There’s something special about a handmade toy. With so many mass-produced playthings available, having something that’s one-of-a-kind really means a lot. When I was a child, my siblings and I each received a hobbyhorse that my aunt and uncle had made. Those horses provided us with hours of fun and to this day, I still have mine carefully set aside. The fact that it’s the only one like that and that it was made especially for me makes it so important to me.
That’s why I was so excited when Clara Lieu, a professional artist and the owner and creator of Dollies! asked me if I would be interested in featuring a review and giveaway of one of her fanciful creations. Dollies! is an online store that is packed with adorable and original plush toys ranging from people to animals to monsters. I loved the cuddly look and great variety of these toys and I eagerly waited to see what plush friend I would receive.
When the package arrived, I opened it up and pulled out the cutest little white duck. With a crooked orange beak and a stubby body, he was instantly appealing. The toy included a little card informing me that my new toy’s name was Mayonnaise. I loved that each character had different personality traits, making each one even more fun and unique. Mayonnaise, for example, is a dancer and choreographer whose feelings are easily hurt.
At about eight inches high and made of soft and cuddly fleece, Mayonnaise was instantly loveable and great for hugging and cuddling. He is also a great size for small children and I really liked the fact that the toy was made without any buttons or other items that might be a choking hazard so that it would be appropriate for an infant. But the best thing about this plush toy is that it was completely original. Because every item in the store is handmade, each one is unique and has the small variations that make items like this so special.
Dollies! wants you to have the chance to check out its adorable plush toys too so Clara is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader their very own Dollies! plush toy! To enter to win, just check out the Dollies! Etsy shop and leave a blog comment about which toy is your favourite.
These whimsical plush dolls and animals would make a great gift for a special child in your life this Christmas and because they are original, they’re sure to be especially well received. Check out the selection of adorable toys for yourself and see which one would make a perfect companion for your child!
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