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Farewell from Marissa – A New Chapter

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Marissa say Farewell to Momomints

Marissa say Farewell to Momomints

It has been quite the journey over the past couple of years with Momomints. Lots of good memories and experiences that I’ll forever be grateful for but there comes a time when all good things must come to an end. For me it means saying goodbye to Momomints. It was a very difficult decision to make but a decision I felt would be best for Momomints and myself.

Sometimes as a creative individual you go through something called a “creative hiatus” (thanks to Krista from Raincity Knits for the catchy phrase). And over the past year it has been a challenge balancing life, work and the business. When I read Steppie’s (@thesteppie) blog post about why she decided to close her shop the Steppie it felt very close to home and I was so relieved to know there was someone else out there that was going through the same thing I was. I felt that I too lost my creative spark and focus.

I’m sure you must be wondering what does this all mean for Momomints? Momomints is not going anywhere. Sami will still be running the shop. However, the shop will no longer carry the amigurumi items and kits that I make.

When one door closes a new door opens full of new adventures and possibilities. Over the past few months I’ve been rediscovering that balance and focus in my life. I’ve been learning lots of new things, working on projects I put on the back burner and spending quality time with friends and family. I also started getting back into the wonderful world of knitting. It felt so natural to be pulled back into the fiber world and then a light bulb went off. I knew something was missing in my life – the handmade community and a creative outlet. I’m happy to say that it’s not goodbye for my amigurumi items and I will be creating original content for the handmade community again soon!

I would like to give a big heartfelt thank you to everyone that has made my Momomints journey so wonderful and for all the support over the years! I will miss you all dearly but I’m also excited with what this new adventure will bring. If anyone would like to stay in touch and follow along on my creative journey you can follow me on IG (@artsysketchpaper).

Thanks again!

“Do what makes you happy”
~ M

etsyvancouver

We will once again be a vendor at the Etsy Vancouver Market: Made in Canada event on Sept 24 and 25! This will be our 3rd time participating and we couldn’t be more excited! If you ever attended one of the previous events as a customer or vendor you will know exactly how we feel. This market is one of our most favourite markets to attend because of the atmosphere, vendors and lovely people that come and shop.

This year the Etsy Vancouver Market will take place over two days and is located in the beautiful Pipe Shop building in North Vancouver. So now you have two days to come visit over 90+ vendors and make an awesome day of it. There will be swag bags given away again this year to the first 50 shoppers each day and a scavenger hunt to win an amazing gift basket filled with handmade goodies.  You will have a chance to win one of our cute canvas tote bags in the gift basket or one of our limited edition button pins for this years market in some of the swag bags.

Etsy Vancouver Market 2016 Swag Bag Vancity Orca Pin

Etsy Vancouver Market 2016 Swag Bag Vancity Orca Pin

Etsy Vancouver Market 2016 Swag Bag Vancity Orca Pin

Etsy Vancouver Market 2016 Swag Bag Vancity Orca Pin

We’ve been prepping all year for this event and will be bringing along all our new items like our popular narwhal enamel pins and new canvas tote bags, as well as our amigurumi and polymer clay items. This is one market not to miss!

Date/Time:  Saturday, September 24: 10am – 5pm
Sunday, September 25: 10am – 5pm
Location:  Pipe Shop Building, 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, V7L 0B1
Price:  Online: $3 (http://goo.gl/LRWchr)
At the door: $5 (cash only!)
Free admission for children under 12
50% of the proceeds will be going to our charitable partner, KidSafe Project

More info: http://etsyvancouver.ca/market/etsy-made-in-canada-2016/
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1785934158319229/

Also, you can browse through our Etsy shop to see what kind of cute items we will be bringing to the market.


DIY Handmade Crochet Donut Coasters Workshop and Pop-up Shop at Melu Juice Bar with Momomints

DIY Handmade Crochet Donut Coasters Workshop and Pop-up Shop at Melu Juice Bar with Momomints

**UPDATE**
August 8th – We have just been notified that due to unforeseen street and building closure at our workshop location, we have to postpone our workshop and pop-up shop to another date. We apologize for any inconveniences that this causes to our attendees and are offering full refunds to all that have already signed up. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

We plan to postpone this workshop until October later this year. We will provide more information closer to the event date. Thank you again for all your understanding and support!

~ M&S
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Momomints is hosting our very first crochet workshop at Melu Juice & Health Bar located in beautiful downtown Vancouver, Canada on Saturday August 13, 2016. It’s a beginner level workshop so whether you can crochet sweaters in your sleep or don’t know what a crochet hook even looks like, this workshop is for you. All skill levels are welcome!

For this handmade craft workshop, we have designed an exclusive item that will only be available at this event! You will get to participate in a very cozy workshop with the girls of Momomints, teaching you all the basics of crocheting as well as our own crochet tips! We’ll be there to answer all your questions.

Melu Juice Vancouver Discount Coupon at Crochet Workshop with Momomints

Melu Juice Vancouver Discount Coupon at Crochet Workshop with Momomints – Summer Splash Seasonal Juice

This crochet workshop includes all materials and tools you will need and you will also get to take home a set of donut coasters! All supplies included are of high quality and very much “Momomints” themed. On top of that the lovely ladies at Melu will be offering 15% off all menu items for participants. A great chance to try their seasonal juice: Summer Splash (Watermelon, Pineapple, Lemon, Mint)

Cute Pastel Crochet Supplies and Tools for Donut Coasters Workshop at Melu Juice Bar in Vancouver, Canada

Cute Pastel Crochet Supplies and Tools for Donut Coasters Workshop at Melu Juice Bar in Vancouver, Canada

Sign up now through Eventbrite. Space is very limited as we want to keep the group small and give everyone special attention.

