Muska & Elvis

Get these quirky guys on your walls!

Firstly I have to apologise for being so quiet, I have had so much going on in the past 2 months, that it has been impossible to stay on top of everything, but slowly I am able to get back into everything now. One of the things that has been keeping me from you is a big move, which I am very excited about as it means re – decorating! Yay!

You know how much I love decorating and making for Lil M’s room, well at our new place she will have a whole rumpus room, so an even bigger space to get creative with. Naturally I’m already seeking out cool ideas, and then I found out about Mik Maks interactive wall stickers. What I find great about these is that not only are the illustrations quirky and awesome – definitely not your run of mill designs, they are based on nursery rhymes and have little story cards that you can share with the kids about what they see in the illustrations. This is great for me as Lil M is crazy about books and pointing out things at the moment, and I also love that this fab product comes from Australia. Created by 2 illustrators in Melbourne, they have close to 20 years experience in kids product design, graphics and illustrations and fashion, and I think that this idea rocks!

Check out their website here and combine some rad designs, with fun learning for your little ones!

Below are the designs available, all in various colour options, I have to say I think Miss Muffet is definitely my favourite!

Keep your eyes peeled as I’m back on track and have lots more goodies to share x

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Muska & Elvis

Custom prints for your little ones available now!

I absolutely loved decorating my little one’s room! It is a room, that the Mister and I put so much thought into, wanting to create a space that our little M would love to be in always. If you follow my blog, you will know that we love to adorn our walls with artworks, and we have done the same in the nursery. If you read my previous post Artwork for the nursery or me? I had posted the first artworks we put on her wall (it has since grown very quickly we have since added another 7 to the walls hehehe (one is Felt Tiger – DIY and the other is the Millesante’ illustration I did for her below).

But one of the prints I created for her room, before she was even born was this animal print with her name. Visitors always seem to comment on it, and since I put it up on the blog, again viewers have taken a liking to this print. I split the animals up and printed them customised with a friends 3 childrens names on them for a gift, and then I decided I would make them available in my Etsy store.

So available is the Lion available for purchase here

The Elephant is available for purchase here

And the Zebra is available for purchase here

 

So if you are looking for that extra special something for your little one’s room or for the perfect gift, check them out! x

Muska & Elvis

Make me a felt tiger!

Meet Tobias the Tiger (I’ve been watching arrested development – If you have watched the show, Tobias the Tiger has no similar qualities to Tobias I promise! ahaha).

Tobias the felt tiger is a very easy and inexpensive friend for your little (or big ones) room. Even if you are not the most craftiest you will find this very to put together , as they are all very simple shapes, and can be done for any animal, just simplify them!

Start off with drawing out what you want to create – I drew out the shape of the tigers head, then drew in his face details using large shapes, I then used my drawing as a template to cut each piece out from my felt pieces.

Then I stuck all the pieces onto the initial face shape – use craft glue or double sided tape (which I used, as felt is very textured it tends to stick to each other anyhow). I then chose a bold colour for the backing which I couldn’t find large enough in felt in the colour I wanted (my tiger was to fit into a 23cm x 23cm box frame (I bought this Ribba frame from IKEA), so I used a very fine corduroy, and then I popped it into a frame… yes as simple as that, I really didn’t even need to explain it, see the images below of the shapes I used and how I put Tobias together!

Give it a go you will be surprised at what you can create! Have fun x

Muska & Elvis

Artwork for the nursery or for me?

Our walls at home are adorned with all sorts of artworks, we have taken up so much wall space that some pieces we just don’t have up or we rotate artworks and sometimes we refrain from buying piece as we just don’t have the space to put it up (we cannot wait to one day have a larger home with tonnes of wall space!)

So once the nursery was being put together, it gave us another opportunity to fill the walls, I had done a previous post on the feature wall in this room, then we looked at what we could do to liven up the walls. So we bought and created some prints to put up, there are still a lot more to go up, the mister will be painting a large one for one of the long walls. But it brought me to think, that when we decorate rooms that are not necessarily ours, are we sub consciously decorating for ourselves?

This room is put together very similar to our home, whites and neutral furnishings, and colour added via decor items and artworks. One of the artworks we have put up, the mister actually bought me for my 30th birthday, another one I’m thinking of putting up he bought me for Christmas. The painting that will be put up will be inspired by the mister and his style of art, I often wonder if our influence on the way we have decorated Millicent’s room and the toys/objects we buy her will become her taste as she will be constantly be surrounded in it or will she go off to find her own… only time will tell.

But for now, Millicent’s room is still my absolute favourite room in our home and I think it will continue to be that way for a very long time!

I bought Bear Girl the week I gave birth, when I took Millie home I thought that it looked just like her!

The sloth in the tree was one of my 30th birthday gifts from the mister, I’ve always loved sloths and it’s also a nickname of mine from childhood – turns out Millicent acts very sloth like when being burped over the shoulder!

The mermaid girl, is a print of a lino artwork created by a friend and given to Millicent on her baby shower, created in neutrals to suit her room.

Bear Girl by Nomuu , Sloth Artwork by ValeryDesign, Mermaid Girl by Danielah

This is actually a card also given to Millicent from a friend on her baby shower – by Donna Wilson she creates some fantastic toys (which Millicent also received from the same friend x) and gorgeous furnishings! (Whoops here is my influence again as I love owls – again Ive mentioned this in an earlier post)

These two I created, the alphabet one is not my original artwork, I saw an image of it on a search in an article, I could not find any details or information on it, it was tiny, and I re-created it, Im not sure where it is from – Ill be sure to note it if I ever see it again. The Millicent one I thought would be cute to create animal silhouettes in various patterns, I love all these colours together!