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Yellow Elephant Cot quilts

Yellow Pachy Elephant quilt by Alphabet Monkey

Morning,

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!!

Yellow Pachy elephant quilt by Alphabet Monkey

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.

 

Yellow elephant toy bunting by Alphabet Monkey

Pachy Elephant Nursery Range by Alphabet Monkey, www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

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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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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Decor8 nursery…can you spot our quilt??

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I am so totally excited to share this gorgeous nursery reveal shared by Holly Becker from Decor8 ( which if you don’t know is one of the most widely followed interior design blogs in the world) eek!!

I have read Hollys’ blog since around 2008 and have followed her amazing growth and success.  I have done many online blog courses with Holly  and her lovely husband Thorsten.  I keep returning to do them because I just find the community there so helpful and the course and particularly Holly’s podcasts so positive and inspiring.  I think this helps you just in everyday life..not just in blogging.  And I have also made friends there too.

So when Holly announced she was having a boy I really wanted to send a quilt over ..but what do you send someone like her.  Most brands would be scrambling to have her feature anything of theirs on her site.  I saw her design board and decided to make up a cloud quilt in yellow and grey.  I knew that it didn’t really matter if it didn’t match the room because you can take those quilts anywhere or use as a floor/travel blanket etc.

But to see it here in Hollys’ blog pictured in the room is such a thrill.  Something I would never had imagined a year ago.  And just look at the room..isnt it beautiful.  You can see before and after pictures as well as the sources for many of the items on her blog here.

And being the clever couple they are it was all styled by Holly and photographed by Thorsten.

If you would like one for yourself you can find it here . Also keep an eye out for a new version of the cloud quilt in aqua and grey.

 

All photos by Thorsten Becker

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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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On the sewing machine.. geometric patchwork

I have been working away very hard trying to complete your orders but I always have to make some time to squeeze in some new things too..I think there will only be two maybe three of these ones made up as I only ordered a small amount of fabric….and then I will be onto new and exciting things which you will just have to wait to see…hehe

geometric patch quilt in mint, citron and grey by Alphabet monkey

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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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