MunkybunsSockMonkeys

The Highest Quality, Canadian Handmade Sock Monkeys

Niagara Falls, Canada · 1014 Sales

MunkybunsSockMonkeys

The Highest Quality, Canadian Handmade Sock Monkeys

Niagara Falls, Canada 1014 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(251)

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cherie

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Announcement   Welcome to Munkybuns Sock Monkeys!
Thank you for checking us out! Munkybuns is proudly a Canadian company, and I am able to ship my product worldwide! If your country isn't listed, please contact me with your address for a custom shipping quote.

Be sure to like my shop so you get all my newest items sent to your feed!

You can also like me on:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/munkybuns
Twitter: https://twitter.com/munkybun
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/munkybunssockmonkeys/

Thank you!
Cherie
Munkybuns Sock Monkeys

Announcement

Last updated on May 25, 2017

Welcome to Munkybuns Sock Monkeys!
Thank you for checking us out! Munkybuns is proudly a Canadian company, and I am able to ship my product worldwide! If your country isn't listed, please contact me with your address for a custom shipping quote.

Be sure to like my shop so you get all my newest items sent to your feed!

You can also like me on:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/munkybuns
Twitter: https://twitter.com/munkybun
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/munkybunssockmonkeys/

Thank you!
Cherie
Munkybuns Sock Monkeys

cherie

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cherie

Autism Awareness Puzzle Sock Monkey Doll
Autism Awareness Puzzle Sock Monkey Doll
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Sibling Sock Monkey Doll - Rockford Red Heel
Sibling Sock Monkey Doll - Rockford Red Heel
$35.09
Traditional Rockford Red Heel Sock Monkeys
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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(251)
nataliecowin52

nataliecowin52 on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Thank you so much! So fast and helpful!

Sarah Voelz

Sarah Voelz on Jun 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Fast turnaround and great quality! Super cute ♡

zzzip258

zzzip258 on Jun 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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I purchased this Sock Monkey for a friend. He absolutely loves it. Super cute, Great quality. I was very happy with the time it took to receive the item especially since it was made to order. Thank you!

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About

Sometimes the perfect business just sneaks up on you

I am old fashioned. Some say I'm an "old soul". Mostly what they mean is I like doing things the old fashioned way. I dress, and run my home in a way that a 50's housewife would feel right at home with. So, when my first child was about 3 I decided to try my hand at making him his first sock monkey. From the cutting to the sewing and stuffing, my first munky took about 3-4 hours to complete, but it was so fun that when I saw my son's gleeful reaction, I decided to make another for friends of ours who had just had their first child. With another blissful reaction under my belt, I was feeling pretty accomplished with my 2 creations, but when people started saying "you should sell these! I bet people would LOVE them", i discounted their compliments as nonsense. I mean, who has a job where you sew sock monkeys all day? Who would buy them? Silliness...pure wishful thinking..or was it?

The more people told me to sell them, the more I just wanted to prove everyone wrong...so i opened my Etsy shop, and posted about 10 munkys. Not only did I sell ALL of the munkys to ONE buyer, who was buying them as gifts at a sock monkey themed birthday party, but I received my first invite to a small, church basement, craft show. "OK" i thought..."this is clearly a fluke...I'll make some more, and go in the show, and everyone will see that Sock Monkeys are a ridiculous idea for a business."
The show came and went, and I all but sold out. A handful of the 2 dozen munkys I brought came home with me, and I had to admit...it felt amazing. Seeing all the faces of the kids as they picked out their munkys...seeing the looks on the faces of the parents when they picked out "that perfect present" for someone in their life. I came home so full of joy, knowing that my little creations made people smile, and gave people joy...It was an incredible feeling, and I didn't want it to stop.

So, I continued to create and as I did, my munkys evolved into what you see today. Whenever you look at a Munkybuns sock munky, you KNOW it's a Munkybun. Each munky, bunny, owl, tutu or character i create is individually hand crafted, and is made to last. People always ask the same questions..."How many have you made?" and "Do you think you will ever get sick of making sock monkeys?" and I think the answers to those questions work together. I have made well over 1000 sock monkeys, plus other creatures and clothing, and I am pretty sure that if i was ever to get sick of making them, it would have been before now. Now I just look forward to the next munky...the next custom order...the next smile on a kid's face, (or a kid at heart), and it drives me to make something newer...something better...something more fun...something more original. I'm always looking to add more items to my repetoire, and I'm always looking to be miles ahead of the creative curve. If one thing is for certain, Munkybuns is here to stay, and I couldn't want it any other way.

