• Introducing Lydia, Your Georgian Girl

    I am delighted to be able to bring you details of the latest doll in the series of historical dolls for girls from A Girl for All Time. Meet Lydia, Your Georgian Girl, a descendent of Matilda Marchmont, the first doll in the series from Tudor times. A Girl for All Time is the brainchild of Frances Cain, who struggled…

  • The Easter Party

    Jessica had woken up this morning in a really good mood because today was the day her friends were coming round for an Easter Tea Party! All morning she had been making tiny rabbit biscuits, baking them and icing them (with very little help from Mum), and now she was just about ready for her friends to arrive. It was…

  • The Kidz ‘n’ Cats collection 2014

    This morning I rang With Heart & Soul and had a long chat with Sonja Hartmann about what is happening with these gorgeous dolls this year. We have so few dolls left on the shelves and there are lots of you waiting for news about availability in 2014 so I was very keen to know what Sonja’s plans are for…

  • Yummy butter biscuits!

    These are the most delicious buttery biscuits that are great for cutting out and decorating. If you would like to print off the recipe just click on the images below and drag them to your desktop. You can then print the sheets and start baking!

  • More about Gotz Happy Kidz dolls

    These dolls are one of my favourite ranges at Petalina! Gotz Happy Kidz dolls were introduced in 2012 and were one of the first dolls to have extra joints in their elbows and knees to give them a more natural and posable appearance. This is lots of fun for older girls and collectors alike as the dolls seem more realistic…

  • Clementine, Your 1940s Girl

    Petalina is thrilled to be able to share a details of Clementine with you, the latest doll from A Girl for All Time. Clementine, Your 1940s Girl, is the latest doll in a series of six in total from A Girl for All Time. We already know Matilda, Your Tudor Girl, and Amelia, Your Victorian Girl, and in a few…

  • Maru and Friends have arrived!

    The gorgeous Maru and her friends Jamie and Savannah have just arrived and they are simply stunning. I always get excited about new dolls arriving at Petalina, but it isn’t very often that I am completely blown away by a doll’s beauty and quality. But I have been with these girls. Maru and her friends are the brain child of…

  • More about Gotz Hannah dolls

    The range of Gotz Hannah dolls has been one of Petalina’s best selling ranges since our launch in 2006. Every January we look forward to the Gotz catalogue arriving so that we can see what the Hannah dolls will be like in the new collection. Each year some dolls stay the same but there are always new dolls being introduced…

  • The future of Kidz ‘n’ Cats 2013

    Over the last few weeks there have been rumblings about what the future holds for the wonderful Kidz ‘n’ Cats dolls. These gorgeous dolls, designed by Sonja Hartmann of With Heart & Soul, have been made in China since their introduction in 2009. With Heart & Soul, as a business, is very much a family affair with Sonja, her husband…