Handmade Cards, Boxes and Gifts from Dorset

Weymouth, England · 59 Sales


Handmade Cards, Boxes and Gifts from Dorset

Weymouth, England 59 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on 10 Apr, 2018

Father's Day is 17th of June, don't forget your card!

Ali Zelunna Lewis

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Ali Zelunna Lewis


Roll up, roll up! Read all about it! DorsetHodgepodge's creation myth!

And what a story I have for you!

On a dark and stormy night, lit only by candlelight, I realised I didn't have a birthday card for a friend! So to work I went and produced, probably the world's most hideous card. The friend accepted my offer with a smile, and promptly delete me off of their friends list.....OK so actually I can't remember my very first card and this is entirely made up, but the card probably was hideous!

In all seriousness, I've always been able to look at things and see how they are made (craft wise here, I can't look at a car and make one out of odds and sods!), and I began making things and giving them away as gifts. The cries of joy (OK you caught me in another fabrication, more just a quick thank you) led to people telling me I should really look into selling my things.

So on the dawn of my first craft fair, I was apprehensive... Did I have enough stock? Would people like my things? Would I make any money? Was I asking too many questions???? I did OK, and subsequent craft fairs well and truly confirmed to me that I was not yet cut out for the craft fair game! But my determined streak means I will be trying again this Christmas.

I started selling items in my mums post office, and I still do, then through Facebook and now on etsy! I'm taking it slow, enjoying the ride, taken breaks to have children, but I am determined that one day my dream of joining the circus will come to fruition! Oh, wait, wrong story!

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  • Ali Lewis


    A quirky 30 something with 2 kids and a desire to craft. Or eat brains... I'm undecided. Talents include card making, jewelry making, stitching, crochet, paper model making, and qualified marine biologist, zoologist and conservationist (no joke!)

Shop policies

Last updated on 22 April, 2017
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to visit my little corner of etsy. I'm sure you'll love my items as much as I loved making them. Everything you see is handmade with love and care by myself.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Faulty Items:
In the unlikely event that an item reaches you in a faulty condition or that I have made an error on customised items, then I will be happy to issue a replacement item free of charge.

I accept returns on all non-personalised items subject to them being returned in it's original condition within 4 weeks of purchase. You will be refunded the item's full price minus shipping costs. I am not responsible for your return shipping costs.

If you have accidentally bought an item by mistake and you wish to cancel your purchase please contact me immediately, preferably within 8 hours of placing your order.
Business Hours:
My main business hours are Monday to Friday, but I am usually also contactable over the weekends. I will do my best to answer any queries within 24 hours Mon - Fri. Any queries placed over the weekend I will answer as soon as I can, this may be on the next working day.
Dispatching Times:
I will do my utmost to dispatch your order within 3 working days (excluding weekends and UK bank holidays). If your order will take longer than 3 working days I will contact you and let you know of the delay.

Made to Order item:
If the item you have purchased is 'Made To Order' this item will take longer to prepare and send out to you. Depending on the item, hand making it may take up to 14 days, but I will endeavour to contact you soon after purchase to advise you of a waiting time.

Shipping Time:
Item's are posted from Dorset, UK and are shipped 2nd Class via Royal Mail. Please allow at 2-3 workings days from post date. Royal mail aim to deliver 98% of 2nd Class postage within 3 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
Posting Directly to the Recipient:
I can send cards directly to the recipient. Please amend the delivery address in your etsy account settings. Let me know that the item is being shipped to the recipient via 'message to seller', with wording for the inside.

Particular date?
If you need an item by a particular date, please let me know at time of purchasing via 'message to seller'. I will endeavour to get your item shipped in time.