madebyclifford

Frogs, bugs and maybe a rabbit.

Stockholm, Sweden · 173 Sales

madebyclifford

Frogs, bugs and maybe a rabbit.

Stockholm, Sweden 173 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Anonymous on Apr 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Such a sweet little fella. Charming seller too!!!

Anonymous on Feb 14, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent seller! Beautiful work. :) Thanks so much!

Anonymous on Feb 6, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Soo cute!

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About

How it came to be

Is this a shop where you find frogs and nothing but frogs? Well... Frogs is what I create most of the time, but there will be other things as well. All items found are designed and handmade by me and are shipped from Sweden. My real name is not Clifford, however. I'm a girl and my real name is Pernilla. It means 'rock'.

How I got my nickname is a pretty silly story perhaps. Clifford used to be my pet rat and I took him to all kinds of rat shows. He was a rat agility star, a real climber and performer who loved attention. Since there were other Pernillas around, people started calling me Pernilla Clifford or simply Clifford. Pet rat Clifford is long gone and so is my burning interest in pet rats, but I still keep the name Clifford and his footprints are tattooed on my left shoulder where he used to sit.

Why frogs? I have to thank my friend Jeanne for that. She saw a crocheted rabbit I'd made for my daughter's birthday in 2010 and she wanted me to make her a bunch of crocheted toys. The last item she requested was a frog. I had no idea how to crochet a frog, but in a strike of genius I begun crocheting the frog of my dreams and there it was: the yarn frog made by... that's right... Clifford. I continued making frogs and got a real boost by my friends in Calgary who got a bunch of them during my visit in the summer of 2010 and who gave me some really good feedback on my work.

I love working with yarn and thinking up new frog characters, details and expressions. Very often they come out as something else. My crocheted critters are well made, but NOT made as toys for children. I always try to make the frogs as good as I possibly can, but toys in the store go through all kinds of tests and my frogs don't.

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Last updated on February 1, 2013
Welcome to Made By Clifford!

Is this a shop where you find frogs and nothing but frogs? Well... Frogs is what I create most of the time, but there will be other things as well. All items found are designed and handmade by me and are shipped from Sweden. My real name is not Clifford, however. I'm a girl and my real name is Pernilla. It means 'rock'.

How I got the name is a pretty silly story perhaps. Clifford used to be my pet rat and I took him to all kinds of rat shows. He was a rat agility star, a real climber and performer who loved attention. Since there were other Pernillas around, people started calling me Pernilla Clifford or simply Clifford. Pet rat Clifford is long gone and so is my burning interest in pet rats, but I still keep the name and his footprints are tattooed on my left shoulder where he used to sit.

Why frogs? I have to thank my friend Jeanne for that. Jeanne saw a crocheted rabbit I'd made for my daughter and she wanted me to make her a bunch of crocheted toys. The last item she requested was a frog. I had no idea how to crochet a frog, but in a strike of genius I begun crocheting the frog of my dreams and there it was: the yarn frog made by... that's right... Clifford. I continued making frogs and got a real boost by my friends in Calgary who got a bunch of frogs during my visit in the summer of 2010.

I love working with yarn and thinking up new frog characters, their details and expressions. Very often they come out as something else. My crocheted critters are well made, but NOT made as toys for children. I always try to make the frogs as good as I possibly can, but toys in the store go through all kinds of tests and my frogs doesn't.

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Please use PayPal. If any questions on payment, please convo me before your purchase.

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Shipping
Please note that all items ships from Sweden, Europe! You pay only what the Swedish Postal Services charge me for shipping an item to you. I will try to ship within five days, depending on the load of work on my schedule (I have a day job and I am also a single parent and sometimes I don't have the time to stop by the post office). Allow me more time when the item is made to order and not yet a finished item. If you would like to have your order shipped with insurance, please request it. It costs more, but if you buy something expensive it's worth it.

Please note that YOU as a customer are responsible for providing me with the CORRECT ADDRESS in order to avoid the item getting lost on its way to you. If the item is returned to sender because of an incorrect address, you as customer will pay the amount needed for a second shipping.

I recycle packing materials and envelopes. The reason is simple: we only have one planet.
Refunds and Exchanges
I offer no refund on custom orders.

If you, for some reason, are not happy with your purchase and you would like to return the item, you as customer pay the cost for shipping it back to me. Send me a message here on Etsy and let me know what is wrong and we will try to work something out. When an item has been shipped back to me, I expect to find it in the same condition as it was when when I first shipped it to you. Only when an item has come back to me will I refund. Please make sure the item won't "get lost in the mail somewhere" on it's way back to me (use insurance or any similar shipping method with a tracking ID). I refund everything but shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like anything custom made, send me a message here on Etsy! I love a good challenge!

PLEASE NOTE I have a CAT in my household. He isn't in direct contact with my yarn, which I try to store as cat hair proof as possible and I keep him off my desk, BUT cat hair is cat hair and if you have a severe allergy, please let me know and I'll find a cat free spot away from home to work in with your requested item!