My name is Carolina, I was born in Colombia but I live in Spain with my husband and my two children for more than a decade. Since always I have been in love with crafts, surely it comes to me from my family because my mother is a dressmaker and my father was a carpenter. It is a hobby shared by my children, especially my youngest daughter. I love toys and wooden ornaments, especially those with a vintage look, but if I have to say which are my favorites, are the Christmas tree ornaments.
The idea arises during my first trip to Denmark visiting in the city of Odense the house where Hans Christian Andersen was born, the Danish writer and poet, famous for his fairy tales, among them “the steadfast tin soldier” (Den Standhaftige Tinsoldat, 1838), so I wanted to find a souvenir and ended up in a small antique shop where I found a little wooden figure of the tin soldier but I could not find the ballerina to have the couple in this beautiful story; then I came home with the idea of making the ballerina for my tin soldier myself and hang them together on my Christmas tree. When and made the first ballerina I was so excited about the design that I wanted to share it with other people.
As a curious fact about the name I have chosen, “Almi”, I will tell you that I didn’t have to think much about it and it came from the first letters of the names of my children: Alejandro and Michelle and whose were totally agreed because it almost seems that says soul (“alma” in Spanish) that is what they say, that the wooden figures almost seem to have.
I spend most countless hours working on my ballerinas, made with all my love, and I trust you can perceive every detail on it, that is why I make it with special care and I would love that it could be part of a little corner in your life and that you like as much as I do.
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