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By Estella Editor - POSTED Jul 14, 2014
A few weeks ago, we had a photo shoot for our new collection of superhero knit dolls! How great do Seymour, Red, and Kat look playing with Seth, Madeleine, and Claire? And then there’s Flash, getting into trouble in the trees…
A little bit more about the dolls, if you’re curious: Hand-knit in Peru by local artisans, these characters were created to inspire self-expression, acceptance, and love. These toys for girls & boys are full of personality and, most importantly, possess various traits that most toys do not usually celebrate but kids everywhere can identify with and relate to. They don’t fit the typical mold for ‘perfection’ but have so much spirit and joy that they are superstars on their own. Plus, they are a wonderful option for those in the market for unique designer baby gifts!
Seymour - Seymour isn’t the strongest guy on the block, but that doesn’t stop him from trying to save the day. Well-meaning and brave, though sometimes a bit clumsy, this selfless superhero loves adventure, dares to go where no one else will, and is ready to help others out at a moment’s notice.
Red - Don’t be fooled by Red’s sweet & defenseless appearance. A modern-day Little Red Riding Hood, she is tough, street-smart, and no pushover. She may be delivering goodies to granny but she certainly won’t fall for anyone’s tricks. Steer clear, Mr. Fox!
Kat - Kat loves sports and is ready for any game – the rougher the better. This athletic girl (she hates the word “tomboy”) is super talented and tends to disappoint the boys when she beats them. She proudly wears her thick black glasses, tube socks, and favorite purple number 22 jersey. Kat’s got game is ready to play.
Flash - Blessed with quick feet and a zest for life, Flash is still recovering from a small speeding accident and wears an eye patch on the advice of his doctors. What he lacks in vision though, he makes up for in spirit – he loves adventure and seeks out any opportunity to zip like the hero that he is.
Trixie (not pictured) - Trixie is a feisty trailblazer with confidence to spare. She wears a mask to add a touch of mystique to her image, sports high uneven socks – she likes them this way and doesn’t care what others say – and accentuates her asymmetrical ears with a pink bow.
Stay tuned for more pictures, coming soon!
Stylist: Alex Evjen
Tags Girls' Dolls, Hand-Knit Toys, Handmade Dolls, Kids' Accessories & Toys, Soft Baby Toys, Soft Dolls
Photographer: Kym Ventola
Category Girls' Dolls, Hand-Knit Toys, Handmade Dolls, Kids' Accessories & Toys, Soft Baby Toys, Soft Dolls
By Estella Editor - POSTED Jul 9, 2014
To celebrate the launch of our new collection of hand-knit dolls, we are holding a contest throughout the month of July: the Estella Super Kids Picture Contest! The Estella dolls are adventurous, fun loving, and quirky superstars who are not afraid the love what makes them different – no matter what life throws at them. They are bursting with personality and full of character & quirks that kids everywhere can identify with. So, in honor of these dolls, we want to see pictures of how your kids display their own individual spirit.
Here’s how it works:
1. Take a picture of your kid while they are playing outside, getting into mischief, wearing their favorite costume, or otherwise showing off their playful & super selves.
2. Upload the pictures directly to our site or on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #EstellaSuperKids.
3. Vote for your kids on our contest page & share the contest so that your friends and family can vote for their favorites.
4. The contest closes on July 31st. The winner will be democratically elected, so sharing the contest and encouraging friends and family to vote is encouraged!
The winner will receive the superhero doll of his or her choice and be featured on our site! More details here.
P.S. Enter with your e-mail address & receive a 15% off coupon!
Tags Girls' Dolls, Handmade Dolls, Kids' Accessories & Toys, Soft Baby Toys, Soft Dolls
Category Girls' Dolls, Handmade Dolls, Kids' Accessories & Toys, Soft Baby Toys, Soft Dolls
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By Estella Editor - POSTED Jun 9, 2014
Just in from Atsuyo et Akiko: these hand-made dolls, created in collaboration with Jess Brown! Just like all of Jess Brown dolls, these elegant keepsakes are crafted by hand out of tea-dyed cotton muslin and linen and make wonderful baby gifts that will be treasured for years to come. Best of all, these rag dolls are outfitted with their own Atsuyo et Akiko Girls Tutu, so she and your daughter can match as they play! Shop here.
Tags Atsuyo Et Akiko, Girls' Dolls, Handmade Dolls, Jess Brown Dolls, Soft Dolls
Category Atsuyo Et Akiko, Girls' Dolls, Handmade Dolls, Jess Brown Dolls, Soft Dolls
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By Estella Editor - POSTED Apr 14, 2014
French brand Boramiri brings charm, wonder, and elegance to the world of children’s soft toys and baby nursery decor. Started by Bora Lee, an illustrator and graphic designer from Paris with Korean roots, the brand is full of imaginative and ultra-chic decorative pillows for toddlers, baby nursery mobiles, and gorgeous, hand-made dolls. It’s easy to see that Bora pours style and soul into each item, and the results are stunning. Head on over to our website to shop the entire Boramiri collection.
Tags Baby & Nursery Decor, Girls' Dolls, Handmade Dolls, Kids' Decor, Mobiles
Category Baby & Nursery Decor, Girls' Dolls, Handmade Dolls, Kids' Decor, Mobiles
Accessories Spotlight :
By Estella Editor - POSTED Apr 7, 2014
Meet your daughter’s new best friend! Based out of Northern California, Jess Brown dolls are truly unique treasures and it is easy to understand why. Lovingly crafted using recycled muslin and linen, antique buttons, and a sustainable corn fiber stuffing, these dolls are an example of recycling at its most elegant and sophisticated. “There is something truly beautiful about a threadbare, worn, and well loved doll that has been created with the finest materials.” Each doll is cut to order and hand dyed in Persian black teas, meaning that the final result is a one-of-a-kind work of art. Appreciated by kids and adults alike, these dolls spark creativity, encourage imaginative play, and are sure to become one of your daughter’s most loved keepsakes. They make great gifts, too! View the entire collection here.
P.S. If you’re interested, here’s a beautiful video on Jess Brown’s doll-making process.
Tags Girls' Dolls, Handmade Dolls, Jess Brown Dolls
Category Girls' Dolls, Handmade Dolls, Jess Brown Dolls