HoDDminiatures

Hooked On Dodging Dusting

Barnsley, United Kingdom 1090 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (297)

HoDDminiatures

Hooked On Dodging Dusting

Barnsley, United Kingdom | 1090 Sales

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Sammie

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Sammie

Announcement    Hello there and welcome!
Here's a little about how I use my adoption centre:

Miniatures are always announced on social media first:
Www.facebook.com/hookedondodgingdusting

Little guys here are either 'ready to go' and/or my most popular 'made to order'. Popular 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 suitable for vegetarians & vegans.

Orders for anything not listed here are to be taken social media please.

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

Sammie

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 7, 2019

Hello there and welcome!
Here's a little about how I use my adoption centre:

Miniatures are always announced on social media first:
Www.facebook.com/hookedondodgingdusting

Little guys here are either 'ready to go' and/or my most popular 'made to order'. Popular 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 suitable for vegetarians & vegans.

Orders for anything not listed here are to be taken social media please.

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

Sammie

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Updates

Hey guys!
This listing is on sale, last one!
I won't be renewing the listing.
Hope you're all having a great day!
Sammie
Hey guys!
Here's the latest batch of sloths.
Two toed sloth figurines, two toed sloth pendants and a three toed sloth.
Hope every one has a great weekend :)
Sammie
Hey guys!
Here's some cuties looking for homes house_with_garden
Last recommended posting dates for you:
UK: 1st December
International: 5th Nov
Happy shopping guys blush
Sammie sparkling_heart
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About HoDDminiatures

Sales 1,090
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, mystical creatures and pet representations.
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.
Most of my orders come from facebook as that's where I take custom orders so any questions please pop me a 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 August 3, 2019
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.

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

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
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 and EU residents only: 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 after the item is received back with myself in its original packaging if it shows no evidence of damage. It is advised you retain proof of postage throughout the returns process as the buyer is responsible for items until they are back with me. Items from outside the UK must be marked as 'return to seller' on the external packaging of the item and clearly visible. If items are not marked as a return customs fees will be deducted from the refund. If you choose to upgrade and/or Rush your order the amount amount refunded will only be that of my standard postage method.

*Outside the EU: Cancellations and returns are not normally accepted unless the item is damaged or faulty however please contact to discuss if you wish to cancel or return your item. If a cancellation or return is accepted return postage fees are the responsibilty of the buyer and items must be marked as 'return to seller' on the external packaging of the item and clearly visible. If items are not marked as a return customs fees will be deducted from the refund.

If your item has a fault or is damaged during transit 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.

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 for the item only- no pnp costs will be refunded. Buyers are responsible for uncollected/refused items upon their return.

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 postages.

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. After this time I cannot be held responsible for lost parcels.

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

Please see the additional information section on care and handling subsection for more information.
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
Dispatch:

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 1-3 working day guideline.

Processing times are the time it will take me to make your order. Processing time is not and does not include delivery time. Processing time begins once payment has cleared.

UK residents: please know etsy operates on a US time zone for estimated delivery and also includes Sunday as a business day due to the time difference. Estimated delivery dates may not be accurate.

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Shipping:

Postal runs are Monday to Friday.
Next day delivery items ordered after 12pm will be dispatched the next working day unless prior contact is made to ensure I can fulfil this.

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.
If your order contains 2 or more items (any of which containing breakables: glass/clay pots) then it will be shipped as a parcel- class varies depending on price for postage paid. (2 items = second class, 3 items= 1st class)

If your basket goes over £50 value please be aware items may be sent in separate parcels. 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 day delivery option-
*Guaranteed before 1pm the next working day (mon-fri) is available on 'ready to go' items. If a 'ready to go' item is purchased before 12pm on a working day (except fridays) it will be dispatched the same day. After this time or on weekends it will be dispatched the following working day.
*Guaranteed delivery for made to order items is available with a rush fee. If you require a Saturday delivery please select the weekend delivery upgrade. Items purchased without prior communication for a shorter lead time than stated on my listings will be cancelled.
This service is insured up to £250 per parcel.
If you purchase a made to order item and select next delivery the processing time will stand and your item(s) will be shipped via your chosen delivery method as soon as it is complete. Please note that RUSH fees will not be refunded if you cancel your order.

