Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Cottontails Top 5 Favourites: Moulin Roty comforters

I have decided to put together a series of posts called 'Cottontails Top 5 Favourites'... in fact it's been something I've been meaning to do for an age, and at last it is finally underway. Hooray!

So, first up, I am taking a look at Moulin Roty comforters.

Ten years ago, before I opened the shop, I didn't even know what a comforter was, so for anyone sharing my uncertainty, a comforter is a 'flattish' sort of soft toy designed for babies to cuddle and bond with. A sort of modern day alternative to 'a bit of blanket', comforters are also knows as 'blankies' and 'doudous' and are ever so popular as new baby presents.

All Moulin Roty comforters are safe from birth and machine washable (an essential feature), and there are so many lovely, quirky flattish little creatures to choose from that I almost abandoned this post (and the top five project) as just too hard. Only five? Almost impossible! But I have tried my best and certainly settled upon five lovely comforters... 

So, here are my Cottontails Top 5 Favourites Moulin Roty comforters, all available on the website of course (along with many more...)

 1. Moulin Roty Jeanne the Goose comforter - she comes in a lovely gift box, £19

2. Moulin Roty Koko la Lune dog - lovely long hound with velcro tag so he won't get lost, £16.50

3. Moulin Roty Dragobert comforter - friendly dragon with an irresistibly curly tail, £15.50

4. Moulin Roty Koko la Lune sheep - super soft cloud of fleecy sheepiness! £16.50

5. Moulin Roty Les Loustics elephant comforter - enduring favourite with leafy corners, £17

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Cottontails is nine years old today!

Today is our ninth birthday! Yes, nine years ago today I first opened the doors on our little high street shop in Pershore, and so began the Cottontails journey.

It's been quite a busy day today with a gigantic Moulin Roty order to unpack and lots of parcels to wrap (it's the last day of our sale today too), but I managed to find time to host a little birthday tea party this afternoon...

It was a lovely hour in the sunshine, eating Party Rings and Dolly Mixtures and toasting our ninth birthday with homemade elderflower cordial. As you can see, Humphrey joined in the fun too - although it wasn't long before he started to steal everyone's Party Rings and had to be returned to the office.

It's a nice time to be celebrating a birthday as there are one or two changes afoot at Cottontails - nothing major but a bit of a re-brand (it's three years since our last refresh, where did that time go?) and a refocus on our core strengths - lovely toys and gifts for new babies, first birthday presents, Christenings etc. In fact, the enormous Moulin Roty delivery I mentioned, well that contained lots of lovely new stock that I will be adding to the website tomorrow.

So, happy birthday to Cottontails and here's to nine more happy years!