How to Buy

The wee creatures have grown in popularity over the years - as a result, I've been exploring the fairest way to sell them, which I will continue to review and tweak. 

There are currently four ways to adopt a wee creature:

I also have a permanent online shop with cards, notebooks, mugs, etc. (This is also where you'll find the Random Creature Listings.)

How to know which way is best for you

Random Creature Listings

Best for you if:

  • You live on Facebook and constantly stalk the Quernus page and the Quernoholics Anonymouse group, making sure you get every update as soon as it happens
  • You don't mind which wee creature you adopt, you just want a wee creature.
  • You enjoy the adrenalin rush of the rugby scrum at the checkout - "fastest finger wins"
  • You are an instant gratificationist who wants to receive their wee creature now, if not sooner.
Pre-Orders

Best for you if:

  • You're not on Facebook that often, and you haven't quite sussed out how to get all the updates from the Quernus pages and QA group.
  • You don't have a particular wee creature in mind, but would like to adopt a Quernus creature.
  • You rely more on the newsletter for updates on what's happening in the Quernus world.
  • You prefer to complete a transaction at a more sedate pace and in your own time.
  • You'd like a quick turnaround in welcoming your new addition to the family to your home.
Quernus Lottery

Best for you if:

  • You live in a different time zone than the UK, and don't enjoy getting up in the middle of the night for specific events.
  • You like to see lots of wee creatures appearing over the course of a few weeks.
  • You enjoy browsing through all the available wee creatures, without needing to rush to choose which ones you apply for.
  • You enjoy the excitement of having a chance to win the right to buy your chosen wee creatures, but wouldn't be too disappointment if you don't.
  • You want the chance to suggest which wee creatures should appear in each Lottery (QA members can make suggestions in the QA group). 
Commission Requests (waiting list)

Best for you if:

  • You have a particular wee creature in mind that you'd like to adopt.
  • You don't mind waiting (the waiting list could last days, weeks or months)

Pricing

I do my best to keep the cost of the wee creatures affordable, taking into account the fact that each one is made entirely by hand, and most are also made to order for each event. For the creatures which are fairly straightforward, without much customisation, prices range from £20 for Tiny Mice, up to about £50 for collaboration creatures. Where there is a significant element of customisation (particularly for commission requests), prices usually start at £60, and the price will be determined by the complexity of the design, and how long it's likely to take. Shipping is added on top, and I will always let you know how much it will be, depending on the required service and geographical location.