Items with a 1-3 days dispatch time- if urgent please contact me before purchase/immediately after purchase if you require the item dispatched within 24 hours so I know it is a priority or the 1-3 day lead time stands.

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).
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INTERNATIONAL-
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 working days from expected date of delivery. This does not include any customs/import 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.

Any shipping overages over the initial standard shipping charge will be refunded within 24 hours of dispatch.
Any custom charges/import duties/tax you may receive are not included in the price paid and are your own responsibility.
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Stickers must be shipped flat and cannot be shipped with anything else.
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By Etsy terms and conditions, incorrect addresses are the responsibility of the customer. If items are dispatched with 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.

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Tracking numbers 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 EU 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 refund/replacement. After this time I cannot be held responsible for lost parcels due to the company's policy.

Please expect delays around holidays.

Last recommended posting dates for Christmas: (the working day on or before the following dates)
International= 5th November.
UK= 1st 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 5+ years of experience posting at this time of year.
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All shipping prices are for the fastest delivery options available for a reasonable price. Shipping in seperate 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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RUSH
(upgrade option as a drop down menu in basket for made to order listings)

This fee speeds up the processing time to just 5 working days unless discussed prior to order. This fee is per 'made to order' item. Rush does NOT include delivery, delivery options are available separately for UK residents only.

Next day delivery options to UK addresses are available if required, items will be sent via this service once completed.
Rush + 1st class postage is not a guaranteed service, I cannot personally be held accountable for the delivery time.
Unfortunately faster international delivery options are not currently available.

Rush charges are not eligible for refund if you cancel your order or wish to return it for any reason.

RUSH upgrades and ready made items cannot be purchased in the same transaction as it will charge you the RUSH upgrade for each item. If you wish to purchase ready to go and made to order items please contact me before hand for a custom listing or discount code.

International orders please contact beforehand if you require a rush order.

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Orders are sent in as much recyclable and recycled packaging as possible. Plastic is kept to a minimum. Kraft card stock makes up the majority of my packaging material because it is made from recycled cardboard. 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.
Additional policies and FAQs
Any Questions regarding items or custom orders please contact me via social media or email.

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.

I have photographed and described the item to the best of my ability but please note due to screen and monitor settings, colours may vary to what you see on the screen. Colours may also vary depending on the dye lot of the materials used.

The picture shown is an example of what you will receive unless otherwise stated. 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.

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.
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 Feb 25, 2019
Frequently asked questions
I'd like to customise my order, is this possible?

Yes! 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.

I also take a select number of custom orders each month via social media.

If you would like to place a custom order or customise an item, please either click the custom order button on listings or contact me before ordering via etsy or contact me directly via one of my social media outlets.

Please note: sloth colours are not available for customisation. Colour changes are reserved for my limited editions every year.

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 travelling within the UK are usually posted in a plain white envelope, international orders are usually boxed or in a bubble envelope.

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 brown 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.

What age are your items for?

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 need an item quicker than your processing time, is this possible?

Yes, please add the item to your basket and select the RUSH option in your basket via a drop down menu.

RUSH reduces any processing time to 5 working days. Rush does not include delivery.

First class, guaranteed next working day and guaranteed next day (weekend) delivery options are also available for UK residents. The item will be sent via your chosen method after creation. Unfortunately there are no faster shipping options for outside the UK at this time.

If you are interested in purchasing more than one item please contact me before purchase.

Detailed information on RUSH upgrades, shipping times and shipping upgrades are found in my policies under 'shipping'. Any questions please send me a message :)