laurenvenell

Lauren Venell

California, United States · 65 Sales

laurenvenell

Lauren Venell

California, United States 65 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(23)

Announcement   Hello and welcome to LOV design! I also run the Sweet Meats shop on Etsy (sweetmeats.etsy.com), but started this shop under my own name since I've been branching out from meat-themed items, and I wanted them to have a place, too.

Announcement

Hello and welcome to LOV design! I also run the Sweet Meats shop on Etsy (sweetmeats.etsy.com), but started this shop under my own name since I've been branching out from meat-themed items, and I wanted them to have a place, too.

laurenvenell

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(23)
April Emerick

April Emerick on May 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My twin girls watched a deep ocean program and fell in love with the dumbo octopus. They were devastated when I explained we could not have one as a pet. Then I found Leonardo, even better than a pet ;) Thank you so much for this soft and cuddly creature. It is excellently made and too cute! My girls sleep with him every night!

Jeannette Kulik

Jeannette Kulik on Apr 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Mitchell has pink eye but he's the best cyclops out there in the world. He loves bacon n zombies too!

Jeannette Kulik

Jeannette Kulik on Apr 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent crafted Anglerfish, marianna and her lanternfish chummy. Love them both. Glows perfectly. I also have a set for a gift for that someone who has everything, will be blown away with this unique sea creature! Thanks Lauren for making these!

Jeannette Kulik

Jeannette Kulik on Apr 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

excellent bacon, my stuffed animals & creatures now have their own sizzling bacon!

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About

Colorful and Precise

My work plays on the tension between our childish desire to play and learn, and our adult, consumerist desire to collect and admire. Each piece calls out to be touched, cherished and kept, while simultaneously demanding that it be preserved in its original, immaculate form.

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Shop members
  • Lauren Venell

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Lauren Venell is an independent designer and artist from San Francisco, whose toy designs can be found in stores around the world. Her work has been featured in notable books, magazines, and TV shows in several countries. http://laurenvenell.com

Manufacturers
  • Soft Stuff Creations

    Guangzhou, China

    CARE certified: The ICTI CARE (Caring, Awareness, Responsible, Ethical) Process is the name given to the toy industry’s ethical manufacturing program aimed at ensuring safe and humane workplace environments for toy factory workers worldwide.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 11, 2011
Welcome to my shop! I've been an Etsy seller since 2005 as proprietor of the Sweet Meats shop (sweetmeats.etsy.com), but I started this new shop under my own name because I've been branching out from meat-themed items lately, and I wanted to have a place for them, too.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
Payment is due within two weeks of purchasing an item or it will be relisted. Items do not ship until payment is received. In the case of eChecks, items do not ship until the eCheck has cleared.

I accept Paypal, money orders and cash (at your own peril). Paypal is my preferred method of payment. Note that you can also pay at Paypal with a regular credit card, without opening a Paypal account. If you are paying with anything other than Paypal, please note that I can not be responsible for payments that are lost in the mail.
Shipping
By default, all items are shipped using the least expensive shipping method available. Usually this is USPS First Class mail, which is not automatically insured or tracked. If you would like to upgrade your shipping to Priority, Express, etc. or would like to add Delivery Confirmation or insurance, please convo me BEFORE you buy the item. I will respond with the difference in cost, which, if you approve it, will be billed to your e-mail adddress via Paypal. The item will ship only after the Etsy bill and extra shipping charges have been paid. For Express items, I try to ship the very next day, but sometimes life happens and I can't make it to the post office, so I can't make any guarantees. If you are concerned about when an item will arrive, Convo me ahead of time to make sure I will be able to send it when you need it. I'm usually very accommodating.

Once an item leaves my hands it is the full responsibility of the Postal Service. I cannot track it down or expedite it any better than you can. I cannot be held responsible for unexpected shipping delays caused by the post office and will not refund the shipping fee or the cost of the item in these cases. Please also remember that most transit time estimates are just that--estimates. They are not guarantees.

I make absolutely no money off of shipping charges, so please don't ask me to reduce them. I only charge exactly what it costs to get each item to you efficiently and safely. I package everything in re-used or 100% recycled materials, which is environmentally friendly and keeps shipping costs down.

I ship approximately twice a week during non-holiday periods, and 3-4 times a week before holidays, but my schedule is not totally regular. Please notify me if you need something shipped right away.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please remember, insurance is your responsibility! I cannot take responsibility for items damaged in transit by the post office.

I accept returns on undamaged items in original condition, minus my shipping cost. For fabric items, this means they can not come back to me smelling like smoke. If your item was damaged in transit, I will replace it if it was insured. If your item was not insured but is relatively small/inexpensive, just send me the item (or a photo of it) and I'll send you a replacement. The same goes for items found to be defective in some way (though this has never happened).

If I no longer have a replacement for what you ordered, you will receive a credit in the original dollar amount for any other item in my shop.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do lots of custom design, from invitations, to notebooks, to plush toys to editorial props. It's my "real" job. Please convo me for info about my rates and portfolio.