While Monchhichis, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Barbies were the (mass-produced) dolls of our generation and we all loved them, they weren’t really that cute… but I suppose neither were hot-pink leggings or side ponies for that matter!
These days, with all the talented designers out there, there is no excuse to be mainstream. Dolls for our kids should be as sweet and unique as our darling children (usually) are…
We just received the cutest e-mail from our reader, Sandra, in California raving about these lovely Lala Dolls.
Sandra wrote to us saying…
The designer takes great care in all her creations and has excellent taste in fabric and design. The outfits are super cute and the quality is superior.
We are so thankful for Sandra’s tip, and we completely agree… Each Lala Doll is handmade from calico and homespun cotton, the hair is made of wool (sewn on strand by strand), the eyes are felt with button pupils, and they’re dressed in cute vintage fabrics. How’s that for unique?!
Victoria, an English mom of two who now lives in Australia, designs each doll with great attention to detail. She will also custom-design a doll for someone with specific requests (like if you want blonde hair in pigtails, or if you want a green dress, etc.). And what’s more?? She’s also extremely nice — I’ve only e-mailed with her a few times but I already feel like I have a new best friend in Australia!
Check out Victoria’s Etsy shop, 13Mimosa, for more photos of her dolls and for ordering details. Now hurry, because there’s only a limited number of dolls in the shop each week.
Did I mention she has two kids? Seriously, how does she do it?
These dolls are SO adorable. I think I just found my daughter a birthday present!
These dolls are so sweet. I love the fact that every one is made with love and not on some production line in China.
I really like the different colors of the fabrics; by offering such a doll, you really make a special gift!
They are almost too cute to give to my daughter-I’m scared she’ll do something like, I don’t know-throw it, drop it in mud, pull out the hair, try taking all the clothes off and losing them…
I am for sure getting one for her 4th bday though! 🙂
Too add to Molly’s comment, that’s why I have two of them—one for my daughter to love to pieces and one for me to put high on a self and admire as a work of art. Although the dolls may look delicate, they can stand the beating. They are very durable and very well made. I’m so happy with them.
oh, shucks! courtney, could you please fix my typos so that i don’t sound like a moron? Could you change “too” to “to” and “self” to “shelf”? i type so fast that i am constantly misspelling things. i’m sorry!
Oh my gosh, Sandy… how funny! I just had to leave both your comments because I’m the same way. I leave comments so quickly that I forget to correct my spelling! You’re not a moron- you’re a mother! 🙂 It happens to the best of us all! 🙂
Thanks again for your tip! Victoria is the so nice and I am just so happy that you told us about her! 🙂
I have a 2 yr. old daughter who has an array of dolls, but I think this will be her new favorite! Thanks for the link…I love them!
I just saw a commercial with these dolls. I have never seen them before but since they are now on TV I assume this means they might be sold in stores now. Do you know where I would be able to go purchase one? I need it for a birthday party tomorrow otherwise I would order through this site. Thank you for your help.