Thursday, 16 November 2017

Send my love to your new lover 🎶

I wouldn't call myself a massive Adele fan, though I do like and own quite a few of her songs.  But whatever you think of her music, there's no denying that she has an amazing voice and some stirring lyrics in her works.

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Which brings me to a recent bespoke order, created for a customer to give to a HUGE Adele fan as a Christmas gift.  I was commissioned to create a set of wine glass charms featuring six of the recipient's favourite lines from Adele's songs.  Do you recognise any of these lyrics?  And which lyrics would you choose for a set of wine charms?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A Two Cheeky Monkeys and Domum Vindemia Christmas Gift Guide

As the shipping deadlines for orders being sent via standard post rapidly approach, I've put together a quick Christmas gift guide to help you as you shop Two Cheeky Monkeys and Domum Vindemia this festive season.

For the kids:
Let's start with the kids, because we all know that they're most excited about presents come Christmas morning (or eve, or whenever you open presents in your family).

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Domum Vindemia's storybook buntings are beloved by little ones all over the world and would also make a sweet gift for a mother-to-be this Christmas.  And for the little or tween girl who loves her bling just like her mumma, Two Cheeky Monkeys has a range of floral-inspired rings and hair accessories.

For her:
Whether you're buying for the woman who loves big, sparkly bling, an avid reader, a lover of shabby chic or the woman who loves to decorate her home, you'll find something for most tastes.

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Two Cheeky Monkeys' range of vintage and book-inspired jewellery is customisable to your recipient's favourite colour or piece of literature, as are many of Domum Vindemia's homewares and accessories.

For him:
We haven't forgotten the gentlemen either!

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Make sure dad or grandpa never loses his place in his latest read again with a bookmark featuring his favourite character, and snazz up your man's outfits with book-inspired or lusciously vintage cuff links.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

I am now stronger

I know I've mentioned many times how much I love working on bespoke creations for customers, but that's only because it's completely true!  This past week I've had a bit of a production line going, working on a delightful custom order of six quote necklaces.

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Each necklace features the inspirational words "I am now stronger".  And while I don't know who the recipients of these necklaces will be, I'm sure these words mean something significant to each of them as well as the lovely lady who commissioned the necklaces.  Are you a fan of inspirational jewellery?  What words would you feature in a locket?

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Christmas Shipping For 2017!!!

Right, I don't want to set off widespread panic, but did you know that there are only 8 WEEKS TILL CHRISTMAS!!!  Which means that if you are wanting to give the gift of Domum Vindemia or Two Cheeky Monkeys to your loved ones (or spoil yourself), then PLEASE take note of the following Christmas shipping cut off dates:

CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: 2nd November 2017
REST OF THE WORLD: 15th November 2017
Due to the high amount of mail being processed at this time of year, all purchases made after these dates will need to go via Express or Courier Post to ensure timely arrival for Christmas giving.  As with any time of the year, expedited shipping options can be selected at checkout for all orders. 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

To Kill A Mockingbird

A few weeks ago I shared a special, bespoke Atticus Finch necklace created for a customer to give as a special gift.  And this week I find myself yet again sharing photos of a bespoke Atticus creation!

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This design of pocketwatch necklace used to be regularly stocked in Two Cheeky Monkeys, but I had been winding down their creation in recent times.  However, a customer commissioned the creation of a special Atticus watch necklace as a Christmas gift for a good friend who is an attorney - how sweet!

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This pocketwatch necklace is different from my previous designs in that it doesn't have a coloured bead charm, but instead features a flying bird charm (to represent the mockingbird) and a charm of the recipient's first initial.  Do you love this new design?  And should I bring the line back to my virtual store shelves?

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Freekeh Salad Roundup

While I try not to be one who easily jumps on the latest "superfood" bandwagon, I must say that I am a fan of grains like quinoa and freekeh.  And, thankfully, so are the rest of the Cheeky Monkeys family.  So today I'm sharing four freekeh recipes which caught my interest and which will be slowly added to my repertoire of salad recipes.  Enjoy!

freekeh recipe

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Miffy and Friends

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I hope all my Aussie readers have survived the school holidays and are gearing to go for the last school term of the year!  I found an amazing haul of battered old picture books while out and about with my Cheeky Monkeys, and have been busily adding new buntings to Domum Vindemia.

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My absolute favourite of this current batch is the Miffy and Friends bunting, something I've been wanting to add to the store for some time now, but haven't been able to due to the rarity of such finds!  As I said, this is the ONLY Miffy bunting in-store, so if your little one is a huge Miffy fan (or you are!), then get in quick before this one finds a new home with someone else.

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I've also added several of the ever popular Jungle Book and Beatrix Potter buntings as special made to order listings with YOUR CHOICE of binding colour for the buntings.  That means that you can better match your bunting purchase to your little one's room or celebration, making it all the more special. 

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If you have any binding colours you'd like to see me stocking, please send me a message so that I can get an idea of the colour choices people love - thanks!
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