Friend Feature  Spring Skirts from Whimsy: A Lovely Mother’s Day Gift!

I have been wanting one of Kendra Haskell’s adorable skirts ever since I discovered her brand, Whimsy, at a craft fair a few years ago.  After a fierce winter in Boston, a Whimsy skirt is a refreshing way to welcome spring, and a lovely Mother’s Day gift! (Hoping my kids read this post!)

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Kendra combines vibrant fabrics and fun trims to create limited edition skirts for girls (ages 2 -6) and women.  She also uses applique in many of her designs, like her Mother’s Day butterfly skirt, and adorable Winged Heart t-shirts.
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Friend Feature  Shop Local: Found Home in Chatham, MA

I recently discovered a very special new store that has cropped up in Chatham, Massachusetts, and everyone who frequents Cape Cod just has to know about it!  Found Home is the creative genius of Jennifer Runnels, who pours her heart and soul (and unbelievable talent) into this little shop full of gorgeous finds for the home.  

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Drawing on her training as a fine artist, and twenty years of experience working in the furniture and interior design fields, she has a special eye for unique and sophisticated home design. (more…)  

CMH Studio  15% off Holiday Sale at Cheeky Monkey Home!

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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!

 

Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season!  

 

Love, Holly and the Cheeky Monkey Home Team!

Friend Feature  Sailor Rose: Charming Clothing for Girls and Women

 

I recently discovered Sailor Rose at an artisan fair in Northeast Harbor, Maine.  I was so thrilled to meet Kirsty Mogensen, who is the founder and designer of her own line of heirloom quality tops and dresses for women and girls.  She uses the finest Liberty of London fabrics and her own cottons and knits, to create timeless pieces that will last for generations.

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photos courtesy of Kirsten Mogensen

I was immediately taken in by the luscious fabrics—and then totally sold by the beautiful craftsmanship of every piece.  Kirsty makes her blouses and dresses the old fashioned way—with French seams, fine stitching and insides that are as beautiful as the outside. There is a strong utilitarian sensibility behind the Sailor Rose brand, that Kirsty artfully joins with excellent design and the finest materials.   I was lucky enough to have a chance to talk with Kirsty about her story, and the spirit of nostalgia and re-use that is embodied in all of her work. (more…)  

CMH Studio  Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards Are Here!

Dear Friends,  I am very excited to announce that the voting has begun for the Martha Stewart 2013 Audience Choice Award featuring products made in the USA!  This is an exciting opportunity to show your support for Cheeky Monkey Home and to explore the work of so many creative entrepreneurs who work locally!  YOUR VOTE will provide us with invaluable promotion and exposure! 

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“American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. It’s a movement made up of people and communities who have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.”  — the Martha Stewart Team (more…)  

Friend Feature  Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards!

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It is time for Martha Stewart’s annual American Made contest—an amazing opportunity for creative entrepreneurs who work 100% locally to be recognized for outstanding creativity and ingenuity among the top creators of the year.  American Made is an Audience Choice Award that will select a handful of the top local producers of artisan products to receive this special honor of recognition.  There will be six winners selected, representing six categories for consideration:  food, craft, design, style, gardening, or technology.  The winners will gain priceless recognition by Martha Stewart and attend a special workshop in NYC this October!

 

Check out the American Made web site to find out how to nominate yourself and/or nominate creative entrepreneurs you want to promote.  The nominations begin July 20, and online voting begins August 26th.  I am so excited to apply for Cheeky Monkey Home!