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!! πŸ™‚ 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.

 

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

 

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 πŸ™‚

Thanks Littles List for putting us at the top of your list!Moozle-NR1-300x235

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

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 πŸ™‚ 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

Amsterdam-mamas

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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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.

Blog love…

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

Thanks for the super blog post today πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ Karen.

 

 

Hello my deer

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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.

Busy little sewing bee

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, USAΒ Β  (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.

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.

Customer Photos whoop whoop!

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This gorgeous cheeky fella is Noah, he was lucky enough to get his own private hide-away, a personalized Moozle teepee, as a ‘big brother’ gift when his little sister was born, his mum has cleverly made the cushions, curtains and bunting to make it really special for him. Thanks Nadine for allowing me to share these lovely happy photos.Noah1

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Now little sister Hunter is old enough to join in on the fun!

Thumbs up for the BIG tent

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I’ve got some lovely customer feedback about the BIG teepee that I’m sharing (showing off), from a lovely customer in Boston, USA

AWESOME!!! my son refuses to sleep in his bed now. big enough for me to crawl in for a tuck in. my husband gathered large sticks to use as poles and it looks awesome. WONDERFUL quality. don’t hesitate! Β  Christie, Boston, USA.

Nice eh? Thanks Christie, for taking the time to send that, really appreciated. I would love to see some photos of how the gathered sticks look.

You can see more photos and order the BIG teepee here for EU customers or via Etsy herefor international shipping. Happy camping!

 

Customer comment

I’ve just received such a lovely email from a customer I couldn’t wait to share it… it is from a lady in Copenhagen who contacted me just last week to see if I could do a teepee in time for her daughters birthday, I sent it on Friday and thank goodness it arrived yesterday as the birthday is today! That was close πŸ™‚ I didn’t have time to set it up to photograph before I packed it up but I did quickly take a couple of snaps, here is one of them…

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Thank you soooo much, Kate!!!!

It’s absolutely perfect and arrived yesterday – just in time for Jade to open her birthday presents at her birthday breakfast today!!! Β She loves it so much and is having lots of fun exploring!! I’ve never seen her so excited about something before! Really, she loves it and so do we. Her grandmother was very pleased as well πŸ™‚ Will send some pics your way soon!Β Thanks again!!Β  Lindsey, Copenhagen, Denmark.

To order your personalised teepee take a look at the options on our Etsy shop here. You can read more of our lovely customers comments on the Moozle website here.

Thank you for your email Lindsey – you made my day πŸ™‚

 

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Lucky me, I have another super customer photo of a Moozle teepee to share with you, and it came with lovely comments too, happy me! Thank you Anneli, for taking the time to send this to me, it really does make my day x

Hi Kate, This picture is long overdue. We absolutely love the tent and my son has had countless hours of peek-a-boo play and cosy reading/watching movies on i-Pad time in his own special hideaway πŸ™‚ Thank you so much! Anneli and Adrian, Sweden

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A little peak at a new teepee design just finished and sent this week, it is for twins in New Jersey – I really hope they love it, I was really pleased with the way it turned out, the colours are so bright and happy.

I also had some lovely new comments from some customers this week, I’d love to share with you…

I purchased this Teepee tent for my son’s birthday not thinking it would arrive on time and it did! Delivery was so fast and Kate was always in contact. My son loves it and never wants to come out! It easily fits both my kids. The quality and service are top notch. Thanks so much Kate for a unique gift. Beth, Ohio, USA.

Β Thanks so much for the teepee, my children love it! It’s a great feature in my son’s room! Marta, Ontario, Canada.

A big thank you to my lovely customers for taking the time to send me their comments – it really makes my day.

Customer photos

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I have two new customer photos to share with you – thanks to Sharna for posting the top pic to Pinterest and to Zoe in the UK for sharing this sweet photo of Nellie having a tea party in her Moozle teepee.

I also received this super comment from Beth in Cincinnati this week…

Hi Kate, I wanted to let you know that the tent did arrive in time for my son’s birthday and he absolutely loved it. Β He only wants to come out to eat and take a bath. Β It was a huge hit with both of my kids. Β Thanks so much! Beth.

Thank you so much – what lovely customers I have! You can see more of their lovely comments over on the Moozlehome website here.

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Thanks very much to Nikki in Derbyshire, UK for sending in this photo of their new Moozle teepee, it’s great to hear your comments too…

Hi Kate, Thank you for the teepee, it’s lovely, my little ones love running in and out of it. I was a bit worried it wouldn’t stay up for long as they are very active little toddlers, but it has! It was very easy to set up, It’s beautiful. Thank you-Nikki.

I’ve also just received these lovely comments from other customers too…

Thanks Kate. The teepee arrived on Xmas eve! I was so excited to receive it and the girls have loved using it. Can’t wait to decorate it over time. Thanks, Theresa East Lindfield, Australia.

Hi Kate I hope you have had a great holiday! I received the teepee & it is absolutely lovely! My daughter (15 months) loves to play “peek a boo” through the window! Jill, CT USA.

Thanks for sending these in – it’s always so nice to hear from you!

 

Eat.Make.Play Customer photo

I’d like to share this super duper write up on the blog Eat.Make.Play who’s kids recently received a Moozle teepee as a birthday gift, you’ll have to check out their blog to see all the lovely photos and the comments, but lets just say – I’m a very happy bunny to get such a nice reaction to my tents!

This last photo is one of a wrapped up teepee, this is how your teepee with poles arrives, under it’s bio-degradable plastic protective wrapper you’ll find the fabric base panel and the fabric tent wrapped around the poles that are in half for posting, you simply slot them together using the plastic joiner tubes. As they say on Eat.Make.PlayΒ  “It came in the small package shown and was incredibly easy to put together.”

LOve it! Thanks again for the feedback Dalton. And a big well done and thank you to Grandma Dorothy for finding Moozle and knowing what her grandkiddies would love!

We Love Grandma’s! xxx

Customer comments…

This comment was posted on my Moozle Facebook page today and of course I just HAD to share it…

Our daughter plays in her teepee everyday! Best money ever spent. I am so glad we purchased one instead of a bunch of plastic toys that just get thrown out. Your designs keep getting better and better! – Maree, USA

THANK YOU! πŸ™‚

You can read lots more of our customers comments over on the Moozle website Happy Customers page, just click on the link.