HoDDminiatures

Hooked On Dodging Dusting

Barnsley, United Kingdom

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Hello there and welcome!

You can also find me at:
* Www.facebook.com/hookedondodgingdusting
* Www.instagram.com/hookedondodgingdusting

World wide shipping is temporarily disabled due to pandemic related issues.

At the moment little guys here are all 'ready to go' however I hope to reintroduce my 'made to order' section soon.
Usually items are moved between the 'ready to go' <-> 'made to order' sections and processing times are changed accordingly but descriptions are not changed.
Most items are made from synthetic and/or plant fibres but please do check the description.

I'm afraid I am closed to custom orders for this year.

If you have any questions please pop me a message :)

Sammie

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 29, 2021

Hello there and welcome!

You can also find me at:
* Www.facebook.com/hookedondodgingdusting
* Www.instagram.com/hookedondodgingdusting

World wide shipping is temporarily disabled due to pandemic related issues.

At the moment little guys here are all 'ready to go' however I hope to reintroduce my 'made to order' section soon.
Usually items are moved between the 'ready to go' <-> 'made to order' sections and processing times are changed accordingly but descriptions are not changed.
Most items are made from synthetic and/or plant fibres but please do check the description.

I'm afraid I am closed to custom orders for this year.

If you have any questions please pop me a message :)

Sammie

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Reviews

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Updates

"Happy belated international sloth day! (20th October)\n\nLast recommended posting date for items intended as Christmas gifts are: 4th Nov for international, 2nd Dec for UK\n\nTake care heart️\nSammie"
"Hey everybody!\nI am sharing this voodoo style doll because it's nearly Hallowe'en but this update is just to let you know the last recommended posting date for International orders as Christmas gifts is 4th November christmas_tree\nTake care,\nSammie"
"Hey Everybody,\nI've not made one of these little guys in a couple of years so thought I would blush \nHope you have a fantastic day!\nSammie"
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About HoDDminiatures

Sales 1,578
On Etsy since 2015

Hello! I'm Sammie! I am a 27 year old artisan known as 'Hooked On Dodging Dusting' across socia media. I specialise in making miniature plush animals.
I started making miniatures when a couple of friends asked how small I could work because they required teddies for their own creations- dolls houses and polymer clay babies but I wanted to keep the feel and style of my previous larger pieces. I loved it so, here I am :D
I hand draw every animal on paper before making it 3D. It's like a body map so I can work out where markings go and also helps me visualise the creative process before starting because every item is made by eye.
A lot of my pieces are mixed mediums with multiple techniques applied.
I take orders across all my social media outlets as well as here so any questions please pop me message :)

Production partners

  • Landau House

    London, England

    The very talented Sarah over at Landau House https://etsy.me/2QDyrw7 Made the book covers I designed into teeny weeny dolls house scale books.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 27, 2021
Hello!
Welcome to my shop of miniature friends!

My shop is an adoption centre for animals/creatures ready to adopt or regularly in stock for adoption. Custom orders are taken on social media.

Most items are suitable for vegetarians/vegans.
Approx processing and shipping times on all listings under the shipping section of each item.

Items are moved between 'ready to go' - 'made to order' sections and processing times when they are in stock- descriptions are not changed.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to pop me a message :)

Thank you for visiting.

Sammie

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Returns and exchange details
Cancellation and returns: If you have purchased an item you may cancel the sale at any time if you have not asked for personalisation of any kind that is permanently on the item. If your order has not yet been dispatched an immediate full refund will be given. If your item has already been dispatched and you wish to cancel please wait for it to arrive. When you have your item or if you have your item already and wish to cancel-

*UK: Items may be returned at your cost during UK Trading Standards 14 day cooling off period. This is from the date of receiving the item and I must be notified within this period that you wish to cancel. Then you have 14 days to return the item from the date of notice. Buyers are responsible for return postage and the full refund will be given on receipt of goods if the item is in its original packaging if it shows no evidence of damage. It is advised but not essential to use a tracked/signed for service to return your order. Please correctly insure your package and retain proof of postage throughout the returns process as the buyer is responsible for items until they are delivered. If you choose express shipping and/or Rush your order the amount amount refunded will only be that of standard postage method, no express or rush payments will be refunded. Items must be received complete and in the condition they were sent in. Refunds will be actioned as quickly as possible after receiving the item.