Now I consider myself a professional sock monkey maker. It's my title and my passion...and I think people are starting to realize it. July 2013 my DIY Sock Monkey kits even graced the pages of the prestigious Better Homes and Gardens DIY edition...talk about a compliment!

Thank you for helping my small business become a big deal. All my appreciation to my customers and fans. thank you a million times...and a million times again.

Have a happy day!!
Cherie Michels

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  • Cherie Michels

    Owner, Designer

    I have always been an artist from graphic designer to fine artist, and now I have the role of Munky Maker Extrordinaire. I run my munky business from my home, with my husband and 3 children, and it's quite the zoo most days!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2017
Hi! thank you for inquiring about Munkybuns Sock Monkeys! If your question is not answered here, don't hesitate to ask Munkybuns directly by sending an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept PayPal and Etsy's Direct Checkout.
Shipping
Standard Shipping Policy:

My basic, included shipping is via Canada Post.

BASIC SHIPPING WITHIN CANADA INCLUDES:
• Tracking
• Up to $100 Insurance
• Delivery within Approximately 5-7 Business Days

BASIC SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S.A INCLUDES:
*NEW* • Tracking
• Delivery within approximately 5-7 Business days

*NEW* SHIPPING UPGRADES
• Courier Shipping sent with either Purolator or FedEx
• Approx 4 day shipping with full insurance and Tracking

Basic Shipping is not guaranteed for the posted time frames, as weather or other circumstances within the postal service may delay shipments. (this is not the norm, but unless the guaranteed shipping is added, time frames are guidelines only and may take shorter or longer than posted)

**If your package goes missing during transit, Munkybuns requires 60 days from ship date before shipping issues can be fully resolved. No refunds will be given for orders lost in shipping. Identical replacement items will be sent for items that are proven to have not been received. For items that are one of a kind, where identical replacement is impossible, Munkybuns will work with you to come up with a suitable and acceptable replacement that is as close as possible to the original.

only valid for orders to Canada and the United States.

LOCAL ORDERS:
I am located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. If you live close to me and would like to pickup your order, please contact the shop, and I can supply you with a coupon code to remove the shipping charges from your order. I will also give you my top secret location ( :) ), as well as setup a time for you to come by to pickup your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges are not available. Products are photographed and described in the clearest possible way, so that you know exactly what you will be receiving. Payment of product represents approval of the product purchasing, and refunds or exchanges are not possible.

In the rare, off chance that their is a flaw with your order, please notify Munkybuns as soon as you receive your order, and we can make special arrangements to make your order right.

No shipping charges are refundable.

Orders may be cancelled as long as the order has not shipped. I take great pride in shipping things as quickly as possible, so many of my items (not including made-to-order items) are shipped same day. please email Munkybuns to find out if your order has shipped. Once the order has been shipped, I can no longer offer a cancellation/refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions:
*All prices quoted are in Canadian Dollars*

CAN I GET A CUSTOM ORDER?
I specialize in and welcome any custom orders. If you are looking for a specific colour, character, style, person or theme, let me know, and i will work with you to create something that is completely one of a kind!
Custom orders require a minimum of 1 month to create, plus shipping times, and pricing starts at $60 for a fully custom item, and go up, depending on detailing,materials, and time involved in creation.
Many items in my shop can be customized however, with either a name, or smaller detailing. This is not considered a fully custom item, and can be made in the standard turnaround time, and at a lower price point, often adding $5-$10 to the price.

CAN YOU RUSH MY ORDER?
I may be able to speed up your order if you notify me when or before you purchase. I am often neck deep in orders however, so the best option is to get your order in as soon as possible. Standard turnaround time for made-to-order items is 1-2 weeks, but could be as high as 3-4 weeks during peak season (September - January). Expedited shipping is always an option as well, and I can give you a quote on this if you contact me with your shipping address.
**CUSTOM ORDERS CANNOT BE RUSHED**

CAN YOU SHIP FOR LESS OR FOR FREE?
No, I price my shipping as close to counter rates as possible, and am not able to reduce my shipping prices. I ship with tracking and insurance to guarantee the best service to all my customers, and for peace of mind, so you know where your item is, and when it should arrive. I do not ship any monkey orders without tracking.

