Grading & Care Guide

Throughout this site, you might find information about different product "grades." In general, we refer to everything as "standard" grade. This means that unless otherwise noted, the products are free of errors or have small errors that are generally unnoticeable from far away or do not affect the overall functionality of the item. As most items are handmade, there is some variability and very rarely anything that is 100% "perfect." Please read below for information regarding standard grade of products. [Care guide coming soon.]

Standard Grade Information


For plushies, standard variations include: extra threads, smooshed shapes that are reshape able with a little fluffing, slight variations in embroidery, and some remnants of embroidery paper (which can be removed from the item with tweezers, carefully).

Enamel Pins

Standard variations for enamel pins include: slight overfill or underfill of enamel, slight discoloration of metal on the front or back, pin backing colors, and very small specks and scratches that cannot be seen unless looked at very closely or in certain lighting. Anything beyond these variations are called "b-grades" or "seconds" and are not for sale on this site.

Printed Items (prints, stickers, memo pads, etc.)

Variations for these items include: exact size (usually differences of less than .25") and minor specks.

For stickers, there may some slight peeling from backings but no problems when peeled from the backing and placed on a surface.

Additionally, for memo pads, there may be slight damage to the first page as this first page serves as a cover during shipping. This may include some dents, scuffing, or missing print.