Thursday, February 18, 2010

Funky Monsters brand new logo

TA DAAAAAA! Here it is, our funky-gorgeous brand new Funky Monsters logo!

A BIG BIG thank you to Sarah at Style Me Gorgeous for her design. I am so pleased with our funky new look.

I contacted Sarah late last year to enquire about getting a professional logo designed. I have seen so many fantastic logos she has designed and wanted one all of my own. Sarah has been a successful freelance designer for over 9 years. After specialising in Graphic Design for children, mummies and female related industries, she found her true calling and Style Me Gorgeous was born! Sarah booked me in for the new year and it wasn't long at all until I received the Logo Brief to complete. Considering the 'brief' Logo Brief I completed for Sarah she still managed to come up with 3 amazing concepts for our logo. I don't know how she does it but with the little information I gave her I am pretty sure she must have managed to read my mind!! With all 3 concepts looking funky & stylish it was so hard to choose one, I definitely had to sleep on it. After changing my mind numerous times I finally decided to go with concept #1 and after only a few minor changes, our official Funky Monsters logo was born! I am totally in love with it and now have our little monster posted everywhere!!

Our Little Monster

Text only logo for our labels

See Sarah's portfolio of designs here which includes logos, websites & banners. I'm sure you've seen a few of them around! Sarah also designs & creates an exclusive range of stylish canvas art, see her collection here.

So, what do you think?

And the winner is!

Congratulations! The winner of our 'I Heart You' baby booties giveaway is ... LOUISE PICKETT. Louise is one of our Funky Monsters Facebook fans. Please contact me via Facebook or email to claim your prize. I will need to know what size booties you would like (0-3, 3-6 & 6-9mths) and where I can send them. If contact is not made by midnight Fri winner will be redrawn.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Love is in the air

YY Valentine's Day is upon us and we want to share the Funky Monsters love. What better way than to celebrate with the launch of our new 'I Heart You' baby booties as well as a little givaway and fantastic offer to our lovely customers YY

Special Offer: order our new 'I Heart You' baby booties for the introductry price of only $12 PLUS free post! Our booties are normally $16 plus $3.50 postage - that's a saving of $7.50! This offer ends midnight on Valentine's Day (please wait for an updated invoice to be sent with our special offer price once checkout has been completed)

Giveaway: enter our giveaway for your chance to win a pair of our gorgeous new 'I Heart You' baby booties (your choice of size 0-3, 3-6 or 6-9mths)

It's so easy to enter! To be in the running do one or more of the following:

  1. Become a follower of my blog here (1 entry)
  2. Become a fan of our Funky Monsters Facebook page here (1 entry)
  3. Blog, Tweet or mention this competition on Facebook (1 entry for each)
  4. BONUS ENTRY: For a bonus entry, check out my MadeIt store and tell me what your favourite item in our shop is!

Giveaway is open until midnight Wed 17th Feb 2010 and winner will be chosen at random by Good Luck and help spread the love YY

What ... no Funky Friday?

There will be no Funky Friday offer this week or next ... but that's because we've got a better offer! We will be having a special offer to celebrate Valentine's Day and we might just have a little giveaway as well. Stay tuned for details released in the coming week.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A little more about us ...

Here's how the Funky Monsters story started ...

I started Funky Monsters after the birth of my 2nd baby boy, The Little Monkey. My older son, The Monster, was 20mths at the time. I came up with the idea of making clothing & accessories for them when I wanted to buy The Monster a pair of ‘lounge pants’ – comfortable cotton pants to mostly wear around the house but that can also be worn out, a comfy feel like tracksuit pants but a little more dressy & not so plain. Well, I couldn’t find them anywhere. So I decided to try & make a pair myself - and I did!

I also received a pair of gorgeous little booties from my girlfriend when The Little Monkey was born. She said to me “Here is a small gift, it’s not much” but they were one of the best gifts I received. My idea of baby booties was grandma’s old crochet pair before I had seen these. So I thought maybe I could make these as well. It was such a great gift, so unique & stylish for my brand new bub, unlike covering baby’s feet with boring old socks. So many people commented on how cute they were and asked where I had got them from. So once again, I decided to try & make a pair myself – and I did!

My collection so far includes:
*Baby Booties (newborn–9mths)
*Toddler Lounge Pants (sizes 0-4)
*Funky Toddler Shorts (sizes 0-4)
*Baby Bloomers (newborn-18mths)
*Funky Onesies – appliquéd onesies (I will also be doing t-shirts & long sleeve tees)
*Pillowcase style dresses
*Newborn gift sets (such as booties with matching applique singlet/onesie)
*Toddler Lounge Sets (which include lounge pants teamed with a matching appliquéd singlet, t-shirt or long sleeve tee)

I mainly specialise in making things for boys but have a few items for little girls as well. I just can’t resist making some girly things, they are too cute not to! I only have one niece at the moment & I enjoy spoiling her.

I am selling my products online through my Made It store at the moment & would love to eventually have my own website & online store. I would also like to see my clothing in a few specialty children’s boutique stores.