Tuesday, 17 February 2009
A Small Wardrobe
As I mentioned in my previous post I have spent a good part of today sorting through my new Moulin Roty order, and it has been a really lovely thing to do. There have been lots of new products and I think my overall favourite is 'La Petite Armoire', a sturdy cardboard wardrobe containing soft toy mouse and bunny and a whole array of lovely clothes for them to wear. It is delightful.
At £50 it is without doubt an expensive and special toy, but to my mind it is worth considering, and - as my previous posts reveal - I am writing as a woman living on a very tight budget indeed!
I am going to be writing more about this in the coming days and weeks - on here as well as letters all over the place - but I believe passionately in the concept of buying one or two special, enduring toys over a whole array of plastic, disposable stuff, and to my mind this lovely Moulin Roty play box is an ideal candidate..
For £50 you get two well made soft toy animals from one of the best contemporary toy makers in the world (a lovely little mouse and a bunny), a very solid and durable 'wardrobe' complete with lovely interior, coat hangers and little wooden hanging rail, and a fab selection of clothes for the little toys to wear. There is so much to do and play with and it is, undisputably, a toy to treasure. In this one package there is so much potential for creative play - and what a lovely item to keep, and to remember your little one playing with.
There is no doubt about it, we are knee deep in a recession and we all have to tighten our belts, but I honestly believe (and this is something I feel SO passionately about) that we are better off spending what little money we do have on one or two really special items, rather than buying a selection of stuff we might chuck in the bin next week.
As I say, I am going to write more about this because it is something I really believe in. But for now this lovely Moulin Roty toy is a super example of the kind of thing I am thinking about!