Sunday, November 22, 2009



Monkey Dance will be stocking on Cyber Monday, November 30th at 3am Eastern Standard Time! There will be at least one free for shipping drawing on Friday, but it will only be available for a short time, so you'll have to be quick to get your name in!

We will be introducing a new line of products to the store when we reopen: beautiful embroidered and hand knit ornaments, magnets and keychains! Blog readers will get a sneak peek at the new products on Wednesday, so check back then to see!

Thanks to everyone for the support and feedback during our year off.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Reopening Postponed

I'm sorry, but it has to be done. I need to wait until after Ali and Nate's birthdays to reopen. I'm just too swamped right now to really do the stocking justice. It will either be the first week of November or the second week of December, or I may wind up waiting until after the New Year to give myself some time to relax and enjoy my sweet new baby.

I WILL be stocking at Hidden Element though. First stocking is October 6th! Be sure to check it out. Not only will I have a few sweet knits up, there will also be an awesome variety of great products by some really spectacular vendors. So check out the Hidden Element on October 6th!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Exciting News!

I've joined the wonderful artists at Hidden Element Congo on Hyena Cart! I will be exclusively stocking knitted items there. Hidden Element stocks the first, third and fifth Tuesday of every month ~ come check it out! I will be stocking for the first time on October 6th.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

October 1st!

We have a date! On October 1st, 2009 Monkey Dance Cloth will be reopening! I'm planning a few new things for the store, so be sure to check back here for previews in the week prior to opening. There may be some surprises in store, and some small gifts for customers on opening day. More information to come in the next two weeks!

To view a gallery of past items, visit the new Flickr:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Re-Opening Announcement

I've made a decision!

Monkey Dance will be reopening on Hyena Cart in early October. I will preview all items here on the blog a week before the live stocking date.

More exciting news: I will be joining Sewing Alley and Facets Jewelry in a booth at the Portland Christmas Bazaar! This is billed as the largest holiday bazaar in the US. The show will be Thanksgiving weekend and the following weekend at the expo center in Portland, OR. If you're in the area, come see us! You can browse through our beautiful items in person and get a little holiday shopping done at the same time. There will be a variety of items, perfect for gifts for just about everyone on your list!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I had a baby!

Introducing Benjamin Patrick Cole. He was born on June 24th, 8 lbs 2 oz of sweet baby boy. He arrived about five minutes before the midwife did! His birth was very fast; he was born about 20 minutes after my water broke, into Dad's arms. A few hours after he was born he began having trouble breathing, so we took him to the ER. They found his O2 sat was 74 and immediately admitted him to the NICU. He stayed in NICU for six days. He had bacterial pneumonia, most likely caused by his rapid birth.

He is 7 1/2 weeks old now, weighs over 12 pounds and is absolutely wonderful. He's a sweet, darling baby boy who loves to be held and snuggled, and we're happy to oblige. This makes it difficult to sew, though I have been able to take up knitting in the lull time.

I do not know right now when I will be reopening the store. I would ideally like to open again in October, but right now finding time to sew is difficult. I'm taking each day as it comes and will definitely post here prior to reopening. Thank you all for the support!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Small Update

It's been a long time since I last posted to this blog!

I'm still pregnant and still struggling with HG. I did temporarily close down the store and it will likely remain closed until this little Bun is a couple of months old. We're due in June, so I'm hoping to start stocking again sometime this Autumn.

I'm not taking any custom orders at this time, but am occasionally up for trades.

Check back in a couple of months for birth information and further updates on when Monkey Dance will be restocking! A big THANK YOU! to all of my customers and friends who have sent emails and messages checking when we'll be back up and running. I really appreciate the good thoughts!