Events, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Shopping HULLO, MR DINO 11 April 2013

Just LOOK at this lil guy……

Roar!

 

Don’t you just wanna eat him all up??

Mr Dino in all his turquoise dot glory (no it wasn’t a coincidence. He was made that way to match our home theme) is so ridiculously CUTE I had a bit of a moment when I opened the package.

He was a gift and is superbly designed and handcrafted by the very talented Corinna of Jo & Mink.

Jo & Mink doesn’t even have their own online store, and they’re very hard to get your hands on one because not many dolls are made, and all are unique. You can find (a very select few) atΒ EllyΒ and Pupsik Studio, but mostly you have to privately email your custom order to her.

I first discovered them when I was at the Elly store awhile back. They had these dolls there that I thought were so sweet:

Dollies from Jo & Mink (photo snitched off Elly)

 

I really like the super-tight stitching (so it doesn’t fray in baby’s mouth), the sturdy fabrics, and the vibrant colours. Best of all, you can even custom-make your dolls from how they look to the fabrics used!

But back to Mr Dino.

He is firm for little hands to grip, and has soft fabric spikes for lots of nomming. No buttons or loose bits (ie. no choking hazard) and has a little rattle on the inside.

Did I mention I love how the dolls are all fully customizable?!

Carter was pretty delighted when he discovered Mr Dino. He furiously chewed on the spikes and the little stubby sticky-out arms and legs, with much gusto. And then proceeded to violently shake him so hard, just to hear the rattle….. so much so that you won’t believe the number of photos that I had to delete because it’s all one big blur from the movement!

“GAKKK!!! My first dinosaur!!!”

 

Our very own ‘Is this thing babyproof?’ tester

 

Wearing his own dinosaur tee to match. Not intentional either, I only realised the matchy-match when I was uploading these photos!

 

So this is my little shelf of Jo & Mink dollies (plus a Pebble octopus). I think they all look soooo happy together πŸ˜›

Happy dollie friends chilling out

 

That turquoise elephant? That was a surprise and super-thoughtful gift for me Carter, from a girl friend visiting Singapore,Β and it was my very first Jo & Mink doll. It was what started my whole interest in Jo & Mink especially after already having seen the cute girl dolls in the Elly shop.

And you may have noticed the Jo & Mink girl and boy doll up there. They were fully custom-made and so adorable! Not for the kids to play with, but rather for me to admire and display, heh. The girl has a sweet little beaded necklace, and the boy has little buttons as well as sewn-on back pockets on his pants!

Here’s a close up:

Jo & Mink girl and boy custom-made dolls

 

I like how, depending on type and design, these dolls work for both babies, kids, and adults. Frankly, I think they look best displayed in the home or in the nursery…. they’re that pretty.

Now I’m really really loving the look of this mouse. He’s now sold out online though, so I guess it’s only via private email orders, since Mr Mouse needs to be custom made from scratch again:

Mr Mouse and Mr Lion (photo from Pupsik Studio)

 

19 Comments

  • Delphine posted on April 11, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    This post has an overdose of cuteness! Carter is too cute!!

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    • Beverly! posted on April 11, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Haha I was thinking the post was such a rainbows-and-unicorns colourful post as well! Sure to give some grumpy person a heart attack πŸ˜‰

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  • Amanda Ang-Phan on Facebook posted on April 11, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Carter can be a baby model! Such a good looker!

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    • Beverly! posted on April 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      You’re his auntie. You HAVE to say stuff like that haha!

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  • Penny Law on Facebook posted on April 11, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Too much cuteness for me to handle!!! πŸ™‚

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    • Beverly! posted on April 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Heh I know. I super love my dollie shelf!

      Reply
  • Aimee posted on April 12, 2013 at 10:49 am

    G’day Beverly,

    Gosh, you have such an eye for the most CUTE & GORGEOUS baby items… LOL, that dino is too awesome. πŸ™‚ Would you please pass the private email onto me…I might have to order!

    Hope you, hubby & lads are all having an awesome day,

    πŸ™‚

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  • joanne posted on April 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I happen to chance upon your blog. The doll is so cute…How can i buy this?

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    • Beverly! posted on April 13, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Will email you her details!

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      • joanne posted on April 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm

        Thanks so much…hope to hear from you soon:)

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  • Aimee posted on April 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    G’day Beverly,

    Gosh, you have an eye for the most adorable toys! LOL, please would you give me the private email to order too.

    Hope you, hubby & the lads are having an awesome day,
    πŸ™‚

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    • Beverly! posted on April 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

      They’re pretty cute huh?! Will email you~

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  • Beverly Burgess on Facebook posted on April 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Aimee commented on Beverly’s adventures!:

    G’day Beverly,

    Gosh, you have such an eye for the most CUTE & GORGEOUS baby items… LOL, that dino is too awesome. πŸ™‚ Would you please pass the private email onto me…I might have to order!

    Hope you, hubby & lads are all having an awesome day,

    πŸ™‚

    Reply
  • andrea posted on April 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Hi!
    Can i have the email of Jo& Mink? I saw the elephant rattle at Elly, but I like yours with the blue polka dots! πŸ™‚

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    • Beverly! posted on April 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Sure, will email you!

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  • Beverly Burgess on Facebook posted on April 24, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    andrea commented on Beverly’s adventures!:

    Hi!
    Can i have the email of Jo& Mink? I saw the elephant rattle at Elly, but I like yours with the blue polka dots! πŸ™‚

    Reply
  • Beverly Burgess on Facebook posted on April 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Sure, will email you!

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    • andrea posted on April 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      thanks! looking forward to your email! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Michelle Atchuthan posted on July 25, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Hi Beverly, could you pass me the email address for ordering too. Thank you.

    Michelle

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