In December 2016, The Happy Viking’s 4th year being in business and working from home, I started a new chapter and opened up a little shop. It had always been a dream of mine but it had to be right. I didn’t want to be in a shop in the middle of a street, amongst modern buildings. The picture in my mind was always a small cute little cottage in amongst a beautiful cosy setting.
I had known about the cabins behind the main street in Maleny for years but, for some reason, I had forgotten about them until one day they popped into my head. Acting on impulse, I made an enquiry and before I knew it, I was in! Don’t you just LOVE how things flow when you are going with your heart?
I am absolutely loving this new chapter. Being in the shop has given me an opportunity to meet some really wonderful people, who I would not have met otherwise. I have heard great stories of people’s journeys to Scandinavia, seen photos of others’ amazing art and made new friends. Oh, and I have also sold some wares – which is a great thing for a business! 🙂
Other than selling my own leather wares, I will (in the very near future) be bringing in some exciting new products! They will make great gifts for a loved one (including yourself). Don’t miss out! I’ll let you know when they arrive. Just keep an eye on my Facebook page and Instagram account.
My shop is located at:
Cabin 1, 38 Maple Street
Maleny QLD 4552
I am usually there from Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. I say usually because there are weekends when I will be attending Viking festivals and some when I will be running handcrafted leather workshops. However, there will always be a sign on my shop door showing my opening hours for the month. I will also post my weekends away on my Facebook and Instagram pages.
The Happy Viking shop is still a little bit different to what you might picture a ‘normal’ shop to be. My focus is on …
Not quantity. Having a limited amount of stock rather than excessive products waiting to be sold.
HANDCRAFTED INDIVIDUAL ITEMS
Not mass produced. Each item is created with craftsmanship, a skill that requires time and attention to detail.
RESPECT FOR ANIMALS
Choosing Australian leather over countries who have little or no animal welfare.
Making products that last; not contributing to the throwaway society.
Specializing in turning your ideas into reality.
The amount of stock that I have in my shop depends on the number of custom orders I am working on as well as preparations for upcoming Viking/Medieval festivals. Sometimes my shop may be plentiful and other times not so but the quality will always be high! If you are after a particular item, please feel free to call me first on 0418 435 990.
As well as selling my leather wares, I also offer Rune readings.
Consulting the Runes, like many other forms of oracles and divination, is a way to seek clarity and guidance. Depending on what your issue is and the messages that need to come through, you may feel the need to cast a handful of Runes or only just a few.
Each Rune casting is completely different and open to interpretation however, by tapping into my intuition, Source and the Runes themselves, I am able to convey the messages that you need to hear, leaving aside my own thoughts.
Parking is available in Maple Street, the grass area in between my cabin and the real estate, the IGA carpark or Willow Lane.