A couple of weeks ago I started to look for a gift for my daughters 4th birthday. Even though she was born in December, this year I decided to give her my gift ahead of time. You see, between Christmas with my family, Christmas with my hubby’s family, her birthday party, and the European tradition of the 6th of December (Santa’s little gifts) it seemes like she doesn’t care anymore about gifts from us.(So actually as a lazy mom that I am, I could not get her anything for birthday at all..but then she would find out as a preteen and feel hurt..then move out too soon and fall out of college..you see where I’m heading..)
So this year I wanted to give her something she’ll remember receiving, a gift that’ll stand a test of time. Something that might be in her room and by her bed, in a couple of years when she’ll grow out of Dora and Elmo. I didn’t want a toy from a toy store, even though we do have lots of these, and I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with them. I just wanted something lovely, made with care and different than her other dolls and toys.
I was looking through different Etsy stores selling hand made dolls, and I found HERsparetime. I literally fallen in love.
Whimsical, colourful, a bit vintage. Very detailed. And lots of choise. Fairies, princesses, sleeping girls, unicorns and serious dolls. And every one is hand made and one of a kind.
And yet, these dolls are made for kids. Easy to dress and undress. Soft and durable..
I fallen for this one because of the floral fabric, that reminds me of vintage Polish patterns. And because it’s a princess, and my daughter starts to be interested in playing the fairy-tale, princess inspired imaginative play. (And me, I prefer so much more this hand made princess, then any of the plastic, too-thin-to-actually-live, Disney inspired dolls.)
We named her Ruby The Fairy princess, and she’s one of my Lili’s favourite. Perfect for imaginative play and for snuggles with a blanket and a book. And such a pretty addition to their bedroom!
And if I’m to be totally honest with you, I think I might get one more for
me my younger daughter..
Disclosure: I received this product free for review. All opinions remain my own.