Slumbermonkey

Original Illustration Quirkiness , Handmade in the U.K.

Durweston, England · 396 Sales

Slumbermonkey

Original Illustration Quirkiness , Handmade in the U.K.

Durweston, England 396 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Slumbermonkey is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner SlumberMonkey is taking a well deserved holiday at the moment but will be back in a couple of weeks x

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 22 Jul, 2017

SlumberMonkey is taking a well deserved holiday at the moment but will be back in a couple of weeks x

Lindsay Buck

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Lindsay Buck

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So close to my next milestone! 4 sales away from 400. I currently have 10% off across my store with the code CHRISTMASINJULY , who is going to help me get there?
This month it's Christmas in July so get shopping in store and save 10% off all purchases using the code CHRISTMASINJULY at the checkout!
Just added to my store, these great quote charm necklaces and bracelets. Do believe "anything is possible" or do you want to "stay weird" ?
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About

I just love to make things! I hope you love what I do too!

For as long as I can remember I have liked to make things but it has taken me a long time to get to this point, where I am really and truly creating what I love.

I have always been "arty"! I loved to draw whenever I could and had a very creative imagination when I was younger. I loved to read as well and devoured books by Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton before graduating to science fiction and fantasy when I was older. I knew I wanted to study art when I left school and ended up gaining a degree in Printed Textile Design in 1992. At that time there was nothing like Etsy to provide a market place to sell work and try as I might I couldn't find an outlet for my ideas. In the end I went into Visual Merchandising as a career and although I enjoyed it it wasn't very fulfilling. After lots of false starts I eventually trained to be a teacher, ending up as Head of Art in a secondary school for over ten years.

At the back of my mind though was a nagging feeling that I needed to go back to making and creating. Three years ago I decided to take a break from teaching and discover what I really wanted to do. I began to experiment and design again. I took all the Make it in Design online courses and my passion came back. My love of quirky colour and pattern resurfaced and my pieces began to tell little stories of their own. I found that people liked what I was doing. It took a long time since opening my Etsy shop to create my signature "style".

In September 2015 I relocated to Dorset with my husband and dog and finally ended up getting the studio that I had dreamed of all my life. A little place to make and create. Since that I time I feel that my shop has really come into its own. My studio is my happy place! I can look out into the garden, watch the birds and be inspired to design and make my unique pieces. My lovely dog Holly is always there to keep me company too.

Shop members

  • Lindsay Buck

    Owner

    I am the designer/maker behind Slumbermonkey Designs. I have always loved making things! Jewellery is one of my passions along with pattern and design. I adore wildlife too and have combined all these to create a shop of quirky loveliness.

Production partners

  • Awesome Merchandise

    United Kingdom

    I design the pattern, Awesome make the mirrors.

  • Printed.com

    United Kingdom

    All my work is original and I design every element. The final part of the process is printing which is carried out at Printed.com.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 03 Jan, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

I am always happy to discuss a custom order so please do contact me with your idea and I will see what I can do.

Care instructions

All my shrink plastic items have been sealed but are not 100% waterproof, so do not submerge fully in water. Remember to remove earrings/necklaces/bracelets before showering or bathing and remove brooches from clothing before washing.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are wrapped carefully in tissue paper and/or bubble wrap. I take every effort to make sure that items are packadged to avoid problems in transit.

Cards and postcards are placed in a cello bag and sent in a board backed envelope.

If the item is a gift I am happy to wrap accordingly and can add a gift tag too. if you contact me beforehand.

Wholesale availability

I am happy to discuss wholesale opportunities. For enquiries please email me at slumbermonkey@icloud.com.

Colours

I have taken every effort to make sure my photographs are a true representation of the colours and details in my work, however, every computer or device is different so variations may occur.

Any Other Questions?

If you have any other questions about my items that I have not answered here please do not hesitate to contact me via convo. I would be happy to answer any queries.

Should you have any problem with an an order contact me in the same way and I will endeavour to do everything I can to resolve the issue.

Care instructions

For upcycled scarves and hats I suggest a very gentle hand wash if needed. Use cool water and detergent suitable for delicates (such as for wool or cashmere) Then lay flat to dry.

Seller details
Lindsay Buck
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Durweston, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0QA