I AM NOT IN CANADA...WHAT ABOUT DUTY AND TAXES?
Remember that my company is located in Canada. If you are importing your item into a different country, you may get a bill for duties and taxes from your country's customs department. This is a fee that is beyond my control, and Munkybuns is not responsible for any duty, tax or fees incurred while importing an item.

DO YOU DO REPAIRS TO WELL-LOVED OR ACCIDENT PRONE MUNKYBUNS?
I have a little munky "hospital" where i can fix anything from a simple popped seam to a massive injury due to an unfortunate pet chewing. If you are willing to pay for shipping to and from, I will fix your Munkybuns sock monkey free of charge!! If you are local, you can drop off your friend to my studio and usually (if it's not a large repair) i can fix it while you wait! Simply email me a photo of your injured friend, and we can set up the surgery date!

ARE YOUR SOCK MONKEYS PET FRIENDLY?
NO!!! My toys are not dog or cat toys!!!! They are made from socks, and will not hold up to dog chewing or cat scratching. Socks are a knit, and if they are bitten or clawed, they will easily get holes and runs. Also, my friends are filled with polyester stuffing which can be dangerous for pets if ingested.

CAN I WASH MY SOCK MONKEY IN THE WASHING MACHINE?
My suggestion for care of your Munkybuns sock monkey is to spot clean when possible. Oxy cleaners that require little to no rubbing are best for small smears and stains on your stuffed friends. if your Munky is in need of some more "complete" cleaning, you can hand wash your friend with a small amount of vinegar in the water (to stop colour fade and bleeding as well as pilling of the sock and felt). Rinse, gently squeeze excess water, and put in the washer for a quick spin (don't leave in for the whole cycle...just to get excess out). Take out, reshape and hang or lie on a drying rack till dry.
I have put my kids sock monkeys in the washer before with no damage, but if possible, hand wash. If you do want to wash in the machine, be CERTAIN to place in a mesh laundering bag. HOWEVER, please know, washing machines can pose a danger to sock monkeys, even if only to create more wear and tear on them than is necessary.
***IF YOUR SOCK MONKEY HAS ACCESSORIES that are attached, HATS, CLOTHING OR IS HIGHLY DETAILED, SPOT CLEAN ONLY***

DO YOU SELL YOUR PRODUCT THROUGH ANY RETAILERS?
At the present moment, no. I do not sell my Munkys through any retailers. The only place to get a Munkybuns brand sock monkey is to purchase them through my Etsy shop, on my Facebook page, ordered directly through email, or to come to a craft show that I am at.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
I believe that I have fairly priced my product for the amount of time and materials that go in to creating my toys. To be fair to ALL my customers, and to guarantee that everyone gets treated equally, I do not offer discounts upon request.
That being said, If you are purchasing over 5 separate items, I may be able to give a custom SHIPPING rate (depending on items ordered) Please contact Munkybuns and I will let you know what your individual shipping price is.

CAN I PURCHASE YOUR PRODUCT FOR RESALE IN MY STORE?
No. Any requests for carrying my product in your store must be directly discussed with Cherie from Munkybuns. If it is discovered that my product is being purchased for resale without my knowledge, I will immediately stop sales with the purchaser, and report them to Etsy.

WOULD YOU CONSIDER SELLING YOUR PRODUCT WHOLESALE?
I am not opposed to the opportunity to begin a wholesale relationship with brick and mortar shops. I would need all your store's information, such as a link to your website and facebook page, as well as any information you may find important for me to know about your shop, policies and location. I am not willing to have my product be sold online through another shop however. Only physical brick-and-mortar shops.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WORK FOR MUNKYBUNS?
Just me! Cherie. I am the one and only Munky Maker! I am the shipper, receiver, web designer, shop keeper, Munky maker, tutu tie-er, email writer, graphic designer, show booker, tax filer, book keeper, studio cleaner, supply manager and not to mention mommy to 3 awesome kids, and a wife to the best husband in the world. I couldn't do it without the support of my incredible man, and I wouldn't do it without the loving support of my kids.

DO YOU EVER SLEEP?
No. The MunkyBusiness does not allow sleep. :)

Thank you for supporting my crazy Munky endeavor! It means more than you could ever know!
If there are questions that have not been answered on this page, please do not hesitate to send me a message and ask!! Maybe your question will end up on my FAQ page!
Thanks!