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By Estella Editor - POSTED Sep 4, 2014
Estella is thrilled to announce the addition of four new hand-knit baby rattles to its collection of designer baby toys! The new shapes include an ambulance, racing car, airplane, and, in honor of baby’s older siblings who are headed back to school, an iconic school bus. These baby rattles are hand-made in Peru by local artisans and are the perfect alternative to plastic, wood, or other hard-edged baby toys. Bursting with color & personality, these soft toys for infants are not only safe but well-designed – they make lovely nursery decor pieces or baby gifts. The bright hues & charming rattle sounds will engage baby’s senses, while the fun shapes encourage imaginative play for toddlers – whether it be playing doctor or flying planes – the age at which baby toys can become an important part of a kid’s childhood. Regardless of which you choose, these baby toys serve as beautiful keepsakes, lovely additions to any baby shower gifts, and sure to delight baby this fall and well into adulthood. View the new rattles, as well as entire collection of baby rattles at Estella!
Photographer: Luciana Golcman
Tags Baby Rattles, Soft Baby Toys
Category Baby Rattles, Soft Baby Toys
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By Estella Editor - POSTED Aug 4, 2014
Here are some more pictures from the photo shoot we did last month for our hand-knit superhero dolls (you can see part 1 here)! Pictured here are Red, Trixie, Flash, & Seymour. Made by hand in Peru by local artists, these soft, 100% cotton dolls are bursting with character. They don’t fit the typical mold for ‘perfection,’ but celebrate their unique quirks & personality traits that kids everywhere can certainly relate to. They are meant to encourage being comfortable in your own skin and loving what makes you different. A wonderful alternative to the mass produced dolls out there, these knit dolls are also great option for those in the market for designer baby gifts.
P.S. See part 1 here, which includes bios on each of the soft dolls.
Stylist: Alex Evjen
Tags Hand-Knit Toys, Handmade Dolls, Kids' Accessories & Toys, Soft Baby Toys, Soft Dolls
Photographer: Kym Ventola
Category Hand-Knit Toys, Handmade Dolls, Kids' Accessories & Toys, Soft Baby Toys, Soft Dolls
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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
Sale Alert :
By Estella Editor - POSTED Jul 2, 2014
Our hand-knit rattles and baby & toddler decorative pillows are now live for sale on Gilt.com! These baby toys include our NYC-themed taxi, train, and metrocard rattles, as well as our unique pillows that will add a lovely touch to any baby nursery decor. Best of all they all make wonderful baby gifts and are sure to make a memorable impact at any baby showers you may have coming up. Check them all out here!
Tags Baby & Nursery Decor, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Soft Baby Toys
Category Baby & Nursery Decor, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Soft Baby Toys