• Why we love Gotz Hannah dolls

    Gotz Hannah dolls were the first type of Gotz doll that I discovered while exploring which makes of doll to stock at Bambolina, as Petalina started out. But I think I had come across Gotz a few years earlier. It was while I was searching for a Sasha doll for my eldest daughter Libby because I had had Sasha dolls…

  • Henriette, a customisable Kidz ‘n’ Cats doll

    Last weekend Kidz ‘n’ Cats revealed their first customisable doll called Henriette. She has a new face too to add to the four moulds already available. In the photograph she is shown with blonde hair and blue eyes but these can be varied. Anyway, this doll is limited to 300 worldwide and unfortunately for Petalina I was away last weekend…

  • More about Bonnie & Pearl dolls

    The Bonnie & Pearl brand was launched in 2013 and they have taken the doll world by storm. The brain child of Nicola and Lisa, who as children really did have dolls called Bonnie and Pearl, the company is all about creating dolls for today’s little girls to have adventures with and create lasting memories. The beautifully sculpted dolls are…

  • More about A Girl for All Time

    The more ‘about pages’ were the extra information pages included on Petalina’s original website providing photos of the dolls without clothes to show their build and measurements. A Girl for All Time was launched in 2012 by Frances Weeks Cain, a London based Mum who could not find interesting but feminine toys for her then 10 year old daughter. With…

  • Introducing the Schildkrot Dolls

    It’s official that these little Schildkrot dolls are just plain gorgeous! Those of you on facebook will have seen some of these pictures already. It’s not very often that we receive dolls that have such an appeal but these little dolls have really tugged at my heart strings. Everyone I have shown them to as well have reacted in the…

  • Gotz Classic Kidz are here!

    Today our first delivery arrived from Gotz. Just a few boxes and what would there be inside? I was really pleased to see that we had received a selection of dolls from across the range including many gorgeous baby dolls, Precious Day Jessica and Elisabeth and some of the new Classic Kidz range. Classic Kidz are a new range of…

  • Fashion Show Colouring

    All the dolls at Petalina really enjoyed putting on a fashion show to model the latest dolls clothes available at Petalina, well from the 2017 collection. Here are just a few of the photos turned into colouring in sheets which I hope you will enjoy. Click on any of the images below and either save them, or drag the picture…

  • Corolle Puzzles and Colouring

    If you click on any of the puzzles below to drag them off onto your desktop. You can then print them off and have some fun!   Follow the paths and match the accessory to the correct doll:

  • Kathe Kruse, the woman

    My cup of tea. I wish I could have taken the mug home with me! Those of you familiar with Petalina and my ramblings will know already of my fondness for Kathe Kruse dolls and their products in general. The reason for this is that their quality is second to none. Everything is always beautifully designed using really good quality…