Groovy Girls Scooter

December 6th, 2012

We’re sure Groovy Girls dolls and accessories will be on a lot of Christmas lists this year and we can totally see why.

Not only are the dolls both cool and adorable, the accessories are wonderful too. Who wouldn’t want this fabulous scooter and sidecar, to fit two Groovy Girls dolls?

You’re only problem will be choosing which two…

Dolls of the world!

November 6th, 2012

Sorry for the exclamation mark, but I couldn’t type that without immediately singing “Spice up your life!” after.

I collected dolls of the world as a child, but mine were more ‘ornamental’. In fact, I was told to keep them in their little plastic presentation tubes because I was assured they’d be worth a lot of money in the future. The future is now. And they’re not.

So my point is that dolls of the world are wonderful things for children to collect, but they should also be allowed to play with them and these lovely, soft-bodied, dolls are perfect for play.

Fabulous fair trade dolls

August 8th, 2012

I suspect I’ll always love rag dolls. I loved the one I had as a child and I’m frequently tempted to buy one for myself even now.

These gorgeous traditional rag dolls are made in Sri Lanka in a factory that follows the principles of fair trade. No children are employed and all the workers are paid fair wages plus other additional benefits.

Have a look at some of the other dolls in the range – they’re just lovely.

Adorable twin dolls

July 5th, 2012

How cute are these twin dolls?

Made to the principles of Fair Trade, they’re available in pink or blue, and would make a perfect gift for the older sibling of forthcoming twins. Or just anyone who likes cute little dolls in their own cot. And who doesn’t?

Gorgeous doll for wedding season

June 26th, 2012

As wedding season approaches – in fact, is it already here? It’s hard to tell with the weather – we thought we’d share a couple of our gorgeous wedding-related products.

This beautiful doll, made to the principles of Fair Trade in Sri Lanka, wears a gorgeous and elaborate white dress made from satin with an attractive overlay, and has white ribbons on her shoes and pretty white ribbons in her hair.

She makes a perfect alternative for a bridesmaid to carry down the aisle or a, indeed, a lovely bridesmaids’ gift.

If you’re little one is interested in weddings, but not actually involved in one, how about this gorgeous Bride Fancy dress costume, that comes with a detachable veil and a sapphire heart shaped ring?

Are you watching the football?

June 19th, 2012

It’s all go this summer, what with the Jubilee, the Olympics and, currently, Euro 2012.

We love these beautiful fair trade dolls that are all expertly handmade to the highest quality and are made entirely from fabric and wool.

All dresses are removeable and the bodies can be sponge washed, making these dolls ideal gifts for newborns or any football-mad young child.

Beneath the Leaf Fairies

April 17th, 2012

I would have been all over these dolls when I was little and I’m pretty sure my children will love them too.

If you don’t like the look of Audralina here, there are plenty of others to choose from.

Made by Manhattan Toy, they’re cute, unusual, and full of personality. Hide them in the bushes at the bottom of your garden.

Christmas List: Petal Fushcia rag doll

November 24th, 2011

I would have adored this doll when I was a child and I know quite a few children who would love to find it in their stocking this Christmas.

If Petal Fushcia doesn’t take your fancy, how about Petal Poppy, Petal Pansy or Petal Buttercup?

These beautiful dolls are expertly handmade to the principles of Fair Trade in Sri Lanka. Made entirely from the highest quality fabric and wool, they are suitable from newborn. (The dresses are removeable and the bodies can be sponge washed.)

When did you start playing with dolls?

October 29th, 2011
Baby Stella Doll

Baby Stella Nurturing Doll

When did you start playing with dolls?

I was really young and have always loved dolls.  Don’t you think that the love of dolls stays with you for life?

My two daughters were only about 12 months when they had their first doll, which was a Baby Stella doll.  Baby Stella is perfect for a first doll and you can change their clothes and have loads of accessories too.

Role play is so important in the young and if your little mummy can change her dollies clothes and perhaps change her nappy and put her to bed it really does increase so many skills and characteristics in your child.

On a practical note it teaches skills such as dressing and undressing plus bringing out the caring and nurturing side of your child.

My youngest still takes her Baby Stella everywhere with her.

Here comes the bride…

November 18th, 2010

Obviously the big news this week is the royal wedding. That’s Prince William and Kate Middleton, in case you’ve missed it (not possible, surely).

I was completely obsessed with the last big royal wedding (Prince Charles and Lady Di) which took place when I was 10 – while I’m not quite so interested in this one, I know plenty of little girls who will be.

But who wouldn’t love this Enchanted Dreams Princess Bridesmaid dress? It’s got tiered net layers, a soft, iridescent bustle and a fur bolero. Supplied on a satin padded hanger with an organza garment cover, it even omes with a Limited Edition Certificate!

But for girls who aren’t expecting a call-up from the happy couple (any happy couple!), I love this beautiful fair trade doll.

Expertly handmade to the highest quality, she wears a gorgeous and elaborate white satin dress, has white ribbons on her shoes and pretty white ribbons in her hair.

So how interested in the forthcoming nuptials are you? Will you be watching? Have you started a scrapbook? Tell us in the comments.