Date: Saturday August 13, 2016 POSTPONED TILL LATER DATE
Time: 11-2pm
Price: $35 early bird price (Limited to the first 5 ppl. Afterwards $45)
Discount: 15% off Melu menu items
Includes: All Materials and Tools that you will get to take home afterwards
– Pastel comfort crochet hook
– Darning/yarn needle
– Assortment of cotton yarn
– Set of pastel stitch markers
– A pair of take home donut coasters (pink and blue)
– A Momomints cotton bag for all of your supplies

Everything you will get to take home from the Crochet Workshop with Momomints

Everything you will get to take home from the Crochet Workshop with Momomints

Location: Melu Juice & Health Bar, 1110 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC

We will also be having a Pop-Up from 11-5pm and will be bringing our new tote bags and enamel pins, as well as a selection of cute goodies from our Etsy shop.

Hope to see you there!

Cute Pastel Handmade Craft Donut Coasters Crochet Workshop with Momomints

Cute Pastel Handmade Craft Donut Coasters Crochet Workshop with Momomints

Mint Chocolate, Strawberry and Coconut Icecream Bunny Jumbo Plush Toys

Mint Chocolate, Strawberry and Coconut Icecream Bunny Jumbo Plush Toys

You scream, I scream, we all scream for … ice-cream Jumbo Ice-cream Bunnies!
It has been more than a year since we first released our popular ice-cream bear keychains and we thought it was time to add to the collection. We love bunnies and so it was fitting that we created ice-cream bunnies but with a twist…in a kawaii jumbo size!

Limited Edition Coconut Icecream Bunny

Limited Edition Coconut Icecream Bunny

Fluffy Kawaii Amigurumi Icecream Bunny Plush

Fluffy Kawaii Amigurumi Icecream Bunny Plush

Fluffy Kawaii Amigurumi Icecream Bunny Plush

Fluffy Kawaii Amigurumi Icecream Bunny Plush

Big enough to hug and handmade with lots of care. It’ll surely make any room extra cute!
For our May limited edition amigurumi product Marissa created a coconut rainbow sprinkle ice-cream bunny. She wanted to use white yarn for the ice-cream so that the rainbow sprinkles would stand out so she looked into her yarn stash and found a super fluffy skein of white yarn that she used for the white amigurumi sheeps. Then she chose some extra vibrant colours of embroidery floss for the sprinkles. The finished product is an extra fluffy and soft amigurumi ice-cream bunny.

Coconut Icecream Bunny Plush with Sprinkles

Coconut Icecream Bunny Plush with Sprinkles

The other two flavours she created were classic strawberry and mint chocolate chip. Marissa loved experimenting with different types of yarn for the ice-cream. It gives each ice-cream bunny a different kind of look and feel.

Mint Chocolate, Strawberry and Coconut Icecream Bunny Jumbo Plush Toys

Mint Chocolate, Strawberry and Coconut Icecream Bunny Jumbo Plush Toys

All our ice-cream bunnies are now available in the shop just in time for Summer. We also have more things in the works so stay tuned! To keep up to date, please follow us on IG (@momomintsshop) for shop updates and your daily dose of cuteness. And who knows…maybe mini amigurumi ice-cream bunny keychains will make an appearance too!

Happy March! 2016 is just hopping by so fast! Happy to say that we’re back! Technically we never left but we’ve been pretty quiet the last few months here on the blog because we were busy bees planning out our year to bring lots of new and exciting stuff. One of the new things we’re introducing to our shop this year is limited edition products. Every month we will have some products that are one of a kind. Once it sells out it’s gone and we won’t be restocking them. These limited edition products will also be individually numbered.

This month’s limited edition product is our amigurumi super fluffy pastel bunny…just in time for Easter!

Limited Edition Easter Momobunny - Amigurumi Bunny Plush Toy

Limited Edition Easter Momobunny – Amigurumi Bunny Plush Toy

Marissa recently found this beautiful mint colour fluffy yarn and knew she had to make something cute with it. Many doodles and concept sketches later, the fluffy mint bunny was born.  The stripes on the shirt are like patterns of an Easter egg and of course it wouldn’t be a Momobunny without poseable ears!

Limited Edition Amigurumi Bunny with Poseable Ears

Limited Edition Amigurumi Bunny with Poseable Ears

Limited Edition Amigurumi Bunny with Poseable Ears

Limited Edition Amigurumi Bunny with Poseable Ears

Limited Edition Easter Momobunny with its Carrot

Limited Edition Easter Momobunny with its Carrot

Limited Edition Easter Momobunny - Amigurumi Bunny Plush Toy

Limited Edition Easter Momobunny – Amigurumi Bunny Plush Toy

This limited edition bunny is now available in our Etsy shop. We have also updated our shop with tons of new products as well as restocked many favourites including our Mint Mint bunnies!

We’re already thinking of new limited edition products to release in the coming months but we also love hearing your suggestions. Please feel free to let us know in the comments below, send us a tweet or comment on our IG (@momomintsshop) what you’d like to see us make and we might consider it for future products! (Please Note: We do not make licensed and copyrighted items).

Have a peachy day!