MiniBossCrafting

DIY geekery crafts for the home

Toronto, Canada · 50 Sales

MiniBossCrafting

DIY geekery crafts for the home

Toronto, Canada 50 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(7)

Announcement   Latch Hook Kits and Crochet Patterns for video game characters and other game related items. I am open to creating custom patterns and kits, just send me a message with a reference.

I have changed my shipping prices a little; the cost is now lower but I will not be purchasing tracking numbers unless you choose that as an add on during the check out process. The prices are a little generic and likely higher than they need to be while I figure out the new costs. As always, I will be refunding any over charges, so you can trust that you will only pay what it costs me to ship an item to you.

Working on: Portrait for Fox from StarFox

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 11, 2017

Latch Hook Kits and Crochet Patterns for video game characters and other game related items. I am open to creating custom patterns and kits, just send me a message with a reference.

I have changed my shipping prices a little; the cost is now lower but I will not be purchasing tracking numbers unless you choose that as an add on during the check out process. The prices are a little generic and likely higher than they need to be while I figure out the new costs. As always, I will be refunding any over charges, so you can trust that you will only pay what it costs me to ship an item to you.

Working on: Portrait for Fox from StarFox

Desiree LaJeunesse

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Desiree LaJeunesse

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Stephanie Tucker

Stephanie Tucker on Mar 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great shipping time, supplies were orderly and made sense to a beginer like myself. Will be a great gift for my husband!

Claire Dammer

Claire Dammer on Dec 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My son asked for a piggy rug on his Santa list - you cannot buy piggy rugs! Thank goodness for this store! Although I don't have the time to make this for Xmas - my son can see me make this for him and hopefully it will stay in his room for many years to come!

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Updates

I've decided to make a change to how I ship items.
The default for shipping no longer includes tracking numbers and instead that is an add-on. Shipping prices are lower by default and I will refund overcharges as usual.

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Boxing week promotion: All products over $20 are 10% off. Promotion ends Dec 27th. Use code BOXINGWEEKMBC at checkout

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Great news! I have found a way to reduce the costs for materials on my kits and I am passing on the savings for everyone to enjoy.
All of my latch hook kits have been permanently reduced in price!

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About

Started crocheting due to boredom, became my passion.

The first thing I ever crocheted ended up being a triangle shaped washcloth because I kept dropping stitches. After I figured out how to not drop stitches I followed a pattern for a hat and then didn't use another pattern for about 8 years. When I discovered Amigurumi, crocheted dolls, I followed a few patterns to figure out how to make shapes and then started making my own patterns.

I love being able to show off my love of video games in my home but find the commercial options sometimes rather limited. It's not hard to find all kinds of blankets or plushies for newer games but try to find something for the classics and you might be out of luck.

I decided I wanted to use pixel art to recreate my favorite characters. My first attempt at this involved crocheting granny squares and making blankets out of them. While satisfying, creating even a very small sprite would take nearly 100 hours.

Rather than give up I moved on to Latch Hook projects which is essentially pixel art when you get right down to it. Having found a good medium and covered a lot of my house in plush recreations of my favorite characters I'm now selling kits so others can enjoy it as well.

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    I was taught to crochet by my mother in 2001, she was taught by her mother, grandma was taught by her mother... it is thrilling to know I am continuing a family tradition.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 22, 2017

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Payment
We accept Paypal, credit cards, and gift cards. Taxes are included in the prices of the items.

If you need to cancel your order for any reason please contact us immediately I try to ship items out as soon as possible after an order has been placed and I will not offer a refund after an item has shipped.
Shipping
All items will be shipped using Canada Post and will include tracking information if you purchased a tracking number add on. If you have not I will be shipping using the lowest cost option possible which does not including a tracking number. If you have not purchased a tracking number there is no insurance on the package and you will be responsible for any lost packages.

Customers desiring faster shipping will need to request it and pay any additional fees if the cost is not covered by the estimated shipping fees I have set.

I do not pay customs or import fees. I do mark down the cost of my items to try and reduce the cost you may be charged.
Refunds and Exchanges
For digital items: We do not offer refunds after files have been downloaded under any circumstances due to how easy they are to copy and transfer. If the files have not been downloaded a full refund will be processed.

On physical items such as kits or finished items:
After item has shipped: We will offer an exchange for a similarly priced item if you pay the shipping and handling both ways and it is not a custom order. The returned item must be received before we will ship out the replacement and be in good condition with no pieces missing.

Before an item has shipped: A full refund will be issued so long as the item was not a custom order. If it was a custom order I will offer a partial refund only. The amount returned will depend on the cost of materials used and the time spent making the item or prepping materials.
Additional policies and FAQs
Copyright:

All patterns, dolls, and other products offered at MiniBossCrafting (Formerly DesireesGurumi) are protected by international copyright laws and are intended for PERSONAL USE only. Other uses are strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.

This means that you may not sell the patterns or share them in any form, or distribute them (full or partially), or post them on the internet, or translate them into other languages, or sell the finished items based on those patterns (including derivative work) or the intellectual idea. You may not write a pattern that will look the same as my finished product by reverse engineering a doll or other product.

More information

Last updated on Dec 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Is the pattern printed on the latch hook canvas?

Unfortunately no, since I design and create my own latch hook kits I use plain canvas with grid lines every 10 columns and rows.
The patterns I provide use the lines as references so you can count where you are. I attach the first two strands of yarn onto the bottom left side of canvas and mark them off on the printed pattern I ship with the supplies so there is no question about where you should be starting.

Care instructions for Latch Hook Kits

I strongly recommend hand washing only! While the canvas should survive a trip into the washing machine the design itself is only knotted on and how well it is attached depends on how tightly the strands are pulled.
The yarn used in my kits is acrylic which retains color well and should not seep or lose any vibrancy due to washing. Sun fading will occur but acrylic holds it's color the best out of any style of yarn.

Custom and personalized orders

If you would like to make a custom order please provide me with an image for reference and an idea on how large you would like your kit or Perler art to be. Size, the number of colors, and the complexity of the image requested will all affect the price I quote. All quotes will be given in Canadian Dollars.

Wholesale availability

My prices will not change for bulk orders. All of my items are prepared one by one and are already priced at wholesale costs.

What is included in a Latch Hook Kit?

With each kit you will be receiving:

1. The latch hook canvas cut in the appropriate size for the kit that you purchased with the first two strands of yarn tied on

2. All of the yarn needed to make the kit including any backgrounds and borders (plus a bit more in case some gets lost)

3. A printed copy of the pattern with the kit and two more copies will be sent by email

NOT included:
A Latch Hook Tool (Unless you add it as part of your shipping)
Any thread, rubber backing, or any other item for finishing the back or edges