Blossom Crowns and Garlands

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Hello and thanks for visiting :) It’s cherry blossom time here in Amsterdam, I’ve been wanting to make blossom crowns for weeks, waited patiently for the trees at the back of our house to bloom…then had a week of rain and hail showers just when the flowers were peaking, very disappointing, but yesterday the sun shone long enough to dry out the petals, a good job too as they have faded somewhat and are starting to be blown off the branches. I like to think of these pictures as my lasting memories and celebration of their beauty, not to mention the youth and innocence of my children (one of whom may not appreciate the pink flowers in his hair in years to come), but for now they just revel in the ‘blossom party’ as they call it.

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I guess I was inspired by mother natures blossoms and just had to make my own (inferior) paper flower garland this afternoon, I used some pre-cut craft flowers and traced around some onto paint colour swatches from the DIY shop to create the pastel coloured ones, I drew the leaves and leaf sprigs freehand and used paper butterfly studs in the centers. I then draped a piece of cotton canvas around the top of the teepee and cut it into a semi-circle curve to glue-gun my paper flowers to, I trimmed back the excess canvas when I had finished arranging and glueing.

I think I might try a version with bigger flowers next…in felt so they are less temporary.

This teepee is the MIDI size plain cotton kids teepee tent available on the website here.

How will you decorate yours?

# g i v e a w a y

hi! Get on over to instagram if you’d like to to enter our #giveaway to celebrate the launch of the Moozle Reg size Pure White teepee.

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Follow the entry rules on the instagram post here to be in with a chance to win one Reg size teepee (without poles) AND a gorgeous felt feather black and white garland by LilyRazz go on now go! Best of luck to all who enter x

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Moozle Reg size Pure White teepee can be found on our website here.

LilyRazz felt feather garland n black and white can be found here.

Scenery patchworked black and white cushion (inside the teepee) can be found here.

Mon Petit Zoreol paper storage bags can be found here.

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Hi, do you know Enstijl the Dutch interior blog and instagram account? They have over 30K followers on Instagram so maybe you are one of them, well they just reviewed our new MIDI size Pure White teepee, you can read all about (it’s in Dutch so get google translate ready!) who loves it the most here (is it the boy or the cat do you think?).

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The MIDI size Pure White Moozle teepee can be found on our website here.

Big thanks to Sanne at Enstijl x

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It’s here!

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We are so happy to see the blossom and have lots of exciting projects on the go…including a BIG plan for the little dolls house in these photos. It’s part way through it’s make-over then it’s getting some very special items made to go inside it, more of this to come soon.

The teepee in the photographs is a new design with limited edition Laura Ashley Home fabric, only 4 of these have been made in the MIDI size so if it ticks your boxes you’d better grab one quickly here before they are gone forever!

The April in blossom photo is part of an on-going challenge I’ve given myself (lets see if I can last the year), you can see the other photos so far over on my instagram account.

A chalk wall and a flower garland

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Hello…I am so late blogging this…I thought I’d already done it! These lovely photos are part of a series of images created by Jessica Garvin of LittleBabyGarvin blog to showcase the new Pillowfort range by Target…only they kind of showcase the Reg size Moozle teepee too :) Happy me…thanks Jessica x

Toys for Two’s

Hello, thanks for dropping by. If you are looking for some inspiration of what encourages imaginative play, learning and plain old fun times for a toddler then take a peek at this blog post over on Unicorns and Fairytales – a super round up of toys things your two (or 3 or 4) year old will absolutley love! Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 21.16.15

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MIDI size Moozle teepee available here.

Mini Kitchen (pimped) from IKEA.

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G I V E A W A Y with Foxes Heartbeat

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Well I can’t quite believe it myself (second amazing GIVEAWAY in 2 weeks!!) but…we have teamed up with the lovely Foxes Heartbeat to offer our INSTAGRAM followers the chance of winning a Moozle Reg size teepee! And…not only that but also a personalized name plaque by Fox and Weave AND (yes there’s more) 2 sweet Pinch Toys as shown in the image here offered by My Babyloon.

All you have to do is visit the original post on Foxes Heartbeat’s insta page here and follow the instructions, simps :) Good luck!

Y A Y – we have a new re-seller

Hello, thanks for stopping by. If you know Moozle at all you’ve probably noticed that we don’t wholesale our teepee tents… we even turned down a fabulous department store in London (twice!!!), WHAT that’s crazy right?! Well, yes, BUT, our teepee tents are made in small batches, right here in Amsterdam, using local resources and keeping as sustainable as possible (we don’t manufacture in China or use fabric and wood that isn’t good quality or sustainable) so our prices are not very compatible for certain retailers with high mark-ups.

