Best Friends Studios

Missouri, United States · 725 Sales


Best Friends Studios

Missouri, United States 725 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Mary Ann Sansone

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Mary Ann Sansone


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

zoomom10 on Apr 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are the most wonderful ornaments! Beautifully made - I got them as a gift for someone and she loved them!


jujubee4bv on Jan 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am so happy with my Buster ornament! It is one of a kind and my new Christmas treasure for my tree next year and years to come! Thank you so much, Mary Ann! I appreciate your prompt responses to my questions and for getting my order to me quickly! Thank you for your kindness and for the extra gift!

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Best Friends Studios and Rachael Ray

I have had a love of dogs all of my life. It wasn't until 2008 though that I found a way to share my love for them and joy that they give me. I've had many best friends throughout my life and each and every one of them will forever be special to me. They each had an impact on my life that no human can.

I Rachael Ray (yes, the one of cooking fame) to thank for the beginning of Best Friends Studios. My dog-themed products began with my portrait pillows, one of which I made in the likeness of her dog Isaboo. After featuring it as one of her "Favorite Gifts" in her 2008 Christmas issue of Rachael Ray Magazine, my business was born.

I actually hadn't sewn anything since junior high but when I came across an adorable appliqued reindeer pillow that was beyond my budget, I decided to pull out the old sewing machine. With the learning curve being pretty steep, I kept at it until I was making more work that I was keeping instead of work that I was throwing in the trash. And because I love dogs so much, they became my main subject matter. That pillow that I sent to Rachael Ray has allowed me to meet some amazing people with beautiful stories of their 'best friends' of which I've been privileged to have made portrait pillows of.

Over the years I have added to my offerings. First with my ornaments and now with aprons and bags. I hope to create more unique items as time goes on.

I am also a painter and if you are interested you can see some of my watercolors on my other Etsy site:

Shop members
  • Mary Ann Sansone

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I am a crafter, sewer, painter, and an occasional graphic designer. My pillows and ornaments have been featured in Rachael Ray Magazine, Modern Dog Magazine, and Dog Fancy Magazine. I've been in business since 2009.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 11, 2015
Welcome and thank you for visiting my shop. I hope you will find something you like and if not, please feel free to contact me about tailoring something specific for you. As always, everything is created and made personally by me and I guarantee the use of the best materials available to me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Small items will be mailed First Class USPS which usually takes approximately 3-5 days. It allows me to offer a less expensive alternative to Priority Mail. Because of weight and size, all larger items are shipped Priority Mail. If you are in need of rush shipping, please just contact me and I can make that happen.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not completely happy with your purchase, I will refund the cost of the item (minus shipping charges) once it has been returned to me in it's original condition. Return shipping fees are not reimbursable.
Additional policies and FAQs
I work by myself, doing all aspects of my business from design work, to actually making each item, all of the shipping, bookkeeping, and miscellaneous other things that help keep the shop going. At this time it is cost prohibitive for me to take on wholesale orders.