Maker Studio

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The Maker's Studio

Monsters are meant to be scary, right ? But what if they are not ? What if they need love, friends and hugs just as much as you and me ?

Rachael Staudt started Project Squeeble to explore these deeply  troubling questions  less than a year ago and her research thus far has rendered startling results.

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They want love and they need to come out from under the bed. Regular care and feeding earns one a loyal and steadfast ally . Who knew?

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Rachael preps her monster candidates for adoption out into the world from her studio space in Sausalito. There are big galumphing squeebles and wee skwees with tails, soft squishy pillow skweebs with snaggly teeth and googly eyes.  Each one, hand-reared along with its siblings, is one of a kind. Crafted from upcycled clothing, this is the material's second go round at love, keeping it out of landfills and promoting a happier, kinder planet for us all to share.

There are even cards to greet with and magnet monsters for your fridge door, not to mention IOS stickers to wave at online. If you need friends to squeeze you can find them at Rachael's Etsy Store online, plus they can be spotted at various locations in the Bay Area, San Francisco.

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Rachael began her adventure with Monsters  after experiencing her own struggles with allowing equal airtime to both hemispheres of her brain. Equal parts Math Goddess and creative fiber artist, she is a graduate of the Waldorf school s who went on to study Higher Math. After working in the Bay Are Tech scene , she decided to pursue her own muse with the squeebles. She is happy to share her knowledge and research on the subject with fellow adventurers.  She can be found in Sausalito at the ICB building and on the web.