The Tsumiki Sushi Set

The Tsumiki Sushi Set

The Tsuniki Sushi Set

Wooden it be nice if all food was as beautiful and fun to play with as this delightful sushi set from Japanese design firm Plaplex. It features 45 handcrafted pieces of wooden shari (vinegar rice) and neta (fish toppings), allowing children to create their very own Japanese feast.

The Tsuniki Sushi Set

Mmm our tummies are rumbling just thinking about an afternoon playing with this clever set. You can make regular sushi rolls or our favourite rectangular variety, with or without an ingenious seaweed wrapping. The entire set comes in a cleverly packaged wooden box, which doubles as a sushi gets tray. Too cute.

Meet The Pebbles!

Meet The Pebbles!

Pebbles by Rock and Pebble

We have one more post about the lovely new things just launched over at Rock & Pebble!

Rock and Pebble - Alphabet Pebbles

Pebbles are tiny wooden dolls with the best wardrobe! A few months back we included these cute little dolls to live in our Apple & Pear Houses as our launch gifts, they were blank wooden dolls, made from solid maple. They were quite happy Au Naturel but as more and more people wanted to adopt them into their homes, we decided to give them a great wardrobe to add some dress up fun.

We’re super excited to introduce to you our first 3 designs – Modern Pebbles, Alphabet Pebbles and Color Pebbles.

Rock and Pebble - Modern Pebbles

 

Each set includes 5 blank maple dolls made in the USA in a screen-printed house cotton bag, 36 stick-on reusable paper clothes. The clothes are like post-it. You can easily wrap them around your doll and remove when you want to change their clothes. You can keep used clothes on a clean surface to use again and again. With 36 different designs in each set, it’s hard work choosing what to wear everyday!

Rock and Pebble - Modern Pebbles

There are so many clothes in each set it’s difficult to show them all. Above and below are only a few examples from the set Modern Pebbles.

Rock and Pebble - Modern Pebbles

Rock and Pebble - Color Pebbles

These are from Color Pebbles. Rainbow all sorts, ombre and colorful patterns for all color lovers!

Rock and Pebble - Alphabet Pebbles

And the clever ones with letters! The Alphabet Pebbles set includes letters A to Z plus additional frequently used letters.

There will be more designs coming up in September – Nature Pebbles & Animal Pebbles. Subscribe to the R&P newsletter or follow us on our Instagram to get sneak peeks, notifications and specials.

There are so many clothes I can’t possibly post them all. Hope you get to check them out over on Rock & Pebble, there are more images.

One last pic from the work in progress!

Rock and Pebble

We’re having lots of fun adding faces to them. There is a small booklet with tips for painting simple but fun faces. A lot of fun! We’ll share more pics later!

Ele Villa

Ele Villa

Sorry it’s been so quiet here… I’ve been working hard on some new designs over at Rock & Pebble. (If you haven’t heard of Rock & Pebble, it’s our new adventure. ^ ^ Take a look at our previous Apple House, Pear House & The Dollhouse Book over there! We’ve also posted about them on this blog > here & here)

So excited to launch and share our latest dollhouse Ele Villa today! It’s wilder, grander and it’s a dollhouse for those with more adventurous minds! And obviously for elephant lovers like us, it’s a trunk of fun.

Rock & Pebble Ele Villa

Ele Villa is an 8 room villa complete with tusks and underbelly parking! As with other R & P dollhouses, it’s made of sold birch plywood and hand finished (a lot of that). The tusks are hand-painted. It looks lovely all around, from the front, side and back!

Ele Villa

Rock and Pebble

It has 7 flat pieces and comes flat-packed in a neat cardboard box and can be easily assembled in minutes with no tools.

Ele Villa

Ele Villa

Ele Villa

I’m so happy with how it came out! Go pack your trunk and move in! ; ) Enjoy as your imaginative play unfolds in this unusual house! We think it also makes for a majestically fine looking center piece in any play room.

It’s available from our site Rock & Pebble. You may find other exciting new things we launched today too. We’ll post more about them tomorrow!

Carnaval Animal by Iris De Vericourt

Carnaval Animal by Iris De Vericourt

Animal Carnival

This pop-up book gem Carnaval Animal (Animal Carnival) by Iris De Vericourt is simple and exquisite at the same time. The theme is a classic game of mis-match with 6 animals. Each animal part has a carefully refined shape that works so well when popped up. The plume of the chicken, swirly tail of a monkey, the claw, shell and tail of the lobster, bulging eyes and a fast tongue of the cameleon. Every page delightfully comes to life. The graphical look is bold and simple, the die-cut details are intricate and perfect.

Animal Carnival

We love the simplicity of the visuals and text. On top, there’s the name of each animal alongside their head, then a short description of each animal’s character for their body and tail or feet. When you mis-match you can describe an imaginary animal who’s head is like a fox, its body ‘shelters in its shell’ and has a ‘long spiral tail’. Endless fun!

It’s in French, so great for learning fun & easy French too.

Animal Carnival

Animal Carnival

You can buy a copy from the ever so wonderful Present & Correct where we found it first!

 

 

Cuddly Weather Maps by Corby Tindersticks

Cuddly Weather Maps by Corby Tindersticks

We love wood, we love paper, we love soft textiles. They offer a myriad of tactile experiences for child’s play. Today we’re loving these gorgeous felt toys from the delightful UK brand Corby Tindersticks. These fun interactive toys have a great quirky style, soft for the little one’s hands and will make a favorite staple at home, but we’ve picked them especially for this holiday season because they’re great as travel toys. Light and easy to pack. No worries for breaking anything even if you stuff them into the very last suitcase cranny you thought you didn’t have!

Corby Tindersticks Interactive Weather Map

And while you’re heading off to your holiday destination, what’s more suitable than your little weather forecaster telling you what the weather’s like in your holiday place? They’ll guide you to the right direction of a sunny destination.

For global trotters, the interactive world weather map come in A2 size map of the world, with 8 weather symbols made of felt, with velcro back.

For the lucky people in the UK and Japan, there’s a UK weather map  & Japan weather map too.

Corby Tindersticks UK Map

Corby Tindersticks UK map

Our other favorite is this felt road atlas. Great for a road trip and all parts safe in the back seat!

Corby Tindersticks Road Atlas

Corby Tindersticks Road Atlas

 More Corby Tindersticks lovelies are available on Sister’s Guild.