Play Space Inspo + Sarah Tamblyn Designs Giveaway

Woo hoo! Another giveaway on Teacher Types! My recent Ecoviva Bumpa Mat giveaway was such a success, I'm teaming up with my lovely friend Sarah of Sarah Tamblyn Designs and she is generously giving away one of her prints - either Numbers or Alphabet (winner's choice!).

Here's a little bit about Sarah's business and how her prints are made.

My passion for creating pieces of artwork was re-ignited when my 3 year old began to bring home paintings from playgroup. After the pile grew and grew, I didn’t have the heart to throw them out however had no room to display them properly. I decided to turn them into a more sentimental piece of artwork by cutting them up and using the colours in the paintings to create 2 farm pictures to go in his bedroom. I received so many comments on these designs from friends and family that my idea was born. I decided to create my own messy paintings to then cut up and create fun, inspiring and colourful designs to brighten up children’s spaces. All of my designs are unique and created by hand (no stencils, templates etc). You will notice no shape is perfect and no two pictures are alike. This is intentional as I wanted to bring the innocence of child-like art and a sense of fun to all my pieces.
My original pieces of artwork are professionally photographed and printed by local Adelaide businesses onto high quality satin paper. All print sizes are IKEA frame (and many other stores) compatible. There is nothing worse (particularly on your hip pocket!) than buying an awesome piece of artwork and then having to spend a fortune on having a frame custom made. Unframed prints will be rolled in plastic and posted in a mailing tube.

Sarah has a huge range of prints to choose from for a wide range of ages, boys and girls. We have this Pink Bird Print is Miss M's bedroom. It's also available in different colour combinations.

Here's another few of my favourites - You Are My Sunshine and Pineapple Print.

Custom designs are also available if you have something particular in mind (or a birth announcement print for example - pictured below). 

So now we've got your walls covered - what about some more play space inspo?

Another of Ecoviva's products we love is their pom pom rug! (Shop here). 

I cannot go passed IKEA Expedit shelves (although now they're called Kallax). On the right is the white 4x4 unit with white Skubb boxes, and to the left is the 2x4 unit with Ikea cube baskets, and green plastic tubs from Howards Storage World.

It's always nice to try and keep a place space relatively uncluttered so that children can see all of the items and make their own choices about what they want to play with. Toy rotation is also worth considering, it always makes the play space seem fresh and new. This article from Playful Learning explains how to do it! Round baskets also make a nice little addition. 

Play kitchens are such fun in a play space and encourage dramatic and imaginative play. Miss M is kept busy for ages having tea parties and 'cooking' all sorts of meals. A little table and chairs are a must have - and they have multiple uses. 

I love, love, love bunting - it's such a gorgeous decoration for kiddy play spaces. Check out this one I found on Etsy (click image to shop). 

Finally - here at Childhood 101 is a list of 60+ inspiring play spaces. 

So, how to enter this awesome giveaway?
  • Like both Teacher Types and Sarah Tamblyn Designs on Facebook. 
  • Leave us a comment (either here in this post, or on the FB post) and tell us whether you'd like to win the Alphabet or Numbers print.
The comp kicks off TODAY and ends Sunday the 31st of May, 8:00 pm (Adelaide time). The winner will selected at random, announced on the FB page and will have one week to contact Sarah with their choice and mailing address.

Thanks again Sarah for teaming up with me!
Lauren x


  1. We would love the alphabet print! :)

  2. Wow, what creative prints! Hard to choose but I'd probably pick the alphabet one. (And a pom pom rug - what a great idea!)


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