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Evening all. A VERY quick (the sofa is beckoning) post about this lovely new Map print teepee before they are all sold and this is old news. Only 3 left now! Not sure if I can get hold of more fabric any time soon so grab one whilst you can here… they are causing quite a stir so not expecting them to hang around for long. *Amendment… only 2 left now!!

Above is obviously how I styled it for the listing photos for my Etsy shop… but want to see what the kids did when they got home… ooooh.

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Moozle | SCENERY

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Hello, hello! I am so pleased to be able to share these photos of a design collaboration between Moozle and SCENERY earlier this year. Launched today on the Moozle Etsy shop to coincide with Dutch Design Week.

These will be limited edition pieces so grab one whilst you can!

All of the lovely cushions in the photos can be found on the SCENERY website or their Etsy shop.

You can see SCENERY during Dutch Design Week where they are exhibiting at Kazerne in Eindhoven.

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.

 

 

 

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

 

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 🙂 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

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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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Kids Room Tour

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Hello, hello! I thought it was about time I did a little kids room up-date since that last one about a year ago on the Apartment therapy blog.

I’ve been so busy working on the Moozle teepees but I have finally registered the bunk bed design (I’ve had trouble with other companines stealing my images and dsigns and re-selling knock-off versions so I’m taking extra percautions) and so I’m finally showing them, soon to be listed on the Etsy shop – woohoo – sorry to all of you who have been waiting!!!

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Bird with balloons design bunkbed tent from Moozle.Books

Some of our favourite story books here (especially the Jackie Morris Tell me a Dragon as she is based in our home county of Pembrokeshire). The little green and white guy sticking out of the bed caddy is an original Moozle plushy in Helen Rawliinson’s Shapes and Things fabric. Helen is a textile and lighting designer based in London (and a good friend of mine), check out her work, it’s lovely. Blythe Elephant detail

Lion cushion also by Helen Rawlinson. Animal design bunkbed tent by Moozle.hooks Page-up.details

Some shout outs now to some lovely fellow Etsy designers I’ve purchased from in the past (I’m a fan of supporting small businesses and Etsy is a great place for finding beautiful handmade and vintage items).

Top left: Little Red Riding hood, this was a pdf pattern I bought for my mum – didn’t she do a great job of making her?

Top right: Studio Escargot doll, Cat Pillow, by Vintage Jane, funny bunnies made be me.

Middle right: Moozle plush, framed Ingela P Arrhenius print ( I bought mine from ps ik hou van jou as they have lots of super products and their gift wrapping is gorgeous).

Botton right: Vintage pillow slips (find similar here), Mibo fox cushion (comes as a cut n’ sew tea towel).

Bottom Left: Sleepy King felt fox, fox cushion by Vintage Jane, tall fox is called Mr. Morris Fox (with music box and pull cord) by Esthex from Ps ik hou van jou.

Middle left: Wolf from a pattern by Dolls and Daydreams, plush screen printed guitar by June Craft.

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Spanish dress thrifted on Queens day a couple of years ago, vintage coat hooks and coat hanger from carboot sales, hand-made lavender hearts by me and the kiddos.wall-art

Boy and girl prints by talented UK illustrator Tracy Worral, Donna Wilson owl, fox and deer prints, Noodoll little blue droplet card.

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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.

TALK:craft interview

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Hi, I was invited by Fish Indie to be interviewed for their TALK:craft feature, a behind the brand Q&A series they run with Etsy sellers, if you’d like to read about how I started the Moozle  brand, my fashion background and a peak behind the scenes, you can read the whole piece here, but if not…here’s a few tasty bits…:)

“I studied for my fashion design degree in London and after that worked in-house with some great designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Tanya Sarne at Ghost (back in the early 90’s when Ossie Clark would pop into the design studio with paint brushes holding up his top-knot).”

“I used to have a huge workspace, with 8 industrial sewing machines, a 15 foot pattern cutting table, 3 full time machinists, an office, a kitchenette and cloakroom…. Now I have a desk in the dining room!”

“That’s the power of the internet, it has allowed people like myself to create our own way of earning a living. Just like in years gone by when women used to take in sewing jobs, repair work or laundry to pay the bills, Those women were entrepreneurs, but were just treated like maids really.
Now we are sewing things for people thousands of miles away instead of a few streets away. A cottage industry for the global village.”

