Snow Mori Critter with pink stripe

This cute Mori Critter with a fluffy tail was created by needle felting, which means that wool fibers were meshed together using a special needle. His little arms are made around a wire and that gives him the ability to move them. He measures approximately 6cm /2.3”

Mori Critters are creatures from the forest, they love nature and plants, and help to protect them. This one in particular is a winter’s snow critter, usually he hides during the hot summer days and appears in the cold days of winter. He helps keeping the animals lairs cozy and warm during this freezing season.
Usually they are very shy but this one agreed to go to a lovely human home so he can bring good luck to the humans, plants and pets of the house. At home you can see him, on a shelf, looking at a window or near a flower pot. But please don’t let the cat or dog get him, as I told you before he is very shy and he may not resist a direct contact with a pet.

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Mori acorn with Christmas hat

There is a new special edition of Mori acorns with little Christmas hats in the shop.

These Mori acorns in particular are so into the season spirit that they even changed their acorns for Christmas hats. They also agreed to go to lovely human homes so they can help with the Christmas decorations and spread joy.

At home you can see them, on a shelf, looking at a window or near a flower pot. They also like heights so they won’t mind if you tie a little string on the top hang them on the Christmas three for example. But please don’t let the cat or dog get him, he may not resist a direct contact with a pet.

Each Mori Acorn is handmade individually so there might be some slight variations between each one of them.

Preparing for the weekend

Almost weekend and I’m packing up stuff and making the last minute items and tags. I’m going south today so I don’t have much time left to prepare things.

Again, if you can, come visit the Julemarked in the Middelaldercentret, it’s fun, you can buy handmade gifts and decorations and you can take a look at a medieval town. Next week I will post some photos of it, and if you want some of the items I sold there you can ask me and I can make more to sell through Etsy.

Have a nice weekend!

Alletiders Julemarked

Craft fair tips and ideas

Just 5 more days to the Julemarked at Middelaldercentret. I think this is a good time to show some tips and ideas for craft fairs.

Through the internet you can find many ideas for craft fair stands, displays and tags and lots of tips about how to arrange your stand in a customer friendly way and how to attract more customers. On this post I’m going to share only a few of the links that I find helpful but if you want to see more ideas you can check my “craft fair” board or my “packaging” board on Pinterest.

  • Craft Fair Vendor Sales Tips for your Display Booth – Here you will find tips of how your display should look in order to appeal to customers. It should be clean, your items should contrast from the background, you must have good lightning, among other things. And it even says how you can give a pleasant experience to your customers in other ways, for example through music and their sense of smell. Yes, smell.

  • Display ideas – If you’re like me and don’t participate regularly in craft fairs and don’t have a car to help you take your stuff, it’s obvious that you don’t want to spend lots of money in professional displays that will be a nightmare to transport. Fortunately, there are several ideas for simple displays that you can make yourself without spending too much money.

  

  • Price tags – Sometimes an uncomfortable subject for crafty sellers but very a important one

 

Hope this post gave you some nice ideas and don’t forget, always take business cards with you.

Olive green Mori Acorn

This cute little acorn with a fluffy tail was created by needle felting, which means that wool fibers were meshed together using a special needle. He measures approximately 2.5cm /1”

Mori Acorns are the companions of the Mori Critters. They help them taking care of the forest and animals. The olive green Mori acorns are usually seen with the earth Critters, but he will keep company to any Critter that is alone and need help.
They are shy by nature but this one agreed to go to a lovely human home so he can bring good luck to the humans, plants and pets of the house. At home you can see him, on a shelf, looking at a window or near a flower pot. He also like heights so he won’t mind if you tie a little string on the top of his acorn and hang him somewhere. But please don’t let the cat or dog get him, he may not resist a direct contact with a pet.

Not suitable for small children.
Each Mori Acorn is handmade individually so there might be some slight variations between each one of them.

You can find him here

Earth Mori Critter with Brown Stripe – Now in store


This cute Mori Critter with a fluffy tail was created by needle felting, which means that wool fibers were meshed together using a special needle. His little arms are made around a wire and that gives him the ability to move them. He measures approximately 6cm /2.3”

Mori Critters are creatures from the forest, they love nature and plants, and help to protect them. This one in particular is more connected to earth, and makes what he can to keep it’s balance.
Usually they are very shy but this one agreed to go to a lovely human home so he can bring good luck to the humans, plants and pets of the house. At home you can see him, on a shelf, looking at a window or near a flower pot. But please don’t let the cat or dog get him, as I told you before he is very shy and he may not resist a direct contact with a pet.

