Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Turkey Comma Day (AKA - the day after Thanksgiving)!
I hope you're having a lot of fun with family and friends this weekend. We've shared some great food with friends last night, and so today - it's shop update day. Yup! The shop is now full to the brim with all the Mystic Forest Dwellers goodies you could ever ask for this holiday season. All plush is back in stock (Fenwicks included. Yay!), and there's more!
Please give a warm welcome to a new rubber stamp - The Horned Owl (in all his concerned glory):

 Super fun round vinyl stickers:

And brand new buttons and button packs, featuring some of my favorite non-Dwellers plush:

...And if you look real close (or not so much, it's pretty obvious), some of the old products got their packaging all refreshed and spruced up, but that's for another post, because...

To celebrate all that (and the holidays' shopping season), we're having a sale!This Black Friday through Cyber Monday (November 22nd-26th) take 10%-25% off on all items, store wide, no coupon needed! And get free shipping on orders of $50 (shipping cost refunded after purchase. Free for US addresses, $5 off for international). Hooray!

Here's to a great start to the end of the year!
Yours truly,
Forest Ranger

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Hello forest friends,
On my end of the forest, the leaves are changing colors, and the squirrels are hiding acorns everywhere. Us people are bundling up and preparing for the upcoming holiday season. We're contemplating how to decorate our new house (shiny!), and getting ready for... Renegade Craft Fair!

Ever since I first heard of Renegade Craft Fair, when they were only in Chicago, before Mystic Forest Dwellers even existed - I knew I wanted one day to participate. I was actually accepted to the holiday show last year, but then I found out I was pregnant and (if you've been too, you'd know) all ability to do things was gone for a while. This year, however - I'm in and with a vengeance!
My lovely booth mate will be Jackie Huang (go check her work out! It's quite amazing), and I'll have some fine offers and goodies for followers only. So make sure that you follow MFD on Facebook or Twitter, and join the mailing list (hint - a major re-stock, re-design and new products are coming up with a juicy Black Friday-to-Cyber Monday sale!)

For now, I'll leave you with a picture of re-stock in progress. More rubber stamps! LOTS more rubber stamps. Yeepee!

Stay warm!
Yours truly,
Forest Ranger

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Why, Hello There!

Hi there forest friends!
It's been a long long silence from this patch of the forest, and for a good reason. Since 2012 began, we bought and moved into our first house, then this little guy came along! Little Jonathan was born in May (like both his parents. Sheesh!), and if we thought it was a whirlwind before - ha! I had no idea.
But now that things are beginning to settle down, Mystic Forest can once again get the attention it deserves. I have plans to re-stock and update the store and this here blog, but more (and more exciting) - new products! Ones that are meant for wee ones. 
I have some ideas, but what do you think? Anything you'd like to see coming from the (new! I need to show you that too) studio? Post your ideas here, or on the MFD facebook page, and one random entry will win a button pack, and maybe something more (drawing at the end of the month).

Happy September everybody!
Yours Truly,

Yes, that is me

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy long weekend, forest lovers!
To celebrate the beginning of the holidays' shopping season, we're introducing a great sale:
Use the coupon HappyHolidays2011 for 10% off store-wide. Also, get a free gift with the purchase of three items (stamp and ornament specials count as one product).

What's in the store for you?
Plush and jewelry gifts, tree ornaments (back in stock!), and stocking stuffers like rubber stamps, key chains and buttons.
Also available - rubber stamps special: 3 stamps for $18 (instead of $21) and 2 ornaments for $14 (instead of $14). Holiday shipping details coming soon, but we're traveling this year then moving so the time (and quantities) are very limited. 
Go shop!

Have a great long weekend!
Yours truly,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Big Reveal!

Hello forest friends!
Well, the waiting is over, and it's time to reveal the latest of the Mystic Forest Dwellers ventures I've been teasing you about for months. Ready?
Introducing - the Mystic Forest Dwellers Jewelry!

A few months ago I met the fabulous Lauren Steil and got the incredible opportunity to make some laser cut jewelry. I've been very intrigued by laser cutting and the ideas started flowing right away. Lots of scribbling, testing and design discussions ensued (working with Lauren was just super fun) and the results are now in front of you.



and Keychains.

Featuring our beloved Uncommon Fenwick, these two designs are cut and engraved in wood, and hand painted (by yours truly), strung on gold plated delicate chain. And if that's not enough, they're delivered housed in a cute, screen printed cotton drawstring bag. Perfect little gifts or stocking stuffers for the coming holiday season. Hooray!
See, fall in love and buy in the shop.

Have a great turkey, tofurkey or whatever-you're-having day!
Yours truly,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Things to Come

Hello forest friends!
Wow, this silence has been longer than planned, hasn't it? Some projects just need to simmer a bit longer, but we're all ready now, and so excited about it! And so, without farther a due - a brand new line of products has come to Mystic Forest Dwellers and it will be revealed this coming Wednesday, November 23rd, so stay tuned. Preview? OK.

And don't forget to sign up for our mailing list, Facebook fan page or Twitter for the upcoming season's specials.

On a totally different note, a new dweller is coming to Mystic Forest. But... it's not the plushy kind.

While this new resident has thrown a wrench in a few of my plans for this year, we are extremely excited to meet him/her (in June, I knew you'd be asking). Not to mention the gigantic list of child safe new ideas that's growing in my mind (as this little one is growing in my belly). 2012 Is going to be one exciting year!

I hope you're having good fall weather in you part of the forest!
Yours truly,

Sunday, October 2, 2011

More Plush!

Hello, October!
It's that time of year again - the first rain, Halloween... and Plush You!
This is my fourth year participating in this show, and had the pleasure of hosting curator and Schmancy owner Kristen Rask in last year's LA show. I always say that I have no idea where my plush would be without this show, and so I always try to make something extra special for it. Introducing:



and Professor Hobart.
More photos here. If you can, you should absolutely go! October 14th, 5-9PM at Schmancy in Seattle, WA.
Yours truly,