• 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…

  • Introducing Maru and Friends

    I’m so delighted to be able to bring you the news that Petalina is now a stockist of Maru and Friends. These gorgeous dolls have been designed by Diana Effner, my absolute favourite doll artist, and I have been wanting to find an excuse to buy a Little Darling for myself. But now I don’t have to because I can…

  • Make a Cereal Box

    Clara woke up really hungry this morning and then remembered she has a new box of Gotz pops to try! ┬áMake your own boxes just like Clara’s using the instructions below. Just click on the instruction sheet, drag it to your desk top and print it off!      

  • 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…