If delivery is attempted and you are not home it is your responsibility to collect it before the item is returned. If the item is returned you will be given the option to pay postage again or receive a refund.

*International: If you wish to cancel or return your item return postage fees are the responsibility of the buyer and items must be marked as 'RETURN' on the external packaging of the item and be clearly visible. If items are not marked as a return any customs fees will be deducted from the refund. It is advised but not essential your order is returned via a tracked method. Please make sure to properly insure the order and retain proof of postage as the package is your responsibility until it is back with me. Items must be received complete and in the condition they were sent in. Refunds for the item cost only will be actioned as quickly as possible after receiving the item. If delivery is attempted and you are not home it is your responsibility to collect it before the item is returned. If the item is returned you will be be given a refund for the item cost only upon return of the item. Buyers are responsible for uncollected/refused items upon their return.

*Faulty/Damaged in transit (all orders applicable): All items are inspected upon packaging and packaged as carefully as possible but If your package has an obvious fault or is damaged during transit please REJECT it. Please ask it be returned to sender. If you accept it and later report there is no evidence it was damaged in transit. If your package arrives and seems okay but you open it to find a damaged item please report it to my inbox with clear photographic evidence of the damage to the packaging and the item. If your item is damaged or faulty: a repair, replacement or refund will be discussed. Please note I may ask you to return the item and monies will be sent for the postage once the item is back with myself. No refunds will be given without photographic proof.

*Delayed delivery: If your item hasn't arrived within 7 working days (UK) or 15 working days (International) please pop me a message and I will help you locate your parcel the best I can. Communications for lost or damaged parcels must be received within a reasonable time frame to be able to resolve any issues during the mail carrier's claim time. Once out of the claim time, I cannot offer a refund.

More policies found under 'Shipping' if the problem is related to delivery services.

Please see the additional information section on care and handling sub-section for more information.

* One of a kind items: Sometimes items are unable to be re-made. This is usually because a discontinued material has been used. If your item is lost or damaged in transit and you provide sufficient evidence I unfortunately cannot replace your order and a refund will be issued.
Payment
Payment must be made before items are dispatched/made this includes e-cheques and processing payments.

If you purchase ready made items and made to order items in one transaction they will be posted when your made to order item is completed.

Items purchased must not be purchased for resale.
Shipping
Processing time is not and does not include delivery time.

Items are given a 3-5 working day dispatch date but my posting days are Mondays and Thursdays. This also includes express delivery options-unless discussed and agreed to prior to ordering. Please order before 9am BST on Mondays and Thursdays to ensure dispatch that day, orders after this time may not be posted until the following Posting day.
Due to the pandemic my local post office is closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Shipping:
Postal runs are on Mondays and Thursdays only (exceptions may apply). Next day delivery items will be dispatched on Mondays and Thursdays too unless prior contact is made to ensure I can fulfil this.
*The post office I can access is closed Fridays and Saturdays due to the pandemic to prevent closure*
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UNITED KINGDOM-
Standard shipping within the UK mainland is first class signed for with Royal Mail for miniatures. The first class service with Royal Mail has an aim of 1-3 working days but may take up to 12 working days during busy periods (or pandemic related delays). If your order contains fragile components/accessories or is of parcel size (over 25mm) then it will be shipped as a second class. If your order total goes over £50 value please be aware items may be sent in separate parcels/packages. If you'd like to discuss this just pop me a message :) Packaging is simple and minimal to prevent additional charges and keep costs low for yourself.

Next working day delivery option is a guarantee from Royal Mail. Items with this express delivery option will still be dispatched Mondays and Thursdays if ordered before 9am BST unless you contact me beforehand and it is agreed to post outside of these times. Due to the pandemic Royal Mail are no longer guaranteeing delivery before 1pm instead they are guaranteeing delivery some time that working day. If your item is delayed please notify me immediately and I will do my best to assist. If you choose to cancel your order after it is dispatched this service is non-refundable.
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INTERNATIONAL-
Please do not exceed 250GBP in a single transaction (including delivery and sales tax).

