Hand-Crocheted Hats, Scarves, and other Warm Fuzzies For You

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Zebra Stripes are the awareness color for Rare Diseases

So that you don't have to choose between doing good in the world and buying a handmade gift to show a loved one that you care, through February of 2018, 75% of your purchase at Miniature Monkey Creations will be donated to the National Organization for Rare Disorders.

NORD, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD, along with its more than 260 patient organization members, is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.

This is a very personal one for me as a rare disease brought me to the world of crochet. I am choosing to donate to NORD in February because the last day of this month each year is Rare Disease Day, which I'll write more about as the day draws near.

Read more about NORD at https://rarediseases.org/about/

And learn about Rare Disease Day at http://rarediseaseday.us/

Previous recipients:
January 2018: Electronic Frontier Foundation
December 2017: Mary's Place
November 2017: Northwest Harvest
October 2017: The Southern Poverty Law Center
September 2017: Lambda Legal
August 2017: Sierra Club
July 2017: National ADAPT
June 2017: Washington Won't Discriminate
May 2017: Smart Ride Florida
April 2017: RAINN
March 2017: ACLU
February 2017: Amnesty USA

Welcome to Miniature Monkey Creations, where I have harnessed the power of my disabling chronic headache disorder to crochet hats, scarves, and other warm fuzzies for you.

You might notice that my crocheted toys have less detailed faces than some others you've seen. That's because I make toys that are truly meant to be played with, and are not just a decoration to sit on a shelf. Highly detailed handcrafted doll faces are often painted or glued on, making the toy more delicate and not washable. After hand crocheting each piece of your warm fuzzy friend, I sew them together firmly with yarn, not thread, and give everything a tug to make sure it won't come apart in your child's hands. I offer you options for eyes, with embroidered yarn eyes being safest for babies and kids under three, and safety or shank eyes and button eyes available for older kids (or adults!). My toys are made with machine washable acrylic yarn and polyester stuffing so they're easy to clean up if they get drooled on or otherwise dirtied, as kids' toys do. Please feel free to really love your Miniature Monkey Creations!

Your item is crocheted by me in my fur- and tobacco-free home. I do occasionally burn incense in my craft room. Please let me know if you're very scent-sensitive and would like your item washed with scent- and dye-free detergent immediately before shipping.

I work with synthetics and plant fibers, no animal fibers (except in the rare instance where I personally know the spoiled rotten critters they came from, or if they're thrifted or otherwise reclaimed, which will be clear in the listing).

See something in the sold section that you'd like? Want something a little different than what you see here? Let's talk! I love taking on custom orders.

You can see more of my crocheted stuffed animals here https://goo.gl/photos/CoiE7qPMHxBtBp3k9
more of my shawls here https://goo.gl/photos/4R29u257DuyMSvLo9
and general work here https://goo.gl/photos/gNJbAh228x7Mhvx99.

I aim to have custom items ready to ship within a month (usually sooner) if I have all the yarn available. I will let you know if a yarn order (usually takes 2 weeks) or my health leads to a longer wait time and give you the option to wait or cancel your purchase.

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A trio of fun!

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I'm happy to discuss commissions for custom baby or other blankets. This one has a matching monkey.

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I love making shawls and take custom orders.

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I've fallen in love with cables!

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Seattle, WA, USA

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