It’s all Black and White

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Helloeee, happy Sunday! I wanted to post some pics of the Black+White Shapes teepee I made a few months ago and only just pulled out of my stock cupboard to photograph (I’d almost forgotten I made it, it’s been sooooo long!). I still love all of the B+W kids rooms and artwork popping up all over Pinterest and Instagram, especailly the images by Chloe @chloeuberkid (bottom 2 images above). Chloe is a contributor at La Petite Mag so as you can imagine, she has great style, her house is full of amazing styling inspiration and top picks from some of the best designers and interior accessory innovators around, but if you can’t stretch to doing a whole room over, you could always satisfy your inner interior designer by making over your doll house!

Black+White Shapes teepee by Moozle, available on Etsy here.

Black+White Toadstool cushions by Moozle, available on Etsy here.

Skeleton Doll by Studio Escargot, available on Etsy here.

Black+White Goemetric cushion, by SCENERY, available on SCENERY here.

Black circles string garland by Haakland, available soon to order via Moozlehome.

I’m just going to sneak in this customer comment that came in on my Etsy review page this week #glowingwithpridehere

I cannot recommend this product strongly enough. We purchased a customized teepee for my son’s first birthday and it was of beautiful quality, exactly as requested, and will surely be an integral part of our family for many years to come! Rebecca, NH, USA

Thank you Becca x

 

Crafty Kids

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Another play date and crafting session, this time we decided to use a bunny mask we already had as a template to make these funny sleep masks, all very Holly Golightly meets Hello Kitty.

The girls picked out the fabric and felt colours, then they draw + cut around the mask, and bow pattern I made, they hand stitched the inner ear and bow shapes onto the cotton fronts of the masks whilst I cut the wadding and made the elastic cotton covered straps, a little sewing by me then… turned them through and Ta-Da!!!

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We did an impromptu mini shoot on the way home from school today just because our outfits with our new Mon Petit Zoreol bead necklaces were a good excuse to use the backdrop of fresh new graffiti I spotted the other day! Well, when I say ‘we’ (Dexie is in the cargo bike just out of shot) I had to bribe Miss Dolly (it is a bit chilly and obviously we needed to take our coats off!) into doing the pics, I was only allowed to take pics of her if she could take some of me AND apparently the cost of a 6 minish mini shoot with Miss Doll-face is 2 packets of Frozen stickers :) Done deal.

Bead necklaces available here – thanks Mon Petit Zoreol, we LOVE them x

Scandinavian Simplicity

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If you are looking to create a calm, serene and stylish space for your little one you can’t go wrong by taking some inspiration from the Blog Scandinavian Simplicity. The blog is curated by Therese in her beautiful home in Norway and is full of fresh, relaxed, refined pared-back style that those Scandinavians do so very well.

The tent is a Moozle Reg sized teepee.

Top Teepee list

Hello there, Moozle have been included in a list of the top 7 teepees on the market! YAY!

Go on over to Little List to see the round-up, you can rate your fave (Moozle of course!!) and give it a FB thumbs up too, here :)

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I received a super duper new customer comment the other day, thank you Becca, Moozle have THE best customers, ever.

Hi Kate! Just want to drop a quick note that we got the teepee today and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Thank you so much for making such a perfect and special piece for us. I will be sure to send a picture of the little dude in it on his birthday! Thank you so much – let me know when you decide to expand your product line beyond teepees because we are MoozleHome fans for life! Rebecca, Auburn, NH USA

Crafty Kids

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A little while ago we made these cute sleeping bags for small dolls, they fit the Lalaloopsy Mini dolls perfectly! Now she can have sleepover’s or go camping with her friends. I LOVE the little cardboard house Miss Dolly made out of the fruit cartons.

To make the sleeping bag we used 2 different printed cottons to contrast for the inside and outer side of the bag and a piece of thin wadding for the mattress, that was sandwiched between, I doubled it over at the top as a pillow. It’s a good way to use up some scraps of fabric.

