Happy Sleepies

Red and silver soft art by Magda Wojtyra for Happy Sleepy
Pink wool handmade stuffed animal
Grey and pink print fabric stuffed animal handmade by Happy Sleepy
White and silver textile sculpture front
Happy Sleepy Mint Chocolate stuffed animal by Happy Sleepy

Happy Sleepies look like they have smiling eyes and upside down their eyes look sealed with sleep.

Whether happily proactive or sleepily withdrawn, they are avatars of our freedom to choose.

Happy Sleepies are enlightened beings because they always remember their freedom to choose how to be. They can zoom around in excited high energy or dream in restful slumber or choose to feel anything in between whenever they want. An example of an alternative to the happy-sad dichotomy.

Instead of bouncing between states of existence imposed by the outside world, everyone can generate from inside a choice of at least a proactive or reserved attitude towards external life circumstances. We can all learn to be internally, emotionally grounded and in that way always have a sense of agency in our lives.

Happy Sleepies in the Shop

Ready to adopt a Happy Sleepy? Check out the current selection in our online shop.

We make things according to rules of luxury and sustainability, shunning waste. For example, the fabrics we use are very high quality, often 100% silk brocade or wool and yet usually come from mill end rolls or from industry cut offs. The designs are sometimes the result of piecing together scraps from our own work - little is wasted and the result is unique.

The first Happy Sleepy made in 2005.

The first Happy Sleepy made in 2005. Well, that's Sleepy on the left and Happy on the right, and really they are one. The pattern has been perfected over the years.

Happy Sleepy Bolt

Inspiration

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
-Victor Frankl

Happy Sleepies, since 2001

Below is a selection of Happy Sleepies made over the years.

Happy Sleepy Superpants

Happy Sleepy Superpants

Happy Sleepy Yellow Pants

Happy Sleepy Yellow Pants

Happy Sleepy Tumbledo

Happy Sleepy Tumbledo

Happy Sleepy Sparklepants

Happy Sleepy Sparklepants

Happy Sleepy Space Casual

Happy Sleepy Space Casual

Happy Sleepy Status Minder

Happy Sleepy Status Minder

Happy Sleepy Suave

Happy Sleepy Suave

Happy Sleepy Tangerine

Happy Sleepy Tangerine

Happy Sleepy Winterlake

Happy Sleepy Winterlake

Happy Sleepy Lakeview

Happy Sleepy Lakeview

Happy Sleepy Lovesplit

Happy Sleepy Lovesplit

Happy Sleepy Mister Ears

Happy Sleepy Mister Ears

Happy Sleepy Olive
Happy Sleepy Parallel

Happy Sleepy Parallel

Happy Sleepy 2010

Happy Sleepy 2010

Happy Sleepy 2011 with a big flower on the head

Happy Sleepy 2011

Happy Sleepy Carrot Eyes

Happy Sleepy Carrot Eyes

Happy Sleepy Clearing

Happy Sleepy Clearing

Happy Sleepy Red Garden

Happy Sleepy Red Garden

Happy Sleepy Peachy

Happy Sleepy Peachy

Happy Sleepy Love Scarred

Happy Sleepy Love Scarred

Happy Sleepy Green Toile

Happy Sleepy Green Toile

Happy Sleepy Cyan Tutu

Happy Sleepy Cyan Tutu

Happy Sleepy Bright Mind

Happy Sleepy Bright Mind

Happy Sleepy Blue Shirt

Happy Sleepy Blue Shirt

Happy Sleepy Bay Leaf

Happy Sleepy Bay Leaf

Happy Sleepy Deep Shadow

Happy Sleepy Deep Shadow

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