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Handmade Bug, Stuffed Animal Cloth Doll Art Toy, Hug Me Bug, Personalized Tag, Yellow, Green, Gold Batik, 9 inch, Ready-made

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This is a handmade, hand-sewn 9-inch yellow, green, and gold cotton batik Hug Me Bug with a gold fleece heart and a personalized hang tag by artist Elizabeth Ruffing.

“Hug Me Bugs” have love to give. Lots. And they're always happy to give it.

Want to name your own bug? This bug is all ready for adoption. All (s)he needs is a name from you. Please include a message (in the notes at checkout, or convo me) with the name you would like on your hang tag (shown in the bottom right photo). You can name your bug, or I can print "For + a recipient's name" on the hang tag, which comes tied to your Hug Me Bug with a ribbon. I also have room on the back of the tag for a short message, if you would like to include one. If you would like to send your bug as a gift, to a separate address, I can include a gift note for you as well. Just let me know what you'd like your note to say. This listing is for one cotton batik "Hug Me Bug" with a rich yellow-green, gold, and yellow cotton batik body and a gold fleece heart. Please allow one to two business days between your purchase and shipment.

More available Hug Me Bugs: http://www.etsy.com/shop/elizabethruffing/search?search_query=bug&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search

If you are on Facebook, please like my Hug Me Slug and Friends page to keep up with newly posted toys as well: facebook.com/hugmeslug

“Hug Me Bugs” are original one-of-a-kind dolls, created from my own original design and pattern. Each is hand signed on his or her bottom. “Hug Me Bugs” are handmade by me and are meant to be displayed, loved, played with, and most of all, hugged. Hug one, and you can’t help but feel their joy. Their smiles are pretty contagious too.

They make quirky, fun, whimsical, unique gifts for people of all ages. They have welcomed new babies, celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and all kinds of special occasions. They have comforted and cheered people who needed a hug too.

All the details on my "Hug Me Bugs" are sewn by hand, with with a needle and embroidery floss. They have hand-embroidered smiles, and their eyes and hearts are hand embroidered on with a blanket stitch.

They have no loose or removable parts and so they are safe for play (their cute personalized hang tags are meant to be untied and put away for safe keeping before giving to small children). They are stuffed with Poly-fil polyester stuffing.

Their bodies are made of 100% cotton batik fabric, which has been pre-washed and air dried. “Hug Me Bugs” can be gently spot cleaned, rinsed with cool water, and set out to air dry.

This “Hug Me Bug” is approximately 9 inches tall.

What buyers have said about my dolls:

"Absolutely the BEST! !!!!"

"Thank you so much! Everything Perfect! A+++++++++ Beautiful doll! I love her!"

"He's beautiful..Marvelous craftsmanship and I hugged him immediately! Thanks so much."

"I absolutely love Doris! She came very quickly, packaged with care (personal note included), and ready to be loved. My whole family passed her around and gave her hugs and squeezes.........she was a big hit. Very creative!"

"My Niece LOVES her hug me slug!...Thanks so much for such an adorable creature. Your slug has made a little girl, very very happy. PS. She sang the slug song to me when she showed me her new friend Nacho. Thank you so much! I will definitely do business with you again! These are very well made and you can tell a lot of love goes into making them!"

"This was the third hug-me slug we bought. Clearly, they are a big hit in our home!"

"Very unusual and fun piece of art! I love it! AAA+++!!!"

"Beautiful doll, very sweet and rapid transaction! Awesome! AA++!"

Should you like to make a “Hug Me Bug” your own, he or she will come to you carefully packaged and delivered by Priority Mail with delivery confirmation, within the United States. Outside of the United States, he or she will be shipped via First Class Mail International. If you would prefer Express Mail, Priority Mail International, Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate shipping, or you'd like to ship to a country that isn't on the "Ship To" list below, please inquire for a shipping quote.

I accept PayPal, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Please contact me within 3 days if you are mailing payment. Payment is expected within 7 days.

To see my latest creations as I make them, please visit my personal blog at elizabethruffing.com and please join us on Facebook for updates: facebook.com/hugmeslug and here: facebook.com/ruffings

My mom and I also have a collective shop for our original, for-display-only art dolls and fine art prints. Please come visit and add us to your favorites so you can find us later: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ruffings

Thanks for stopping by!

Handmade Bug, Stuffed Animal Cloth Doll Art Toy, Hug Me Bug, Personalized Tag, Yellow, Green, Gold Batik, 9 inch, Ready-made