Archive for the ‘Special Offers’ Category

3 for 2 Offer on Hama Beads at CraftMerrily.

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

We have a fabulous offer on Midi Hama Beads 1000 Bead Bags and individual Midi Pegboards through January – buy 3 and the cheapest one will be free! You can buy as many multiples of 3 as you like and make a fabulous saving, stocking up on new pegboards and beads for the long raining winter months.

We are running this offer on CraftMerrily (not PlayMerrily) as that stocks our full Hama Bead range and indeed (we think) the widest range of Hama Bead items in the UK. Discount will be applied at checkout, so do go and take advantage now!

While you are there, do take a look at the clearance section where we are selling off old lines to make way for new at anything up to 50% off!

Who would live in a house like this?

Thursday, July 19th, 2012
One of the most commonly asked questions we hear at PlayMerrily is the sizing of the different dolls house furniture. From BigJigs modern ‘whole house in a box’ furniture set to the more intricate and detailed Le Toy Van Daisylane range there is plenty to choose from to make your doll’s house a home.

Le Toy Van Daisylane Dolls House Furniture

Le Toy Van Daisylane Kitchen

Le Toy Van Daisylane Kitchen

 

The Daisylane range from Le Toy Van are sold as individual room sets. This is a massively popular range. The sets include smaller accessories and fabric detailing. The furniture style is more traditional, country cottage looking, with pastel hue colours.
 

 

Le Toy Van Sugarplum Dolls House Furniture

Le Toy Van Sugarplum Kitchen

Le Toy Van Sugarplum Kitchen

 

This range is ideal for smaller dolls houses or for starter sets, as it has the detailing of the Daisylane, but with fewer individual furniture pieces. The colour range is brighter than the pastel hues of the Daisylane sets , with more minimalist styling in the furniture pieces.

 
 

Selecta Dolls House Furniture

Selecta Dolls House Furniture Kitchen

Selecta Dolls House Furniture Kitchen

 

The selection of dolls house furniture and accessory sets from Selecta really fill a gap for ‘everyday life’ sets that are lacking in some of the others. (The Housework Set  is much more fun than real life!)

 
 

 

 

BigJigs Dolls House Furniture

BigJigs Dolls House Furniture

BigJigs Dolls House Furniture

 

A fantastic value set that includes all the main furniture pieces so that you can furnish your whole dolls house. All natural wood finish with coloured accents for each room.  This set contains the furniture only.

 

 

 

 

All theses wooden furniture sets are sized very similarly.  The sink unit in each set measured around 12cm wide and 9cm tall, so all furniture sets would be compatible in any of the dolls houses. Therefore any of the dolls house families or Budkins characters would fit with the furniture to bring your dolls’ house to life.

Throughout July we have a 15% discount on all Le Toy Van, including the Dolls Houses and furniture, so it’s a great opportunity to get that extra special birthday gift that will last a lifetime, or even (dare I mention it?!) be super prepared for  Christmas!

Fantastic new free gifts on PlayMerrily and JollyDollies

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

We have some exciting new free gifts on offer. Over at PlayMerrily we have a brand new construction product that has been gaining popularity. Mic.o.mic is a new bright construction toy that uses moulded shapes and a press stud system to connect them into an exciting moving vehicle.

mic.o.mic Large Locomotive

mic.o.mic Large Locomotive

To compliment this bright and cheerful construction toy we have 3 cheeky mic.o.mic characters to drive or fly in the vehicle created. Free with purchases of £20 worth of mic.o.mic products or more.

Free mic.o.mic Characters when you buy £20 worth of mic.o.mic construction products

Free mic.o.mic Characters when you buy £20 worth of mic.o.mic construction products

Over at JollyDollies we are offering the delightfully cute Linne Ladybird doll with any purchase of Rubens Barn products worth £50 or more.

