And ANOTHER NOTE (8/22/11): Due to high demand and the labor involved, I am not taking additional custom orders for bilateral cochlear implant (velcro version) monkeys at this time. ***Please read further below for other special needs toys available right now.*** I will hopefully resume taking order for removable cochlear implant toys in upcoming months. I have a waiting list for velcro cochlear implant toys. Please let me know if you would like to be placed on that list!
Do you have a special needs child who would like an extra special toy?
In my charity efforts donating toys to children's hospitals, I've seen the need for custom toys that reflect a physical disability. I've looked around on the Internet and do not see this service listed anywhere else, so I am offering it here on Etsy. All profits from my store go to charity.
If your child has a special need that you would like reflected in a toy, please contact me for a custom order. I handle all such requests with the uptmost discretion and privacy. I can also make "weighted" and textured toys for children with sensory processing disorders. I'm experienced in cloth contouring, so please don't hesitate to ask about a difficult request. If I can't make a toy that works for your child, I will try to find someone who can!
***Please contact me before purchase to up a custom listing for you***
____The listing will have your name in it. Please don't purchase this specific listing____
**My most popular special needs adaptations:**
cochlear implants (currently on waiting list)
hearing aides (regular ear version)
g-peg feeding tube ports (see photo at side)
weighted toys (priced in 2lb weight increments)
sensory integration toys with special textures (for hypo or hyper-sensity children)
memory toys made from clothing
Stomach dialysis catheters
I can always add 'toes" for free. Just let me know if you want them. I tend to make them on standard, but some people prefer the "toe-free" look. My "Custom Peace Sign Monkey" listing toy has toes if you want to see them.
The price of your toy will reflect the amount of sewing time involved and any significant extra materials cost (which we can discuss via etsy message before the listing is posted). No specific details will be included in your custom listing. Due to the intricate and time-consuming nature of the hand-sewing involved, toys with cochlear implants may cost $45 or more.
SAMPLE: The monkeys shown on the right are wearing bilateral cochlear implants. This particular version is NOT baby-safe, but I can make a baby-safe version. Non baby-safe cochlear implant toys have detachable parts that adhere to the toy with velcro or a snap; baby-safe versions have CI implants that are sewn onto the toy's head.
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS LISTING WITHOUT CONTACTING ME WITH YOUR CUSTOM ORDER NEEDS--I want to hear from you first! I love communicating with my customers!
***Flickr link to Fleece Patterns and Colors**** Over 70 fabrics available!
Please copy and paste this link into a browser to view my available fabrics. I can suggest a combination for your toy, as well. I usually pair a pattern with a solid for each toy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/monkeybusinesspals/sets/72157627011183264/
ALL TOYS CAN BE MADE IN A BABY-SAFE VERSION
****My most popular toy patterns****
Sea Turlte (unusual gift and super cute!)
Regular turtle (shell removes with snaps for creative play!)
Platypus (Adult or baby size--my favorite pattern!)
Gecko (heat pack or normal toy version)
Silly Dinosaur (triceratops style)
Kitty (cotton or fleece; extra charge for this pattern)
Baby Joey Kangaroo (comes with cute velcro diaper)
teddy bear (applique designs available)
Hippo (2 sizes available!)
Lion (super cute with patterned fleece; extra charge for this pattern)
TO SEE PICTURES OF EACH TOY TYPE...
My patterns come from Pauline at Funky Friends Factory. For pictures of each toy, see her pattern list here: http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/products/patterns/
All profits from my fleece toys go towards children's charities (see below for more info).
HANDMADE, HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS:
Each plush pal is heirloom quality and handmade from start to finish. The bodies are machine-sewn and the faces are generally hand-sewn. I use high quality Blizzard Fleece and No Pill fleece. If you want a "memory toy," you can send special clothing items for use in the pattern.
All profits from Monkey Business Plush Pals go to charity! I primarily donate to local hospitals and an emergency foster care placement agency in the DFW area. If you have a specific charity you would like the proceeds from your purchase to benefit, please let me know.
YOUR CHILD IS UNIQUE, AND SO IS YOUR TOY!
If you would like, your comes with a color email .pdf "fact sheet" explaining his/her hobbies and how he/she benefits children's charities. Every toy has a different name!
I've looked around for the absolute lowest shipping deals I can find, and I've posted that exact cost based on the weight past shipments. I don't try to make a profit on shipping!
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.