But, we have managed to find a solution and are working with a lovely new concept store in Antwerp called YAY. We can only wholesale certain designs at the moment and are working on new products and variations to bring the Moozle teepee brand to more select stores without compromising our ethics so please get in touch via the website if you’d like to find out more.

Meanwhile check out these lovely pics of our gorgeous new re-seller taken by Unicorns&Rainbows.

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S P R I N G

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Moozle has a new brand rep over on Instagram, come and meet them… here x

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Teepee G I V E A W A Y

Hey! There’s a Moozle teepee GIVEAWAY happening right now over on Instagram… what are you waiting for? I’ve teamed up with Mae Gabriel to offer our followers the chance to win a teepee. You can choose the teepee of your choice, choose the BIG teepe and get FREE shipping to boot (other teepees liable to shipping costs as the comp is open WORLDWIDE – highest shipping cost is €34… no import taxes). Visit here now to be in with a chance – good luck! x

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Competition runs until Sunday 20th March 5pm GMT. Winner drawn at random. This is in no way endorsed or supported by Instagram.

You can visit Mae’s beautiful blog for more fabulous home styling, food (great recipes) and of course catch up with the antics of Hayden and his sidekick panda here.

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Photo of BIG Moozle teepee by Mae Gabriel available to buy here.

Wait what…

Hello, it seems I have been somewhat neglecting my lil’ole blog… I really don’t know how all those ‘proper’ bloggers manage to do it… keep up with exciting blog posts, wonderful photography, amazingly styled homes and children… not to mention fabulous looking meals! It’s all to much for me… my kids (Just 2 of them… don’t get me started on bloggers with 3, 4, 5, 22 children…) finish school at 2pm which means I have between 8.50am – 1.50pm to work (email, accounts, sew, order materials etc, pack orders, clean/tidy) hence not much bloggin’ gets done… don’t get me started on evenings! I suppose I do have time between 9.30 and 10.30pm… some eveings… maybe I should try to blog then? Nah, life’s to short! Enjoy your time, do what you want with it, lets stop pressuring ourselves :)

So, this post is really a post about nothing… I just wanted to post ‘something’ so my blog isn’t stuck on ‘Christmas 2015′ any longer.

Here’s some lovey photographs from someone who can do it all, one of my customers, Mae Gabriel, follow her on Instagram to see more of her amazingness here. Follow me if you want to see lots of teepees, some coffee and ‘stuff’ here ;)

Mae also has a beautiful blog here.

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BIG Moozle teepee are back in stock and available to ship worldwide from Moozle here (this site is in GB £ sterling).

Or from my Etsy shop here.

Holy-moley… I blogged this year! Where’s the coffee?

Christmas 2015

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Hello and thanks for visiting, I am really, really late with a Christmas post (ahem) but… it did happen, it was fun but it was also very busy and whilst I do like keeping a blog it kind of falls be the wayside when I have orders to fulfill and a family to keep.

A huge heartfelt thank you to all of the lovely people who ordered a Moozle Teepee / accessories this past year, it really is fantastic that you find Moozle and order from us, as there is such a lot of competition out there now. We are a small family run business in a sea of sharks (it feels like sometimes). It is very important to me to keep my business sustainable and as low impact environmentally as possible, I’m never going to be a millionaire running this business as I will not sell out, I won’t manufacture in China, I won’t buy nonsustainable (cheap) hardwood for my teepee poles, I employ local people to help me out and use biodegrable packaging where possible (looking into eco parcel tape).

I hope and trust you agree with my business ethics and help me to spread the word on my little empire.

I’m going to share some of the comments that have been coming in over the last few weeks, best wishes, Kate.

Hi Kate, I just wanted to truly thank you for the beautiful teepee which arrived in plenty of time for my daughters birthday. Her birthday was on the Tuesday & your teepee arrived the Thursday before!! So efficient! I really didn’t think it would arrive in time, let alone early! Very happy customers! The quality & workmanship is fabulous & your service is second to none. Thanks again. Cheers, Hanna, Tasmania, Australia.

Amazing quality and construction, lots of little last-minute add-ons that seller accommodated with a smile, super fast shipping and it even arrived through customs nearly a week ahead of schedule – thank you so much!! :) Kate, Los Angeles, USA.

Ordered this for my four-year old’s room in our new place, to make him feel at home. It is beautifully crafted, and the materials are all top quality. Kate is a pleasure to work with, and handled a mailing mix-up with grace and speed. I will definitely buy from her again when our baby graduates from a crib to a bed!Dorothy, Washington DC, USA.

 

Map it out

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Evening all. A VERY quick (the sofa is beckoning) post about this lovely new Map print teepee before they are all sold and this is old news. Only 3 left now! Not sure if I can get hold of more fabric any time soon so grab one whilst you can here… they are causing quite a stir so not expecting them to hang around for long. *Amendment… only 2 left now!!

