CMH Studio  New Mexican Garland Pillows for GREAT.LY

Hello!  Today I am giving you a preview of some of Cheeky Monkey’s new spring and summer collection.  I am thrilled to introduce our hand-cut garland designs, inspired by tissue paper fiesta garlands from Mexico.  I love the way they look as appliqués!



The colors and designs you see are being offered exclusively through select tastemakers at GREAT.LY –an amazing new online marketplace that connects the work of “makers” like me, with “tastemakers” (design bloggers) who want to bring original, high-quality products to their readers.  Over the next few weeks, the GREAT.LY tastemakers will be filling their shops with goods created by makers exclusively for their shops. (more…)  

Inspiration  Oh How I Love You, Blue & White

There is something so totally classic and crisp about the combination of blue and white.  I have been collecting images to inspire some new pillow designs, and just love the way they all look together.  Stay tuned for some great new Cheeky Monkey Home pillows in blue and white this summer!


1.  Fair Isle Poncho by Saartj    2.  Mosaic Cat Mask by Professor Tiny on Etsy   3.  Koi Fish Print by Linocut Heaven on Etsy   4.  Striped T Dress by Sailor Rose   5.  Cobalt Blue Otomi Pillow by Casa Otomi on Etsy   6.  DIY Bleach Printed Napkins  by Paula Deen   7.  Paper Twist Ties  by Green Ridge Designs on Etsy   8.  Hippos Eco Throw in cobalt & white by Happy Habitat

Friend Feature  Modern Map Prints by J.Hill Design

I am always watching what will come next from my friend Jen Hill, of J.Hill Design.  Jen makes patterned map prints about places she’s never been, as well as a lot she has explored in her travels.  She is a genius with color and pattern, and almost everything she makes can be personalized.  Nothing is better than e a personalized gift, and she even provides information on economical framing options, so you can get it all done in one stop!


I am a big fan of her famous map prints, featuring neighborhoods, cites and countries around the world.  She chooses the patterns and colors carefully to evoke the imagery, history and stories of each special place.