Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kufi infant crochet caps

Kufi infant cap is a new item in the monkey shop. It is crochet it fits Infants 2 to 12 months. You can add a cute flower with your choice of color. Here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/THEMONKEYSHOP?section_id=5646827

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New items to the monkey shop

I have been creating some cute outfits for the sock monkeys and I thought I wold share them here for you. I have hat and scarves, shirt and pants, and Ear bows.

You can find all of them in the monkey shop
Crochet Hat and scarf set for your Sock monkeyCrochet shirt and pants set  for your Sock monkey  made to orderCrochet shirt and pants set  for your Sock monkey  READY TO SHIPEar bows for your sock monkeyDiaper for your sock monkey

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New sock monkey do it your self kits

If you love my sock monkeys, you will love making them your self, all you need is a needle and some strong thread and you will have your very own sock monkey. I have help you out a little bit, I have stuffed them and put the face on them for you.

All you do is put the arms, ears,tail eyes and smile to it.
Please come and check them out in the monkey shop.
Great for party's too.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My car broke down

This week has been a bad week. Last Friday while shopping for supplies I was on my way back home and my transmission went out on my car. Talk about a nightmare.

I am thinking to my self, how am I going to run my business with out my car.
How am I going to pay to get it fixed or get another car?
So I put on my thinking cap and decided what kind of a sale I should have in my etsy shops so I can buy a new car. I decided that I would run a 30% off sale in the monkey shop and a 30% off sale on my hats in Dulces creations. Then I told all my people on my Face Book my fan page what was going on and they told their friends. Well a got about 10 sales in 4 hours that was really a good start, but not enough to take care of this huge problem.
So here I am here in my little blog hoping that someone will see this an help me out.
So if you are in need to get your gifts early please consider any of my shops so I can buy a new used car.
Thank you so much for reading my Blog.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gracie's Garden Designs team up with some other AMAZING shops

Gracie's Garden Designs team up with some other AMAZING shops and I am one of them. Please visit her blog for all the details.

6 give aways on her blog.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New sock monkey Dolly

New creations have been appearing in my shop. Please come and visit to see what is new.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

And they call it puppy love

Yes the puppies are back. Check them out in my shop.

You can contact me if you need a special color I will let you know if I can make it.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tell me what colors you would like me to make you!

I need your feed back, the season for new sock color shopping has started, please tell me what you are looking for so I can find them.

Thank you for taking the time to tell me here.

Monday, July 26, 2010

New sock monkeys with Minky fabric on them

I have been creating some great sock monkey with the soft minky fabrics that babies love.

Here are some that you may like.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

25% off coupon day

Today I am having a 25% off coupon all day.
Fan the monkey shop on face book and leave your name there that you would like me to take 25% off on one sock monkey and I will reserve it for you with your name on it.
Have fun shopping today.
Now go and get those Monkeys for all your gift giving.
Here is my shop so you can see what I have ready to ship.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Sock Monkey

Yep this is a sock monkey.

This is where you can get the best looking sock monkeys in the whole world.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sock “Monkey Jackson” Tribute Doll

He is back and only 2 will be available.
Sock monkey Jackson is up for bids on Ziing.com

Monday, June 14, 2010

First day at the artisans market 2010

So we had are first day at the Artisans market and it was a great success.

It was also called Etsy day, this is the day that all of Etsy west Michigan artist come together and show off what we have.
We have never had such a great crowd show up to the Artisans market.
One of our local TV station even came out to interview me, what fun!. Fox 17
The market is open from 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays now until the last weekend of September.
If you are in Grand Rapids and you want to come and see some great creativity stop by here is the address.

1147 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI

Here are some pictures from the market.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My new addition to the monkey shop

Now you can buy your very own coffee mug with Bert the sock monkey on it, playing with his toy monkeys. The mug says, " In a barrel of Monkeys I'm one of a kind.

This will make a great gift for any adult, they can use it the office or at home.
Next will be the T-shirts. Coming soon.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Facebook fan Promo

I have one kind of sock monkey that is on sale in the monkey shop fan page on my face book.
She is only $15 plus shipping to the USA.
I have 10 of them to sell, because I have to many socks that I need to get rid off so I can add new colors.
Once you become fan of the monkey shop you will see the tab that says "SHOP NOW"
click that and yo will see Gabriela there.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I have quit my job!

