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The Kidz are back!
The Kidz are back!

Well it’s certainly been a long wait but the Kidz ‘n’ Cats dolls are now back for good!

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What's new for Petitcollin in 2017?
What's new for Petitcollin in 2017?

Petalina has stocked traditional Petitcollin dolls for many years and with Sylvia Natterer's partnership we can see their range going from strength to strength.

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Which of the Gotz dolls is right for my little girl?
Which of the Gotz dolls is right for my little girl?

In this video we look at the differences between the popular Gotz dolls - Precious Day, Hannah and Happy Kidz dolls, and the ages of girls that they are suitable for. 

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What is going on with Corolle?
What is going on with Corolle?

At Petalina we love Corolle products. They are not only beautifully designed but are also very high quality.

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Our trip to the Nuremberg Toy Fair
Our trip to the Nuremberg Toy Fair

We last went to the Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, in 2011, so the prospect of going this year was SO EXCITING!! I really was behaving like an over excited child and couldn’t wait until it was time to go…….

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Celebrating World Doll Day Saturday 13th June
Celebrating World Doll Day Saturday 13th June

Did you know today is World Doll Day? The concept behind it really appeals to me and it sums up why it's good for children to play with dolls.

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Doll News 2015
Doll News 2015

I just love this time of year because all of our suppliers launch their new collections....

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Photos of Aletta, the latest customisable Wunschpuppe doll by Kidz 'n' Cats have just been publicised
Photos of Aletta, the latest customisable Wunschpuppe doll by Kidz 'n' Cats have just been publicised

And finally, after much anticipation, we have received the photos of Aletta, the second customisable Wish doll by Kidz 'n' Cats

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Kidz 'n' Cats update 2014
Kidz 'n' Cats update 2014

Find out what's happening with Kidz 'n' Cats in 2014!

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The future of Kidz 'n' Cats dolls
The future of Kidz 'n' Cats dolls

Over the last few weeks there have been rumblings about what the future holds for the wonderful Kidz 'n' Cats dolls

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Why Petalina loves Gotz Hannah dolls
Why Petalina loves Gotz Hannah dolls

I will never forget the day that I first discovered Gotz dolls...

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The Beautiful Corolle Dolls - Part 1 babiCorolle
The Beautiful Corolle Dolls - Part 1 babiCorolle

Corolle make the most beautiful dolls for little girls. Find out more about how the different ranges are suited to little girls of different ages.

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Käthe Kruse, the woman, the doll maker
Käthe Kruse, the woman, the doll maker
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Another new wig for a Kidz 'n' Cats doll
Another new wig for a Kidz 'n' Cats doll

Another Kidz 'n' Cats doll, this time Galina, needed a new wig.

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A new wig for Kidz 'n' Cats Mareike
A new wig for Kidz 'n' Cats Mareike

My daughter's Kidz 'n' Cats doll, Mareike, needed a new wig.

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Gotz Girls having Easter fun
Gotz Girls having Easter fun

The sun was shining this morning and the Gotz Girls ran outside to play..

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My Grandfather used to model Rosebud dolls
My Grandfather used to model Rosebud dolls

I've always known that my maternal Grandfather used to make doll moulds for Rosebud

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Käthe Kruse dolls - the story begins
Käthe Kruse dolls - the story begins

I still remember the day that I discovered Kathe Kruse dolls. I was at a trade show and stumbled upon the stand....

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See how to create a Japanese bun in your doll's hair
See how to create a Japanese bun in your doll's hair

Watch this short video and see how to create a japanese bun in your Gotz doll's hair and give your doll's overall appearance a modern look

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How to wash and dry Gotz doll hair
How to wash and dry Gotz doll hair

Gotz have launched several videos showing how to care for their dolls hair

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Lia Interactive Baby Doll by Corolle
Lia Interactive Baby Doll by Corolle

Lia Interactive is a large and cuddly baby doll and can chat away in several languages

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What are Waldorf dolls?
What are Waldorf dolls?

Rudolf Steiner’s educational philosophy, sometimes known as Waldorf education, believes that children should be provided with an education that allows them to develop in all areas of what it is to be a human being ie. will, thought and feeling, body, soul and spirit.

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