I just found this (tiny) photo of Dolly’s old bedroom in Pembrokeshire, this is the very first teepee I made and where all this teepee madness stems from! She looks so little here, a cute little thing in beanie and wellie boots. There are lots more photos of past teepee designs on the Moozle Flickr pages. This design went on to be called ‘vintage flowers’ and has been featured in lots of kids design and interiors blogs.
Here are a couple more photos of Dolly’s old room while I’m at it!
What do you do with the blank space where the fireplace should go? You cover the wall and the gaping hole of the flue with some rather lovely vintage and designer wallpaper picks that’s what!
Much better to look at now. I used wallpapers from some of my favorite’s, Josef Frank, Ferm Living,Designers Guild, Orla Kiely as well as some vintage pieces. I’m going to do a whole wall with larger, different sized pieces one day soon, just need to collect the right papers and find the right space. That was my Friday evening in, time well spent.
Have you heard of Decomyplace yet? it is an online community where people showcase their homes around the world. If you’d like a peak into the Moozle home in Amsterdam come and have a little look here.
Want to find a teepee tent like the one in this photo? Have a look here Moozle.
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.
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!
Rainy day in Amsterdam = happy campers The kids play in their teepee tent, we don’t have much space so it just gets picked up at the end of the day and put in the cupboard, still tied at the top! This is one of the first teepees I made and it is still going strong, more designs like this to be added to the shop soon.
How do you like the new project? I’ve been collecting old tapestries at flea markets whenever I see them and was recently given some that my Great Grandmother made, so finally I had enough for my pouffe project. I purposely didn’t cut into them so they can be easily unpicked and re-project’d at any time! The Bauble Lights are a new acquisition too.
Huge thanks today to the lovely Cynthia for allowing me (and my assistant/model Dexter) to take up a chunk of her day and use her stylish home as the location to shoot not one but two tents! Cynthia is a super slick interiors designer and renovation manager specialising in bathrooms and kitchens, it’s a shame I didn’t photograph the tents in her beautiful bathroom, but the bedrooms were pretty lovely too!