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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All our prints are available as quilts , cushions and fitted sheets.
Ashkii Single bed quilt cover has black arrows on the back..mix and match with our pillowcases and cushions
Our Storm range is also available as an XL boori size patchwork quilt as well as the modern quilt style pictured.
Our Storm single bed quilt is reversible with for a monochromatic raindrop look on the back.
And we also have soft organic cotton newborn swaddles available in all our cool patterns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The single bed quilt cover can be used on the reverse for a cool black and white vibe, as pictured below.
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.
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.