Colour in the City

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Oh. My. Goodness. The kids and I had such a great time yesterday afternoon with photographer Maud Fontein at her studio in De Pijp. We shot a new Moozle teepee design that called for something special… and it certainly all came together :)

I am so excited to share the results with you but for now here’s a few pics I took on my i-phone whilest we were getting the balloons for the shoot and then on our way home.

We cycled across the Amstel with the balloons trailing behind and the sun streaming though them – I wish I had a photo of that!

We had so much fun we couldn’t sleep last night, way too much visual stimulation :)

It was great to work with Maud, I highly reccommend her if you are looking to do a kids/family shoot and hope we get to do lots of more work together in the future.

Keep an eye on the Moozle Facebook page for exciting Moozle news!

Designer Style

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Lovely photos don’t you think? Big thank you to Bel from Petite Vintage Label children’s interior design services in Australia (they work worldwide via digital on-line service), for the super photos of the Moozle MIDI size plain teepee tent in one of their very popular designer kids rooms.

Petite Vintage Label is one of Australia’s premier children’s interior design companies specialising in sourcing and designing a custom made package in the form of a beautiful digital design board with all of the product sourcing details for each client based on the clients brief, Moozle are very happy to be featured in such a well designed room :)

Check out their Facebook page for daily inspiration here.

Don’t forget to check out the Moozle Facebook page for news and offers as they become available :)

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Hello there! If you are a Moozle Facebook fan then you will have already seen a couple of previews from Monday’s fun photo shoot with SCENERY girls Beth and Maude and their lovely wares. The SCENERY acessories perfectly compliment the amazing graffiti back drop with the bright pops of neon colour and striking geometric patchworks.

Photo credit to… me! I do love to get behind the lense and really enjoyed seeing the shoot come together just as I hoped it would, the kids do their own thing so I just have to capture it – there really is no directing these characters, it’s like herding kittens :) We managed to squeeze the entire setting-up/shoot/styling into just over 1 hour between school and after schools clubs – we know how to keep busy!!

Good news for SCENERY fans… they have a SALE on all of their graffitti range… get on over there – QUICK, look sharp!

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TALK:craft interview

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Hi, I was invited by Fish Indie to be interviewed for their TALK:craft feature, a behind the brand Q&A series they run with Etsy sellers, if you’d like to read about how I started the Moozle  brand, my fashion background and a peak behind the scenes, you can read the whole piece here, but if not…here’s a few tasty bits…:)

“I studied for my fashion design degree in London and after that worked in-house with some great designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Tanya Sarne at Ghost (back in the early 90’s when Ossie Clark would pop into the design studio with paint brushes holding up his top-knot).”

“I used to have a huge workspace, with 8 industrial sewing machines, a 15 foot pattern cutting table, 3 full time machinists, an office, a kitchenette and cloakroom…. Now I have a desk in the dining room!”

“That’s the power of the internet, it has allowed people like myself to create our own way of earning a living. Just like in years gone by when women used to take in sewing jobs, repair work or laundry to pay the bills, Those women were entrepreneurs, but were just treated like maids really.
Now we are sewing things for people thousands of miles away instead of a few streets away. A cottage industry for the global village.”

Thank you FISH Indie! x

Shippy and Lulu

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Aaaahhhhh, look at these guys! Introducing Shippy the fluffy, much loved toy rabbit and Lulu the super sweet looking daschund pet dog of my customers daughter, I hope she likes it, I’ve not heard back yet. The little girl loves Shippy and Lulu, tulips, teal blue and fresh greens with a pop of pink – what do your kids love the most? This design is onto a MIDI size base.

Wait until you see the new Moozle teepee design I’m working on, I hope to get it finished next week, not sure where I’ll photograph that one – it needs a special space. And there’s a fab new photoshoot planned on Monday for a different design, I’m busy making props for it at the moment, think tassle garlands with neon orange/pink/yellow and gold, neon body paint and pink flamingoes!… I can’t wait!

I am always on the look out for beautiful spaces to photograph my Moozle teepees in, if you are interested in sharing your space for a photoshoot in exchange for a plain teepee (size of your choice) please get in touch via the website here.