Now the monkey shop will be my only income. After almost 3 years of making sock monkeys and after 778 sold sock monkeys, its time to expand my horizons. I have added a new item in my shop! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=46184932

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sock monkey Give away

Did you know that for every 200 fans I get in the monkey shop I give a sock monkey away.

Please become a fan you may win a sock monkey.
Here is my fan page.. The Monkey shop

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

my experience on the Radio

So yesterday, I as invited to be on a radio show, of course I was so nervous. Nothing new with me when I have to do something with an audience.

So if you would like to here it, Here it is. click on the sock monkey.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Matt Girauds Sock monkeys

So I am in love with Matt Girauds music. I think he is awesome.

Recently he emailed me and wondered how he could get some sock monkeys.
I sent him to my shop and this is what he got.
I think he is going to love them.
If you would like to order your very own sock monkey please stop by the monkey shop to get your sock monkey.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sock monkey Lovers

Today I am writing about a little customer of mine. Her name is Olivia. Olivia is only 10 years old.

The other day I got an email asking me " have you sent out my monkey yet?
And I emailed her back and I said "No not yet, why?
I am thinking to my self she just ordered it, and it was Saturday morning then she emailed me.
This whole time I thought I was talking to an adult.
She said " I really cant wait for it and I am going to refer my friend when I get mine!! How long does it take to get here, I live in coral springs, Florida? im very curious
And I said " Probably 3 to 5 days. I will get it in the mail out today.
and she said. "THANKS!! question, Can u make conley again tiny though? My friend wants to know!!
and I said " sure can. I have enough for 14 of them. I will re list it.
ANd she said "Thank You for going through all the trouble I cant wait for my Sock Monkey I go to my friends house often her dog has many chew toys that size so a larger size is perfect and again thanks!!!
and I forgot to add you are amazing!!
Aparently Olivia is a big fan of mine. She visits my shop dayly to see what I have made new.
Her little friend will be ordering her self a tiny Conly too.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sock monkey wine gift bag

I have just designed this bag. You can carry your wine in the gift bag and it will also keep it cold for a while. Not yet in my store.
Before I go and make more I would like your opinion. It will come in different colors.

Selling price will be $15 plus shipping.
So what do you think of it?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Eight West sock monkeys

Today I really worked hard in getting the eight west sock monkeys done.
I have 5 more to go. The order is for 20.
If you are wondering what eight west is. This is a TV show here in my home town.
It is on Monday to Friday on NBC from 11am to 12pm. WOOD TV 8
I was on the show back in November. I started making sock monkeys for their give away.
Viewers just love them. This weekend the Bridal show is on and they are giving away 10 goodie bags and 10 of my sock monkeys are in the bags.
Then next week they are having a Pajama party at Art Vans, this is a ladys only night. They are also giving away more of my sock monkeys. I will be there for the Pajama party.
They are giving away lots of great prices.
Here is the sock monkey that I designed for them.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sock monkey give away

If you become a fan of the monkey shop on face book you can get your name in my every 100 sock monkey give away, all you have to do is fan me.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Today I wanted to write about my wonderful daughter. She is an artist like her mother but in a different way. She paints.
Her shop name is KAVALI8
Here is some of her work that I am sure you will love.

Friday, January 15, 2010

I love this new sock monkey

I am always looking around for some cool colored socks, and I fell in love with this one.
I call it Latte because that s what it reminds me of. So here you have it,
Latte the sock monkey.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Quit going through the motions!

What started my passion for making sock monkeys?
About 2 years a go, I lost my job due to lack of work. I have been sewing since I was 4 years old. Well I decided to use the best skill I had, so I tarted making sock monkeys, when they started to sell, I made more sock monkeys, then they were really selling and at that time I had them in my other shop dulces creations, here is my very first sock monkey that I had made and sold.

Very scary looking I will have to say.
When I stated to sell a lot of them, I open up a new shop and this is The monkey shop
Since then I have made so many changes on them that I think I have finally mastered my cute sock monkeys

So my passion for sewing has made me a great business that I think will be around for a long long time.
Its been 2 years now and I have sold well over 2000 sock monkeys world wide.
You may find them in a boutique in Indiana, Arizona, California and even right here in Grand Rapids MI. I also sell them at the local Artisan Market. They are becoming vary famous, They have been on TV and the Grand Rapids Press. Many children and adults are holding one of my sock monkeys when they go to sleep or just for comfort. Because they are Cute, Adorable, well made, machine washable, and baby safe people love them.
So before you go and buy your next toy at just any place please stop by the Monkey shop to see what is new.