About Greener Grass Handmade

Everyday may not be perfect, but it is beautiful! That’s what we believe at Greener Grass Handmade and why we create innovative handmade products to encourage kids and families to enjoy the little everyday moments together.

Melissa Dark makes each piece by hand in her studio in South Georgia, where she lives with her family. Using the highest quality materials - cotton, wool felt, wood - all Greener Grass Handmade products are heirloom quality and made to last. All of our designs are classic with a modern twist and a little Southern charm mixed in. Each item is designed to encourage creative play, family time, and memory making.

We are passionate about the importance of growing young imaginations and celebrating childhood one moment at a time.

About Melissa

Hey y’all! I’m Melissa, the owner + designer + maker at Greener Grass Handmade. I’ve always been a maker at heart, but I really found my calling when I started sewing shortly after my husband and I got married in 2006. My Mom and Nana are excellent seamstresses, and they taught me everything I needed to know to sew pillows and curtains for our new home. Soon I started teaching sewing classes to friends, and my love for sewing and making grew. After our son, Ford, was born in 2012, my eyes were opened to a whole new world of fun things to make for kids. I received so many requests from friends and family to purchase teepees like the one I made for Ford for his first Christmas,  that we decided to launch Greener Grass Handmade, selling handmade teepees and playroom decor. Today we’ve expanded our offerings, but that same little teepee continues to be a top seller and Ford, now a 4-year-old with a wild imagination, continues to be my greatest source of inspiration for all of our handmade products.