I am also working with some amazing kids stylists and interior designers accross the world via instagram, if you’d like to know more and possibly be involved (if I like your ig feed and you’d like a teepee in exchange for some fab photos with #moozle @katemoozle tags) then drop me an email with a link to your instagram.

Blog love…

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Hello-ee I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Raspberry Baby Blog - ”inspirational photography, interior design and great ideas – all for the sake of crafting a well-styled family.”

Thanks for the super blog post today :) Thought I’d share this (rather old now) photo, as used on the Raspberry baby blog, of me and the kids on our bakfiets bike. This bike is our family ride and essential for taking teepees to the post office, if you have a Moozle teepee chances are it has been on this bike!

Of course if you live in or near Amsterdam you could always come and pick up a teepee yourself, just like Karen did yesterday. If you would like to save the delivery fee and collect the tent in person please contact me via the Moozle website to arrange a day and time’

Hi Kate, I just wanted to say thanks for the great teepee! Lincoln loves it already, he has hardly been out of it since I set it up yesterday afternoon! :) Karen.

 

 

Customer Photo

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Well here we are again – lots of super customer photos this week, thank you all so much – especially Eef Lillemor for these lovely images taken from your instagram feed @eeflillemor

Eef is a kids interiors stylist based here in the Netherlands, she also has a gorgeous website selling pretty cakes and party accessories, you can take a look yourself here.

The teepee in the above photos is a Moozle BIG teepee. The wallpaper is by Ferm Living, artwork prints by Le Petit Biscuit.

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Hello hello… here are some more lovely customer photos of Moozle kids teepee tents tagged #moozle on Instagram – sweeeet!

Top left going clockwise, we have – @shinefromwithin, @twosneeze, @poorboys, @annakort

Don’t forget you can hashtag Moozle for a mention and also follow Moozle @katemoozle on instagram for lots of lovely behind the scenes Moozle pics and more.

Thank you to Suzie for this lovely comment sent in last week…

Hi Kate, We received the teepee several days ago and it is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for all the effort you put into it. The girls love it, and it will be a wonderful way to keep them occupied through the rainy, cold winter months.Thanks again, Suzie, Hamilton Hill, Australia.

These pics are all of regular size Moozle teepees, you can buy yours directly from Moozle or from our Etsy shop – lots of other designs and sizes to choose from.

Upton Castle

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Hello…here are a couple of photos I took of the kids in a Moozle MIDI teepee, we were very kindly allowed to set up camp for a while in the beautiful Upton Castle grounds, in my home county of Pembrokeshire West Wales last week. If you get a chance to visit ever you really must it is gorgeous, we were lucky to catch the bluebells still out, wild garlic and lots of Spring in the air! All the new leaves looked so fresh and lovely, it was dreamy, take a peak here…

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Customer photo

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Many thanks to Danielle for posting this photo of your Moozle teepee on your instagram feed. You can can see more photos and follow Danielle on instagram here.

I love to see how customers decorate their Moozle teepee, this pom-pom garland is a great styling tip, make sure you check out our other customer photos for more inspiration.

Danielle also has an Etsy shop, check out her jewellery creations here.

Don’t forget to hash tag your instagram photos with one of these #moozle #moozlehome to be featured on the blog here with links to your sites, better still why not send your jpeg by email via Moozlehome.com.

See lots of new designs as they are finished, plus photos that capture the moment by following @katemoozle on instagram.

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Dolly in the tulip fields on Good Friday, loving life in Holland.

Customer Photos

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Look at these gorgeous photos from Little Baby Garvin Blog. Harper has her new ‘big girl bedroom’ now with her reg size Moozle teepee in her room. Jessica has done a super job with the decor, keeping it neutral with some lovely pops of color, this room can really evolve and grow as Harper does, I like the overall feeling of calm and the fun touches with the rainbow tassle garland and rockin’ pig!

Photos by Ashley Scobey.

You can follow Jessica’s instagram feed here, and don’t forget to check out Moozle on instagram too – you can share your Moozle teepee photos by hash tagging #moozle and @katemoozle

Customer photos (yes…more!)

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How about these then? Thank you Lili for these gorgeous photos you took at Vadim’s birthday, what lucky children to get invited to such a beautiful party!

