This week Alphabet Monkey turned two….
I kind of can’t believe it. The time has gone by so fast and Alphabet Monkey has grown so much. Way more than I could have envisaged back in 2010 when my little guy was six months old and I was loving being a stay at home mum. For some reason I decided to open a little Etsy shop selling alphabet singlets and cushions. You know I really don’t know how I came to discover Etsy, I wish I could remember because it has really changed my life.
Before I discovered I was pregnant..I had been feeling restless with life..I was looking around at other work options. Id always enjoyed my work but i had lost my creative spark…So I thought I’d use my year of maternity leave to just be..you know just take life as it comes with no pressures or commitments . I think having the space to do nothing creatively allowed the fire inside to reignite all on its own.
I think this is a good lesson that sometimes you need to cut off from things to allow new ideas to grow.
So how did I come to specialize in cot quilts for boys….well not long after I set up the online shop I had a discussion with a local childrens boutique owner who expressed interest in basically anything geared towards boys especially for nurseries and bedrooms. And so I guess that was the seed of the idea that has become Alphabet Monkey today.
I want to just express thanks to all the friends, family and lovely people out there who have supported me, encouraged me and loved my product. I would never have imagined being in this position a few years ago..I mean not so long ago I couldn’t even use a sewing machine….but I’m just going to open to let it evolve as my life continues to do the same.
I thought this little felt birthday cupcake was just perfect from Milk Fly and this sock monkey banner from Blue Moon Studios would be great for a monkey theme party. And ohh those gorgeous little monkey cupcakes are courtesy of Sweet Things