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Announcement    Looking to destash a bunch of my crochet & knitting yarns!


Last updated on May 2, 2021

Looking to destash a bunch of my crochet & knitting yarns!


Kalen M

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About minibytes

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Minibytes - Cute Critters

Minibytes was originally an attempt to teach myself how to crochet left handed. All I kept making were circles, going around and around, and when I realized I was hooked (see what I did there?) I decided it would be a good idea to make something useful aside from circle blobs that were slowing taking over my house! And from there, Minibytes was born!

After some further research into the art of "Amigurumi" and general kawaii cuteness, I thought everyone could use a bit of cute in their life.

All items are made by me in my little house in Calgary.

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  • Kalen M

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I was born in the small town of Kindersley, Saskatchewan (that's me on the homestead land my family settled on!). Now I live in Calgary, Alberta, but I'll always be a prairie girl. :)

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Last updated on Mar 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I accept custom and personalised orders, within reason. Because custom requests usually involve me writing a brand new crochet pattern from scratch, be prepared to pay a bit more, and wait a bit longer for a custom item. On average it usually takes me a week to design the pattern, and then then an additional week to actually make the item. I will also require 50% of payment before I start.

Wholesale availability

Minimum Order Amount - $100 USD for first order, $50 USD for each order afterwards.

Turnaround Time:

Baby Mobiles:
One baby mobile takes 3 business days to make, take that into consideration when placing a wholesale mobile order.

A wholesale order of 5 garlands will take 7-8 business days to create.

A wholesale order of 10 minibytes will take 7 business days to create.

I require a deposit payment (50%, not including shipping) before I start working on the order, remainder to be paid before I ship. I ship using Expedited Parcel with Canada Post (comes with a tracking #), takes approx.5-8 business days to arrive, and shipping will range in cost from $30+USD depending on final weight.

What are the eyes made of? Are they safe for children?

All the eyeballs I use are called "safety eyes", which means that they are a plastic eye with a plastic backing pressed onto them. So the only way the eyes will fall off is if the yarn around the eyeball is torn or destroyed. However, just as a general rule I request that children play with Minibytes under parental supervision at all times. :)

Can I get an item in a different color?

YES! I have so much yarn, in so many different colors it's insane. Please convo me with the color you would like one of my items to be and I can send you some color swatch links for your choosing. :)

I would like a custom mobile, how do I go about ordering one?

Please message me with the listing that you would like customized and a rough idea of what you would like, along with the colors of the items. I'll draw up a sketch of your request. If it's satisfactory I require you to sign-off on the sketch and then pay a deposit listing of half the amount of the mobile. I'll then work on the mobile and send photos when it's done. I'll work on any final revisions you have, and then the last half of payment is due before I ship the mobile out to you.