FranconiaRidgeStudio

Felt playsets, felt food, fishing games & plush toys

Groton, Connecticut On Etsy since 2013

FranconiaRidgeStudio

Felt playsets, felt food, fishing games & plush toys

Groton, Connecticut | 1,041 Sales

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Note from shop owner Hi everyone! I’ll be taking a temporary break until this pandemic is under control. Stay safe everyone!

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Last updated on Mar 20, 2020

Hi everyone! I’ll be taking a temporary break until this pandemic is under control. Stay safe everyone!

Jodi W

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Jodi W

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About FranconiaRidgeStudio

Sales 1,041
On Etsy since 2013

When life hands you lemons...

In October 2011, two weeks before my daughter was born, and just 7 weeks shy of Christmas, my husband was laid off. Great timing, right? How were we supposed to adjust our finances to live on just my part time maternity leave pay? We were not prepared at all! Needless to say, Christmas was looking pretty sparse. But I did have time to spend, if not the money to go along with it.

I started out making some felt food...pancakes, eggs, cookies. Then came the fruits and veggies. Next was the campfire set, complete with fire ring, logs and marshmallows to roast. Now I was excited for Christmas.

My son just loved it. The look on his face was priceless. He didn't care that there was nothing else to open. No 'fancy' plastic toys with lights and whistles and batteries. He started making s'mores right then and there.

We survived that maternity leave. My husband is still a SAHD...we've found that it works well for us. I guess that layoff was a blessing in disguise. I then decided to open a shop on Etsy after selling some of my items locally. And now I can't 'just watch tv'---it feels like I'm wasting time! I must be doing something or creating something at all times! ;)

I now 'unwind' after working 2nd shift by sewing til the wee hours of the morning. And I have two official toy testers on the payroll. ;) My biggest compliment is when I have repeat customers come back for more fun! Or when they send their friends my way. I also enjoy working on custom requests. My customers have wonderful imaginations, and have come up with some great ideas for new toys--some that are now featured in my shop. What can I say? I love a challenge!

I've had the good fortune to be featured in a couple of really fun blogs lately, also! Here's one link to my spot in "Fun Finds for Families": http://www.funfindsforfamilies.com/weekend-wish-list-franconia-ridge-studio-felt-toys-etsy/

(In case you were wondering, my shop name comes from our favorite vacation area in New Hampshire. Does anyone else out there miss Old Man of the Mountain??)

I hope your kids have as much fun with these toys as both of mine do!

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  • Jodi W

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Welcome to Franconia Ridge Studio! I am a mom to a 7 year old little boy, and 5 year old little girl. My husband is a SAHD while I work full time at a local hospital. But when I get home, the kids are asleep, so the sewing can begin!

  • All Handmade by Me

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hi! This is Jodi! I love making and designing all sorts of sewn items. If you're interested in a custom order, please send me an Etsy convo

Shop policies

Last updated on May 2, 2015
Welcome to Franconia Ridge Studio! I love making these items and hope you and your family love them as much as I do. Most items are made at the time of order, but some items are available for shipment now.

Need party favors or multiple copies of an item? Ask about quantity discounts!

If you have any questions about anything , please ask.
If you have an idea and want something made that you don't see, ask me...I love challenges! 

I realize there are many talented artists here on Etsy, and I appreciate your faith in my work. Thank for for choosing to order from Franconia Ridge Studio!

Have a great day!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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Returns and exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are, for any reason, unhappy with your purchase from Franconia Ridge Studio, please let me know within 7 days after receiving. I will work with each customer on an individual basis to come to a resolution.
If you would like to return an item, please contact me first. After contacting me, please ship your original package back to me with delivery confirmation. I will refund the original purchase price (minus the original shipping cost) once I receive the item in its original condition. The original shipping costs will NOT be refunded.
***NOTE: If an item is damaged in transit, please keep the item, together with the box and all packing materials, and contact me immediately. If I make an insurance claim, I will require your cooperation.

Sorry, but custom "made to your specifications" orders are not refundable.

****AS WITH ANY TOY, BE SURE TO NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED.
PURCHASER ASSUMES ALL LIABILITY

Watches are sold as is, no refunds. Please take careful note of size and style before purchase. All measurements should be listed. If you have any questions, please contact before placing your order.
Payment
I accept Pay Pal and Credit Cards
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RESERVE listings and Custom order must be paid for with in 48 HOURS OF LAST EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE AND POSTING OR YOUR ORDER WILL BE VOID. (Exceptions can be made if agreed upon beforehand)
Shipping
The items will be shipped to the Etsy SHIPPING ADDRESS. Please make sure your Etsy Shipping Address matches your PayPal Shipping address so your package won't be delayed in shipment.
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I ship items through USPS mail. All items are shipped with delivery confirmation/tracking number. If you need a particular item rushed, I will certainly ship it Express for an additional cost. A rush processing fee may also apply. (This is an ‘overtime charge’; I will stay up later or work on weekends so no other orders are delayed)
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I am not responsible for errors on the part of the buyer, such as errors in the shipping address provided. Please be sure your address is correct.
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International customers: International customers are responsible for any import/duty/VAT/customs fees that your country may impose. Also, items that I send will be marked as ‘merchandise’ on the customs form. I print labels through Etsy and I am not able to mark as ‘gift’.
Additional policies and FAQs
I accept custom orders!

Just convo me and I will work with you to get exactly what you want.
Once all the details of the order are in place and agreed upon, I will create a separate listing for you.
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ALL CUSTOM MADE ORDERS MUST BE PAID IN FULL WITHIN 48 HOURS OF LAST EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE AND POSTING OR YOUR ORDER WILL BE VOID. (Exceptions can be made if agreed upon beforehand)
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I do not begin construction of your items until payment is received.

Sorry...
Custom "made to your specifications" items are not refundable.