If you want to make something similar but for a slightly more bulky doll such as a Pinypon or Sylvanian then I would recommend making your pattern taper outwards to be about 1.5cm wider across the edge that will double back to become the top ‘sheet’.

It was pretty simple to make, the kids did the fabric choosing, cutting and the turning through, I sewed them up on my machine. We made the pattern in card so we can use it again, I find it easlier for the kids to draw around the card than paper, it saves pinning.

We made ours on a rainy play-date, it went down really well as they ‘date’ could take her new doll bed home with her.

You could easily use the same idea and size up for a ‘baby-doll’.

We are still here!

Hello! We have been experiencing technical problems with our email since 16th Jan – for all of you lovely people who have ordered over the weekend I do have your orders, I just can’t send your confirmations at the moment, we are working on fixing the problem and will be back to normal very soon! Thank you.

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Hello 2015 * G I V E A W A Y *

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Hello 2015!!! Ummm, where exactly did 2014 go? Well it’s G I V E A W A Y time.

To celebrate the New Year and spread a little Moozle love with our followers we have got together with 18 lovely stores to offer instagram users the chance to win a prize from each of the 19 stores!!

For your chance to win a lovely new Moozle cloud cushion like the one in this photo, hop on to instagram quick sharp and follow the instructions on the post ‘hello twentyfifteen‘ easy see. Now go on now go! Only a few hours left, winners announced Monday 12th Jan.

Christmas 2014 Round-up

Hello and welcome new readers and old, it has been a really busy Christmas (and New Year so far) so appologies for the lack of blog action recently.

I’d like to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who ordered Moozle tents in the run up to Christmas, we did indeed sell out of some designs right at the end (again! even though we made a lot more stock in anticipation), so sorry to anyone who didn’t get to order in time, shipping times to some destinations mean ordering quite some time in advance.

There’s been a lovely stream of photos coming in over on instagram, so great to see where the teepees end up and to see them in their new homes being enjoyed by your little one’s is what it’s all about.

Here’s a little taste of instagrams #moozleteepee #moozlehome @katemoozle

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All photo credits over on instagram.

* G I V E A W A Y *

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Yes you read that correctly! Win a BIG Moozle teepee over on instagram… go to @eeflillemor on instagram, find the photo above and follow the rules to enter.

Eef, or Eva, bought a BIG teepee from me a while ago now and she always takes such beautifully styled photos with it that I really didn’t mind at all when she suggested giving one away to her fans to celebrate reaching 50K followers – go Eva!

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Butterflies and Toadstools

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Well if you follow me on instagram you have probably seen more of my new designs lately than by following my blog! There’s not been much time recently for ANYTHING other than packing teepees so thought I’d squeeze in this up-date. Spaces for custom designed teepees, like this one, in time for Christmas are just about all booked up now. You are welcome to email me via the website with your enquiry.

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Cloud cushions coming soon.

Dutch Design Week

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Last Monday I had the honour of being invited by Etsy and the Crafts Council here in Holand to take part in a master class of Staphorster Stip with the crafts master Gerard van Oosten. Thank you so much to Ingrid at the Dutch Etsy office for the kind invitation, it was a very enlightening and enjoyable experience, held as part of Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

I joined a small group of lovely design enthusiasts and learned about the history of the tradition of the Dutch stip werk (dot/spot work), how to make the stamps that produce the dots and printing technique from the Dutch master of the craft the very charming Gerard van Oosten. The idea behind the master class is to not only teach the tradition of the old craft to help keep it alive but also to bring it into new areas and use it in a fresh and contemporary way. Next I want to make some super sized stamps to use on my teepees, but for now I experimented with the pattern and technique onto bunting triangles soon to be sewn up and photographed.

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Dexie is 4

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A little boy here turned 4 last weekend so we had a woodland themed party to celebrate, lots of woodland themed party food topped off with a toadstool cake.

