Our Scrubs and Lab Coat set has made it to the shortlist for “Best Role Play Toy” in the 2017 Loved by Parents Awards and I am super excited.
I will pretty much turn my hand to anything- website building, email lists, social media, finance and so on. My grandmother was a seamstress working from home and I certainly remember the matching dresses my Mom used to make me and my sister however I am no seamstress, nor am I a professional marker maker Read More
Well finding fabric was a bit of an adventure but in reality it turned out to be fairly simple compared to pattern making and sampling! After the designs initial designs were drafted and I had found the perfect fabric and tested everything for Toy Safety then it was time to make up patterns and have Read More
“What do you mean there are chemicals in fabric” and “You mean normal kids clothes aren’t tested for flammability but you have to burn your costumes” are just some of the comments I got from my non-costume-making-but-supportive-friends over coffee. Physical safety: Things like cords, buttons, hem length, cuffs & sleeves are all a consideration. For Read More
“What could be easier- find a wholesaler, buy some fabric and make some costumes. It will be easy to find the fabric I want at affordable prices- simple” Before Mermaids and Dragons if I wanted to make something for my kids it was a pretty straight forward process. Find a pattern then head off to Read More
I’ve never been a huge fan of Disney princesses. There is nothing wrong with them per say I was just more of a Transformers kinda kid. I liked things that could morph into something else. I loved Lego that could become anything you imagined (I am old enough to pre-date the licensed stuff) I loved Read More
Toys should be about what the child can do, they should be inviting, interesting and arouse some curiosity in the child, drawing them in and maintaining their interest. Open ended toys are those toys that can have multiple uses and that require the child to use their imagination. Lego started life as an open ended Read More
It’s not just child’s play. Imagination and creativity are not only the currency of artistic expression but they are also the precursors to critical thinking, innovation and problem solving. Every invention, technological development, medical advancement and feat of engineering started as an idea that someone imagined in their own mind. Every complex problem or personal Read More