Another gift-wrapped slug

Bright light green Hug Me Slug by Elizabeth Ruffing, with card and gift bagI just sent another Hug Me Slug on his way, gift wrapped with a card. I’m trying to decide on how to make gift-wrapping an add-on purchase in my Etsy toy shop, because the difference in postage varies with the destination. I may have to come up with an average or just set a fee for it as a service. I think it’s a nice option to have. I have a small collection of gift bags and note cards, and they’d have to vary based on which ones I happen to have. That gives me an extra thing to coordinate. I enjoy picking out colors and patterns.

Royal blue Hug Me Slug by Elizabeth RuffingThis royal blue guy went on his way this afternoon too. He’s a Valentine’s Day slug. I really wish I could wave a wand and restock all my toys. As it is, I keep finishing nearly-finished toys, or making toys, as inquiries come in asking what I might have available, and I still haven’t gotten my shop restocked. I will have to make a concerted effort to set aside time for replenishing the ready-made toys. I know people don’t always want to wait, especially with gifts, and it would be good to have more to choose from. I do have many, miscellaneous toys partly made. If you haven’t yet, please “like” us on Facebook. I’m trying to put any updates there, on newly available work, too.

My workroomI was going to demonstrate with this photo how my workroom looks like a victim of whirlwind, and yet, it looks surprisingly neat in this photo, compared to how it looks upon entering. That may be because the cascades of fabric and toys are off to either side, hiding from my camera lens. I was having trouble moving my chair around to pack boxes in there this afternoon. The boxes avalanching off to the side as well. I will dive in anyway, and attempt to surface with new treasure soon.

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Comments

  • Those have got to be the most adorable slugs around!!! I’m never stocked with anything….
    Your studio looks a lot like mine. My studio is a bit bigger, so much bigger mess!!!
    Blessings, Flora

  • I would love to come and help you finish the unfinished toys you have, if i only could!
    Everything looks so wonderfull, your toys, the garden and cats.
    I really enjoy reading your blog. It’s really a little escape to the other side of the ocean. Spring starts so early in the USA. While everything is still dull and gray here, the flowers are all in bloom in your garden!
    I really enjoy that and tell myself that soon everything will be green and flowery here too!
    I realy love the send-away slugs too. Everything, the card and bag fit so well together. It really is a blessing for the eye!
    Keep on making those lovely slugs and cats. (It really is a luxury problem you have, you know!)
    With a big wink,
    friendly greetings,
    Debbie

  • Thank you so much, Debbie! I enjoyed your comments and appreciate the compliments! I’m glad you enjoy my blog. It’s true the weather here does tend to be mild, and the winters fairly short. There aren’t any flowers blooming outside quite yet, but we do sometimes buy cut flowers to photograph with our cat dolls, when none are in bloom outdoors. We can pretend it is spring that way. Greetings to you from North Carolina!

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