The kids loved seeing the party food, lots of ooohs and aaaahhh’s :) The favours were individual chocolates shaped as toadstools or hedgehogs in clear celophane with ribbon on – I didn’t manage to photograph them as I was too busy keeping an eye on everyone! We did an Autumn craft project of threading lots of pine cones, conkers (horse chestnuts), leaves, acorn cups and other woodland bits onto string – they actually look really lovey – I’ll post some pics of ours when I get them off my phone!

For the cake, I used 3 layers of Victoria sponge to make the top of the toadstool, glued together with strawberry jam and whipped cream and sort of sculped it into shape, then covered with a light layer of butter icing before draping and molding the rolled out fondant icing over the top. It took about an hour to decorate the cake (putting the butter icing in the fridge for a few minutes between each stage).

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I’m sneaking in this customer photo too as the tree kind of goes with the woodland theme (see what I did there), thank you to Lianne for the super photo. See more customer pics on the Moozle instagram feed here.

Fantastic Fun

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A little while ago I had the pleasure to work with Dutch photographer Maud Fontein on this really fun Moozle shoot that will be part of the new Moozle postcard set. The photos turned out really well, just like my story board, it was so great to work with Maud, we had an absolute blast – so much colour and confetti the kids had a ball.

This MIDI size Unicorn teepee is now up for sale on my Etsy shop, the gold cushion is by SCENERY, the white top that Dolly is wearing was designed and made by myself for the shoot.

*PLEASE ASK PERMISSION BEFORE USING MY PHOTOS. Thank you. You can contact me via the moozlehome.com website.

I have received a lovely new customer review today so I’ll share that here too :) More on the Etsy page here.

This was our daughter’s 2nd birthday pressie which she loved the minute she set eyes on it! Kate was most responsive and made every effort to make sure the tent was customized to our specifications and also that it would ship early for our daughter’s birthday. The tent was relatively easy to put together. Although we have yet to perfect the way to stretch it out nicely. Kate was very helpful throughout and a joy to deal with! Thank you for this beautiful tent, Kate! Sharon, Singapore.

Business Mama

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Hello, sorry for the lack of posts recently – I’ve been busy with orders, new designs and planning a new product! Very exciting, more on that soon I hope.

I wanted to share this interview that has just gone live that I did a while ago for Amsterdam Mamas, a fantastic website here in NL. You can see the full interview here.

I also have a lovely new customer review to show off…

Shipped super fast. I was nervous about figuring out how to put it together but the directions were well written, only took me a few minutes to set up. This teepee is so cute and very well made. Worth the price and my son loves it! Thanks!!

Many thanks Stephanie from Texas, USA for taking the time to review Moozle via Etsy, see more reviews here.

I managed to finish and photograph a new design on Tuesday this week (no mean feat), I listed it on my Etsy shop later that day and hey presto it was sold after a couple of hours, which is fantastic BUT, ment that not many of you lovely folk actually got to clap eyes on the thing… so here it is, you lucky, lucky people (yes, I have a dry sense of humor, not always detected in text).

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How do I keep my kids busy whilst getting on with a few jobs after school hours? well I have a few tricks, one of which is chalk board pens (white wash pens), who needs a chalk board – not us! Looks so pretty when the sun shines through making patterns on the curtains and floor.

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Mini Style Blog

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Well the instagram Moozle teepee giveaway in association with @ministyleblog has started (early!!) and it is very exciting, the pic has over 1370 likes on their feed in the first hour or so – Wowzers!

If you’d like to be in with a chance to win, hop on over to @ministyleblog on instagram snd follow the directions on this image post… Good Luck! xx

Above teepee with balloons image by Dutch family photographer Maud Fontein.

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Photo by Bel at Petite Vintage Interiors (thanks again Bel). The Giveaway is open until 29th August x

Thank you also to Megan at Mini Style Blog for including my teepee in the Mini Loves blog feature, top image :) x

Giveaway!!!!

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I have very exciting news… we have teamed up with the fabulous MINI Style blog to offer instagram followers the chance to win a plain Moozle teepee, size of your choice!!!

Wowsers, all you have to do is keep an eye on the Mini Style blog’s instagram account on the 23rd Aug and when you see the Moozle ig post on their feed (special heads up for Kids Teepee Tent followers here!), make sure you ‘Follow’ their ig account and Moozle – @ministyleblog @katemoozle and you will be entered into the draw, and get this, everytime you @tag a friend in the comments on @ministyleblog, you’ll be entered AGAIN! So set an alarm on your phone to check instrgram on the 23rd!!!

The little gif on the right there, was designed by my talented man Dennis and can be seen on the Mini Style Blog nowΒ  :)

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Kids Room Tour

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Hello, hello! I thought it was about time I did a little kids room up-date since that last one about a year ago on the Apartment therapy blog.

I’ve been so busy working on the Moozle teepees but I have finally registered the bunk bed design (I’ve had trouble with other companines stealing my images and dsigns and re-selling knock-off versions so I’m taking extra percautions) and so I’m finally showing them, soon to be listed on the Etsy shop – woohoo – sorry to all of you who have been waiting!!!

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Bird with balloons design bunkbed tent from Moozle.Books

Some of our favourite story books here (especially the Jackie Morris Tell me a Dragon as she is based in our home county of Pembrokeshire). The little green and white guy sticking out of the bed caddy is an original Moozle plushy in Helen Rawliinson’s Shapes and Things fabric. Helen is a textile and lighting designer based in London (and a good friend of mine), check out her work, it’s lovely. Blythe Elephant detail

Lion cushion also by Helen Rawlinson. Animal design bunkbed tent by Moozle.hooks Page-up.details

Some shout outs now to some lovely fellow Etsy designers I’ve purchased from in the past (I’m a fan of supporting small businesses and Etsy is a great place for finding beautiful handmade and vintage items).

Top left: Little Red Riding hood, this was a pdf pattern I bought for my mum – didn’t she do a great job of making her?

Top right: Studio Escargot doll, Cat Pillow, by Vintage Jane, funny bunnies made be me.

Middle right: Moozle plush, framed Ingela P Arrhenius print ( I bought mine from ps ik hou van jou as they have lots of super products and their gift wrapping is gorgeous).

Botton right: Vintage pillow slips (find similar here), Mibo fox cushion (comes as a cut n’ sew tea towel).

Bottom Left: Sleepy King felt fox, fox cushion by Vintage Jane, tall fox is called Mr. Morris Fox (with music box and pull cord) by Esthex from Ps ik hou van jou.

Middle left: Wolf from a pattern by Dolls and Daydreams, plush screen printed guitar by June Craft.

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Spanish dress thrifted on Queens day a couple of years ago, vintage coat hooks and coat hanger from carboot sales, hand-made lavender hearts by me and the kiddos.wall-art

Boy and girl prints by talented UK illustrator Tracy Worral, Donna Wilson owl, fox and deer prints, Noodoll little blue droplet card.

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Family Sessions

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Hello there! These lovely photos are by Connection Photography of the very lovely Fox family, taken on the East Coast, USA.

What a gorgeous looking family, their baby girl is so cute! You can follow more pics of the family on Instagram here. And her outfit, right? The headband is by A Tiny Arrow, gold mini moccasins by Mini Moxie, the sequined dress was made from a women’s dress thrifted by her mom. If I could get away with wearing that outfit, I would!

The teepee in the background is indeed a BIG Moozle teepee, these are proving very popular with photographers at the moment as tepees are still in hot demand for family and particularly 1st birthday photo sessions, there’s another one in the pipeline I’m waiting to share with you, Moozlehome Facebook fans will already have had a sneaky preview of this! ‘Like’ us on Facebook to be first to see all of the new designs, customer photos and special offers as they come in.

New customer review (lots more on the website and Etsy shop)…

Dear Kate, thank you for the beautiful teepee we all love it my little boy went straight in it and plays in it every day. Many thanks Samantha, Nottinghamshire, UK

Thank you so much, please keep your reviews and photos and Instagram tags comming in, I LOVE to see them.