Above is obviously how I styled it for the listing photos for my Etsy shop… but want to see what the kids did when they got home… ooooh.

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Autumn

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Hello! My Autumn (so far) round up. I love the golden colours of Autumn with these shots of indigo, olive and ecru. My favourite Autumn past time the past few weeks has been apple picking at Fruit Tuin Van West and just look at these gorgeous Apple Roses we made with the harvest bounty! They look so impressive (don’t tell anyone but they are REALLY easy to make, just take a look at this Facebook vid), and taste pretty good too, just serve with a good vanilla ice-cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Don’t forget to tell your dinner guests you spent all afternoon carving the roses for them.

See @katemoozle via instagram for the teepee photos credits above. All teepees from Moozle.

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Moozle top 5 | Nursery Wallpaper

Hello and welcome. Are you considering a room make-over for your little one? Or maybe filing away ideas for the future? Then feast your eyes on the Moozle Top 5 Wallpaper choices for some ideas to steal…

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Foret Noire wallpaper by Nathalie Lete. Picture source here.

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Majvillan Dragon Sky wallpaper available here.

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Minakani Walla Animal wallpaper here.

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Ferm Living Harlequin wallpaper in Mint. Picture credit Eef Lillemor. Featuring a BIG Moozle teepee.

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Hygge and West wallpaper Daydream. Picture credit here.

Moozle | SCENERY

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Hello, hello! I am so pleased to be able to share these photos of a design collaboration between Moozle and SCENERY earlier this year. Launched today on the Moozle Etsy shop to coincide with Dutch Design Week.

These will be limited edition pieces so grab one whilst you can!

All of the lovely cushions in the photos can be found on the SCENERY website or their Etsy shop.

You can see SCENERY during Dutch Design Week where they are exhibiting at Kazerne in Eindhoven.

Party on Dexter!

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Hello and welcome. we celebrated a birthday here this week, our Dexie-Pie turned 5! All he asked for was a Lion cake (in honor of his bestest teddy) so after a little think I decided to base it on a teepee design I recently did that you can see here.

The other parent designed the invitations, that we later reworked and made into cupcake toppers. And the end result is as you can see above. The cake took a little time (I’m not the best baker, I certainly wont be applying for ‘Bake-off’ any time soon, or EVER), but looked ok in the end, it lasted all of 30 minutes once the kids arrived back from the trampoline party and then demolished it!

Dex was very happy with the result (happy me) and set-to drawing a cake inspired picture and setting up a still life for me to capture for him (that I’ve now stolen for my blog!!) before his friends arrived.

If anyone would like me to send them a PDF file of the cupcake toppers and invitation design (front side only at the mo, the 5 can be omitted) then please get in touch here.

Happy Sunday evening all.

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Ship Ahoy!

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Hello and thanks for stopping by. My boy turned 5 yesterday! Here in the Netherlands it is tradition for the children to take a treat into school to share with classmates, sugary food is of course not a good idea so fruit is a good alternative. We checked out Pinterest last week for ‘traktatie’ (treat) ideas and Dexie chose a Pirate Ship melon! I was kind of wishing I hadn’t shown him the internet but it’s good to challenge yourself (apparently) so we went shopping for a boat shaped melon at the weekend. Turns out October is not the best time to shop for watermelons in this neck of the world.

Sunday evening I set to (fortified with a glass of Sauvingon) with my carving knife whilst the other parent made the pirate flags (good job one of us is a professional). It takes patience but it’s not that difficult (working out the best way to cut the sails and get them to stay up is the hardest part). So I say, “give this one a go!”.

Thanks to the teacher for taking the class room photos! Better than my grainy efforts. *note to self – take the time to photograph these things better!

Time for coffee and cake now… got a lion cake to make for Sunday!

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VTWoonen + Design Beurs 2015

The lovely interior design show VTwoonenDesignBeurs is currently taking place at Rai in Amsterdam until tomorrow. I visited on Tuesday and had a nice surprise of seeing my BIG Moozle teepees on one of the exhibition stands. It was used to display Covers&Co kids blankets and cushions on the Essenza stand.

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I took some photos to give an impression of the show and show some of the ideas and interiors trends coming though. Most of these images were taken on the VTwoonen and Ariadne at Home stands.

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Mutiny Kids

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Hello Folks and a very happy Friday to you! If you are looking for some weekend reading then check out the new on-line issue of Mutiny Kids Magazine for lots of beautiful Kids Fall fashion images, interviews, product reviews, kids interior inspiration and oh so much more! Well done on the 3rd gorgeous issue Mutiny mamas!

I’m loving the Imagination Celebration shoot with that dreamy tea party set-up! Thanks so much for including the Moozle MIDI teepee.

Keep up to date with Moozle by following us on Instagram here.