You can follow Lili’s instagram account @ lilibergmann to see more of her lovely Paris apartment and the wonderful party decorations.

This is a MIDI size plain Moozle teepee available for EU customers, or for worldwide buyers, you can find it on Etsy.

If you have a Moozle teepee you would like to have featured on this blog with links to your website, FB business page and/or instagram account please send your jpegs to Kate via the Moozle webiste here.

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Isn’t this customer photo a beauty? Thanks Mae Gabriel for the super photo of Hayden in his BIG Moozle teepee. You can see another lovely photo of the teepee and more over on Mae’s instagram account, follow her @ maegabriel.You can also see more lovely images of her cute son on her blog hayden-lee.com.

Thanks for the lovely photos Mae!

You can see lots more Moozle teepee photos on our own instagram account here.

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The pic above is an Instagram photo, that’s why it is so darn small. The photo is of  a BIG Moozle teepee taken by Majbrit Abildlund in her beautiful home in Denmark. You can follow her instagram feed at majbritabildlund.

These 2 cute pics at the bottom of this post are by Jamie Dettler in Arizona (I think she’s in AZ, it hard to tell from her blog and her ig account!) she blogs at littleleonardohana and you can see her ig feed here jamiemamie2013  I think you can tell by her blog she is hugely inspired by the lovely Jessica at littlebabygarvin who posts super pics of her Moozle teepee from time to time, my fave so far is this one below taken from Harper’s 1st birthday shoot :)

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Thank you for sharing your photos ladies – keep them coming!

The printed Moozle teepee was designed by the fabulous Beth Oladipo, if you haven’t already checked out her new brand SCENERY homewear and accessories, what are you waiting for?

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Well, this is a Moozle teepee for a brother and sister play room, hence the 2 very differing designs, one on each side, the customer asked the front to be left plain, for a brown bear and toadstools on one of the sides for Alex and a Bavarian style window box with pink and orange flowers for Alessia on the opposite side.

This is appliqued onto a MIDI size teepee. This teepee is now on it’s way to West Hollywood… if you’d like to order something similar (or even something quite different!) please email me via the Moozle website or international orders can request a custom order via my Etsy shop.

Don’t forget you can see lots of past Moozle teepee designs for inspiration over on the Moozle Flickr pages. You can email me via the Moozle website with links to any Flickr designs you like and I can email you back with a quote, just let me know which size teepee you need and when you’d like delivery by.

There is currently a 2-3 week waiting list for bespoke orders – Please let me know if you have a birthday date to meet so I can prioritize orders. I always try my best to get your birthday gift to your child on time  – but I have to know these things in advance so I can organize my time taking delivery times into consideration x.

ps. the eagle eyed amongst you will notice that SCENERY cushion on the sofa in the middle image above – extra points for spotting it!

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Coooeee! Just sneaking these on here whilst I have a mo, the real reason for the post though is to share some wonderful customer feedback I’ve just spotted – nearly made me cry (feeling a bit soppy today)!

Thank you so much Beth from Minnesota for your very lovely words left for me on my Etsy customer review page

I can not thank you enough for your time and talent you put into making this teepee. My daughters first birthday is next week and I cannot wait to see the look on her face when we set this up. I have had my eye on this item for 2 years and it’s a perfect addition for our growing family – we’ll be using this for years. Your customer service is hard to match, thank you so much for the quick delivery and clear directions! I will definitely spread the word on how amazing you and your shop is! Thanks again! Beth, MN, USA.

I’ll get back to my sewing machine now before my head swells so much I can’t fit though the door. Thanks though Beth, I really appreciate it x

The above Max teepee design is called ‘Hello my deer’ and you can order something similar by contacting me via the Moozle website or sending me an Etsy convo. The above design is on a regular sized teepee but could be applied to the larger MIDI size if you wish.

Lovin’ the SCENERY here

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Well hello there, here’s a wee peek at the tent I finished last week (the one that took so long – those names were sooooo much fun to cut out and stitch on, ahem) but it was worth it I think :) The design is based on a specific Schumacher wallpaper design the customer has used in the children’s bedroom – so nice!

