CMH Studio  Gifts that Keep Giving: Soft Silhouette Pillows

A silhouette of your child appliquéd on a soft felt pillow has got to be the most heartfelt and meaningful gift for a parent or grandparent this year!  I really love meaningful and lasting gifts, and I am so happy to be making these special custom pillows for so many Cheeky Monkey Home clients!

gang-of-silhouettesphoto by Sean Litchfield Photography

silhouett-with-nautical-pillowsphoto by Tony Cheng Photography  (more…)  

CMH Studio  New! Starburst Stacking Floor Cushions

This just in!  Introducing our newest Starburst stacking floor cushions in a combination of four vivid colors!  Each cushion has a cut out star on one side and the inverse on the other, so every time you move them around you see a different combination of color and pattern.



Tried & True  DIY: Egg Carton Critters

This is a fun DIY project that is perfect for a rainy day activity with kiddos.  I am not sure who had more fun when my boys and I made these woodland critters—it is usually me!  I swear, the more you stare at an egg carton, the more things you begin to see.  You will see faces in the egg cups—every way you turn them—more faces!  Do you think I sound a little crazy?  Try it!



My boys and I saw owls and foxes in our egg cartons, which felt very fallish, so that is what we decided to make.  If you have ever made a flower wreath from egg cartons, you know that they are really fun and easy to work with–and pretty much everything looks great when painted! (more…)  

CMH Studio  Shop Cheeky Monkey Home for the Holidays!

This holiday season, I recommend staying out of the malls and sticking to local shopping of the high-end nature at any of these wonderful artisan fairs around Boston (click for details):   The Brookline Marketplace, Saturday November 9th, The Meadowbrook School Holiday Fair in Weston, Saturday November 16, and The Wellesley Marketplace, Saturday, November 23rd!  Cheeky Monkey Home will be at all three, and we can’t wait! 


This Saturday, November 9th is our first artisan fair (The Brookline Marketplace), and we have been cutting and sewing like crazy to get a nice supply of pillows and floor cushions ready for shoppers.  As you can see, I have turned my dining room into a “staging area” so I can be sure my booth set-up works!   


These amazing headbands and clips are making their debut for the holidays too!