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Cool For Kids Teepee

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The Creative Director is really getting face out there in print media with her latest appearance – as joyjoie teepee model – in the latest issue of Australian Home Ideas Annual. We are in a Cool For Kids feature with a range of great children’s products…I am really loving the “I am Robot” cushion and of course my Secret Woodland Teepee that they have titled Never Land.

Teepee is Cool for kids


As always, if you are interested in purchasing a kids tee pee please let me know or come along to an upcoming event in Sydney. I have a great collection of fabrics at the moment ranging from ninjas to florals and lots in between so we can design something special just right for your family and home.


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A Night of Indulgence Winter Pop-Up Market

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I am feeling very lucky to be invited to have one of the design art and craft stalls at next weeks A Night of Indulgence Winter pup-up market.

With the advertised fine food, mulled wine, live music, outdoor fireplace, design art and craft stalls it has the makings of a lovely relaxing night out with my husband (daughter safely at home and asleep – I hope – with grandparent in attendance).

I will of course have some teepees with me at my stall along with teepee accessories and ideas for custom teepees that I can make for someone special in time for the next birthday or Christmas (before you say anything I know its too soon to mention but in my world preparation for next Christmas starts as soon as the last one finishes and by this time of year I am in a flurry to get enough teepees made to make the children happy).

Hope to see you there…

- Friday 25th July from 6:30pm
- Indulgent Sage Restaurant, 165 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, Sydney
- $15 Entry

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Elephant silhouette teepee

Elephant Teepee – new design

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The Elephant Tepee is a brand new design available as part of the joyjoie Animal Hides range.

The inspiration for this little fellow was a custom request and I am loving him in grey with a pink tusk. Future versions will expand on the colour palette but in the interim if you have specific colours in mind for your own Elephant tee-pee please contact me.

Elephant Face Teepee

The animal hides teepees will have another new member of soon, perhaps the teepees can go on safari together by the time I am done with all the different animals!

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Finds for Finders Keepers by Joyjoie

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Finders Keepers is just around the corner and I am on creating overdrive. I have so many ideas of things to make so am trying to get to them all.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the things I have planned…

Teepees (of course) family sized, regular sized and pet sized in lots of styles. Here are just a couple you may see there

Hummingbirds Tepee

WOOF dog teepee

Sasparilla Desert Teepee

Zebra Tepee in Black

cushion covers

Cloudy Day Cushions


toadstools by Heidi Adnum

Animal Footprints

AriStanding copy

Flowers stool tops

Flower cushions

Arrows, pen and plain

Arrows copy

There are also a couple of new products and surprises in store so be sure to pop by my stall at Finders Keepers, Sydney 6th and 7th June.

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A new space for teepee photos

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This weekend I decided to take on the challenge of creating a space for photography in my very cramped, toy cluttered home. Arianna loved this, helping me move things around and take test shots in places as strange as the hallway, kitchen and front steps. We have lived here a while now so all the other more sensible locations have been tested but I am still striving for a certain look.

There was just one more spot to test, a little corner next the the kitchen where the dining table should be but occupied by other paraphernalia too large to be moved on my own (I tried). At this point my husband asked if this would solve the photo problem, of course I said it would and so now I have a brand new photo corner and I am having fun styling it.

Here are a few images of my latest (and current favourite) teepee.

Toy in teepee
Girl in Tepee
Hummingbirds Tepee

Now I just need some more time to experiment with the space.

Sunday Life Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day!

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Happy Mothers Day!

This Mothers Day has been especially special for me and these are the reasons why

- a rare sleep (8am but it felt like midday!!!)
- breakfast out
- a wonderful gift from my 4 year old made at pre-kindy and kept secret so it truly was a surprise to receive a card and hand painted bag
Mothers Day DIY Bag

- a cover photo of one of my teepees in Sunday Life Magazine, lift our from The Sun-Herald. No the article is not about me or my products, but hey its still my tepee and exciting all the same

Cannot wait to see what else the day has in store, although the next few hours will be a little less of a mothers day spoil as I will be making teepee for the upcoming finders keepers markets

WOOF dog teepee

Finders Keepers Preparation – pet teepees

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For the lovely people who love their pets and have asked me for animal teepees in the past well here they come to the next Finders Keepers market in Sydney.

The latest version is my favourite so far. WOOF. Need I say more? Well perhaps, MEOW may be more appropriate for the cats or even your pets own name could feature. Lots of possibilities so please let me know if you have something specific in mind. Otherwise, check out the range online or in person in June.

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Cloudy Day illustration series – Cushions now available

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A quirky illustration of a pair of flowers on a cloudy day, one with an umbrella and the other without. Where can this lead? To a humorous display of the perils of nature in a set of three illustrations of thunderstorm, rainstorm and sunshine.

The first of these made an appearance on Ari’s new library book bag/tote bag and will a little editing has made the final cut as part of the set now used on cushions available from my joyjoie label.

Cloudy Day Cushions

The creative director loves the lightning bolt on the thunderstorm theme and has claimed this as he pillow, although she was quite happy to play with the set while I was attempting to get some product images.

Am thinking I may have to get a set of these printed and framed for my studio to keep me cheerful when the days are cloudy.