wisely studying archaeology, astronomy, greek mythology and maths amongst many other things. When not in class he is thinking about his next Make and when our new machinery turns up, there are big plans a foot.

Somehow the pair of them are making things work and continuing to plot and plan for curious.and.coe, and so the seed that was planted earlier this year, (with thanks to your huge support for our offerings), Tif and Marlon have plans to grow a little in 2018 and hope to include offerings from other makers and also beautiful materials so you can get making yourself. In the meantime, I am staying close to home, keeping a beady eye on things and doing my best to answer emails as and when they come in (between my naps).

So with all that being said, we wanted to wish you a happy festive season, may it be filled with love and light and all things bright.

Milo (the cat in charge around here)

bugs, small dogs & keeping clean ...

tis all go here at curious.and.coe HQ. me & my brother Mouse were put on packing duties as the orders started flooding in. we took this job very seriously & decided to both clean up before we began

by the end of opening day i was completely wiped out, i do not recall a day when i had not spent 22 out of 24 hrs asleep on Marlon's bed. it was rather good to see how the other half live but i must confess it was not for me. i am hopeful after the first few days of excitement things will return to their usual slow paced living. 

this morn i asked Tif to take a photo of me on my desk,

i felt it most important that folks can see where i send out the Milo Mews from. it is in the corner of Marlon's bedroom, they set me up with an old folding table from the garage & Tif kindly stuck a few beetle & moth pictures up for my entertainment. you see dear reader, i do like a bug or two, in the summer i can be found on insect duty, Tif does ask me not to be, but i cannot help myself & thus any bug or flying thing that finds its way into my nest will also find its way into my tummy. please do not judge me, it is just my way of keeping the fly population down around here.

do i have anything of any interest to report in aside from my love of bugs, i fear not, although i have heard on the grapevine Little Olive (a small dog with an olive spot) who resides with us had 23 teeth removed a few days back, 23!!! how can that be i exclaimed to myself, i then went through many reasons why cats are far preferable to dogs & especially when it comes to matters of hygiene. i also noted dogs appear to eat anything & everything no matter what it is, or where it came from. i on the other hand being a cat am super picky & only eat the best choice cuts of kibble & of course, ripe juicy flies that happen to come a knocking.

- Milo 

hip hip hooray! tis 'grand opening' day...

it is finally here, hip hip hooray! tis 'grand opening' day! 

i cannot believe it has actually happened, i did not think i would ever have an online store again but as they say, never say never. this time around a lot of the behind the scenes nitty gritty has been taken on by Marlon, & i for one am truly thankful. i have come to the conclusion it is much more fun with two & not just one. 

this morn i was gripped with a rising panic, the little voice from the depths with his mantras of negativity "what if it all goes wrong?", "what if folks do not like the store?", "what if you are not enough?"... around & around he went, i swear he threw a few good cackles in there too for good measure.

"ENOUGH" said Tif "ENOUGH" (for i have started talking in uppercases/capitals at times like these or when i get super giddy about something. i once was quite against such a criminal use of capitals & oh so judgmental of those who partook in such crimes & then i got off my high donkey & dared to look outside of my narrow minded view of uppercase use. oh the freedom that came, oh the joy of POPPING a few in here & THERE). & thus i found myself saying "ENOUGH" to the little voice within, stopping him in his tracks... "what if" i said "what if it all goes RIGHT, what if folks LOVE the store & lordy, dare you even dare such a thing, what if you are ENOUGH?" & all went quiet within. i heard a little shuffling, a little gahumping & then a small quieter voice came from below "well yes, i guess that is a possibility, one i didn't dare to dream of before... "

~ Tif 

mister muchly comes to play for the day...

mister muchly came into the studio to play, today. he had got wind we were taking photos of mister muchtees & wished to get in on the action. when Marlon told him there were just a few gray shirts left he got a little sad but soon cheered up when Marlon told him we had a whole new color shirt coming in, hot off the local printers press. 

- Milo