CMH Studio  New Summer Pillows from Cheeky Monkey Home!

Happy summer to you! I am thrilled to introduce Cheeky Monkey Home’s new mix-and-match pillow collection.  My new designs draw from timeless moroccan quatrefoil and wave designs, and the classic greek key motif.  Wool felt appliques in vivid pinks, blues and corals, are striking on soft oatmeal linen and creamy cotton canvas. In the Cheeky Monkey tradition, I design, hand-cut, and stitch every pillow with loving care and precision. Take a stroll with this summery bunch!



Below is a pile-up of passionate pinks, corals and peach pillows–don’t they all look just beautiful together?





Above are the greek key and quatrefoil designs in my favorite coral felt–shown on toothy oatmeal linen.  The quatrefoil design has handmade wool tassels trimmed with gold ribbon.  Yay!



Now for the navy—I never can get enough of nautical navy blue and white!  All of our summer designs come in these blue combinations, and you can see how well they group—or stand alone–to make a striking accent.  




The same designs look luscious in hot pink, coral and the softest petal pink–all lovely and fresh.  Something about a room with lots of contrasting pinks feels so indulgent and luxurious to me! 



And finally, featuring my wave design of repeating scallops, with one splashy wave that wants to stand out.  I just love these because they are vibrant, classic, modern and fun. (Also available in navy blue, not shown.)



Thank you for visiting Cheeky Monkey’s new summer collection!  All of our designs are available on the Cheeky Monkey Home Etsy Shop.  As always, I make most pillows to order and any design can be made for you in colors and sizes of your choice, so please contact me to make a custom order.  


Hooray for summer!  I say, let’s start relaxing today!


CMH Studio  Sweetest Valentine’s Gifts from Cheeky Monkey Home


This Valentine’s Day Cheeky Monkey has a pile-up of great gifts for you and your sweeties. Our flying heart headbands are irresistible all year long, and they come in lots of colors on our Etsy site. (more…)  

CMH Studio  Meet Me Behind the Scenes at Cheeky Monkey Home Studio

I get asked a lot, “Who makes your pillows?” and “Do you have a shop..?”, and I thought it would be fun to invite you into the Cheeky Monkey Home studio, to show you where I cut, stitch and sew all of my products.  Come on up to my third floor home studio… is tiny, but we can all fit! come-upstairs

This is where I design, cut and sew most everything that I make at Cheeky Monkey Home. The wool felt I use is made in Germany, and it comes in several thicknesses and endless colors.  I keep many bolts of felt and supplies in my studio, and I have a small storage space nearby for my product inventory.  Otherwise, I try to get my supplies locally, and I have some amazing suppliers right here in Massachusetts!


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CMH Studio  Customize Your Pillows at Cheeky Monkey Home

Hello, and Happy New Year!  This year I really got to know my customers, and I learned that I need to let people know that—YES!— we do custom pillows and personalization (a lot!!).  While there are many colors and designs on our Etsy Site, we also love to do custom orders.  A custom pillow (with a personalized message on the back) makes an amazing and memorable gift. I want to share some of my favorite custom designs in 2014, just to get your creative juices flowing….who knows, you may have a custom vision in mind too!


The most common request I get is for a new color combination or a different size of something I already offer.  Below are custom versions of the bunnies, painter’s palette and world map pillows we sell in our shop.  As much as I like the originals, the new combinations are pretty special too! 

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CMH Studio  Keepsake Christmas Stockings from Cheeky Monkey

I have a very special felt Christmas stocking that was made for me by a close family friend when I was a baby. In my view, it was always bigger and more beautifully embellished than anyone else’s, and it made me feel like the most important girl on Santa’s list!  This year I started to make felt Christmas stockings for Cheeky Monkey.  My love for Scandinavian imagery inspired these fun Dala Horse Christmas stockings in classic Scandi colors!




I am also experimenting with using beads to personalize the stockings with a name….which I love!  We have a large collection of straw Yule Goat ornaments, thanks to my mother-in-law, and they are the inspiration for my newest Yule Goat stockings in two colors.  (more…)  

CMH Studio  New England Craft Fairs Not to be Missed!

Cheeky Monkey Home is honored to be participating in 5 amazing craft fairs this fall.  Don’t miss the chance to shop a huge variety of unique and beautiful hand-crafted gifts this season!  



Click below to find details for each show.  We are excited to see you there!

Needham High School Craft Fair, October 25

Brookline Marketplace Craft Fair, November 15

Wellesley Marketplace Craft Fair, November 22

Bust Craftacular at the Cyclorama, November 22

Marblehead Festival of the Arts, December 6 & 7


At our shows this fall, Cheeky Monkey is launching many new designs, along with our first holiday pillows and Christmas stockings!  Below are some of our newest Greek Key designs on linen and cotton.  We can’t wait to share all of our newest creations with you!


CMH Studio  Stylish Tablet Sleeves by Cheeky Monkey Home

We are excited to introduce our fantastic felt sleeves for your laptop, phone, iPod and minis.  Our stylish sleeves are a cheerful way to protect your tech tools from the rough outside world, not to mention the terrain inside your bag!



A special feature of our felt sleeves is that they have a handy pocket on the back to store your charger!  Likewise, our phone sleeves have a small pocket for your license or credit card, so you can travel light.  Our striking new Greek Key design is making its way onto all of our sleeves in many color combinations, and onto pillows—coming soon!



Below you can see our colorful butterfly design on the Mac Book Air case and Kindle case.    The pocket on the back is great for holding your charger, pens, or even your phone.  You can mix and match our coordinating sleeve designs for all of your devices, and they make the perfect gift!


Our peace sign cases are the perfect gift for big kids who want a fun splash of color and style for their tech toys.   


We have many new designs, and lots more coming for the holidays to our Etsy site Check our Etsy page often to see what we are up to!  

CMH Studio  Purple Fairy Mural for Baby & Big Girl

This week I had the pleasure of painting “part two” of a fairy mural for a special little girl.  Three years ago I painted two fairies in baby Ella’s cozy little room, and when it was time for her “big girl room”, she needed a few more!  



Ella’s bed will be framed by the fairy with bows (above), and the second fairy greets you as you walk in the door!  I wish I could show you the whole room installed—she is getting Samantha bedding by Pottery Barn that will look amazing!   I used a polkadot ribbon border around the entire room to tie things together.  Believe it or not, the border took as long as the fairies!