Snuggly Monkey | The Shop
Snuggly Monkey is a premium craft supply shop that aims to inspire the modern Maker with high quality, cute and ‘fun to work with’ supplies from around the world. In this era of big box stores and bar codes, we are looking to provide you with the best small business shopping experience possible, providing you with the opportunity to chat with the shop owner and learn the story behind your purchase. Our dedication to exceptional customer service and unique, high quality products is what sets us apart from other craft supply stores.
Originally started by shop owner Claudia Martinez in 2007 as a handmade baby sling and accessory shop on Etsy, Snuggly Monkey has undergone quite the transformation over the years. In February 2012, Snuggly Monkey made its first craft supply sale (a set of 12 wooden eggs!) and Claudia soon came to realize that while she enjoyed selling her handmade work, her true passion was helping others to create by providing interesting supplies to work with and offering inspiration on how to use them. In the fall of 2013, Claudia opened snugglymonkey.com as a companion to Snuggly Monkey on Etsy. You can still find the original handmade shop on Etsy selling handcrafted ID badge holders and lanyards.
Claudia Martinez | Owner
After living in 3 different countries, 5 different states and 24 different abodes, Claudia is very happy to have finally found a long term home in Durham, North Carolina. She started crafting at about age 8 when she taught herself how to sew and cross stitch, but it wasn’t until she discovered quilting in 2011 that her true obsession began. If she is not in her sewing room, you will probably find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen. She is grateful for the chance to share her passions for crafting, sewing and food on the Snuggly Monkey blog.