Giveaway time…

 

ITS GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!

Teepee pillowcase by alphabet monkey . www.alphabetmonkey.com.auSo after your amazing response to our birthday sale, I just realised that we have ticked over 6000 lickers on Facebook and 3000 on Instagram.

So I thought lets just have a little giveaway to celebrate.

We will be giving away two of our super cool and super soft Teepee pillowcases valued at $45  in the beautiful emerald green. One on each social media site.

All you have to do is tag a friend or two on our site and also answer our question.. ‘Would you like to see Alphabet Monkey make cot quilt covers?’

Easy right??

Winners will be announced 8pm Sunday 26 AEST.

Thanks again for all your support.

PS. The Pachy elephants in mint and grey are now available for preorder (delivery sometime in december) and I have some super cute pics of this range to share very soon too.

15 Best Etsy finds for Newborns

We are very excited to say that we were featured not once but twice in Babyology ’15 Best Etsy finds for Newborns’.

Babyology is a fantastic site that keeps you up to date with all you need to know about anything baby or child related and always brings you the latest products first.

babyology1alphabet monkey featured on babyology..www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

All these items can be found in our Etsy and Bigcartel store.

Alphabet Monkey Birthday Sale
Our Ashkii range by Alphabet Monkey www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

Good morning everyone….. hows the weather hey?? We have gone from a glorious summer like spring to winter today..brr.

But in better news…did you know that this weekend marks Alphabet Monkey turning 4?? Yes it was four years ago when I first set up my Etsy shop. Wow I couldn’t hardly even upload a photo back then and Campbell was only about 9 months old.  Wow how much has changed in that time.

Well to celebrate we will be having a 4 day SALE in our online store.

Alphabet Monkey birthday sale

We will be offering 25% off our entire Ashkii/Brave and Storm Range from 9am Thursday 16 (yes tomorrow) until midnight on Sunday 19 Aust EST. So if you haven’t had a chance to grab any yet or want to add to what you have now is the time.

Other items ( like our elephants) that are not included in the sale will still be available in our Etsy store.

Ashkii/Brave range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey. www.alphabetmonkey.com.au.  Cool boys

All our prints are available as quilts , cushions and fitted sheets.

Ashkii /Brave SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey  www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Ashkii range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey. www.alphabetmonkey.com.au #teepee #b

Ashkii Range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey

Ashkii Single bed quilt cover has black arrows on the back..mix and match with our pillowcases and cushions

Stormy cot collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Our Storm range is also available as an XL boori size patchwork quilt as well as the modern quilt style pictured.

Stormy Quilt cover by alphabet monkey.. the ABC of cool boys spaces.

Our Storm single bed quilt is reversible with for a monochromatic raindrop look on the back.

Stormy collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.alphabetmonkey.com.auAnd we also have soft organic cotton newborn swaddles available in all our cool patterns.

First Look..Mint and Grey Elephants
Mint and grey elephant nursery set by alphabet monkey. coming soon. www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

So I’d like to show you some sneaky first pics of our new mint and grey Pachy elephant range.  The elephants continue to be so popular so we decided to create a new colour way.  The mint and grey is just perfect for a gender neutral nursery.

Mint and grey elephant nursery range by alphabet monkey. www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Our range will include the quilt  with hand stitched felt elephants, a matching patchwork style cushion cover.  There is also bunting flags and co-ordinating chevron sheet and pillow.

We have also included the super cute elephant bunting and Pachy the elephant toy as finishing touches for your nursery..or just as lovely gifts for a new baby.  These have all been designed and made exclusively for Alphabet Monkey by our clever fair trade artisans in Indonesia.

We will begin taking preorders very soon and will offer a discount on a full set.  I hope that they will be ready for December delivery but that will be confirmed later.

Mint and grey elephant nursery set by alphabet monkey. www.alphabetmonkey.com.au
Our Bali trip.. our instagram snaps

balicollagebalicollage2Hello everyone,

Long time no see, well not unless we are instagram buddies that is.  I’ve been a bit slack over the last few months..firstly with morning sickness and pregnancy related issues, and then I just nipped off overseas for a few weeks.

Well firstly I’m so glad all that first trimester business has passed.  Not only do I get the usual nausea etc but I find myself struggling with depression and really low mood.  It makes me feel like I’m another person but I just had to keep reminding myself its the hormones and sure enough it passes as it did for my first pregnancy.  So all is great here now and I’m over the half way mark.

So what have I been up to??

Well we popped over to Bali to follow up on some production ideas for next year as I won’t be able to travel again for a while. Campbell, my mum and I spent two weeks last month in Seminyak and Nusa Dua, Bali.  I thought I would share some of my instagram snaps with you here.  You can join us on instagram here.

So what do I have in store… well very soon I’ll show you the new colour way of the elephant quilts in mint and grey and we should open preorders by the end of the month.  I hope they will be available to ship before Xmas. I am still making myself some of the yellow and blue elephants but in limited amounts.

We also have some baby jumpsuits, cot size quilt covers and a new colour combo in the Ashkii teepee range coming in 2015.

October also marks the 4th birthday of Alphabet Monkey so to give you the heads up..we may be having a birthday sale and we will be having some giveaways on Facebook and on instagram so be sure you follow us on there too.

