I finally finished Dexter’s cot bumper at the weekend, it has been hanging around my desk for a few weeks now waiting for me to find 20 minutes here, 20 minutes there in between sewing up the play teepees, and this is the result (sorry about the grainy photos, the light was fading), I hope the fox doesn’t scare Dexter, it doesn’t seem to.
The lion cushion is by my friend Helen Rawlinson, the tall fox is called Mr. Morris and was a birthday gift form my lovely friend the very talented graphic designer Anna Kortekass, the folk guitar is an Etsy find by June Craft and the very smart looking knitted teddy in the school uniform was a gift my friend and textile designer Rachael Howard found at a craft fair. You can check out some gorgeous pics of Rae’s inspiring home over on Helen‘s super blog here.
Here’s a pic of the vintage Animals teepee tent I’ve been working on this week, the customer wanted some coordinating bunting to go with it saying GIRAFFES. You’ll have to have to check out the Flickr page to see the pics of Dexie looking non to happy about being told he couldn’t take his milk into the tent, poor chap!
I added the baby elephant since Mumba was born at Atris Zoo here in Amsterdam, last summer.
Well, Dolly (aged 4 and a half and a little bit more) got into bed on Sunday morning for a cuddle and announced that she was going to mop the floors and clean the windows to make the place look really pretty (which was a bit of a shock, but glad to know the thought was there, I must be rubbing off on her), anyways… for one reason or another (I blame the hail clouds obscuring the Spring-cleaning-sunshine and dampening our good intentions) we made these funny bunnies instead.
Ok, so I am pretty sure the bunting bug I caught last week is finally on it’s way out, I just couldn’t resist making this rather Dutch version for my friend’s new baby, I’m quite excited about giving it to her over coffee tomorrow morning. I can’t decide whether to list bunting on my Moozle and Etsy sites or not, maybe I’ll just make some special buntings to go with special teepee tents – you’d better email and hassle me if you want some!
The cat print is by Ingela P Arrhenius and the rabbit with the mustache is by Andrew Bannecker you can see these plus some other illustrative delights over on my Pinterest illustration board, there are some real gems on there so go and check it out.
I seem to have caught some kind of bunting bug this week – here’s some I made with some over runs of the printed teepee tent panels – would go great with the puddle grey teepee - if only they weren’t all sold out at the moment – doh!
The fab 1960′s wooden jigsaw puzzle board is for sale on Moozle here. The lovely boy and girl illustrations in the bottom left picture were gifts from my very talented friend, British illustrator Tracy Worral.
I made some bunting today inspired by the teepee tent design I finished yesterday. I’ve been meaning to make some bunting for ages and finally found some time today – about time! Here’s a pic of the teepee it goes with, you can buy it from my Etsy page, all in all a productive week!
This new teepee tent design is up on the website to order, you can request custom colours to match your decor if you like, just email your request via moozlehome.com and I’ll see what I can do for you. If you are wondering, that’s Mary Poppins on the tv in the background.
The illustration in the frame, top photo, is the family tree by Famille Summerbelle.