Thursday, 15 February 2018

Vanity Fair

image vanity fair earrings earstuds ear studs two cheeky monkeys jewellery etsy literature thackeray becky sharp

Today I am showing off the newest addition to Two Cheeky Monkeys' literary range, the start of our Vanity Fair range of jewellery and accessories!  I've chosen to start with our popular earstuds, creating a Becky Sharp set of earrings for those who see Thackeray's main character as an anti-heroine rather than a conniving social climber.

image vanity fair earrings earstuds ear studs two cheeky monkeys jewellery etsy literature thackeray becky sharp

There will be more Vanity Fair pieces added to the store in coming weeks, but I wholly welcome suggestions and commissions for pieces you would love to see in-store.  So tell me, which characters did you love or hate in Vanity Fair?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Chinese New Year Recipe Roundup

With Chinese new year just around the corner (Feb 16th), I thought I'd share recipes for some of the Cheeky Monkeys family's favourite south-east Asian Chinese treats!  Some of these are easier to make than others, but they are all delicious and don't require one to be too adventurous if you have cautious or fussy eaters.  Enjoy!

chinese new year recipe roundup sago pudding pandan potstickers jiao zi lor bak tea eggs

1. Jiao zi, also called pot stickers by some, is a fan favourite here!
2. Ditto marbled tea eggs, they always get eaten very quickly.
3. Don't be alarmed by the striking green colour, this pandan sago pudding is DELICIOUS.
4. Fried beancurd rolls (lor bak) are Grandma Cheeky Monkeys' specialty.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Are you a super mum?

As a busy mum to my Cheeky Monkeys who struggles with tiredness, forgetfulness in keeping track of school forms and the various other jobs that keep mothers the world over feeling like they're about to collapse, it's lovely to have my family show their appreciation for all that I do.

super mum locket mom necklace two cheeky monkeys etsy mother's day

Which got me thinking about fun ways to celebrate mothers with Two Cheeky Monkeys jewellery.  The mother-daughter locket sets are already very popular, but in order to celebrate mothers, I have created a brand new locket, just for mums.

super mum locket mom necklace two cheeky monkeys etsy mother's day

For all the super mums out there, who keep loving their families and getting them going on their way each morning even when they've slept badly or are sick, we now have "Super Mum" (or "Super Mom" if you use US spelling) locket necklaces available!  Who do you know who is a super mum?  Is it you?

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Valentine's Day Finds

As the "day of love" approaches, I thought I'd share a collection of fun, love-themed items which you can spoil loved ones with all year round.  Each piece is handmade by an individual creator, meaning that it is unique and supports a small business - enjoy!

handmade valentine's day


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Travel the world

image map bunting atlas vintage domum vindemia bon voyage travel geography

Hello my loyal readers!  I've had a lovely break from blogging as I spent the school summer holidays traipsing around with my Cheeky Monkeys and Mr Cheeky Monkeys.
But now we're back to real life and I'm back into the swing of our school term routine and blogging!

image map bunting atlas vintage domum vindemia bon voyage travel geography

I'm starting the new year with the unveiling of new buntings to Domum Vindemia.  I've had a few requests for map and atlas buntings of late, and now that I've taken time off from creating these beauties, I'm ready to start again!

image map bunting atlas vintage domum vindemia bon voyage travel geography

Each bunting is created from retro maps and atlases from the early 1980s and is, of course, one of a kind.  They're perfect for decorating school classrooms, or for sending off a friend on their travels and newest adventure.  How many countries on this map have you visited?

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Happy New Year!

A very happy new year to all of my faithful readers!  This is just a very quick announcement to let you know that I'm taking a short break from blogging and the stores to spend quality time with my family.


While I'm enjoying my R&R, the virtual doors of Two Cheeky Monkeys and Domum Vindemia are remaining open.  All orders made during this time will be processed after January 13th.


And to further ring in the new year, I'm offering 30% off all purchases over $200 made in either store.  And yes, that includes all sale items too!  So head to the stores and stock up for your 2018 gift giving (and spoil yourself too).

Thursday, 21 December 2017

A Merry Christmas To You!

As 2017 draws to a close, I want to wish all of my faithful readers a very merry Christmas, and a blessed and joy-filled 2018!

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