Announcement   The MUFFA world is full of micro crochet animals, bears and dolls ... and a lot of patterns to make them!

Author of the book “Amigurumi Uno Zoo all’Uncinetto in Palmo di Mano”.

Instagram: @muffaminiatures

Thanks a lot for stopping by.


Last updated on Jul 6, 2018

The MUFFA world is full of micro crochet animals, bears and dolls ... and a lot of patterns to make them!

Author of the book “Amigurumi Uno Zoo all’Uncinetto in Palmo di Mano”.

Instagram: @muffaminiatures

Thanks a lot for stopping by.

Mariella Vitale

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We are the music makers and We are the dreamers of dreams

My name is Mariella and I'm the "Unusual Fantasy Funny" (and a little crazy too) mind behind the MUFFA creations!
I’m born on 31th of July, like Harry Potter, and there must be a little magic in my hands!!
I love making miniature thread animals, bears, fairies, gnomes and elves that I create with my 0.4 mm hook and sewing thread and (I swear) I don't use a magnifyier.
My passion for small, cute, sweet and crafted things started when I was a child and my granny taught me how to knit and crochet at the age of six.
I also went to school by the Nuns and, as a good girl, I had to learn to embroider too, and the back side of the work had to be perfect! (I think Nuns grow paranoic crafters!!).
I had the idea of MUFFA Miniatures a long time ago when I saw for the first time a miniature crochet bear on the internet.
It was like a "BANG" in my mind, I could crochet something different than what I learnt from granny (doilies and blankets) and in that moment MUFFA Miniatures came to life!
Since then a lot of little animals, faeries, dolls are born and live in different countries around the world.
What else I can say? I love liquorice ice cream, old movies and musicals, Star Trek and Doctor Who.
Hey in the picture it's me and yes, my hair is white ... I'm wise ... or maybe it was the Nuns???

... live long and Prosper ...

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  • MUFFA Miniatures

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Mariella, from sunny Italy, the ONE and ONLY behind MUFFA Miniatures, and since 2014 IGMA Fellow (yeah!!).

Shop policies

Last updated on October 12, 2017
Hello and welcome to my Etsy store!

The items I create are intended for adult collectors only, as they are rather small and vulnerable in the curious hands of a child, to chew on or to swallow!

They are OOAK (One-Of-A-Kind) creations, perfect for any DOLLHOUSE or MINIATURE COLLECTION!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
PDF patterns are considered consumed once downloaded, so, due to this reason I am unable to issue refunds on purchased patterns.
I accept Etsy payment, payments through PayPal and credit cards.
I carefully pack my items into little cardboard boxes to avoid squashing, squeezing, smashing!

To avoid missing packets, I ship all my miniatures WORLDWIDE with Recorded Priority Mail and tracking number to the address provided by Paypal so please make sure your Paypal address is correct.

As I'm in Italy, generally it takes 14/16 business days for delivery to USA and 8/10 business days to Europe. (Sometimes even less).

Please convo me if you have any question.
Additional policies and FAQs
GIFT PURCHASES: If you are purchasing an item for a gift I can send it directly to the lucky recipient. I will also enclose a gift card or tag at NO ADDITIONAL COST, just let me know at the time of purchase.