Thank you FISH Indie! x

Customer Photo

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Well here we are again – lots of super customer photos this week, thank you all so much – especially Eef Lillemor for these lovely images taken from your instagram feed @eeflillemor

Eef is a kids interiors stylist based here in the Netherlands, she also has a gorgeous website selling pretty cakes and party accessories, you can take a look yourself here.

The teepee in the above photos is a Moozle BIG teepee. The wallpaper is by Ferm Living, artwork prints by Le Petit Biscuit.

Customer photo

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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.

Customer photos (yes…more!)

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How about these then? Thank you Lili for these gorgeous photos you took at Vadim’s birthday, what lucky children to get invited to such a beautiful party!

You can follow Lili’s instagram account @ lilibergmann to see more of her lovely Paris apartment and the wonderful party decorations.

This is a MIDI size plain Moozle teepee available for EU customers, or for worldwide buyers, you can find it on Etsy.

If you have a Moozle teepee you would like to have featured on this blog with links to your website, FB business page and/or instagram account please send your jpegs to Kate via the Moozle webiste here.

MIDI teepee – back in stock

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That’s right folks – it’s back…. the new larger MIDI size teepee is finally back in stock after selling out before Christmas. You can order the plain MIDI teepee with poles here or WITHOUT the poles here on the Moozle Etsy shop, we ship worldwide.

If you are looking for one of my applique designs and you don’t see what you are looking for on the website (sorry, not many options listed right now as I am busy with custom birthday orders and working on new designs), please email me via the Moozle site to see if I can make a bespoke design for you.

The design above is onto a MIDI size teepee and is called ‘Into the woods we go’, it incorporates some gorgeous Osborne and Little fabric. This teepee was a custom order for a family in the UK.

COUPON-On-On-On!

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OOOO, I say, I have some very exciting news, the hugely talented Beth Oladipo, who designed the first ever run of printed Moozle teepees (above) has launched her own collection of beautiful home ware’s and style accessories – SCENERY you can see the full range on her stylish website here.

In celebration of the launch we are offering, for a limited time a 10% discount on all printed Moozle teepees on our ETSY shop!!! If you are a regular follower of Moozle you will know that we have never had a sale or offered discount codes so this is a first for us.

Just pop over the the Etsy shop here and enter the code: PRINTED2013 at the checkout when ordering a printed Moozle teepee. They are available in 3 gorgeous colours and featured in Junior Mag no less. The offer expires 1st Dec 2013, so just in time to get one for Christmas.

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I couldn’t resist showing this pic I took earlier today of Dexie testing out the 2 different Moozle teepee sizes on offer. Teddy was actually soon evicted out of the smaller tent when Dex claimed it as his own, he just likes that one better for himself 🙂

There’s a pretty photo on my Instagram feed of the kids playing in the BIG teepee this eve, I pimped it up with fairy lights, and bunting, it did look nice, I had to prise Dex out and bribe him into his bed (with a bottle of milk and a cuddle) – think he would have stayed ‘camping’ in the living room all night if he could.

The bunting is on the Moozle Etsy shop here, other cols available.

Just listed

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I’ve just listed this kids teepee tent design over on my Etsy page, the sun was out this morning so I put the tent up in the living room and these two crazies promptly moved in!

This tent is all ready to ship – snap it up while you can (I did manage to get them out of it eventually). It is the popular ‘vintage flowers’ design, with a lovely brown tree on the side with lots of pretty lilac and green leaves. The vintage roses fabric is original 1940’s and really rather special.

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Here are some pics of a new design I have just finished, it is a one-off, not planning to repeat it, so grab it now if you like it. I can personalise it with a name on the other door if that tickles your fancy, just state the name you’d like on the notes/comments section of the order form. I’ve listed it on my Etsy page here. Gotta run, dinners in the oven… oooo multi-task me!

Bring me sunshine

Here’s a bright and sunny tent I’ve just finished to cheer up a rather wet day here in Amsterdam. Bright sunshine this morning soon turned back to heavy heavy rain… AGAIN! but we were thankful for the sunny start and not just so my photos look better. This play teepee tent is on it’s way to Indianapolis now. I hope you like it Elle. To order a teepee similar to this have a look at Moozle for EU orders and at Etsy for international orders. More photos on Flickr.

Customer Photo – oh yeah!

I’m loving the big cotton bauble lights this customer from Luxemburg has added to the tent, it looks so pretty! This is one of my ‘pink flowers’ designs on the Etsy webshop, it isn’t actually listed at the moment as I have a lot of other designs I’m making right now, but, if you really REALLY want one please email me via the Moozle site or convo me though Etsy.