*** Pandemic update: I am very sorry to say I am not posting WORLDWIDE for the time being. If shipping is available to you it will state so in the delivery section of the listings. The following text in this sub-section is only applicable to those countries or if a sale is agreed via messages and a custom order made. Couriers are no longer giving estimated delivery times. They have stated items will be delivered within the compensation claim time. This is 25-35 working days from dispatch depending on the country. If your item has not arrived within 3 weeks please notify me. Unfortunately there is still a claim window for lost mail still applicable despite the pandemic so by notifying me your order is taking a long time means I can discuss with the courier available options for your order/delivery. ***

In usual times International orders are sent Tracked and Signed for (to Europe) and Tracked (to the rest of the world) unless otherwise stated or discussed prior to ordering. Countries where there is not a tracked and signed service available will be sent tracked only. This is a 5-10 working day service but please allow up to 25-35 working days from expected date of delivery. This does not include any customs/import or pandemic related delays. Please note- I personally do not offer guarantees for shipping times. Busy periods there may be a longer delivery time than stated (i.e around the holidays). Your basket must not contain more than £250 value per transaction. This is the maximum insurance level readily available. Shipping fees are agreed at the time of sale. Confirming to order is your agreement that you are happy with postal charges. Any custom charges/import duties/tax you may receive are not included in the price paid and are your own responsibility. If you are in the EU and Etsy have collected VAT on your behalf the courier company will be notified of this.
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All orders – Incorrect address provided:
By Etsy terms and conditions, incorrect addresses are the responsibility of the customer. If items are dispatched and you have provided an incorrect address the responsibility of the package lies with the customer for providing the wrong information. If the item is returned to me you will be given the option of a refund to the item (s) value or to pay postage again for the item to be shipped to the correct address. Correct address must be provided when paying the additional postage costs. If the item is delivered to the address it is the responsibility of the buyer to collect the item from the address.
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Tracking numbers/proof of postage barcodes
These are provided on all dispatch notifications, please keep watch over your parcel to see if a delivery has been attempted. If delivery is attempted and you are not home it is your responsibility to collect it before the item is returned. If the item is returned due to non-collection you will be given a refund- please note if you fail to collect the item I will not give a refund until I have the item back. For outside the UK this can be up to 12 weeks. If you are outside the UK and have a non-collection return and opt for a refund, only the items price will be refunded. If your item hasn't arrived within 7 working days (UK) or 15 working days (International) please pop me a message and I will help you the best I can to locate your parcel and discuss options for a future refund/replacement when the claim time comes. After this time I cannot be held responsible for lost parcels due to the company's policy. Please expect delays around holidays.
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Last recommended posting dates for Christmas: (the posting day on or before the following dates) International= 4th November. UK= 2nd December.
Please take this into consideration when ordering made to order items as I do not offer guaranteed delivery dates. The above estimates are based on 8+ years of experience posting at this time of year.
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Shipping prices are for the fastest delivery options available for a reasonable price. Shipping in separate parcels saves you money. Shipping upgrades chosen by you, such as rush and guaranteed next day delivery options will not be refunded if you change your mind and wish to return an item for any reason unless the item is damaged in transit or faulty.

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Packaging:
No indication of the contents are visible on the outside of your parcel. Orders are sent in as much recyclable and recycled packaging as possible. Plastic is kept to a minimum where possible. Kraft card stock makes up the majority of my packaging material because it is made from recycled cardboard. A plastic sleeve is used to protect your certificate of authenticity-if you do not want this please let me know upon ordering. Any sponge/foam sent to aid safe delivery of your item is pink. The foam/sponge is given to me free of charge from another local business- it is not meant to cause offence and no other colour options are available. Please recycle any packaging

*Please note my gift boxes are free. They are purely to aid safe delivery of your item.

UK customers: Generally external packaging is a plain white/brown envelope which is fully secured with tape. This is to ensure the sorting machine or delivery person does not accidentally rip open your parcel. It also provides a barrier against beautiful UK weather. Unfortunately any additional packaging takes my items over the large letter size guide and the corners on the gift boxes can tear through plastic mailing bags so based on years of experience this is the best option. I understand the tape may be an inconvenience and so I urge you to open your parcel carefully to ensure you do not damage the contents. I package them this way to save customers approximately £4-5 in postage and packaging costs. If you'd like your item sent in another way, please contact me before purchasing so I can create a custom listing for you (please note this will incur additional costs). Please note I will not be held responsible for any damage you cause to your items upon opening.

