Friday, May 27, 2011

HappyLittleMonkey has a sibling!

HappyLittleMonkey has been growing and the time has come for a sibling, a sibling store to be exact!

Please help me welcome

Monkey See, Monkey Do by HappyLittleMonkey to Etsy

(that’s MonkeySeeMonkeyDoHLM for short)

Over the last year and a half, the kids are really growing up and not only imitating us, but also each other. The number of times I have referred to our world as “it’s all monkey see, monkey do around here” was enough to make me consider changing the shop name a few times. However, as I continued making the blankets, burp cloths, blanket purses and other great products I started with, the ‘growing up’ products were also adding up

and HappyLittleMonkey was getting more and more crowded and harder to shop. (I mean look at my babies, they are getting sooo big!)

About two months ago, I started to dream up new ways to make it easier for people to shop with HappyLittleMonkey. The best option was to stay on Etsy and add a sibling store. The support and community on Etsy is just wonderful, and I didn’t want to leave. After that decision, it took about two seconds to decide on the name, so MonkeySeeMonkeyDoHLM was born.

MonkeySeeMonkeyDoHLM begins with a focus on appliqued and monogrammed shirts and accessories for birthdays, holidays, and days ending in ‘y;’ hair clippies; kids’ tablecloths- custom and ready to ship; blanket capes; and felt tea and cookie sets. These items will be completely transitioning out of HappyLittleMonkey in the coming months to allow me to make shopping for baby gifts easier.

Shirts are fully customizable and I am trying hard to make sure that I have lots of options for boys, as well as girls, and even items that coordinate. (It can be so hard to coordinate a boy and a girl without spending a small fortune!)

Choosing gifts from HappyLittleMonkey or MonkeySeeMonkeyDoHLM will actually be easier with better separation of baby gifts and bigger kid gifts. HappyLittleMonkey will still offer personalization and appliqued options, and generally have options from birth to baby’s first birthday. After that, the little one transitions to Monkey See, Monkey Do by HappyLittleMonkey.

MonkeySeeMonkeyDoHLM will provide the same customer service and strive to help you choose the perfect gift to self or gift to someone else.

I want to help you make gift giving fun, personal, and special. So, let me know what events you have coming up and we can pick something from the shop, or create something for the next special event in your life.

Each store will even feature links to the other shop, just in case you want to swing between stores. My contact information, blog address, Facebook address, and Twitter account will all remain the same.

I so appreciate your support and encouragement! It means so much and has really helped my shop to grow.

Thank you for continuing to think of me and for sharing my stores with others!

Hope you have a great weekend!

HappyLittleMonkey items- Swaddling Blanket and Burp Cloth Sets; Monogrammed Organic Cotton Bibs