I am Mari-Liis. Most of my life I´ve been playing the piano and never imagined I could do anything else! However, my life changed completely when I was expecting my third child and felt the need for a hobby. I tried knitting and sewing, but that just wasn`t it. One winter evening I brought home my first crochet hook and a book which taught the basic stitches. That was the beginning of a passion. A love from the first sight. Soon I found amigurumi and started feeling the endless joy of creating toys. The first ones were made to free patterns found on the internet, but soon I started inventing my own ones. My creations are known as lilleliis toys and patterns.
It has been an amazing journey. I want to thank my kids for being the source of my inspiration and my husband for his support. Thank you all for encouraging me to go on.
In spring 2014 Estonian Television broadcast show “Ringvaade” made a video clip of Mari-Liis and her toys. Watch: