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ABOUT MINNIE
Minnie was my grandmother's dear childhood friend. Her family came to America from Italy and opened a pasta shop. And while Minnie didn't have much in the way of material possessions, some of what she did have found its way into my grandmother's treasure drawer. And that's how I knew her. I never saw Minnie's picture, but I could imagine her wearing the beautiful blouse my grandmother kept folded and wrapped with a note that read, "Belonged to Minnie." So Minnie and the Monster is a humble tribute to Minnie, to her loyal and lovely spirit, and to my indomitable grandmother whom I loved.

THE CHARACTERS
I've been drawing MinnieFolk characters for more than 12 years. They've been the stars of refrigerator art for my children, and greeting cards for family and friends. And now they've come to life. Each character is hand drawn, so no two are ever…

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  • Joined February 25, 2012

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organic beeswax, sustainably harvested trees, watercolor, organic jojoba oil, sunshine

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About

ABOUT MINNIE
Minnie was my grandmother's dear childhood friend. Her family came to America from Italy and opened a pasta shop. And while Minnie didn't have much in the way of material possessions, some of what she did have found its way into my grandmother's treasure drawer. And that's how I knew her. I never saw Minnie's picture, but I could imagine her wearing the beautiful blouse my grandmother kept folded and wrapped with a note that read, "Belonged to Minnie." So Minnie and the Monster is a humble tribute to Minnie, to her loyal and lovely spirit, and to my indomitable grandmother whom I loved.

THE CHARACTERS
I've been drawing MinnieFolk characters for more than 12 years. They've been the stars of refrigerator art for my children, and greeting cards for family and friends. And now they've come to life. Each character is hand drawn, so no two are ever alike. MinnieFolk creations are handcrafted from sustainably harvested poplar wood, and handpainted with nontoxic watercolors that are colored with lovely things like beetroot, wild mustard and black elderberry. Each doll is sanded and burned by hand, and then coated with a gloriously organic mix of beeswax and jojoba oil before it's wrapped up in a tidy little package and shipped to your door. We love them, and we think you will too.

ABOUT MINNIE AND THE MONSTER
I'm a homeschooling mom to three of the most amazing children on the planet. We spend our days learning together, creating masterpieces for the fridge, chasing the chickens out of our garden beds, and battling imaginary dragons with wooden swords. I really am the luckiest girl in the world.

DISCLAIMER
Each figure is drawn by hand, which means at least two things: no two are the same, and not a single one is perfect. That, and the beautiful diversity of natural wood (lines, knots, color bands and all) create a charming, whimsical, and wholly imperfect product. Fortunately, MinnieFolk are easy to love despite their imperfections. ❤

Want to see inside the world of Minnie and the Monster? Follow me on Instagram @minnieandthemonster.

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