 

 

Newborn Picture Idea…
newborn pic by shannon richmond photography with Alphabet monkey quilt

I received this beautiful feedback photo from Hayley this week which features her precious newborn bundle with her Alphabet Monkey quilt is the background.

Its such a lovely shot , taken by Shannon Richmond Photography.  It makes me wonder why I never got around to having Campbells newborn picture done.  And then I wanted one while he was little ..like a family shot..but still no photoshoot has taken place.  Now he is going on five and I think..where did that time go?  But thanks to this age of camera phones we have so many pics documenting every little thing he did so I guess thats ok.

Now with number two on the way I will definitely get something done.  A shot of baby with his big brother will be cute.

I think that this photo idea would also make a great birth announcement for those who are organised enough to do them..maybe add some text to the left over the quilt with all the birth details.

 

UPDATE… We are expected our shipment of the Ashkii and Storm any moment..its currently stuck at customs..aahhh.

Stormy Collection
Stormy cot collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

So in all the excitement of introducing the new Ashkii Teepee inspired range I realised I had completely overlooked sharing with you the updated Stormy Collection.

We can now offer a bigger range of co ordinating items for the Stormy collection to cater for your nursery or your move into a big bed.  Range includes cot fitted sheets, bunting, cushion covers, single quilt cover, cot quilt and swaddles. i am so happy with the quality of all the fabrics and the finishes.  As with the Ashkii range..these are our own exclusive designs which are screen printed by hand and then made up by talented artisans in Indonesia.

Look at this adorable bundle below..Storm Organic swaddle pictured on the Black Raindrop fitted sheet.  Both the sheet and the swaddle are also available in soft grey..great for unisex.

Stormy collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

Stormy Quilt cover by alphabet monkey.. the ABC of cool boys spaces.

The single bed quilt cover can be used on the reverse for a cool black and white vibe, as pictured below.

Storm quilt cover by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

All items have been available for preorder but the stock should be here next week so any orders will go out very soon.  You can check out the range here.

 

Little Indian Nursery…
Little Indian nursery by alphabet monkey.com.au. Cool bedding for little boys.

 

Hello again,

Today I have put together a little nursery collage cause I haven’t done one in ages. I’ve mixed up the Ashkii range with some great other nursery products to create the Little Indian Nursery.

You may notice that gorgeous emerald green metal cot  by Incy Interiors featuring front and centre.  It’s the latest colour in their metal range arriving in September.  This only confirms to be that we are definitely yet to see more of this vibrant shade in kids interiors yet.  Emerald was the Pantone colour of the year in 2013 and I was actually surprised that I didn’t see all that much of it around.  Especially in interiors .  But as I predicted it is creeping in more and more this year in both fashion and interiors and I think that as mums tire of black, white and yellow ..they will move onto this fresh colour.

You will find our Ashkii linen available in our online store here.  The good news is that it may be here as early as next week.. a bit earlier than anticipated. We have already had such an overwhelming response to preorders from those of you who don’t want to miss out and we will have them posted off to you as soon as they arrive.

The super cool ‘Wild and Free ‘ print is from our friends at  May and Belle  , I have it in yellow but I’ll have to get the green now.

That gorgeous hand made timber feather mobile is from Etsy at The Red Bird shop

And the super cute paper cutout Teepee wall art is from Piccolo Studio

 

Guess what???
Our baby news ..alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

Firstly I’m sorry I’ve been a bit absent lately but as you can see I have got a good excuse.

Yes thats our news…we are expecting and I’m 13 weeks along.  It was just over 13 weeks ago when I was on the flight home from Bali, I was nursing my friends baby ..a tiny 9 week old so she could wrangle the two year old.  He just slept the whole time and I quietly wondered to myself if I would ever have a baby this tiny of my own again.  Especially as Campbell is just so big now you just wonder where that baby went.

Well the universe answered and I was pregnant about a week later..not that I knew it for another 5 weeks.

So here I am with another adventure ahead of me. New plans to make.  Not that I had been feeling like making plans.. I was nauseous a lot and then came the waves of depression.  Some days I just wondered why I even bothered with Alphabet Monkey and I always had to keep reminding myself that I won’t feel this way forever.  And I don’t…I am already starting to feel a lot better and more like myself again.

So its onwards and upwards.. we have stock to organise and design, I’m off again to Bali in September and the sewing room is going to have to give way to a new nursery….and best of all winter is nearly over.

It’s time…. Ashkii range preorders
Ashkii range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey. www.alphabetmonkey.com.au #teepee #b

 

Our beautiful new ranges are now officially open for you to preorder.  As I mentioned there are a lot of combinations for you to mix and match.

 

Ashkii/Brave range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey. www.alphabetmonkey.com.au.  Cool boys

 

And we are also introducing our patterned fitted cot sheets available in all our exclusive hand screen printed designs.

 

Ashkii /Brave SS14-15 by Alphabet Monkey www.alphabetmonkey.com.au Ashkii /Brave SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey  www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

Our Brave range features the Arrow print..perfect for a simple black and white nursery or equally at home mixing it up with the Ashkii range.

The sheets will also fit the boori cot.

 

Ashkii Range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey

 

And yes we have also included a single bed quilt cover set..geo prints on the top side with the black arrow print on the reverse.

Single is the largest size we can do in this.

So head over to our website to check out all the new designs and combinations here.

First drop preorders are limited so don’t miss out…Preorders will ship in mid August.