International customers: Generally my items are sent in a hard backed envelope which is mostly covered in tape. This is to ensure the corners of the gift box do not rip through the paper part of the envelope. Unfortunately any additional packaging takes my items over the large letter size guide and the corners on the gift boxes can tear through plastic mailing bags. I understand the tape may be an inconvenience and so I urge you to open your parcel carefully to ensure you do not damage the contents. Occasionally I use boxes and these boxes are usually recycled. They may have marks on them from removing previous labels. I package them this way to keep costs down for you as I understand international postage costs are high. Please note I will not be held responsible for any damage you cause to your items upon opening.
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Processing times:
Processing begins once payment has cleared. Processing time is the time frame in which your order will be made, packaged and dispatched, it is not an estimate for delivery. UK residents: please know Etsy operates on a US time zone and so estimated delivery times may not be accurate on your receipt email, for example if you order late in the day in the UK when the post office is not open, Etsy still counts this as a day on your estimated processing time.
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Items with additions:
Ready to go items requiring necklaces, decorated plant pots, potato sacks, eyelashes, flowers or any other additional details will not be immediately dispatched as these are added to order but they will still be dispatched within my estimated dispatch time.
Additional policies and FAQs
Pandemic related information can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/1678225962359128/

Any Questions regarding items or custom orders please contact me via social media or email.

Safety:
NONE of my items are suitable for children under 14 years of age. They all contain very small parts. All items are art. No items have undergone safety testing due to size. The items themselves are choking hazards. If you purchase an item then decide to give it to a child, I accept no responsibility for any harm or injury caused by the item purchased.

My items are intended as ornaments/display items and so should last a lifetime if cared for and stored correctly and so do not have a warranty, however if a fault does appear in the first 28 days please contact me to discuss repair options. After this time, if an accident happens to your miniature please contact me to discuss (a fee for repair may apply). Buyers are responsible for postage costs.
All joints should be moved by pinching the limb where it touches the body, using joints any other way may cause them to become loose.
Polymer clay additions are attached using a resin based glue. They can come off if pulled or caught. ALL items go through a quality control before sending> Polymer clay additions are given a gentle wiggle to ensure they are secure and ensure they do not become detached with gentle movements. My items are fragile miniatures intended to be handled with care and mainly to live their life on a shelf or in a dolls house (or in some cases wearable art), they are not for rigorous play or wear. Resin glue can fault if exposed to heat, please keep your miniatures away from heat sources. All polymer clay additions are made by hand without the use of moulds, tailored to each individual item. If a polymer clay addition breaks or becomes loose I can repair the item at your cost and this may require you to send the item back to me for a fitting. Polymer clay items are too small or thin to have a strengthening armature. Including an armature may compromise the original strength due to their size.

Most of my items have been created with synthetic fibres and various cottons which originate from plant materials. Findings are usually plastic, glass, metal or faux fur/leather/suede and so are Vegetarian/Vegan friendly. In every description there is a short description on the fibre type.

