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2018, 2019, 2020, 2022
Welcome to The Happy Groundhog Studio! My name is Melissa Bracken, and am excited to be back at Handmade Arcade for my 5th Year! This year you’ll find me at TABLE 17.
I was inspired by my grandmother, who taught me to sew, and I took her guidance and attended art school in Cincinnati. Now, I make my Huggable Art Stuffed Plushie for all ages of art lovers, animal lovers, and the stuffed animal obsessed! Reusing materials like sweaters and turning them into sweet little stuffed animals makes me happy. You can also feel warm and fuzzy about buying from The Happy Groundhog Studio as we are an eco-friendly and sustainable small business that is good for the planet.
ABOUT MY PRODUCTS:
I create whimsical stuffed creatures from eco-friendly felts made from recycled water bottles, upcycled sweaters, and fabrics. All fabrics are cut by hand and many pieces are hand sewn. All animals and monsters are unique since they are made from recycled materials. Many of them have pockets on their bellies, which can hold felt food, the ornament-sized critters, gift cards, or notes. These critters can be washed on a gentle cycle, (just like you would a sweater), air dried, and fluffed in the dryer.