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Phoebe on 19 Jun, 20225 out of 5 stars
I received my second beautiful custom crown; all I did was give a basic idea of what I wanted and she brought it to life! Thank you so much!
Francene on 26 Dec, 20215 out of 5 stars
Oh gosh, such beautiful handwork, custom made to create a ‘10’ for my son’s birthday. Also made very quickly, so it didn’t matter that international shipping was a bit slower. This will be cherished for a lifetime ✨💙🙏
Mama Stardust on 28 Nov, 20215 out of 5 stars
This crown is so stunningly, remarkably gorgeous and well made. I got so emotional when I pulled it out of the package, and especially when I put it on our daughter for her 7th birthday (this crown will last many more) The colors, detail, size and ribbon backing are all perfect. It truly is a work of art imbued with so much magic and love. I also had reached out with a question about shipping, as I was nervous about timing, and Liz got right back to me and provided excellent communication and customer service. The crown also arrived well before I needed it as well. I would highly recommend Liz and her creations. This heirloom crown is incredible.
HEY, I'm Liz! I make toys!
After having my daughter Sophia, I began looking for a community that jelled with my parenting style and way of life. When she was 6 months old, the two of us began attending Joyful Beginning classes at our local Waldorf school. For the first time in a very long time, I felt at home, surrounded by individuals who shared similar values and parenting beliefs. Every item in every classroom served a purpose. Every fabric choice, colour selection, weight preference, carried with it significant meaning for the progression of the early child. I was amazed. I began learning about the benefits of wool, and why it is such a commodity within so many like-minded communities- it is warm! It is natural. It is soft. It absorbs moisture. It feels divine!
Since I began this journey, I have moved cities, expanded my business to include partnerships with other Canadians and have a new addition to our family- my youngest, Isabella!
I became a frequent visitor of our school bookstore, in complete amazement of all of the one of a kind, hand crafted items it held and hid in every nook and cranny. Each time I entered, there was something new to behold. My creative juices began to flow and I started to work on my daughters toy collection (well, to be honest, I'm sure it's kind of my toy collection). I made wool felt play food and dolls and animals and book characters; The Little Price, Max from the Wild Things, the very hungry caterpillar and all his meals. I knit farm animals and gnomes. My husband suggested that I make Soph a dinosaur set that the two of them could play with, and so I did. Whenever her buddies would come over, they would b-line to the dinos! It was incredible to watch. The rest is...history!
I hand sew, embroider, fill and love each and every dinosaur I make. sisyphus creations has allowed me to revisit my inner child and partake in the magic that occurs as each one comes to life within my hands.
Other than my children and the Waldorf philosophy of early childhood development, I am inspired by a variety of educators and schools of thought, including but not limited to:
* Rudolph Steiner and Waldorf Education
* Maria Montessori
* Emmi Pikler
* Magda Gerber and Janet Lansbury and RIE parenting
* Kim John Payne
* William Sears and Attachment Parenting
* Richard Louv and Forest Schools
* Marshall Rosenberg and Non-Violent Communication
WHAT DOES "SISYPHUS CREATIONS" MEAN?
I get asked this question often and I love to answer it.
I studied Philosophy in university and fell head over heels for the subject- so much so that I became a certified teacher of philosophy (and named my daughter after the goddess of wisdom, Sophia). My favorite philosophical area of study is Existentialism, the area that asks the question of why we are here. What does life mean? Do we have meaning? Is life worth living? I took a course called "Life, Death, Absurdity and Meaning" and did an in depth look at Albert Camus' famous work, the Myth of Sisyphus.
It changed my life.
I began using Sisyphus as my personal cheerleader whenever times got difficult, and it has stuck with me all these years as a reminder to live in the present and relish in the incredible awesomeness of simply being alive and conscious of life itself.
I encourage you to do a quick search and read about Sisyphus. I won't give you any spoilers ;)
Mamma to my little goddess of wisdom, Sophia, educator, artisan and life long student. Avid art enthusiast, documentary watcher and philosophy reader.
I am the fire behind sisyphus creations. I have ignited the creativity and passion that was resting in the heart of my mother.
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Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
Yes! I love the challenge of custom orders. Whether it is to recreate a character from a book or film, from natural materials, or a wall ornament, finger puppets or something totally unique! Please message me your inquires 😊
Where do you get your materials?
Unless specifically stated, all of sisyphuscreations woolfelt is made from 100% Pure Wool. It is purchased from Holland and is dyed with non-toxic and heavy metal-free dyes which meet the high standards of the UNE-EN 71-2, UNE-EN 71-3 and Öko-Tex 100.
All of sisyphuscreations wool filling is 100% pure new wool and sourced direct from farmers in Western Canada and through the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers.
sisyphuscreations uses a variety of wool yarn, please PM for specific information about yarn products.
While I offer discount codes for large orders, please keep in mind that I hand sew/felt all of my shop items, myself. Please message me for more details.
Where is my order?
Please read each listing and review the processing time for each item, prior to purchase.
Every item is HAND designed, sewn, compiled, packaged and shipped by me. I do not have inventory and only make items TO ORDER.
It can take upwards of 2 weeks for me to complete an order, depending on the queue ahead. Shipping times can vary from 6-18 days for CAN/US orders and up to 78 days for INTERNATIONAL orders.
You will receive a tracking number when your item has shipped.
Once shipped, I have zero control over when it arrives. There is nothing I can do on my end to speed up the process and/or provide updates other than what the shipping company is able to provide with your tracking number. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.
My item has shipped, but I have not received it yet
Shipping times can vary from 6-18 days for CAN/US orders and up to 78 days for INTERNATIONAL orders.
You will receive a tracking number when your item has shipped.
Once an item has shipped, I have zero control over when it arrives. There is nothing I can do on my end to speed up the process and/or provide updates other than what the shipping company is able to provide with your tracking number. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.
If an item is lost in shipping (as indicated by tracking number), please let me know.
The item I received did not look like the photo
Each item created is unique. Part of what is so special about handmade items, is that there is only one exactly like it, in the world! How magical! All the photos posted are of items that have been made and sold. If there is a specific design/colour/detail you like about a photo, please let me know and I will do my best to include it in your order.
If you have any issues with your order, please let me know and I will do everything I can to ensure you love your sisyphuscreations product ❤️
What information do you need for custom crowns?
The more information you provide, the more I have to work with and the better feel I have for who the crown is meant for! I love knowing stories behind the crown and they help get my creativity flowing! Please indicate if you would like custom
*designs, including if a particular photo of a completed crown has resonated with you
* name, time of birth, birthdate
* any other particular details
Should I get ribbon or elastic for the crown?
I always prefer using ribbon as a crown tie, because it allows for flexibility with sizing. This way, the crown can grow with its child and can be used year after year.