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Friday Find: Superhero Felt Mobile

Friday Find: Superhero Felt Mobile

Happy Ella After followers would know that my recent Superhero love is bordering on obsession. I have loved every second of finding super cool Super Hero themed decor for Hudson’s room. We are almost there, and just waiting on a few little touches to finish it off. I’m afraid however, that I won’t be able to stop. Yesterday I found, what is possibly the cutest item yet. A simply beautiful, hand made felt mobile, with superheroes of your choice. My problem (apart from the obvious) is that Daniel has now banned me from buying anything else for his room. Is there a God I can pray to, to bring this mobile to me (I mean Hudson)?

There are lots of different versions on Etsy, but this one is my favourite. It is made by Felt N Joy. At $106 Aus it is a little pricey, but one can only dream! Maybe I can have a go at making it myself? (cue laughter…)

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Your choice of heroes…
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Super coolness!

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How could I not get this???? Sooo adorable!

kate

*Images from Felt N Joy and linked to original source on Etsy.

Super Hero Super Picks!

Super Hero Super Picks!

If you haven’t been following my Instagram feed lately, then you wouldn’t know that I have been swept up in Super Hero Mania. Given the fact that I’ve just given birth to a son, his Dad has understandably gone a little crazy with the whole ‘Marvel’ and ‘DC’ superhero / comic craze, and I have also caught on. My husband loved super heroes as a kid, and he wouldn’t be ashamed to admit that he wants to pass on this passion to his son. I’ve even introduced him to the world of Etsy, as we have scoured the internet for our favourite items for his new room.

There are so many talented people out there who have created gorgeous Super Hero prints, toys and furnishings for kids rooms. Super stylish, fun and cute, they are made with love and will give any room a super hero feel, without blowing the budget. I’ve shared with you my favourite finds below, many of which I have purchased for Hudson’s room after we move back in!!!

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  1. Areaware Cutebots from Hello Big Dreams – $14.95
  2. Super Hero Wall Prints (available in a variety of sets)  from Amy’s Simple Designs on Etsy – $49.79
  3. Captain America Inspired cushion (available in various super heroes) from Marvelous Katastrophe on Etsy – $28.77
  4. Sunday the Label Bat Boy tracksuit pants – $45 
  5. Super Hero Art Print from Little Me Little You – $20
  6. Batman Birthday cake from Kiss My Cakes – POA
  7. Peg Buddies Superheroes on Etsy – various prices
  8. Bat Boys Cushion Cover from Little Pop Studio – $55, and Alimrose Designs Super Hero knitted doll available through Baby Donkie – $47.95

So whether you are in the market for some super hero stuff or not, you’ll forgive me for being utterly obsessed with these super cool home wares. I think Hudson’s Dad has a lot to answer for!!!

kate

 

 

Friday Find: Mood Boards

Friday Find: Mood Boards

Anyone who has been through a renovation knows that the best part is being able to style your new space. Adding in a combination of old and new furniture pieces and home wares is enough to excite anyone. That is, unless you have no idea where to start, what colours you like, or what style you prefer. I’ve been following some great kids interior designers lately, and have come across their secret – mood boards. A mood board helps you to group together your design ideas so that you can get a feel for how your room will develop and look overall. They are a fantastic and easy way to ensure that your most loved items actually work together before you spend your hard earned cash.

Here are a few mood boards that I’ve loved of late…

Anything from Belinda @ Petite Vintage Interiors is just divine…

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A beautiful sleep space, again from Petite Vintage Interiors…

 

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Incy Interiors are the masters of beautiful beds and nursery furniture and this mood board from Nest Design Studio shows how you can combine textures and patterns with style!

 

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And again, another beautiful pallette….

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So I decided to give it a go and create my own mood board for Ella’s new room. There are apps you can purchase, but I used Keynote on my Mac to create the effect. It also has a great ‘alpha’ tool to erase the outline around each item and allow me to overlay they them in a collage. What do you think of the result?

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Some of the above items include:

I hope you like my board as much as I do! It’s a great idea to get you inspired!

kate

*Images are linked to their original source

Friday Find: Confetti Dots Wall Decals

Friday Find: Confetti Dots Wall Decals

If you are a Happy Ella After follower, you would know that we are in the midst of a Korber household renovation, in preparation for baby no. 2. I’ve been scouring Pinterest and Etsy for ideas for Ella’s new room, and have come across the most beautiful idea to decorate her walls. Confetti Dot Wall Decals are the ‘new thing’ in kids’ rooms. Easy to apply, with your imagination your only obstacle! They come in a range of colours and sizes, and give any child’s room a beautiful, happy, whimsical feel!

There are so many shops, especially on Etsy, that sell these gorgeous dots, but I have found that The Lovely Wall Co on Etsy sell them at a reasonable price, with sensible shipping costs! Here are a few of my favourites from their range:

Bright BRIGHT confetti dots give an amazing pop of colour:

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Neutrals and Metallics for a clean, modern look!

 

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‘Very Boy’ dots add a playful feel to any boy’s room

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and finally, my favourite, that I am definitely going to purchase for Ella’s room is the very aptly named ‘Girly, Girly’ dots. Cannot wait to get my hands on them!

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Most sets sell at a price of $56.45 AUD, with $16.45 shipping to Australia. You receive a set of 80 dots, with most of them being re-usable (metallic dots are not re-usable).

Each of the above images is linked to their Etsy store. You can also follow ‘The Lovely Wall Co.’ on Facebook here.

Incy Interiors also did a beautiful feature of Confetti Dot Decals on their Facebook page today. Syled by Hide & Sleep, it is another example of how to use these gorgeous decorative decals.

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I think they are just beautiful!


kate

 

Friday Finds: Birthdays c/o Etsy

Friday Finds: Birthdays c/o Etsy

This week’s Friday Find is a little late. This week I went back to work three days a week, and although it’s great to get back and into the swing of things, it’s meant that the house work and time with Ella has taken up most of my time over the last few days. This week I wanted to share with you some of the fantastic finds I have discovered on Etsy. As we prepare to celebrate Ella’s First Birthday in a few weeks time, I’ve turned to the amazing world of hand made decorations, ornaments and party favours that are available on Etsy. Needless to say, we are trying to keep things simple for her first experience of having a party, but the colours of pink and red are certainly going to adorn every inch of my Mum’s house.

Inspired by a friend’s recent celebration, I found this beautiful personalised bunting. You can choose from a variety of beautiful fabrics, and personalise the wording with your child’s name. A simple ‘Happy Birthday Ella’ was chosen to adorn this gorgeous decoration from Giddygumdrops…

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Although we want to keep things simple….the idea of a gorgeous ‘candy bar’ for our little girl, is something that we think she would love. Full of sweet treats, fresh fruit and of course, that good old birthday cake, I’m hoping to re-create our own ‘Ella’s sweet shop’. You can spend a fortune getting someone to do this for you, or you can turn to Vens Paperie. This fabulous service allows you to choose from a range of various party themes, and with a click of a button you can have your own personalised cake toppers, food cards, water labels, thank you cards and more. All you need is your own printer and a little time to cut and organise your cards to make your very own candy bar.

Some of the themes include…

The Farm Barn Yard theme…..

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Vintage Choo Choo Train...

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The DIY Birthday will never be the same with these fantastic and affordable ideas! Here’s hoping that I can recreate it just like the photos!!!

kate

*Images are taken from the links available within the above text.