Not suitable for small children.
Each Mori Critter is handmade individually so there might be some slight variations between each one of them.

You can find him here

Christmas Market

Christmas is almost here, and with it lots of cosy, cute, lovely decorations and Christmas markets.

On the weekend of November 30 and December 1, I will be sharing a stand with a friend on the “Alletiders Julemarked” in Middelaldercentret (Denmark). She will be selling lovely clothing and accessories that would make great gifts, and I will be selling cute Christmas decorations and a yummy chocolate. All handmade.

I still don’t know danish but the translation of the market poster says something like this:

“Experience the cosy Christmas market with the medieval center’s buildings as atmospheric background.

Here you will find inspiration for the Christmas table, gifts and tree. In the houses you will find stalls selling local products, woodcraft, snaps, jewellery, crafts and more. On the square you can buy rice pudding, mulled wine, sausages and fritters.

Discover also singing, music and fun games for kids and the young at heart. And of course, Santa Claus will be visiting.

So, if you live in Denmark, come and visit us. You can find more information on the poster (and clicking on the poster or link above).

If you are not in Denmark or cannot come to this particular market, please go to other Christmas markets and buy handmade. You will be helping a lot of people and you know that you will get something that was made with care and hard-work.

Alletiders Julemarked

Meet the Mori Critters

As you know from a previous post, I will launch a new line of handmade items. They are the Mori Critters.

Mori Critters are creatures from the forest, they love nature and plants, and help to protect them. They are very shy and avoid being seen by humans. Maybe you have already heard a children say they saw something on a walk in the woods or a garden, but usually adults think they are just making stuff up with their wild imagination.

Well, I found some of these cute little critters on the forest and the good thing is that they agreed to go to lovely human homes so they can bring good luck to the humans, plants and pets of the house. At home they like to stand on a shelf or table, looking at a window or near flower pots.

In the forest, animals are used to this creatures and let them do their work without bothering them, but our pets are not use to them and they probably will want to pay with them. The problem is that now knowing that these creatures can be fragile, the pet can do them harm… as in… “send them to a better place”. So please, if you take one of these home don’t let the cat or dog get him, the critters may not resist a direct contact. Also, sometimes little kids can pull their arms and head or try to give them a bath (or know what is their taste) so I don’t recommend letting little kids play with them either.

And for the crafters that want to know more, I can tell you that these cute Mori Critters with fluffy tails are created by needle felting, and their little arms are made around a wire, which gives them some mobility. They measure approximately 6cm /2.3”. The Mori acorns don’t have the wire arms and their hat is made with an acorn cap.

They will start to reach the shop on November 18

Shop Reopened

I finally settled down in the beautiful city of Hillerød. You can see my home in the picture 🙂 … I wish. OK I don’t live in the castle (by choice of course, too many rooms to clean). But I live near it, just have to go up the street.

Hillerød Castle

I’m still missing some things at home (like a bed…) but I got my crafty corner functional already. And I’ve been using my days to make new items and update things a little bit.

As you can see, the blog image different and I will probably change it again in the next days (not sure if I’m happy with some things yet). In the same way, I reopened and have been updating my Etsy shop. I changed some texts, including the shop announcement and policies and as you can see I changed the banner for this:

Now… what exactly are those funny little creatures?

They are my new product line and I will talk more about them in future posts.

I’ll still continue to do knitted and crochet items but these little creatures will also be available on the shop for you to take home. They are cute and have fluffy tails.

Over the next days you will be able to read more about them and see some preview pictures.

Life continues

So much happened since I last wrote on the blog. Last time I told you I was going on an adventure and I can say the adventure continues. I’m living with my hubby in Denmark now, and we have been very lucky, hubby got a job in just 2 months and we have lots of friends that have been helping us to stay here 🙂

We are still between houses and not completely rested yet but I started to do handicrafts again. Yey! \o/

One of the things I’ve been making is tatted snowflakes…lots and lots of tatted snowflakes. I’m going to be selling them in a Xmas market in December and I want to be able to sell them in small packs of 5 or 10 and not only individually so I have to make plenty. And I’m also making some as brooches.

Needle tatted snowflakes for Xmas market

Besides that, I’ve been playing with needle felting. I was curious and started to have fun with it. Maybe I will end up putting some things for sale also.

My first needle felting project

Projects no. 2, 3 and 4. Octopus, deer and bear

Needle felted Cthulhus

My needle felted family

That’s it for now. And I won’t promise to write regularly any more, I’ve reach the conclusion that that’s a promise hard to keep ;P but I will try to post news and photos once in a while.