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Hello, it seems I have been somewhat neglecting my lil’ole blog… I really don’t know how all those ‘proper’ bloggers manage to do it… keep up with exciting blog posts, wonderful photography, amazingly styled homes and children… not to mention fabulous looking meals! It’s all to much for me… my kids (Just 2 of them… don’t get me started on bloggers with 3, 4, 5, 22 children…) finish school at 2pm which means I have between 8.50am – 1.50pm to work (email, accounts, sew, order materials etc, pack orders, clean/tidy) hence not much bloggin’ gets done… don’t get me started on evenings! I suppose I do have time between 9.30 and 10.30pm… some eveings… maybe I should try to blog then? Nah, life’s to short! Enjoy your time, do what you want with it, lets stop pressuring ourselves πŸ™‚

So, this post is really a post about nothing… I just wanted to post ‘something’ so my blog isn’t stuck on ‘Christmas 2015’ any longer.

Here’s some lovey photographs from someone who can do it all, one of my customers, Mae Gabriel, follow her on Instagram to see more of her amazingness here. Follow me if you want to see lots of teepees, some coffee and ‘stuff’ here πŸ˜‰

Mae also has a beautiful blog here.

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BIG Moozle teepee are back in stock and available to ship worldwide from Moozle here (this site is in GB Β£ sterling).

Or from my Etsy shop here.

Holy-moley… I blogged this year! Where’s the coffee?

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.

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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 πŸ™‚ 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.

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Many thanks to Danielle for posting this photo of your Moozle teepee on your instagram feed. You can can see more photos and follow Danielle on instagram here.

I love to see how customers decorate their Moozle teepee, this pom-pom garland is a great styling tip, make sure you check out our other customer photos for more inspiration.

Danielle also has an Etsy shop, check out her jewellery creations here.

Don’t forget to hash tag your instagram photos with one of these #moozle #moozlehome to be featured on the blog here with links to your sites, better still why not send your jpeg by email via Moozlehome.com.

See lots of new designs as they are finished, plus photos that capture the moment by following @katemoozle on instagram.

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Dolly in the tulip fields on Good Friday, loving life in Holland.

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.

Win a Moozle teepee!

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Hurry Hurry Hurry! Only 2 days left to vote for your chance to win a Moozle teepee!

Get yourself on over the Little Baby Garvin blog to vote for our very first giveaway EVER! We have been working with Little Baby Garvin for over a year now and absolutely love their blog full of happy, sweet and witty family stories, photos and inspiration.

I still love this photo of baby Harper’s Moozle teepee taken for her 1st birthday photo shoot. Thank you Jessica and all of your followers who have voted so far and left such lovely comments.

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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!

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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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My dear friend Anna has sent me this photo of her daughter Poppy in the custom madeΒ  teepee I recently finished for them. AnnaK is a very talented freelance graphic designer and art director based in Melbourne, you can see some for her work here, she recently worked on the Moozle id for me and now I have fab new postcards, stickers and cards to send with my deliveries, happy days!

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Thanks again Anna! Happy to hear you all enjoy the Moozle teepee xxx

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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!

 

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Lovely little Maisie in her Moozle teepee in Australia – thanks Shelly for sending this in for us all to see. Maisie looks very happy in her new hide-away. And thanks too for the great comments you emailed to me…

Maisie just loved her 2nd birthday present! The whole family chipped in and it was much better than getting a whole lot of plastic junk. She loves reading, hiding, playing with her friends in there – basically anything to avoid going to bed! Here’s a few photos – feel free to choose one for your blog if you like. Thanks again, Shelly, Australia.

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Another lovely customer photo to share with you, this one is from Sarah, in New South Wales, Australia, thanks very much for sending this too me Sarah, it looks really at home in this lovely room.

This design is the Moozle plain teepee with poles, EU customers can order it here via Moozle, International customers can order via Etsy with this link.

Other Moozle designs also available on these sites.

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What a lovely happy photo! Elle looks so pleased with her custom made Moozle teepee, thank you Jessica for sending this to me and allowing me to share it on the blog here, and you really do deserve to feel like a ‘Super Aunt’, this is what childhood memories should look like.

This design was ordered via Moozlehome and is vintage flowers in orange, with a name, you can order one similar with this link, just state the name you require and the flower colour of your choice in the customer comments section of the order form.

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And what a beauty it is! Thanks to Yvonne for sending this in to me, I do love a good customer photo. I love the way you have customised this with the super padded cushion, bunting and flags – and that cloud and Japanese patchwork bauble are gorgeous, what a lucky little girl (who looks like she has a great wardrobe too), super stuff!