Monday, 28 November 2011

Mitten Clips & Glove Clips GIVEAWAY!! **NO MORE LOST GLOVES & MITTENS**

No More Lost Gloves & Mittens this Winter with our
Glove & Mitten Clips GIVEAWAY!!


Dropping my children off at school this morning, many Mums were feeling guilty that their children weren't wearing gloves and scarves today. Some couldn't find a matching pair and one little boy was crying because his fingers were so cold, bless him! So, at the start of a very cold week here in Buckinghamshire, we thought it would be fitting to run a Glove & Mitten Clips Giveaway. 

It seems that the Winter weather has finally arrived and my favourite Kids Winter accessory (for me as it saves my time searching in the morning) has to be Glove Clips.

I began making them at Monkeys from Heaven in 2010. Now we have a range of over 40 designs and they have their own dedicated website

 They really do work and the kids love them just as much as the Mums!

Plus, they are packaged beautifully on coloured card in a cellophane packet, so they make beautiful and novel presents. Perfect for Christmas.

How to enter?

We have 2 pairs of Glove / Mitten Clips to give away. To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post and tell me which design you would like to win. You can choose any design from our website and don’t forget to leave a way of contacting you (twitter ID or e-mail address). 

For an extra entry you can tweet about it too, including @MonkeyHeavenUK and the URL of this competition, and don’t forget to come back and leave another comment on this page to let me know! The competition closes on 10 December 2011, and the winners will be revealed here and on our Facebook page. 
Good luck everyone! 
:::Ski Glove Clips :::School Glove Clips :::Ladies Glove Clips
:::Mens Glove Clips :::Childrens' Mitten Clips

Monday, 3 October 2011

GIVEAWAY: Family Recipe Book 'HUNGRY?' by Innocent

As a Mum of 3, I tune in to anything that will make my life easier
So my ears pricked up when heard about the new innocent family recipe book
Fast, healthy meals for kids is right up my alley so I thought I'd take a closer look...

The blurb says, 'No hours labouring over the stove, making different meals for your kids or faffing about with miniature sushi.'    BIG TICK from me......

 'Just a mix of classic family favourites, quick ideas for when you’re in a hurry, posher stuff for when you’re not.'     OKAY, I like it!...

'As well as loads of stuff for kids to do, make and help out with.'     Hmmm, have you met my kids? Have you seen the floury state of my kitchen if I let them loose?

Oh, videos as well? Yes, they're good these guys. They make it all look easy and look how clean and tidy their kitchen is!
Here's a Veggie Burger Recipe from the Cook Book:

A Fruit Mess Recipe for the kids to take part in making:

And Innocent's Chop Chop Salad:

Some great ideas in here, with over 100 delicious, simple, healthy recipes to choose from

And we have 2 of Innocent's 'HUNGRY?' Recipe books (RRP£20) to give away!

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know what your favourite 'Quick' family meal is. GOOD LUCK!

(One entry per person, 2 winners chosen at random on 1Nov 2011 @ 12:00 GMT using a random number generator)

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Party Bag gifts, Top Party Tips & The Gruffalo

I love kids parties... and with 3 children we've had quite a few over the last 10 years!  

Our first 'School Party' was at a local Kid's Theatre watching The Gruffalo. The kids loved it and having the entertainment laid on is always a good move, particularly when you're dealing with a class of hyper 5 year old boys. 

Having said that, the Stage production of The Gruffalo at Camp Bestival this year was fantastic. The kids and the adults were mesmerised. (Watch it here )

Over the years, we've had Clown Parties, Football parties, Bowling Parties & Fairy parties to name a few...

Entertaining the children yourself can be fun if the children are slightly older. Craft parties - particularly for girls - are great but for younger children or slightly older party-hardened kids, it can be hard work.

Try for craft ideas

And then there's Pinatas... such a choice now. Even life-sized animals! 
The kids love them and they look great. However, the kids do need to be supervised to avoid them hitting one another by mistake!

The last thing to consider is Party Bag gifts. With a little planning you can avoid the plastic bits & bobs that only ever end up in the bin. 

Personally, I love Handmade Party Bag Gifts and at Monkeys from Heaven we make quite a few:  

Have fun at your Parties!!

For Handmade Party Gift ideas, please go to 

Party Gift rates are available - please email Donna:

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Girls Summer Dresses, Gifts & News from Monkeys from Heaven UK

It's an exciting time for us at the moment. We are fast expanding to market our Range on other sites online and have been accepted as a Children's Clothing & Gifts brand at a, a fabulous Gift site which has just launched.  Their site is a godsend to us busy folk who love buying unique handmade items for friends and family but simply don't have the time to traipse the shops! Their Gift Finder actually works! Go take a look, support UK Handmade brands and please bear them in mind for future gifts. 