Free Rubens Barn Linne Ladybird Doll with purchases of £50 or more Rubens Barn products

Free Rubens Barn Linne Ladybird Doll with purchases of £50 or more Rubens Barn products

Budkins from Le Toy Van – why I love them…and why you will too.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I have a special little soft spot for the Budkins characters from Le Toy Van. Perhaps it was the hours spent getting to know each one of the little wooden dolls house characters, huddled around me expectantly so I could accurately describe them for the website that did it……Whatever it was, I can happily say that they are not difficult to become enchanted with. Budkins dolls are a perfect handfull size of 10 cm, large enough for the fantastic individual detailing that they are renown for, but small enough for adventurous dolls house play.

Wooden Toy Police Van Set

Wooden Toy Police Van Set

The range of characters is enormous, to call them ‘dolls house characters’ seems unfairly restrictive, from farmer, farmers wife and stable hand to historical Budkins like the great Henry VIII. Far from being limited to a pretty classic dolls house, these characters all have Le Toy Van buildings or vehicles and even playmats that would complement their theme. Abdul the pirate Budkin , for example, is most happy when plotting the course of his ship, the Barborossa and Josh, the patient would struggle to get to the hospital if an ambulance wasn’t there in his hour of need.

Budkins Dolls Gwen the Witch

Budkins Dolls Gwen the Witch

All the Budkins characters are made from sustainable wood with fair trading at every stage. The arms and legs are bendable for posing the characters and are strong enough to stand. Their hair is woollen and their fabric clothing has wonderful detailing. The Budkins fairies or princesses have the most wonderful dresses and headdresses with layers of silk and chiffon looking fabric and sparkling sequins hidden in the layers.  Archibald the Archer and the knight characters even have realistic looking armour and chain mail.

Budkins Dolls House People - School Girl

Budkins Dolls House People - School Girl

The wonderful quality of the Budkins characters is their flexibility in play. Pair Amy the schoolgirl with the teacher Mrs Davis, or help her board the wonderful red double decker bus to take her home from school. She may pass a construction site on her way and wave to one of the workers, CharlieBilly the Cowboy on the other hand would be happier in Rattlesnake Wooden fort after an disagreement with Indian Chief Bearclaw at the Cherokee Tepee. Whatever era of history or fantasy ignites the imagination of your little storyteller, be it Medieval, Viking, Roman or Hammer Horror you can be sure that there will be a cluster of friendly little Budkins ready to help act out a tale.

Le Toy Van - Three Wishes Castle

Le Toy Van - Three Wishes Castle

Through September, all Le Toy Van has a fantastic 10% off at Play Merrily, including the Budkins characters. Take advantage of this great discount to add to an existing collection or start planning for Christmas gifts that are sure incite delight and creativity.

The John Crane range expands! 15% off this exciting range of unique and engaging toys in September.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The John Crane range at PlayMerrily has always been held in high regard. The quality and uniqueness of the toys and games have always received positive feedback, so we have been delighted to expand the brand and include  GoGo, Pintoy, Branching Out and Tidlo.

Pintoy Medieval Castle With Mound

Pintoy Medieval Castle With Mound

The fantastic 15% off this month is a great opportunity to invest in a future Christmas or birthday present. This amazing wooden castle from the Pintoy range is the absolute ultimate in castle play, including a mound for elevating the castle and providing a dark and exciting dungeon.

Pintoy Classic Wooden Sink & Stove

Pintoy Classic Wooden Sink & Stove

If medieval fortresses aren’t for you, the wooden kitchen range just might be. From realistic dishwashers (don’t you just love that sliding plate stacker!) to classic all in one utility islands. Although my absolute favourite has to be the retro chic Tidlo red kitchen station with it’s cute silver and white tile splashback detail and towel rail.

