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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



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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Modern and Simple Nursery….yellow and blue

I just wanted to share this lovely nursery which I found on the Nest Design Studio blog.  I thought you might like to see how the design board was translated into an actual room…oh and it does also include an Alphabet Monkey quilt too.


Nest Design

And so it went from this lovely board …..to this fantastic room…..

blue and yellow nursery


It’s a lovely simple and modern room isn’t it?

I do actually have just one of those yellow chevron quilts left in my store if you want to snap up the lucky last one.

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Circus Trend

Have you noticed circus motifs popping up everywhere…I have noticed especially a vintage circus vibe used often in kids fashion, products and interiors.

vintage circus

I was given this vintage look circus print fabric by a friend and thought I might just incorporate it into the elephant quilts. I feel like this would mix in well in the sort of nursery with a lot of mismatched vintage and recycled pieces.

vintage circus quilt by alphabet monkey

I think that an understated circus vibe would be so great for either a girl or boy and I would definitely recommend searching on etsy for vintage circus toys or posters to add a little special touch.

I have put together a circus inspired pin board on pinterest with lots of circus inspiration as well as circus nurseries too. Oh and some really gorgeous modern wallpapers too.
You can check out the Circus Trend board here as well as find the sources for all images used.

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Stormy Collection..

stormy crib quilt by alphabet monkey.com.austorm2

Think moody grey skies, lightning bolts and raindrops..the Stormy collection has been extended with a new patch quilt and a few new cushion covers in a heavy weight drill.

As I have mentioned before this ranged is designed by me for Alphabet Monkey and printed up in a small supply to create this nursery look. And as we know black is becoming more and more acceptable for nurseries so don’t be afraid to use it to create a bold statement.
I like the print so much I have used it for Campbells room. For a bigger boy you could mix the cushion motifs with other plain lined or something you find in bold geometrics to contrast. you know i don’t do single bed sizes but what some of you have been doing is getting a boor size quilt 105x140cm and using it as a feature throw as it covers almost half the bed. I can turn the prints to make it a horizontal quilt. And the good thing about that is it is a perfect size for cuddling up in the front of the tv or for trips or make believe lounge room picnics.

I have just listed most of these items in the etsy store with some ready to ship..

And don’t forget there is only 12 more days till we draw the $100 voucher so subscribe or tell your friend to subscribe soon.

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Alphabet Monkey on Babyology

alphabet monkey geometric range

Good morning all,
Some great news..Alphabet Monkeys’ new geometric ranges were featured on Babyology website yesterday. I just realised last night and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

They featured the organic geometric range as pictured as well as more of the Mod Geometric range as shown previously on the blog here.  As we have mentioned before in our trend watch, geometric designs are only going to get bigger in interiors and also in nursery design.

We have been lucky enough to have been featured early on and it was totally exciting to be included on such a great site that brings new and cool products to mums and mums to be.

So check out the full story here.

And don’t forget that we will be giving away the $100 Alphabet Monkey voucher on the 1st of May to a new subscriber so if you haven’t already subscribed or know someone who should, do it now by entering your email address in the box on the right..and of course I will never give away any of your details..you will just get updates on the latest goings on here at Alphabet Monkey  headquarters and of course the latest trends for kids interiors.

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Pinterest Pick..Cool Nursery

nursery by nest design studio

This weeks pinterest pick is a very cool nursery with a modern surfer vibe. I saw it this week on Belinda from Nest Design Studios’ blog and immediately pinned a few images because I knew you would love it.

Its a great pic thats for sure, combining stripes and chevron with graphic black and white cushions. Now I don’t know where that cushion is from but I know we used to sell some very similar when I was at Domayne so you might try online or a local store.
I do recognise the little yellow chevron quilt..I don’t know if it is mine but I do have them in my etsy store

You can check out more pictures of the nursery here
You can find more nursery inspiration by checking out the boys nursery board on pinterest and why not create your own boards.

Have a great weekend, nicx

PS. sorry about a random message you may have gotten from this blog..I was setting up an account with bloglovin which I’ll fill you in on later.


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Baby Elephant Walk… nursery inspirations

Yes, yes we are looking at elephants again!!!!

I have been working on so many elephant orders lately and half of them are in this colour palette that I thought I’d make up a little inspiration board for you all with some gorgeous pieces that you may want to add into your nursery design.

The yellow and grey colour palette just keeps growing in popularity..and why not?   Its modern , it can be interpreted so many ways ..soft, vintage, modern, strong… and best of all it is ideal for a unisex nursery.

If you are looking for unisex nursery ideas don’t forget to visit my unisex nursery board on pinterest

Yellow and Grey elephant nursery trend.

And here is a little first peek at a giraffe version I have just completed for a special baby…many motifs that I have done before can be customised in other palettes for a small cost.

It is usually possible to create something in colour schemes the same as other quilts I have done…there’s no harm to ask as you never know what i have in my stash or what may inspire me.

giraffe quilt by alphabet monkey

1. ‘You fill me with sunshine’ print from Freya Art

2.Grey elephants organic cushion by Foxy and Winston on etsy.

3.Gulliver Cot from Ikea

4. Handmade Elephant Cot Quilt in yellow and grey by Alphabet Monkey

5. Wooden elephantmobile by Freya Art

6.Elephant cushion by Celia and Clyde

7. Handmade Giraffe quilt by alphabet monkey

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On the sewing machine… geometric quilts


This fun and colourful quilt is already off to its new home but I thought I would share just how lovely these simple styles turn out.

They are a perfect option for a modern nursery where you can just incorporate all the colours you like without committing to any kind of theme or child like prints.

I also have another in the works for a very contemporary nursery which is just in the intitial stages but i think its going be so strong and I do love the aqua, grey and black together.


It will be a stronger version of this quilt which has more grey so it comes across a little bit softer.  And the triangle print is my own design..i like how it works in with so many different fabrics and colours.

And here’s another combo that is so popular right now..I hope to make up something like this at some point..or can take an order.



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Rocket Boy Nursery

As you know I will be keeping my etsy shop open over my break to allow purchases of the ready to ship items I have listed.  Its fully stocked of items ready to go including surf designs, geometrics, clouds and elephants.

One such item which I think I have failed to share with you previously are the two rocket quilts I have recently made featuring the cool prints from Birch organic fabrics.  One has the felt rocket appliqué and the other is plain patchwork with a vibrant yellow back. The little print has planets, rocket ships and robots on it which I know a lot of you are interested in.  And i do love the aqua, grey and yellow colour combination.

rocket and robot nursery quilt by alphabet monkey

Here is a small nursery mood board to get you inspired for rocket themed decorating…

You can check out the rocket quilts in my etsy shop
That super cool cot is the caravan cot in yellow
The gorgeous rocket ship print is from Minnimecca

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