The picture shown is an example of what you will receive unless otherwise stated. I have photographed and described my items to the best of my ability. They are all designs and items previously made by myself but due to being handmade each one is slightly different and one of a kind. Yarn is made in batches. Colours and/or thickness can vary between batches and so this may effect the colour or size of your item. items you receive may also appear different due to your screen/monitor settings.
Privacy
Privacy policy as of 25th May 2018.
I fully comply with the GDPR regulations and take data protection very seriously.
HoDDminiatures / Hooked On Dodging Dusting - The artist Samantha Heaton is the sole protector and controller of data connected with the above business. I will only collect and retain data personal that I have been provided by you or you have authorised third parties in the transaction to give in order to fulfil your order.
The data includes your name, email address, postal address and if given, telephone number.
If paying with a credit or debit card this data is encrypted by Etsy and is not given to me as a seller. If you place your order via PayPal I will only see the email address linked to your account and the postal address you chose to provide upon payment that is linked to your account. No payment details owned by yourself such as bank and card details are available to me.
Any of your data given to me by yourself is held is on encrypted devices which are password and fingerprint protected and is only held for to fulfil your order as requested plus evidence (receipts) to prove I have posted your order and tax returns. Data retained for tax purposes is kept for up to 7 years and your data will be shredded when it is no longer needed. Your personal data will only be shared with the courier used to send your order and HMRC to prove my business is legitimate. These companies have their own privacy policies and I will happily locate them and send them to you at your request.
Your contact information is only used to talk about your order either to: answer enquiries, give quotes, notify you your order is processing, notify you your order is completed, to provide you with proof of postage, provide customer support, settle disputes, and on the rare occasion, to check your order has arrived.
Any physical evidence of your data such as receipts and rarely invoices are stored securely in a locked cabinet for tax return purposes. Only I hold a key for the cabinet.
Your information will only be given to necessary parties to comply with my legal obligations as a seller. Your personal data will never sold to third parties.
I do not have a mailing list or website, your data will not be used or sold for marketing purposes.
Messages containing personal information will be kept for 12 months after the last message received so I have your information to hand, purely to ensure you have a quick and pleasant transaction if a question or problem arises.
You may request any data I have retained about yourself at any time.
If you have any questions about how I store and dispose of your personal data or would like me to dispose of any of your personal data, please get in touch via any of my business outlets:
Etsy: Www.hoddminiatures.etsy.com
Facebook:
Www.fb.com/hookedondodgingdusting
Facebook messenger:
M.me/hookedondodgingdusting
Instagram:
Www.instagram.com/hookedondodgingdusting
Email:
Hookedondodgingdusting [!at] gmail.com

More information

Last updated on Sep 27, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Delivery/Pandemic news.

I will be posting twice a week during the quietest times. These days will be Mondays and Thursdays and cut off for posting will be 9am BST on those days. This includes orders with express shipping.

Post may be affected by pandemic related delays in certain areas. Domestic/UK post is taking 1-12 working days for delivery. International post is taking 10-25 working days for delivery. Despite these delays there is still a time frame for compensation on lost packages so if you are worried about your parcel please see more information in my policies and drop me message if your order is nearing the end of expected delivery time.

In the event of having to isolate if you have an existing order you will be contacted immediately.

How do I look after my little friend?

These little guys will last a lifetime of cared for and stored correctly.

Do not get your miniature friend wet- moisture may compromise the items integrity.

Most of my items are jointed, please turn the joints gently where the limb joins the body.

Polymer clay additions can break if not handled with care.

Keep out of direct sunlight.

Necklaces are pieces of wearable art and are not advised for every day wear.

Please keep hold of the gift box, you never know when you may need to take your miniature friend along on an adventure :)

How will my order be packaged?

My external packaging is plain and simple to keeps costs low for you and so there are no indications of the item inside. Orders are usually posted in a hardboard envelope but if the item is large it may be posted in a plain white paper envelope to keep it large letter and keep costs low for you.

Items are packaged in a free handstamped brown card gift box which is lined with coloured tissue paper. Certificates are placed in a transparent sleeve and then inside a recycled card envelope.

If you are sending your order direct to the recipient please make sure you update the addresses.

If you'd like your item presented any other way please contact me before purchase to ensure I can complete your request. Additional charges may apply.

Can I give this to a child?

My items are not for persons under 14 years of age. They are small and contain even smaller parts. My items are made with adult collectors in mind :)

Sizes and materials?

The first items created are measured with a vernier and put into the listings. There may be a slight difference in size due to batch number of materials and being handmade.

If an item is ready to go and you would like confirmation on the exact size of the item, please send me a message and I will be happy to help :)

Items are usually made from synthetic or plant fibres however I do make the occasional item which contains animal fibres. All listing state which fibre type they contain. Some items have glass eyes and some contain wire, and/or polymer clay.

Necklaces are black faux suede with silver coloured findings.

I'd like to customise my order, is this possible?

Most items here are made to order so colours can be changed and details can be added if contacted before ordering as additional fees may apply or custom order may need to be generated just for you.

I rarely take on custom orders but do have a request list.

If you would like to customise and item or enquire about something made just for you please either click the custom order button on listings or contact me via one of my social media outlets.

Christmas post

Last recommended posting dates for Christmas:

International= Thursday 4th November 2021
UK= Thursday 2nd December 2021

Please take this into consideration when ordering made to order items as I do not offer guaranteed delivery dates. The above estimates are based on 7+ years of experience posting at this time of year.

Please note the pandemic may cause delays on top of Christmas rush so please order in plenty of time.