elizabethruffing

Hug Me Slugs and Friends by Elizabeth Ruffing

856 Sales

elizabethruffing

Hug Me Slugs and Friends by Elizabeth Ruffing

856 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(274)

Announcement   Welcome to hugmeslug.com! All of my art toys are handmade by me with hand-stitched or hand-painted details, from my own original designs and patterns. Their hang tags can be personalized with a name or "For + a name" on the front, with room for a message on the back. I am happy to ship toys as gifts from you, directly to their new friends, along with a gift card if you would like. Just include a note for me during checkout, or use the "Contact" button in my shop. **The Post Office is recommending shipment by December 21st for Christmas, for Priority Mail, which usually takes 2-3 business days to arrive within the US.**

I am currently making four sizes of Hug Me Slugs, 7 inch ($22), 8 inch ($25), 9 inch ($28), and 12 inch ($38), for those who like to make slug families, with big and little siblings and parents. If you don't see one in my shop in the size or color you are looking for, please feel free to check with me. I have many toys started, and may have one you are looking for underway. Other creatures in my menagerie include Hug Me Bunnies, Hug Me Sock Cats, Hug Me Kittens, Hug Me Bugs, Hug Me Toads, and Hug Me Monsters.

I have been donating part of my toy shop sales to animal charities. A portion of my toy sales have helped out The House Rabbit Society, Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, Protective Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.) in Kansas, Care For Bear, The Whiskars' Syndicate, Alley Cats and Angels, and our friend Cheryl's feral cat fund to care for community cats here in our area of NC. The current total donated out from my toy sales to help animals so far is $696.65!

Please come "like" us on Facebook: facebook.com/hugmeslug and facebook.com/ruffings where you will find updates on new work, and please visit elizabethruffing.com and ruffings.com where you will find our blogs and more about me.

Our fine art prints and for-display-only art dolls are in our collective shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ruffings Please come have a look around!

All of our work is copyrighted, all rights reserved.

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Last updated on Dec 31, 2015

Welcome to hugmeslug.com! All of my art toys are handmade by me with hand-stitched or hand-painted details, from my own original designs and patterns. Their hang tags can be personalized with a name or "For + a name" on the front, with room for a message on the back. I am happy to ship toys as gifts from you, directly to their new friends, along with a gift card if you would like. Just include a note for me during checkout, or use the "Contact" button in my shop. **The Post Office is recommending shipment by December 21st for Christmas, for Priority Mail, which usually takes 2-3 business days to arrive within the US.**

I am currently making four sizes of Hug Me Slugs, 7 inch ($22), 8 inch ($25), 9 inch ($28), and 12 inch ($38), for those who like to make slug families, with big and little siblings and parents. If you don't see one in my shop in the size or color you are looking for, please feel free to check with me. I have many toys started, and may have one you are looking for underway. Other creatures in my menagerie include Hug Me Bunnies, Hug Me Sock Cats, Hug Me Kittens, Hug Me Bugs, Hug Me Toads, and Hug Me Monsters.

I have been donating part of my toy shop sales to animal charities. A portion of my toy sales have helped out The House Rabbit Society, Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, Protective Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.) in Kansas, Care For Bear, The Whiskars' Syndicate, Alley Cats and Angels, and our friend Cheryl's feral cat fund to care for community cats here in our area of NC. The current total donated out from my toy sales to help animals so far is $696.65!

Please come "like" us on Facebook: facebook.com/hugmeslug and facebook.com/ruffings where you will find updates on new work, and please visit elizabethruffing.com and ruffings.com where you will find our blogs and more about me.

Our fine art prints and for-display-only art dolls are in our collective shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ruffings Please come have a look around!

All of our work is copyrighted, all rights reserved.

Elizabeth Ruffing

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Elizabeth Ruffing

About

Hug Me Slugs and Friends by Elizabeth Ruffing

Welcome!

As a child, I took an interest in drawing and painting, and learned how to work in watercolor from my mom, artist A E Ruffing. I went on to study art at Yale, Brown, and The Rhode Island School of Design, and have been a been a professional artist for more than fifteen years, painting in both watercolor and acrylic. I've licensed by art for needlework kits for JCA and Candamar, and pillows and throws for Scene Weaver. My paintings have been sold in galleries, and published as prints.

