I love sewing and designing
I purchased a puppet and made a teddy bear! I found a wonderful source for fake fur and away we went. I learned designing from a couple of fantastic designers and now I have all of these great animals/birds/amphibians in my shop!
I also managed a shop, in a brick and mortar mall, called The Ribbon Outlet! I was there for 10 years, until the owners of the many shops that they owned through out the country decided to close them. That was such a great experience! All of that beautiful ribbon, now made by another company!
When I retired in 2003, I decided to get 'back' into designing and selling my animals/birds/amphibians, and have had a great time with doing just that.
I no longer am able to attend craft fairs/shows/markets to sell my toys, so I only make one of each that I am designing. I have a whole bunch of toys that will go up for sale shortly.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Designer Of Patterns
I started making stuffed animals in 1976. I started designing my own patterns shortly after my first real 'sale' of stuffed animals and puppets! I now have a huge menagerie of animals to put in my shop, and I am constantly developing new ones.
Accepted payment methods
By Mail...within 3 business days of receiving your payment. I ship by the United States Postal System.
My shipping charges can be excessive! Some of the patterns I am selling I have now used with a shipping profile. That gives me the opportunity to print shipping labels thru Etsy. That means that some shipping charges may be more than other shipping charges that I have used in the past, or still use. That way I don't have to do the following for every pattern....**I take all patterns, International mail ones, to the post office. I have them weighed, they put a stamp on them, and mail them. IF you are an International purchaser, I compare what you paid for shipping, with what I paid for shipping, and give you the difference in a PayPal refund! I do take a small amount for gasoline and the cost of the envelope that the item was sent to you in.
**IF you paid thru the shipping profile, and I decide to use the other option of taking the pattern to the post office and have them handle shipping, and the shipping is less than you paid, by more than $1.00, then I will give you a overage paid on shipping refund thru PayPal.
Why 3 days? Some regular mail patterns are accurately hand traced, on nice paper, from permanent templates when payment is received. I do not keep patterns on hand, the paper can become damaged, even in a file folder, so I draw them up as you order them. That ensures that you get fresh, updated patterns in the regular mail. I now have some patterns on hand that have come from a professional printer, hence the price of the patterns has gone up, but it still could take up to 3 days for me to get to the post office.
STUFFED ANIMALS & PLUSHIES shipping
I will only be able to send these to all of the United States, this includes Alaska and Hawaii. **Please ask for a shipping price to Hawaii and Alaska before purchasing the toy. I am sorry about this, but shipping prices anywhere else are very expensive. All Stuffed Animals and Plushies will be sent Priority Mail Only.
INSTANT DOWNLOAD.....you purchase the pattern and pay for it. As soon as payment is verified, then you get to download the pattern to your computer! Depending on how you receive the pattern, either smartphone or tablet, you may have to search your device to find the pattern, and have that device hooked up to your printer. I don't have either one of those items, so I don't know how it works for you to receive the pattern and print it.
Returns and exchanges
Stuffed Animals and Plushies are all Final Sale Items. I try very hard to show the animals in their true colors, and in great lighting. The Stuffed Animals and Plushies are almost always 'one of a kind' and have been made to take pictures of to represent the patterns that I sell all of the time. I also try very hard to describe each animal as it is listed, and probably do a little too much describing, but I want you to get the best animal and to know how it is made and looks before you decide to purchase it. IF you should happen to purchase a stuffed animal or plushie from my shop that you are really not happy with, or that doesn't meet your expectations or my description, then we should 'talk' about it.
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