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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.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

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

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Alphabet Monkey Birthday Sale

Our Ashkii range by Alphabet Monkey www.blog.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.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au.  Cool boys

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

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

Ashkii range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey. www.blog.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.blog.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.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.auAnd we also have soft organic cotton newborn swaddles available in all our cool patterns.

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Stormy Collection

Stormy cot collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.blog.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.blog.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.blog.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.

 

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Finally… New range sneak peek

 

brave moodboard ..new range by alphabet monkey.com.au

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.

ashkii moodboard

 

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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Stormy Range..It’s back

stormy moodboard

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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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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Stormy Collection grows..

I know that I have shown you our Stormy design before in our cot quilt sizes but I recently completed a couple of quilt cover orders in both the Stormy cloud and raindrop fabric so I have photographed them to show how they can be styled with our other items.

storm cloud quilt cover

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Quilt covers are made from 100% organic cotton sateen top and printed with eco friendly dyes in the USA. We offer this product only as a custom order to give you the opportunity to match up cots with big beds or to continue your style through as bub gets bigger.

I wonder if you like the clouds or the raindrops quilt better??

storm pillows

stormy cot

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And I am still making cot quilts in the raindrops and the patchwork as well and lots of cute cushions to go with them. You can check them out in store here.

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Organic Cotton Blankets

Introducing new organic cotton swaddle blankets in our own exclusive Alphabet Monkey original designs.

organic blanket by alphabet monkeyorganicblanket2

I am excited to show you the first pictures of the new ultra soft organic jersey cotton blankets I have been working on.

When I first received some samples I was just in love with how soft and cuddly it felt..imagine a soft t-shirt… I arranged to get my own designs printed onto the fabric and it takes a bit of time to wait for the fabric to be processed and then shipped from the USA. So I get a bit impatient waiting to see how it turns out. I had hoped that they could be a lovely extra to match some of the cot ranges or an unusual gift for a new baby.

As we know organic products cost a bit more and also getting my own prints done overseas lifts costs somewhat so the price does reflect this. But I do enjoy adding products to the shop that I know are completely exclusive.

I am starting out with these three prints, Little Cloud, Raindrops and Geometric and will gauge whether or not I should proceed with more. A set of two co ordinating prints might be nice too. I am also waiting for some new cards and stickers so I can package them up so they look great as a gift.

They are available in my Etsy shop now.

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Little Cloud Quilt in Aqua and Grey…

Just a quick look at some new pictures of the Little Cloud quilt in Aqua and Grey.   We have looked at clouds before here and also created a moodboard here..if you want to catch up.

aquacloud

The cloud theme in nursery design is still going strong and I think it will for a little while yet..it is such a style that can be so perfect for a boy or a girl and I guess that is what makes it so popular.

I’ve created a cloud inspired collage using some images from my Cloudy Days pinterest board.  You can find these pictures and many more including the links and credits.  I think you could even use this board as a starting point for a nursery..whimsical, vintage vibe with fresh white and soft birch timber….mmm maybe i need to make one up for you?

cloud inspiration collage

And don’t forget if you haven’t already signed up to subscribe by email you can do it just over on the right hand side and be in the running for a $100 Alphabet Monkey voucher to use in our etsy shop.

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