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Dear Santa – a tried & trusted gift guide

There’s no shortage Christmas gift guides on the internet at the moment so I thought the most helpful approach I could take to compiling a MollyMoo Gift List was to highlight what Santa brought Molly last year, what were ‘good buys’, what she plays with continually, and what I wouldn’t hesitate to buy again.

jump on for all the top tips… and links to what’s on this year’s list

PRINCESS & THE PEA BED by Maileg: simply stunning – handmade solid wooden bed, fabric mattresses, a knitted princess and a crochet pea. Everything is divine and beautifully made. The little pea was probably gobbled up the hoover along the way but Princess has been in her bed everynight. This toy is a keepsake, she will have and enjoy for years. I bought from The Chic Country Home (€58) you can also get from belleandrollo (for €74!!)

BOO BOO DOLL: Molly & Polli have been simply inseparable since she arrived. She’s a great little listener, never interrupts, content to take a backseat and just be there when she’s needed to zip-up the little whispers and worries and bring them to a happy end. Available from Toyella

MOUSE IN A BOX: Santa brought Molly a mommy and girl mouse, each with their own adorable bed in the form of vintage style matchboxes, little mattresses, polka dot pillows and knitted blankets. This Christmas they will be moving into a new milkcarton house (I just adore everything made by Maileg :)

PLAYMOBIL FURNISHED SCHOOL: it might have taken three frustrating hours to follow the instructions and make but it was worth it. I think I got this for Molly one year too soon as there are many many small parts. She is looking for the

Santa List 2011

Handmade fox (fab find November)
Diggin Airport Boxset (fab find in September)
iWood Chalkboard Laptop
Milkcarton House for our mice family

What I’ve bought for friends this year

Handmade fox brooch – it’s beeeeeeautiful
Where Children Sleep: remarkable book capturing the diversity of and, often, disparity between children’s lives around the world through portraits of their bedrooms

Everything else is being handmade :) more on that later, better get started!!


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