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Nursery Set Giveaway.. win over $300 worth of cot linen.

Yes you read right.. we have an awesome giveaway which kicked off tonight on Instagram.

The prize is everything you see in this picture… YAY!! Thats right.. our super popular handmade Whale quilt, a fitted sheet, a geo cushion cover, a felt whale and a string of matching bunting flags.

To enter you need to follow us on instagram, comment who you would like to give the prize to (your little one or a loved one) and tag a friend who has a little boy and may like to enter.

You can also repost to grab another entry but your account must be public.

Head to instagram and look for the giveaway post picture to enter.. follow this link HERE

So go forth and enter..good luck.

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Nautical Nursery – Little Whale Crib Bedding Range

Nautical whale baby boy crib bedding and nursery range by Alphabet Monkey

Nautical nursery style never seems to go out of style.

 Do you recall my Modern Nautical nursery mood board? If not check it out here. We love this fresh look for little boys nurseries and hope you do too.

Little Whale baby quilt by www.alphabetmonkey.com.au #whalenursery #whalequilt #patchworkquilt

Little Whale crib bedding  nursery range by www.alphabetmonkeu.com.au

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.

Name cushion with nautical whale crib bedding range, baby blankets and cushions.




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Creating a modern nautical nursery..

Modern whale nursery by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au


So with the arrival of the latest incarnation of our Moby Whale Nautical range I started thinking about how I would put it together.

Nautical vibes just never seem to go out of style for boys especially. Originally I tended to avoid these more classic themes as I felt that they were well covered by the main stream.  However over the years I have learnt that I have to not only look at what is trending in both kids and adult interiors, combine it with what inspires me but also listen to what my customer (you ) is asking for. And see if I can work it all together.

So with that in mind I have created our last range by taking on board your love of all things whale inspired and added a contemporary twist ..coastal style meets geometric cool.

Nautical style lends itself to so many different interpretations ..classic timber cots, coastal lime washed cots, simple white or grey is always a winner.  So whatever way you work it you can’t really go wrong. With my design board I’ve gone for the Incy Interiors Harry Cot because I just love that look of silver.  In fact I am a huge fan of mixing up textures and styles.  So I’ve mixed the casual coastal feel of the rattan chair from Family Love Tree and the jute rug from Freedom ..love the navy trim around it.

You could also mix in a rattan light shade and rustic storage or make the look more modern with a metallic geometric light shade. Ladedah is where you can find the crochet mobile as well as some other whale toys. And of course the geometric cushion and quilt is ours..you can see the range here.

I’ve also set up a pinterest board called Whale of a Time where you can find other whale inspired items to help you create your nursery..just remember not to have whale motifs on everything or it can get a bit much.  Choose just a couple to pop around the room for a more understated space.

Its up to you.. this is a starting point for inspiration.

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Whale quilt is back..

moby whale range www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au


When I first started Alphabet Monkey nearly five years ago I made a whale quilt.  Little did I think that all this time later that I would still be getting requests for it.  I guess a nautical vibe in the nursery never goes out of style.

There has been many incarnations of that original whale quilt and now we are bringing it back with a fresh geometric edge.

This item has been handmade to my design specifications by my fantastic sewers in Indonesia. Our fabrics are screen printed by hand with environmentally safe seaweed gels from Japan.

Our quilt has a layer of cuddly 100% cotton batting sewn in-between the top patchwork layer and the bottom fabric layer.  What makes this a true quilt and not just a blanket as such is that it is then ‘quilted’ together..which means it is sewn around all the squares and borders holding all three layers in place.  You will feel that this has a slightly heavier feel than some quilts..it allows it to feel cuddly and settle around your body.  We prefer this natural batting to synthetic ones as it allows it to breathe avoiding that sweaty feeling.

You can find out more about our processes and our products on our About Page.. we hope this helps explain how we make and price our product.

We expect the whale quilts to arrive in late April so we have opened up preorders.  I’m sure as usual this will be a popular choice.

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Alphabet Monkey nursery..red and aqua whales

This gorgeous little whale set went off a while ago to its new home in Hollywood of all places..sounds pretty glam doesn’t it?  Well it does to me here in a little village in Oz anyway.

I was delighted when Mum Bernadette sent this pic of her little man talking to the whales on the quilt which she said he loves to do..how adorable is that?

red and aqua whale nursery

This little guy is going to be added to the Alphabet Monkey Nursery file on Pinterest which you can check out here

You can be a part of it by sending in your nursery pics..with or without bub and I can make up a collage for you.  Or you can be part of the fun on pinterest anyway.

 You can email pics to me at nicolenicol@bigpond.com

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On the sewing machine…blue whales and more clouds

Ive had a few enquiries about the blue whale quilts that i used to have in the shop these last few weeks.  Well the navy whale fabric is now all gone but I have been sewing a new version which I think is just as cute and thought I’d better give you all a sneak peek since so many have been asking.

whale quilt by alphabet monkey

And while we are at it..here is the heads up on the first cloud quilt using my own little cloud print fabric. Its a mix with chevron and spots and in everyones favourite colour combo..or so it seems…grey and aqua. It is one only right now but i think i will get some more fabric as I’m pretty happy with how its coming up. And as i have just gotten in a whole lot more grey spot fabric i am also looking at doing some more grey and white cloud quilts….so now you are up to date ( well pretty much..I have to keep a few tricks up my sleeve don’t I)

Cloud quilt by alphabet monkey


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In the sewing room today

Well its more about inspiration than actual sewing today.  Here is the latest inspiration board for my new whale quilt.featuring about 90% organic fabrics in a muted colour scheme of soft baby blues, grays and a lemon yellow.

little whale mood board featuring birch fabrics

Be sure to contact me if you see something you are interested in on here or on Facebook  as I am finding that some things aren’t actually making it to my etsy shop at all.  Do you think it is fair to allow this or do you think it should be listed and its a first in best dressed scenario..am interested to know what you might prefer.

I can list on a made to order basis but at the moment I’m trying to keep things listed in the shop mostly ready to ship so i don’t get too many orders..i want to use my time to create new and exciting quilts for you.

And speaking of designs that won’t make it to the shop check out first pics of the yellow and gray elephant set..i have been holding it back till i can photograph it in the crib with some chevron mix and match pieces.

alphabet monkey elephant quilt in yellow and gray


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