I’ve been in the studio lately and I’ve been busy.
Getting back to basics of what I do and assessing what I love about Alphabet Monkey.
I’ve been in the studio lately and I’ve been busy.
Getting back to basics of what I do and assessing what I love about Alphabet Monkey.
We love this mix of geometric patterns modernising the traditional nautical look.
It’s so easy to work a nautical nursery so many different ways. This modern concept is all about pattern and colour but still mixing the good old shades of blues, navy and grey which are at home in any boys nursery. Pair it with white furniture for a light bright feel or go more rustic with weathered timber styles.
Mixed below with one of our custom name cushions in navy..you can personalise you little ones space.
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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!!
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.
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.
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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.
Of course all these items are also available individually.
See our elephant ranges here
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Good morning all and happy monday…
I’m very excited to present to you our next two mood board for our coming India style ranges…Ashkii and Brave. There are many pieces that can either work together or work alone.
In fact , when I look over what we have designed and ordered I think wow..so many designs and options. No wonder it has taken so long to sort out!! These ranges will be produced in extremely limited runs of 12 at a time.
So my inspiration for the Brave range has been to take the vibe of the American Indian trend and translate it into pieces that will look great in any space. I’ve worked in the arrow motif into an understated monochromatic look for those of you who love the minimalistic look or you can add it into the colour and astern of the Askii range below.
Ashkii (which means Boy in Navajo) is inspired by the colour and pattern. And we are featuring a rich green and mint for those looking for something new.
We have collaborated with talented illustrator Pete Cromer , who sketched our super cool teepee design. We love this sketchy free hand style and think it works very well in our new pieces.
Ashkii and Brave are both inspired by and made for little babes and boys who are free spirited and full of energy.
Who love to play make believe in the forest or in their makeshift teepee.
Who want to chase and roll and throw things and explore.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTS..
Our patchwork quilts will now come in the boori size as the standard size. At 100x140cm we know you will get maximum use out of your quilt and I also think this is a great size to then use as a throw on the single bed. We will have two styles of single bed quilt cover and matching pillowcase and they will be reversible with cool prints on both sides (one in Storm range and one in the Ashkii/Brave range).
All our quilts will be larger than our current sizes and our fitted sheets are big enough to use on a boori cot or a standard cot so we hope we can keep more of you happy.
I am also excited about the patterned fitted sheets as I feel that it is great to be able to have the sheet be such a feature..especially when we don’t use the quilts for sleeping when they are so young (Check SIDS recommendations in your country)
I know many of you have boys that share rooms so the range will be able to be used on both cots and single beds..and you can mix in a pillowcase or a cushion here and there with what you may already have to create a coherent look in the room but that doesn’t have to all be identical. And before you ask about king singles or doubles..no we can’t accommodate those sizes due the fabric width and printing restrictions. So our primary focus remains on the nursery but we are allowing some options to assist you in transferring to the big bed..
I have learned over the past nearly four years of creating and growing Alphabet Monkey is that my mums and mums to be are very design savvy. They love to invest in quality, cool design and they like to get a bit creative when putting their children’s rooms together. I like to think that we can give you access to designer items that can be worked with in many different ways so that every little boys room is as unique as they are. We encourage you to mix items we have with things you already own or go all out and get the full range and your little guy is set for years to come.
We will be doing preorders in June..stay tuned or keep up on Facebook.
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Well we have been waiting long enough for the return of the Stormy range.
It’s been a favourite with mums wanting a super cool look for their little guys nursery, so you will be glad to know the waiting is almost over….
I’ve set up the Stormy range on my new website available for pre orders. We will be doing the new photography when they first arrive in early june but you could expect to get your items by late june.
I wanted to wait for the new photography but it seems many of you are happy to proceed so you don’t miss out on the first drop. Although we have gone into a partnership with a small workshop in Indonesia (actually run by an Aussie), we are only producing very limited runs of 12 of each product to start so this is no means mass production. This has enabled me to offer more products and prints , as well as keep the highest quality.
We have fitted sheets, bunting, organic wraps,cushions, single bed quilt set, two styles of cot quilts which are all bigger sizing than we have currently been doing.
If you would like to check it out head over to my new site , http://www.alphabetmonkey.bigcartel.com
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I love it when I get a little peek into the new homes of my quilts. Today I am sharing with you some pictures of Baby Alexanders’ nursery.
Alexanders’ mum based her other room choices around her Geometric Alphabet Monkey quilt.
Great job mum..its a nursery I’m sure that will grow with your little man.
And here is cutie Alexander..you forget how small they once were.
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