Pintoy Doll's Bunk Beds

Pintoy Doll's Bunk Beds

The Pintoy range includes wooden dolls furniture and accessories that have been designed to be as realistic as possible. This pretty wooden dolls bunk bed even separates into 2 single doll beds. For your emergency vehicle enthusiast the Pintoy Fire Engine or Fire Station are sure to impress. The fire engine has extending and rotating ladders, hoses and removable roof and the fire station comes with all the accessories your little firefighter will need for emergency role play.

Pintoy Fire Engine

Pintoy Fire Engine

The GoGo wooden toy range is one of the most exciting educational ranges I have seen. The wonderful Happy Birds sequencing toy is a perfect example of this. The classic educational sequencing and matching concept is combined with quirky little bird characters to be built up using a little perching branch and magnetic wings, head and tail.

Florist Sequencing Educational Toy

Florist Sequencing Educational Toy

The great theme that occurs throughout the John Crane range of toys is the educational value disguised through play. The High Tea Shape matching cake stand from the Tidlo range is a fantastic example of this. The attention to detail on the little cakes and the doily patterning on the cake stand will delight any little hostess and the numbers on the base of the cakes and cake stand encourage matching and sorting.

High Tea Shape Matching Cake Stand

High Tea Shape Matching Cake Stand

Fantastic free Corolle gift with 2 Corolle purchases over £70!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Corolle is a wonderful range of quintessentially French dolls. They are beautifully made with a wide variety of fashionable clothes and shoes and prams, pushchairs and accessories. All the dolls have the Corolle vanilla scent from the Mon Premier 30cm Calin and Tidoo Bath Doll to the sophisticated Les Cheries dolls for older children.

This is a fantastically popular range with a loyal fanbase and we are thrilled to be able to offer these wonderful Corolle branded free gifts, which are not sold separately, with 2 Corolle purchases over £70.

Free Corolle Watch when you buy 2 Corolle items worth £70

Free Corolle Watch when you buy 2 Corolle items worth £70

While stocks last we have a beautiful Corolle watch with pink heart strap and pink heart detailing on the face, packaged in an attractive and sturdy plastic case available with orders of 2 Corolle products worth over £70 in total.

Free Doll Accessory Set when you buy 3 Corolle items worth £100

Free Doll Accessory Set when you buy 3 Corolle items worth £100

For orders of 3 Corolle products worth £100 or more we have a wonderful free doll accessory set which includes baby doll blanket, pillow, soft bunny, dummy and baby bottle.

To take advantage of this fantastic Corolle free gift opportunity you must add the free gift to your basket, ensuring that the criteria are met.

Get creative with a great 10% saving on Tulip Paints at CraftMerrily in August

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Tulip Paint has been hugely popular since we started stocking it here at CraftMerrily. This fantastic fabric paint comes in 3 main styles; 3D, metallic 3D and Slick 3D  in a rainbow of colours and shades including glitter and glow. Select individual colours or a great value starter set and decorate and personalise fabric items such as bags and footwear. You could even design a brooch as a gift using the plain Tulip flower brooches and your preference for Tulip paint colour to match an existing outfit or coat.

Tulip Glitter 3D Fabric Paint Starter Set

Tulip Glitter 3D Fabric Paint Starter Set

Take advantage of the special offer on this product to put together a craft pack for a teenager to get busy with on those boring rainy days through the holidays, it’s great for encouraging a bit of designer flare and you may even get them to clear through their wardrobes looking for old clothes to revamp! We even have a bit of bling with the Tulip See-Thru Stones in star or round shapes that can be used plain or placed over a small amount of tulip paint to allow the colour to shine through for really exciting and unique results!

Mine to Love – beautiful new dolls at JollyDollies and a fantastic 10% saving through August

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The Mine to Love range from Melissa & Doug is a wide range of hard bodied dolls and accessories ranging from the traditional functional baby doll such as Annie Drink and Wet Doll who can be sat on her potty and drink from her bottle (not at the same time, we hope!) to the elegant Princess dolls.

