About Not Your Run of the Mill
Not Your Run of the Mill is an open invitation to be a kid again! A hook to entice adults into the world and wonder of a teepee, while wishing they had their own. Imagine a world where everyone could play and explore the regions of their imagination.
I’ve been where you are before, on the search for the perfect teepee for my babies (in my case it was for my fur babies.) I wanted something not too big, not too little, but something just right that would complement my home decor.
I wanted to create something that was constructed at the highest quality with natural materials, canvas, solid round wood poles, and things I find the most aesthetically pleasing. The feature fabrics are carefully hand selected to create a trendy decorator vibe, that I believe other parents are looking for in their child’s spaces. Every design has its own unique twist or addition which is really where I make the feature fabric shine. The delicate lace teepees have whimsical fluffy pompoms to accent the bohemian aesthetics. Even a touch of faux leather adds a bold edginess to a graphic print elevating a fun monochromatic style in an adult living space. This makes my teepee designs perfect for modern contemporary homes.
My collection of styles are inspired by the latest home decor trends. Right now I am designing for the natural girly bohemian lace lovers and the trendy but geometric Mama’s and Papa’s that are wanting statement pieces as something unique and eclectic, without screaming kids. Handcrafted with gorgeous natural materials and beautiful home decor accents. Mixing function and art into a play fort you will enjoy just as much as your kids.
All teepees and designs are crafted by hand in limited quantities and styles. My teepees are for those looking for a unique play fort that highlights quality and craftsmanship that you won’t find in mass produced big box stores. Every design is created in limited edition ranging from 4 – 25 in each style. That way you are bound to have a unique item created just for you.
No matter how big or small of a teepee I make the same care and attention to detail is poured into each one. I offer a wide range of sizes because I know how challenging it is for thing the perfect teepee look to then discover it not the right size or scale.
Bohemian to Geometric Teepees for the family. Handcrafted in Abbotsford BC!
To view my latest collection of teepees and hear personal stories from my customers, please visit – Instagram @notyourrunofthemill or Facebook.
Hi there! My name is Rachel Drader, wife to my dearest and mama to one. I am the master and maker behind Not Your Run of the Mill.
I’m happiest getting to experience childhood again through the eyes of my daughter, creating forts in my studio while bingeing on Netflix and snuggling my cats.
Growing up a crafty and imaginative kid, I knew I was destined to become an artist. My mom owned a brick and mortar shop in Abbotsford, which paved the path to where I am today. I would quilt and sew, all the while trying to avoid boring university homework or trying to come up with ways to make sewing my homework.
Fast forward to university and my young-adult years; I completed my Bachelor’s Degree at UFV, with a background in Fine Arts. While at UFV I was fascinated by the idea of childhood and play. I am not one for ‘adulting’ and the responsibilities that come with it – but long to go back to a simpler time of play and make-believe.
I feel with my extreme artistic nature and skill set I was made for a life of creativity.