With Summer fast approaching we are still busy putting together a Children's Summer Range. If you are a Facebook Fan of ours, you will already know that we have launched a selection of Girls' Summer Dresses, Ribbon-Tie Dresses and a fabulous Limited Edition Special Occassion Dress. And for Boutique style Handmade dresses, they're priced very reasonably too - from just £16.50!

We are using some beautiful fabrics this summer. Our 'Indian Summer' Special Occassion dress is simply exquisite. With metallic threads and silk detailing, the fabric is incredibly sophisticated for a little girl; although the dress style is classically timeless. Some Mums have even asked if we can make Adult versions! We have chosen some funkier fabrics too - ice cream sundae prints, ladybirds and beautiful butterflies, spanning Pinks, Blues and Greens.

All dresses are available for 1-8yrs and Handmade to Order. If your order is urgent, as always, please let us know as we will do our very best to accommodate.

Have you seen our Party Sundae Skirt yet? Another recent addition to our range and great fun for Parties and Birthday presents. You simply won't find anything like it on the High Street.

And talking of Gifts, we have a great range of items for Babies, Toddlers, Girls and for Boys watch this space. There are some excellent creations in the pipeline... We do offer a Gift Wrapping service so please do remember to let us know if your purchase is intended as a gift.

Well, we had better get back to designing some more Summer Wear. This week, we're focussing on Hobby Horses and WaistJackets. Huh hmm....

Love, ♥Monkeys from Heaven♥

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Girls Hairbands - New Range of Cotton Hairbands now Available!

 We have extended our range of pretty cotton hairbands for little girls...

by Monkeys from Heaven

Great Gifts
  Washable ♥ Not available on the High St

from Bows ...

 to Floral...




to Hello Kitty...

Gorgeous summer prints in pinks,
blues, greens, reds and oranges...

 We even have Summer Dresses to match...

'Flutterbye' Summer Dress

Full range NOW available at

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Girls 'Party Sundae' Pink Party Skirt by Monkeys from Heaven UK

Now available...
If ever there were a recipe for a perfect girls party skirt, this would have it all... pink, icecream, polkadots, tulle AND it's great for twirling!


 Made from Premium fabrics, including an ice cream sundae print, red polkadots, pink stripes, pink gingham, red ric-rac and bright pink tulle. 

Designed by and exclusively available
at Monkeys from Heaven stores online.

Facebook Store: Monkeys from Heaven
Folksy Store: Monkeys from Heaven

The Party Sundae Skirt - © Monkeys from Heaven

Friday, 25 March 2011

Angel Nightdress - Girls Traditional English Nightdress

- Angel Nightdress by Monkeys from Heaven -

Our gorgeous traditional girls nightdress is ready to add to our collection! 

Made from a beautiful crisp white cotton with
ornate broderie anglais ruffles to skirt and sleeves.

- Lace edging
& Satin iridescent Bow -

Finished with lace edging to yoke and a satin iridescent ribbon bow.

- Sleeve Ruffle -

- Back view -

Every little girl will look truly angelic in this nightdress!

~ A beautiful gift for gorgeous little girls everywhere ~ 


Made from crisp white cotton with ornate broderie anglais ruffle trims to the skirt and sleeves, this nightdress is wonderfully reminiscent of Victorian England.

With beautiful detailing to the yoke, including lace trims to the front and back, plus a lovely flowing satin iridescent bow.

This full length, long-sleeved nightdress is handmade by Monkeys from Heaven UK. Every garment is made to order, ensuring a beautifully tailored classic piece with every attention to detail.

* Fully machine washable
* Gift wrapping available - please enquire

Available in sizes: 2-3yrs, 3-4yrs, 4-5yrs, 5-6yrs, 6-7yrs, 7-8yrs.

Every 'Angel' nightdress is handmade to order - please allow 7-10 days for delivery

Posted 1st Class Recorded to mainland UK (unless otherwise arranged). Overseas postage available.

Other nightwear available - please see Facebook store and website

WARNING: Please exercise caution when wearing nightdresses. *KEEP AWAY FROM FLAMES* 

'Angel' Nightdress available from
Monkeys from Heaven Facebook Store

***Become a Monkeys from Heaven Facebook fan to receive a discount***

~ Monkeys from Heaven - handmade children's clothes ~