LittleTadpoleDesigns

Handmade designs for your "Little Tadpoles"

1804 Sales

LittleTadpoleDesigns

Handmade designs for your "Little Tadpoles"

1804 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(393)
Shop owner

Heidi

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Announcement   Custom designed elastic "Snap! Belts" - the cute and simple way to keep your toddler & preschooler's pants in place!
HANDMADE IN CANADA

Generally, orders placed Tuesday through Thursday will ship on Fridays, orders placed Friday through Monday will ship on Tuesdays.

I love to hear from my customers and will always respond to every message I receive whether it be a question or comment. My About Page and profile will give you an introduction to me and what inspires my designs, and you will find lots more information in my shop Policies section.

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Announcement

Custom designed elastic "Snap! Belts" - the cute and simple way to keep your toddler & preschooler's pants in place!
HANDMADE IN CANADA

Generally, orders placed Tuesday through Thursday will ship on Fridays, orders placed Friday through Monday will ship on Tuesdays.

I love to hear from my customers and will always respond to every message I receive whether it be a question or comment. My About Page and profile will give you an introduction to me and what inspires my designs, and you will find lots more information in my shop Policies section.

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"Like" me on Facebook to be notified when new creations are added, as well as contests, coupons, and other Little Tadpole news! www.facebook.com/LittleTadpoleDesign

Heidi

Contact shop owner

Heidi

Toddler Belt - Elastic Snap Belt - "Shark Dude"
US$6.50
Toddler Belt - Elastic Snap Belt - "Butterfly"
US$6.50
Toddler Belt ON SALE - CLEARANCE
US$4.00
SALE Belt for Preschooler - Elastic Snap Belt
US$4.00
Toddler Belt Reversible - Turquoise & Black
US$4.00
Reversible Toddler Belt - Aqua and Brown
US$4.00
SALE Belt for Preschooler - Elastic Snap Belt
US$4.00
Toddler Belt Reversible - Red & Black
US$4.00
Boy Toddler Belt - Reversible - Brown & Green
US$4.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(393)
shirleysmb

shirleysmb on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Unique - Well Made - Attractive Belt for toddlers - Fast Delivery of 3 different belt combinations that I ordered.

shirleysmb

shirleysmb on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable - Very attractive - Unisex - Very Practicable

shirleysmb

shirleysmb on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Snap belt is well done, unique patterns and colors, easy to use, and decorative functioning belt. Received on August 16th.

Lynnette White

Lynnette White on Aug 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Cute, cute, cute! Getting the kit made it a breeze to knock it out in one afternoon. Designer was great to keep me posted on the shipping status.

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About

How our "little tadpoles" inspired my shop...

Welcome to our Pond!
The story behind Little Tadpole Designs is all about family...

One of my fondest memories from when I was a child, was to spend warm spring days at the edge of the pond in grandma and grandpa's backyard. Every spring, the toads would hatch and there would be hundreds of tiny black tadpoles swimming along the water's edge. My siblings and I would spend hours catching those tiny creatures and carrying them around in margarine containers with some water and a rock. Within days or weeks, they would slowly change from squirmy swimmers to itty bitty hoppers... I can't even begin to guess how many escaped our enthusiastic attentions... particularly AFTER we brought them inside grandma's house! Still, it is a memory that I hold close and dear to my heart, and I treasure also how those tiny beings taught me so much about life and change.

After the birth of our first child, I found myself making little tweaks here and little adjustments there to many of the baby things that we bought or were given. I'd take something and alter it to make it more suitable for us. Before long, these little tweaks and changes turned into something totally different and I found myself designing unique items to meet those needs or wants. Not only that, but as our family grew, and as our children hit different milestones, THEIR needs changed as well! What began as a little idea, metamorphosed into something more... and in 2011, what began nearly two years prior as "just being creative" stretched its legs and hopped onto Etsy where it continues to grow and develop to this day.

Our little ones are still young... and the years loom ahead of our family filled with promise and the assurance that nothing will stay the same! I'm excited to take this same approach to my shop, and know that I can always be learning a new skill and create a new design to meet our desire for something unique, practical, and just plain cute... and then be able to also share it with others!

Our "little tadpoles" are my inspiration every day. They don't always make it easy, but they do always keep it interesting... and they ALWAYS remind me that change is to be celebrated! I look forward every spring to our days of "tadpole hunting" in our own pond together as a family.

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  • Heidi McGovern

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Graphic Artist, ... It's All Me!

    As a mom of three living in beautiful rural Eastern Ontario, Canada, I am blessed to be able to share my love of making unique, quality creations with others! I'm grateful every day for the ability to learn more and develop my talents and ideas.

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  • A partnership that turns my vision for custom elastic into reality.

    United States

    Truly handmade from step one to finished product! All exclusive Little Tadpole Designs Snap Belt pattern images were hand-drawn by Heidi & then sent to a US-based company, where their specialist equipment prints the unique designs on raw elastic.

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a "toddler belt" and a "preschooler belt"?

Nothing at all! The different title is just another way for Etsy to find my items, but the belts are made exactly the same. The only (very minor) variations in length would be due to the pattern placement on the elastic, and do not affect size or function.

All of my belts are made to fit from approximately 1 - 6. I personally started using them with my daughter on her 6month sized pants, and still use them with my 7-year old.

Where do you make and ship your items from?

All items are handmade in my smoke-free home in Ontario, Canada.

Will there be tracking on my order?

For orders of belts, no tracking is provided by Canada Post at the postal rate I offer. If you would like tracking, this can be added to your order for additional cost so please contact me before ordering so I can provide you with an estimate.

All custom orders of crocheted toys are sent with tracking and delivery confirmation within Canada and to the US. For other international orders, additional shipping options are available.

What if I need to make a return?

I do accept returns of items as long as they are in the same condition as they were sold. The return shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer.

Custom and personalized orders

If you purchase a custom order, I do require payment before making/shipping your item. On my judgment, I may offer the option of paying in installments. Should you place a custom order... and then subsequently change your mind, I will refund your purchase price minus a fee of up to $10.00 for the nonrefundable fees and material costs. I will try to contact you via the Etsy message system and the email address provided by paypal several times to make sure you have, in fact, changed your mind. If I have not gotten a response from you within one month of the completion or your order or two weeks of the date of final payment that was agreed upon, I will issue the partial refund as per this policy.