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.