Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Win a Grand Family animal!

The Grand Family is a range of soft toy animals by lovely toy maker Moulin Roty. It is probably their most popular range and is typical of their sweet but quirky French style. There are currently 13 creatures in the Grand Family and each one has a name:

Sylvain the rabbit
Nini the mouse
Julius the dog
Charlotte the cow
Amedee the duck
Albert the lamb
Emile the hedgehog
Barnaby the donkey
Igor the wolf
Apolline the mole
Perlette the frog
Felicie the hen
Arsene the fox

I love the way their names are so grown up, and yet they are such sweet little characters, and although I'm not 100% sure how true this is, I have heard that they are all named after people who work at Moulin Roty.

Anyway, I have decided to run a new competition which you can enter on our website. It's ever so easy and a bit of fun - all you have to do is suggest a new animal to join the Grand Family and give him or her a name. Simple!

I will pick a favourite next month and the winner will be able to chose any existing 30cm Grand Family toy as their prize.

So, if you are feeling inspired, head on over to Cottontails and make a suggestion... I can't wait to read the ideas and will share them all on here too when the competition is over.

I am lucky enough to share my name with one of the Family... Charlotte the cow! Hmm... not entirely sure how I feel about this but she is a sweet little thing and I will leave you with a photo of her...

Good luck!
love Charlotte (not the cow)


koralee said...

I do love all the wonderful names...now that would be fun to name all the sweet animals.

nonni said...

What a fun competition! I have entered my suggestion! :)

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments, it's a pleasure to meet you and I hope you can visit again soon! :)

...Nina Nixon... said...

Hi Charlotte,

'Oh' I don't know I think she looks so soft and cuddly!

have a lovely day,

Nina x

Shabby Chick said...

Ooh must get my thinking cap on!!! As you know one of my daughters also shares a name with one of those animals ;)

Thanks for your comments on my blog, boys are so hard! If I had a shop mine would have mostly girly stuff in too heehee. By the way I had a look at your site the other day and it's looking gorgeous! Hope you're finding it less stressful just being online now hun.

Love Mel xxx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

The thing is Charlotte, Charlotte has exquisite dress sense, just look at her joyous sripey number!

I shant enter the new competition as that would be plain greedy! Suffice to say I would say a chocolate labrador called Buster.... is that nepotism? tee hee,

Love Sarah x

Unknown said...

OH they are just darling!!!! I love there names too :) What a fun challenge, I will have to give this a try! Thank you!
Big Bunny Hugs,

Vicki said...

Hello, Charlotte,
This competition sounds like a lot of fun! I am glad you stopped by Bunny Cottage and got a taste of Texas today! I smiled when you said you found the outside market a bit exotic! I feel the same way about England. I would love to visit some of the English countryside and see some of the quaint villages that I see in pictures. I love the movie "Sense and Sensibility" and my favorite part of the movie is the home the mother and her daughters move in to. Have a beautiful week, my friend! Vicki

Mary Poppins said...

Ohooo what an exciting competition, I have entered my choosen animal and name, think the meaning of it is quite relevant :)

Fingers crossed :)

Thanks again for your sweet comments


BadPenny said...

I must get around to entering !

to answer your question...the three muses challenge is a blog which sets a theme every Wednesday for you to create a piece of work .

There are loads of these challenge groups Gothic Arches / Tag Tuesday ( Kooky Kards blog ) & a lovely French one ma maison also art creations Friday.

I've found them while looking at all the other arty blogs. If you go into my blog list, you'll find them to click on ...


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Oh what fun, I have just entered the competition!
They make such lovely toys for young children.
You look busy with all that packing.
Good luck!
Isabelle x