Snuggly Monkey, LLC was officially established in 2011.  After several years of nurturing my fabric addiction, I decided to turn my hobby interests in sewing and crafting into a business. In this era of big box stores and bar codes, I miss the small business shopping experience where you get to chat with the shop owner or learn about the history of an item you purchase. So, when I decided to start Snuggly Monkey I made a commitment to create high quality items and to provide the best customer service possible. 

Deciding to leave the "working world" and become a stay at home mom was one of the biggest and most life altering decisions of my life. There are as many different ways to parent as there are children in this world, and I think that the key is finding what works best for you and your family. For us, having one parent at home is what felt right, so I packed up my office and work clothes and headed for home. Soon after having my oldest daughter, Snuggly Monkey was born.

Felted Wool Rattle Balls

My business, much like my life, is an ever evolving and changing process. In the beginning, I started out making ring slings and waldorf-inspired baby items mostly, but because of liability concerns and the complexity of CPSIA compliance, I started to explore different areas.

All of the items I make in my handmade shop have been inspired by some need in our daily lives. Living with two very active little monkeys means lots of bumps and bruises, and so Ouchie Pouches were born. It also means a much greater appreciation for the rare moments of quiet and relaxation {hence the eye pillows}. I did go back to work part-time for awhile and had to use an ID badge. I was working with an Early Head Start program as a Home Visitor and the children I was working with were always drawn to my ID badge holder, so the idea for cute, colorful badge reels and lanyards came about. My baskets are my creative outlet. I have always wanted to learn how to make pottery, but I have found making baskets and bowls with fabric to be a whole lot of fun. And as Ben & Jerry's used to say... "If it's not fun, why do it?"

To that end, I recently decided to expand into the world of craft supplies. I love crafting, experimenting and creating, so I thought it would be great to share that love with others. Snuggly's DIY Supplies focuses on bringing you high quality craft supplies that will {hopefully} inspire you to create and have a whole lot of fun. I work hard to identify reputable suppliers of high quality items. I use all of the items I sell in my own creations and when crafting with my own children, so quality is important to me.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read about what Snuggly Monkey is all about. I always welcome your comments, ideas, suggestions and questions, so please feel free to contact me via email or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Email: snugglymonkey{at}gmail{dot}com
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