But I've also always enjoyed sewing, which I also learned from my mom, for as long as I can remember. I took my drawings and translated them into doll and toy patterns for fun. I was so happy to discover that other people enjoyed them too. I've received so many nice messages from people who have been comforted and cheered up by them. I love to see my toys in their new homes, with their new families and friends. My dolls and toys are all made from my own designs and patterns. Each one is carefully sewn by hand.

My fine art prints, original art dolls, and art quilts are over in our other Etsy shop, Ruffing’s: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ruffings

I have a blog where I write about what I'm working on here: elizabethruffing.comand we post our art dolls, prints, and paintings on our group blog here: ruffings.com

We are on Facebook here: facebook.com/hugmeslug and here: facebook.com/ruffings and on Twitter here: twitter.com/elizaruffing

Please come visit!

Please note, all of our work is copyrighted, all rights reserved.

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Last updated on February 1, 2016
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Welcome! If you have any questions, concerns, or requests that aren't covered here, please feel free to contact me, and I will do my best to help!

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
I accept PayPal, money orders, and cashiers checks. I prefer PayPal. You won't need to have a PayPal account to pay with a credit card. If you would like to send a money order or a check, please let me know. I hold orders paid by check until your check clears. E-Checks sent through PayPal also take time to clear, usually 3-5 business days. Payment is due within 7 days of purchase.
Shipping
I ship most packages via Priority Mail, within the United States, and by First-Class Package International Service, outside of the United States, unless otherwise noted in the listing. I usually ship within 1-2 business days (Monday-Friday), sometimes the same day. I am shipping from North Carolina, USA. The Post Office here is closed on weekends. I will send you a shipping date and a tracking number. Priority Mail shipping usually takes 2-3 days to arrive within the United States. The Post Office strives for 2-day shipping for most locations with Priority Mail, but sometimes that varies. If you are closer to the west coast, the Post Office strives for 3-day shipping for Priority Mail, which may also vary. First-Class Package International Service arrival dates vary, depending on customs and other factors, including holiday traffic and destination. Please allow at least 2 weeks or more for international orders to arrive. International orders may be subject to customs fees from your own country as well.

(The United States Post Office also offers Priority Mail Express 1-day shipping within the United States, and I can do that for you if you let me know right away. It costs considerably more however, and I need to bill you and receive payment for extra shipping before I can ship. The Post Office also offers Priority Mail Express International 3-5 day shipping, for orders outside the United States, but again, it is very expensive, and the same applies.)

I calculate postage based on the current United States Postal Service fees, plus the cost of the box or envelope, where applicable. Please feel free to contact me for an accurate shipping quote on specific combined items, or for an exact amount to your specific zip code. If you don't see your country listed, please ask for a shipping quote, and I will look up the information for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take pride in my work and want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not happy with your purchase, you may return it within 7 days, in it's original, salable condition for your money back, excluding shipping. Please contact me first.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please make sure that I have all the information I need, in your note to me during checkout or in a message to me, to send your toy (or other item):

1) Let me know what you would like printed on your hang tag. You can name your toy, or I can print "For + a recipient's name" on the hang tag, which comes tied to your toy with a ribbon. I also have room on the back of the hang tag for a short message, if you would like to include one. I can also make the tag blank.

2) Let me know if I am shipping your toy (or other item) as a gift to an address other than your own. I can also include a gift note, at no extra charge, if I am shipping the toy as a gift directly to his or her new home. If you would like gift wrap on smaller toys, I can add that onto your order too for a small additional charge to cover a gift bag and the shipping for a larger box. Feel free to ask.

3) If you need your package to arrive by a certain date, please let me know that as well.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me directly. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach me through Etsy via "Contact Shop Owner" on the left side of my Etsy shop home page, or "Ask a Question" on the upper right of each listing page.

I want you to be happy with your purchase and I would love to have your 5-star review on Etsy.

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

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Ruffing
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