I know what you really want to know though… what is that gorgeous geometric monochrome cushion peeping out from inside the teepee? I know… so gorgeous, it is a SCENERY cushion, remember I told you about them before? The label is the brain child of the amazingly talented textile designer Beth Oladipo who just happens to be the chosen designer of the very first Moozle printed teepee, so naturally we are HUGE fans of her label consisting of home wears and fashion accessories – just check out this link for the most amazing cushion you’ve seen for a while (I’m saving up for this beauty – oh yeah!).

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Another busy week sewing has flown on by, I have been working on one particular bespoke teepee tent most of the week, I’ll post some snaps over the weekend (when I find some time and floor space to take them – between boxes of plain teepee stock and Dexter’s brio train track it’s difficult to know where to turn).

I’ve had some lovely customer comments recently that I love to share (show off) and a super photo that arrived this afternoon of a teepee I sent earlier this week – nice work postie! So here goes…

We are in love with this teepee! Best Christmas gift ever! And the personalization was just perfect. Thank you so much! Olivia, Oakland CA, USA.

Hi Kate, teepee has arrived, it’s amazing and I love it, kids will be super thrilled on their return from school, have attached a pic…..thanks so much for your hard work. Laura, Hove, UK

Just letting you know we love the tipi. It looks excellent. Beautiful item will shop here again. Deanna ,Winnipeg, Canada (BIG teepee).

This is a fantastic product. Fabulous quality and very fast shipping, given that it was a custom order placed during the holidays. Our grand-daughter loves it. (She calls it her “office.”) Thank you so much! Patricia, Chicago, USA   (MIDI size teepee with name and felt heart).

Laura Lyford Hove, UK

Thank you Laura for the photo, I hope the kids had a nice surprise when they got home from school. This was a custom order MIDI teepee, I have plain teepees, MIDI and regular size in stock you can order one here for dispatch next week, custom designs do take a little longer and at the moment I have a 2-3 week waiting list, please contact me via the Moozle website if you’d like a quote.

I must mention the great massage I had last week with Tanya at Radiant Life Care, I was aching from sewing/sitting at my desk to long, my shoulders hadn’t really recovered from the work load at the end of last year. I’m going to make treatment from Tanya top of my list for keeping sane and healthy this year, what an experience meeting Tanya was, she actually reads your body as she works on you and gives lots of insight and advice, I recommend a visit if you need some positive energy and a massage (it’s more than that really, it’s body and soul therapy from a health goddess).

Take a look at my Instagram to see some of the designs I’ve been working on and also the super cute letter that Dolly sent to the tooth fairy last week.

MIDI teepee – back in stock

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That’s right folks – it’s back…. the new larger MIDI size teepee is finally back in stock after selling out before Christmas. You can order the plain MIDI teepee with poles here or WITHOUT the poles here on the Moozle Etsy shop, we ship worldwide.

If you are looking for one of my applique designs and you don’t see what you are looking for on the website (sorry, not many options listed right now as I am busy with custom birthday orders and working on new designs), please email me via the Moozle site to see if I can make a bespoke design for you.

The design above is onto a MIDI size teepee and is called ‘Into the woods we go’, it incorporates some gorgeous Osborne and Little fabric. This teepee was a custom order for a family in the UK.

Happy New Year folks

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Happy New Year to you. I hope 2014 is a fun and fulfilling year with lots of love and happiness for us all.

I am taking some time right now to develop new ideas, and be inspired, chill out with the kiddos after the hectic lead up to Christmas and make the most of the mild weather we have in Amsterdam right now (the cold is coming next week apparently, brrrrrrr).

I’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the lovely people who ordered teepees from Moozle before Christmas. December and November were record sales months for us and we feel very privileged that so many people set out to buy a Moozle teepee for their little ones last Christmas.

My aim for 2014 is to grow Moozle steadily, and keep producing beautiful new applique designs for you to love, to work on some exciting collaborations and seek out new shoot locations for photos of Moozle tents (any suggestions welcomed).

Thank you to Zara in Madrid for the lovely customer photo above.

And also to Michelle in Toronto for my fave recent customer comment…

It was a big hit with my niece at Christmas. She pretty much ignored all the other toys she got and spent the night sleeping in the tent. Score ONE for the best auntie in the world!

You can read more customer comments over on the Moozle website here, Etsy reviews are here.