DidderbugDesigns

Whimsical artist books, linoleum prints, and more

Framingham, Massachusetts | 48 Sales

DidderbugDesigns

Whimsical artist books, linoleum prints, and more

Framingham, Massachusetts 48 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (12)

Announcement   END OF SUMMER SALE: Now through September 1st - 30% off everything in stock!

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Last updated on Aug 12, 2018

END OF SUMMER SALE: Now through September 1st - 30% off everything in stock!

Katie Higgins-White

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Katie Higgins-White

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Can't read this? That's because I had to carve it backwards in order for it to print legibly! Notions & Potions prints are now available!

About

Who are you and what is a "didderbug"?

My name is Katie Higgins-White. I hale from the land of potatoes - Boise, Idaho - and a home of love, laughter, art, music, ongoing education, and cozy homebodies. I have been creating art for as long as I can remember, and I have always loved opportunities to learn a new technique or craft that I could use to make things for myself and others. This persisted in my college studies at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where I was immediately entranced by the book arts and printmaking classes offered in our art department. These subjects not only offered me a chance to learn about new art forms, but also resonated with another love in my life - books and reading. In short, I began to create prints and books, and I haven't stopped since.

When I first opened this shop, I wasn't sure what to name it. Should I use my own name, underscoring my identity as an artist? Or come up with a unique shop name that might allow me more versatility? In the end, I chose the name Didderbug Designs, a title which both encompasses the many different styles I experiment with (there are multiple "designs" at work here) while also embodying ME on a more personal level (didderbug is a family nickname for me). Creating Didderbug Designs has allowed me to share the things I love with people beyond my inner circle, while giving myself permission to branch out and try out new challenges along the way.

I am fascinated by processes of transformation, which infuses my art in more ways than one. Some of this transformation can be found in my process of creation. In addition to more classical art forms like drawing and painting, I am drawn to techniques that are steeped in folk and craft traditions - such as quilting, embroidery, printing and bookbinding - and which involve the mark of the artist’s hand at every step. It is up to the artist to take disparate pieces - scraps of fabric, images, words, pages - and assemble them into a cohesive work of art. It is no surprise, then, that much of my inspiration comes from both the natural world (which is built of ecosystems in which multiple organisms work together) and the literary genres of fairytales and mythology (which have been told, retold, and transcribed over the years and with multiple variations). 

Thank you for visiting Didderbug Designs - I hope you find something that inspires you!

- Katie

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  • Katie Higgins-White

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist

    An artist, writer, seamstress, crafteress, knitter, reader, teacher, and dreamer living and working in the Boston area, I feel at my best when I am making beautiful things.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 14, 2017
Welcome! Thank you for visiting my shop. I hope you find something that catches your eye, inspires your imagination, or warms your heart in my artwork.

My goal is to offer the best possible service in delivering your Didderbug Designs artwork to your door. If you have questions or requests, don't hesitate to convo me.

In order to do a small part in supporting the freedoms that all humans are entitled to, I am currently donating 10% of all sales to the ACLU. At the end of each month, I tally my total sales, calculate the percentage, and send a check to the organization.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
Returns and exchange details
Your happiness is my top priority, so do not hesitate to contact me within 10 days of receipt of your order if you are unhappy with your purchase. If an item arrives damaged, I will either replace the item if possible or, if not, refund payment for the item. Shipping costs will not be refunded.
Payment
I happily accept payment by Credit Card, PayPal and Etsy Gift Cards. If you pay with an eCheck with PayPal, please be aware that it takes 3-5 business days for the payment to clear, after which I'll send your package.
Shipping
I tend to ship out items on Fridays, so you can expect your item to ship within 3 to 5 business days of purchase. If you need your order to be shipped sooner, please let me know, and I will do my best to match your timeline.

I use calculated shipping, so buyers can choose expedited shipping, additional insurance, shipping confirmation, etc. as needed.

Most items are available for international shipping, as well as domestic.
Additional policies and FAQs
All flat items smaller than 12 inches in either dimension ships in a sturdy, flat envelope, wrapped in a clear plastic sleeve for protection. Three-dimensional items are shipped in a box, wrapped in bubble wrap and other filler material as needed for them to arrive safely and undamaged.