We hear the word “exclusive” thrown around so much that it may have lost its meaning, but business mum Monique Nickalls knows the meaning well – and throws in a bit of love with her hand-made products for good measure.
Monique is the founder and owner of Your Cheeky Monkey, an online store offering products for babies, children and Mums, most of which are hand-made by Monique herself in her Gold Coast home.
Your Cheeky Monkey has recently been named winner of the Most Popular Site at the Connect2Mums Ausmumpreneur Awards and also won the title of best parenting blog in the Business Mums Network Blog Awards.
As mum to two young boys, Monique knows which products children love and the special bond they can have with particular toys or blankets. Her years of experience as a mum and online retailer have helped Monique perfect her product offerings. Having two in-house road testers helps too!
“Your Cheeky Monkey creates beautiful handcrafted products that are both practical and unique,” Monique explained.
“As most of the products stocked on the site are hand-made by me, I can guarantee each item has its own individual appeal, with a dash of love added to mix. It’s impossible to create something with your own hands and not add a bit of yourself too.”
“I’m thrilled my customers feel the same about the products and blogs I create. I’m honoured to have won two awards recently. This recognition tells me I am in touch with my customers and creating products they want,” Monique said.
Some of Your Cheeky Monkey’s most popular hand-made items are the TagNCuddles, Googly Eye Bunnies and Burp/Nursing Cloths.
TagNCuddles can be used as a toy or comforter for babies and toddlers. They are created from patterned fabric on one side and soft flannelette on the other, with ribbons and tags sewn around the edge for little hands to touch, rub, hook and play with. TagNCuddles are $16.
Googly Eye Bunnies are all unique, as each one is made from a different bright, patterned fabric, giving each its own personality. They are cute and cuddly and loved by children – and adults! Googly Eye Bunnies are $19.95.
Your Cheeky Monkey’s hand-made Burp/Nursing Cloths are practical cloths in a range of fabric colours and patterns. They look so much better than a cloth nappy and are much softer on baby’s face than a wet wipe. Burp/Nursing Cloth Sets include two coordinating cloths for $16.
Monique proudly supports other business mums by stocking their hand-made products in the Your Cheeky Monkey online store.
For more information about Your Cheeky Monkey visit www.yourcheekymonkey.com.au