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 thebunnies, painter’s palette and world mappillows we sell in our shop. As much as I like the originals, the new combinations are pretty special too!
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 stockingsin two colors.(more…) →
For all of our lovely customers from holidays past, present and future–we welcome you to shop our collections and enjoy a 15% discount through the end of the year! Just enter the promotion code CMH2013 at checkout, and the discount will be taken as you finalize your order!
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 Homeclients!
Every so often I get a custom order for a pillow that makes me want to hug my client. This camp pillow was a housewarming gift for a family with a classic Maine “camp”, where generations come together and enjoy all the outdoor activities that New England has to offer.
photos by Holly Johnson
This adorable patch idea was the genius of my client, who is brilliantly creative and fun in all of her endeavors. She wanted to represent all of the great Maine camp activities with patches, much like we got as girl scouts long ago! Isn’t this just the cutest, classic gift idea? (more…) →