elizabethruffing

Hug Me Slugs and Friends Stuffed Animals

Raleigh, North Carolina · 950 Sales

elizabethruffing

Hug Me Slugs and Friends Stuffed Animals

Raleigh, North Carolina 950 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(302)

Announcement   Welcome to hugmeslug.com, your adoption center for stuffed animals to hug and love. 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.

I am currently making four sizes of Hug Me Slugs, 7 inch ($22), 8 inch ($25), 9 inch ($28), and 12 inch ($38), plus postage, 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. If you send me a picture of anything in a color you like, I can see if I have fleece close to that color. I am always working on restocking my toy shop, and may have one you are looking for underway. Other creatures in my menagerie include Hug Me Bunnies ($28), Hug Me Sock Cats ($48), Hug Me Kittens ($30), Hug Me Bugs ($28), Hug Me Toads ($30), and Hug Me Monsters ($34), plus postage.

Please come check out our art dolls and prints too. They in our collective shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ruffings

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.

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, Triangle Rabbits, 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 $702.65!

All of our work is copyrighted, all rights reserved.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 25, 2018

Welcome to hugmeslug.com, your adoption center for stuffed animals to hug and love. 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.

I am currently making four sizes of Hug Me Slugs, 7 inch ($22), 8 inch ($25), 9 inch ($28), and 12 inch ($38), plus postage, 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. If you send me a picture of anything in a color you like, I can see if I have fleece close to that color. I am always working on restocking my toy shop, and may have one you are looking for underway. Other creatures in my menagerie include Hug Me Bunnies ($28), Hug Me Sock Cats ($48), Hug Me Kittens ($30), Hug Me Bugs ($28), Hug Me Toads ($30), and Hug Me Monsters ($34), plus postage.

Please come check out our art dolls and prints too. They in our collective shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ruffings

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.

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, Triangle Rabbits, 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 $702.65!

All of our work is copyrighted, all rights reserved.

Elizabeth Ruffing

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Elizabeth Ruffing

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(302)
Kris Callahan

Kris Callahan on Feb 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I’ve ordered upwards of 50 items from Etsy. The most responsive and accommodating shop I’ve ever ordered from, was this one. The owner was creative and helpful. My daughter loves her “hug me slug”, she named her Mrs. Sluggyness. I ordered another for my son. You will be thrilled with your purchase. The packaging was adorable too!

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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.

Shop members

  • Elizabeth Ruffing

    Owner, Artist, And Toymaker

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2018
Hello!

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

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
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 14 days of delivery, in it's original, salable condition for your money back, excluding shipping. Please contact me as soon as possible first.
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 USPS Priority Mail, within the United States, and by USPS First Class International Package 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 2-3 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. USPS First Class International Package 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, and other packing materials, 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.
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" on the upper right side of my Etsy shop home page, under "Shop Owner", or "Ask a question" on the upper right of each listing page, under each item title.

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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