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!

two cheeky monkeys pocketwatch necklace pocket watch to kill a mockingbird atticus finch

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!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Regular scarves versus infinity scarves

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I know there are many out there who love the look of regular scarves which can be worn in a variety of ways, but it's also clear that infinity scarves seem to be the scarf trend that isn't going away any time soo.  Which is why at Domum Vindemia, I have decided to offer our shabby chic doily scarves with the option to purchase them as a regular scarf or as an infinity scarf

domum vindemia shabby chic doily scarf infinity

So now when you shop for scarves with us, you can choose to purchase your scarf as is, or you can ask us to turn your choice into an on trend infinity scarf which you can easily wrap around you on those milder days.  Would you choose a regular scarf or an infinity scarf?  Or do you have a whole wardrobe full of all manner of scarves to suit your daily mood? 

domum vindemia shabby chic doily scarf infinity

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Finger Knitting Projects For Kids

We have somehow reached the second week of school holidays relatively unscathed (thanks Mr Cheeky Monkeys for taking the week off work so that I could have a break!), but still have one more week to go.  If you're wracking your brains for new ideas to keep your kids productively entertained (like me), then this post is for you.

My Monkeys love to finger knit and finger crochet, but we are often left with the dilemma of what to do with their lengths of finger knitted goodness.  So here is a roundup of DIY ideas to use the metres and metres of finger knitting chains your kids create!

1. A finger knitting tutorial to get you started.
2. Turn your finger knitting into a warm scarf.
3. Create a word-inspired cushion.
4. Finger knitting is perfect for turning into headbands.
5. Create a rug by combining weaving and finger knitting.
6. Delight a little one by turning their finger knitting into a darling octopus soft toy!