• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Kidz ‘n’ Cats Dolls Collection 2013

    With Heart & Soul have just publicised the pictures of their 5 new Kidz ‘n’ Cats dolls for 2013 which will be available from Petalina at the end of February. As usual if you would like to reserve one please let us know. We love Kiki – it’s great to see an asian style doll in the Kidz ‘n’ Cats…

  • Our trip to the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2016

    We last went to the Nuremberg Toy Fair, Germany, in 2011, so the prospect of going this year was SO EXCITING!! I really was behaving like an over excited child and couldn’t wait until it was time to go……. As it was a bit of a treat as well as a business trip, we stayed in a really lovely hotel…

  • A new wig for Kidz ‘n’ Cats Mareike

    My daughter’s Kidz ‘n’ Cats doll, Mareike, needed a new wig. Mareike’s hair had been getting frizzier and frizzier and I had tried everything. We washed it, we used hair cream, we used a wire brush to reduce static, but nothing improved it. The last straw was taking Mareike on holiday to Portugal and having her on the beach with…

  • Best doll for a girl age 5 and over

    For this age group, the most popular dolls by far fit into the size range between 45 to 50cm. As a result of their popularity, manufacturers also create lots of different sets of dolls clothes and other accessories which all add to the play experience. The dolls that we concentrate on here are the dolls in this size range that…

  • What to consider when buying dolls for age 5+

    Your little girl is wanting a more grown up doll, but which would be the best one to buy for her? The purpose of this article is to help you decide what are the most important features when buying a doll for your little girl. It’s the theory behind all of Petalina’s recommendations for this age group. The second article…

  • The Kids ‘n’ Catz 2012 catalogue has arrived!

    Waiting for the new catalogues to arrive is a bit like a birthday girl anxiously waiting for her birthday to arrive, knowing that very soon the cards and gifts will start arriving but she just has to wait…. but the waiting just takes forever….. Well, I’m pleased to say that we have to wait no longer! The catalogue is here!!…