Yellow Elephant Cot quilts
Yellow Pachy Elephant quilt by Alphabet Monkey

Morning,

I restocked the store with some more of these yellow and grey Pachy the elephant quilts and thought I had better let you know as they may be the last for the year.  The trend for yellow and grey in the nursery seems to be as strong as ever..it really is a great gender neutral choice. We have looked at this cute colour combo before here and here.

I am planning to do some more in the blue and grey in the next couple of weeks however after that I really need to start packing up my sewing gear to make room for the nursery for the new baby.  The need for nesting is totally kicking in.  I’ll share some of my nursery ideas and inspiration here too.

Im starting to get the aches and pains of pregnancy so I’m going to be on the machine less but we will also soon have our new Elephant range in mint and grey arriving.  This will mark the changeover between me sewing them and having my Indonesian co-op create them for me.

This will allow me to continue creating new designs for you a while while I tend to baby number two.  My goodness…its coming up so fast!!

Yellow Pachy elephant quilt by Alphabet Monkey

And we also have these cute little elephant toys and bunting ready to go with it.  You can also find we have some grey chevron fitted sheets and lumbar cushions that will also compliment the range if you were looking for extras.

 

Yellow elephant toy bunting by Alphabet Monkey Pachy Elephant Nursery Range by Alphabet Monkey, www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

And just a reminder that our Pachy elephant range in mint and grey will be arriving in December. We have already sold half of our quilt stock so if you hanging off till they arrive don’t wait too long.  They are currently available for preorder in our online store.

PS I’ve also set up a new code for those of you wanting to buy a package deal…..just enter code ‘SAVE10′ at our checkout and you will save 10% off orders over $350.

Campbells Black and White room
Campbells black and white room..bedlinen by Alphabet Monkey

 

Hi, today I thought I’d share some pictures of Campbells big boy room. As you can see we managed to just squeeze in his bunk bed behind the door. I like this as it means when you look in his door you don’t see the bed taking over the whole room..as it is pretty tiny.

As you can imagine there is no shortage of bedlinen combos here…Today have mixed up a lot of black and white prints from both of my Storm and Ashkii ranges to keep an on trend monochrome look.

Campbells black and white room www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

We kept it pretty simple with black, white and yellow.. as we had already installed the yellow retro style light fitting.  But as time has gone on we have added more colour..mainly from toys and things..its kind of impossible to keep those things out so you may as well work with it.

Campbells black and white room www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Teepee are very popular right now and they are a lot of fun for playing but also for resting and reading a book.  Campbell likes to surprise our dog Jasper who sneaks in here to have a little nap.  The little cane chair is actually one I had in my own room as a child.

Below is a super simple string line which we can peg up memories.

Campbells black and white room www.alphabetmonkey.com.au Campbells black and white room www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Mixing up the black and white raindrops and arrows and teepees.  This is actually the reverse of the Storm quilt.

Below are the super cute little runners given as a gift when he was born..too cute to part with.

Campbells black and white room  www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

This bunk is a lower than normal bunk. He sleeps up on top now but he was able to sleep on the bottom from when he was about two.  Now its a great place to read , play on the iPad etc.

The quilt on the bottom bunk is also the reverse to our Ashkii quilt cover..the one that features the green geometric print on the front.  So we can turn it over and mix things up whenever we feel like it.

Campbells black and white room www.alphabetmonkey.com.au Campbells black and white room www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Hope you enjoyed this little tour of Campbells room..I think this is the tidiest it had been in a long time.  I must confess I am one to just close the door and ignore the mess..there are better things to do I say.

You can find our cushions, bunting and bedlinen in our online store here.

Photography thanks to Jade Flores Photography.

Elephant Nursery Range
Pachy elephant nursery range by Alphabet Monkey, www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

I wanted to share with you the lovely new photographs of our upcoming Pachy the Elephant nursery range in mint green and grey.

They are currently available for preorder and are proving quite popular so far.

The photos were taken for us by local photographer Jade Flores of Jade Flores Photography. Jade is very clever and specialises in portrait photography.

Pachy Elephant Nursery Range by Alphabet Monkey, www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

As you can see the quilt is a generous size tucking right down on a standard size mattress..but it should be great for a boori size also but just not tucking down quite as far.

Pachy Elephant Nursery Range by Alphabet Monkey, www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

The range includes the quilt with our signature hand stitched felt appliqué elephants.  The inner is 100% natural cotton and has a lovely drape.  It has a little more weight in it than dacron or polyester type batting but I think it actually feels a little more substantial and adds to making a high quality product.  That is why I’ve stuck with it instead of switching to cheaper options..I think you will feel the difference.

Pachy Elephant Nursery Range by Alphabet Monkey, www.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

So other items in the range include the patch cushion cover, the chevron cushion cover, the bunting flags, the little elephant toy buntings, the hand made elephant toy and it also matches with our grey chevron fitted sheet which coordinates with all our current ranges.

We currently have a Preorder Special available if you wanted all seven of the items mentioned above.  The first twelve orders will get $100 off the total of all these items. You can check it out here.

Of course all these items are also available individually.

Our elephant toys and bunting are currently available and ready to be shipped but the rest of the range will be arriving in December.  We hope to get them out to all Australian customers pre Xmas.

You can secure yours now in store by clicking here.

 

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.