House Tour with Teepees

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My latest obsession seems to be going to peoples homes, setting up teepees and photographing them! I’m not sure why I love doing this as much as I do. But, hey ho each to their own!!

This latest session took place in the lovely family home of Donate and it just so happens that if you are lucky you can rent this lovely place for your trip to Amsterdam, take a look on airbnb here.

New striped and printed teepees now available in the Moozle Etsy shop.

Gorgeous crochet bunting by Haakland.

Thanks very much to Donate and family. If you live in or near Amsterdam and would like to have your home featured in exchange for a Moozle teepee please get in touch via the website.

 

 

 

Crafty Kids

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Hello hello, just a quickie post to show-n’-tell the kids craft project we did with a friend from school on Monday. The girls wanted to make book bags. I’d just been given this printed cotton curtain which was the perfect base cloth as any fabric they chose for their pockets looked OK on it! I cut out a rectangle and hemmed along the top (long) side, our fabric has a pattern that has a ‘right way up’. Before I hemmed it I made a couple of flat pockets the perfect size for a tram pass, library card etc and pinned it in place center back of the bag, I had cut the original hem off the old curtain and thought it was a shame to waste it so I made a loop for a key chain out of it and pinned it to the inside at the edge of the bag (now no excuses for losing their bike keys!), then I hemmed away.

I set to making the long straps whilst the girls chose fabric and designed the pockets, first on card (I always keep a few old cereal packets in my craft cupboard for making templates) then they drew around their pattern onto the fabric and cut them out. They hand stitched some motifs onto one of the pockets to pratice their hand sewing. Then I got them to pin the pockets in place so I could stitich them on with the sewing machine.

Notice how they chose to make a pocket perfect size for their chap stick!

Once the pockets were all in place we folded the bag right sides together with the hemmed edge at the top and stitched down the side and bottom of the bag then turned it through – ta-da! Pin and stitch the straps in place, a quick go-over with the steam iron and they were ready to hit the library!

Happy, proud girls 🙂

Seeing the Light

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Hello readers, thanks for stopping by. I took these photos earlier this week at the beautiful light filled apartment of photogarpher Barbara Iweins. I was so excited to be able to shoot the new Moozle stripe teepee in such a stylish setting… that brick wall sets the stripes off perfectly don’t you think?

The apartment in Amsterdam, near the Vondel park is actually for sale here, and if you’d like to see even more go here.

All photos copyright of Kate Clarkson at Moozle Kids Teepee Tents. If you’d like to repost please give credits.

Moozle teepees are made in Amsterdam, NL.

CE tested and approved for safety regulations.

Enjoying the SCENERY

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Spring is in the air here in Amsterdam so it’s high time I started taking pictures again now the dark days are behind us, for a while at least (scared to speak too soon!). I spent a lovely day this week at the residence of accessory and home wares label SCENERY. They have such a fun and colourful home – more of that to show you soon, but for now, here’s a peak into the lovely room of the SCENERY kids.

The idea behind these photos was to create an editorial style image incorporating some of the lovely designers and brands I have connected with recently on Instagram, all Dutch or French made products and many of the items made right here in Amsterdam.

Below is a little round-up, click the links to go to the product page or webshop for each item. All products are hand selected and approved by myself for quality, relevance and absolute gorgeousness!

Photos copyright of Kate Clarkson, if you are re-blogging etc please credit the source!

Teepee – Reg size plain teepee with poles/floor mat/flags/window/tie by Moozle.

Black + White, Floral cushions all by SCENERY.

Cloth Dolls handmade by Studio Escargot.

Poster and Postcards by Eef Lillemor.

Paper Bags and Wooden bead garland by Mon Petit Zoreol.

Black crochet Circles Garland by Haakland.

Crochet Triangles bunting available via Moozle on Etsy.

Toadstool Cushions by Moozle.