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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.

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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.

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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.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Campbells black and white room www.blog.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.

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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.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Campbells black and white room www.blog.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.

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Sneak Peek… Free gift with purchase and new products

new products..elephant toy and garlands

Good Morning and Happy Monday..

I hope you all had a lovely Mothers Day yesterday.  I got to sleep in and we all laid in bed together reading papers and having breakfast without a care in the world…now that was something I don’t think I’ve done in years.

Sometimes I think the best present you can have is some alone time..but thats really in the mothers day spirit is it..hehe.

This morning I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of our new elephant products. I have some new blue/grey and yellow fabrics so I’m currently making up some new elephant quilt prototypes..such as this blue and grey one seen in the picture above.  And the new quilt colours will also have some new little products ..a gorgeous little elephant toy and my favourite…a little elephant garland to hang where ever you want.  There are five elephants in each garland, each one so teeny tiny.

They will be available in the blue as pictured and also in the yellow and grey.  I think they will arriving at the end of the month. You can secure yours now here.

And now to clouds…. I have announced a free felt cloud pillow with any cloud quilt purchase in May.  We do actually have a couple of the blue and aqua quilt ready to ship.

The aqua, grey and yellow modern patch style is also available ready to ship.  I have only five of these.  As a special blog reader I am happy to offer you a little cloud pillow with any quilt order at all..just mention it when you purchase.

Remember this is for May only.

felt cloud pillow

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Trend Watch..the cross blanket

 

pia wallen swedish cross blanket

I am seeing scandi inspired crosses everywhere these days. And particularly the blankets.
I thought I’d do a bit of digging to find out a bit more about these blankets and also find out where you can snap one up.

They are the work of swedish designer Pia Wallen who is best known for her high quality felt products and in particular her Crux blanket featuring the cross.

The cross is a symbol of hope in the Swedish folk arts traditions and so it seems fitting that the blanket has become a symbol of all things scandinavian.
It was first introduced in 1991 and is made by a small swedish mill where they use traditional weaving and felting techniques along with the highest quality wools.

The ‘Crux’ blanket is 100% wool and was both expensive , limited and highly sought after.

scandicross

 

In response to this, Wallen released the ‘Cross ‘ blanket in 2011. It was created to offer a more accessible version but maintaining the design integrity of the original. This version is 100% cotton and made from ecological cotton from Peru. The main visual difference is that the cross is slightly smaller. This may explain its’ renewed popularity.

Although we are talking of this as a  trend it really has a much more enduring quality as a symbol of scandinavian design..so if you do pay out the big bucks for the Crux you can be sure it will never really go out of date, especially if you are a scandi design junkie.

Cot from Incy Interiors

Baby blanket in wool available from Story North

Cross throw ..find similar items on Etsy

Woollen owl cushion from Kidostore

Felt cloud cushion from Alphabet Monkey

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On the sewing machine… One of a kind Patch pillows

Well I have been busy today making up some more patch cushion covers..(or pillow covers as you guys in the US call them) not only to go with some quilts that are nearly finished but also to sell separately.  I often get asked about it but I usually like to keep the matching one with the quilt in case i run out of certain matching bits of fabrics and can’t replace it.

So I have decided to try to make up some more as I know a lot of you often love just to have a little something special in the nursery and don’t always need a full set.  I hope to get them photographed properly and online this week but feel free to contact me..

Patchwork cushions by alphabet monkey

Cloud nursery cushions by alphabet monkey

 

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