Mine to Love Princess Larissa Doll

Mine to Love Princess Larissa Doll

The range also includes a beautiful bridal doll who would make a wonderful gift for a little bridesmaid or flower girl or just be a beautiful addition to any little girl’s doll collection. The Bridal, Ballerina and Princess Dolls have fabulous attention to detail in the gowns and tiaras that will satisfy the aesthetic desires of even the fussiest little princess.

Mine to Love Lindsay Bride Doll

Mine to Love Lindsay Bride Doll

The fantastic baby accessories are realistic and functional with the juice or milk in the Bottle and Bib sets disappearing as baby ‘drinks’.

Mine to Love Doll's Nappy Bag Set

Mine to Love Doll's Nappy Bag Set

The pretty Nappy Bag is made from a cute pink and lilac floral fabric and contains all the essential items baby will need when out and about.

Mine to Love Brianna Doll

Mine to Love Brianna Doll

Adorable Brianna Doll has cute brunette bunches and can suck her thumb or dummy and can be posed lying down or sitting. Her pretty outfit is removable for bath times and changing.

Take advantage of the great 10% discount on these products through August at JollyDollies to treat your little mummy.

Save 10% on the adorable Baby Stella range during August at PlayMerrily.

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Baby Stella is one of our favourite brands at PlayMerrily. The dolls are adorable, perfect for a first doll for a young toddler thanks to her soft face and body, but with enough clothes and accessories to last well into older childhood. Baby Stella can come as a traditional baby doll or a little girl doll with hair, she even has a baby brother, Sebastian.

http://www.playmerrilytoys.co.uk/product/4849/baby-stella-blonde-doll

Baby Stella Blonde Doll

The fantastic accessories available to the little mummy include a delightful potty which, as well as being a realistic baby and toddler accessory, has the added bonus of encouraging potty training for the little mummy! Also the wonderful Baby Stella Bath Set which is uniquely made from soft fabric with little duck and soft toweling robe.

Baby Stella Lullaby Wooden Cradle

Baby Stella Lullaby Wooden Cradle

The fantastic 10% saving during August means that you can get a Baby Stella Doll for £18.85, making her an affordable companion for your child.

Fantastic Value Summer Holiday Craft Kit!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The summer holidays are upon us and the weather does not seem to be on our side. For those rainy, cloudy, generally uninspiring days, it’s great to be able to whip out a craft activity that, firstly is easy enough to do and will result in a beautiful and functional end product, and secondly does not create too much mess. This Ruffle Rug from Alex Toys fits the bill exactly.

Alex Toys - Make a Ruffle Rug Kit

Alex Toys - Make a Ruffle Rug Kit

Alex toys craft kits are always exceptional quality offering a high standard of materials and a well thought out design. The Ruffle Rug itself is large enough (39cm x 62cm) that two (or more) children can work on it together, at opposite ends without being on top of each other and the kit comes with 3 sturdy plastic needles.  Included are lots of strips of different coloured t-shirt material fabric which is easily threaded through the large needle provided. The idea is simple, just thread the strip of material under the beige rug weave, creating a loop of about 2 child sized fingers. Keep weaving and creating loops until the strip of material has all been woven in and then snip the loops, creating a ruffle look.

Alex Toys - Make a Ruffle Rug Kit

Alex Toys - Make a Ruffle Rug Kit

The instructions give loads of design ideas, stripes, checkerboard, even hearts or initials. The design can be as simple or complicated as your child would like or is suitable for their age and ability, why not encourage older children to choose to re-create an existing famous peice of art on their rug or use the colours and textures to create a unique memory of a loved one or happy experience. Plus, a great way to get your children to clear out their wardrobes and put those tatty old t-shirts to good use, cut them into strips to make extra strips for their rug!

Alex Toys - Make a Ruffle Rug Kit

Alex Toys - Make a Ruffle Rug Kit

What I really like about this kit is it can be worked on, put away and then worked on again without it falling apart, which encourages taking a little more time and putting some thought into the design and process. It also makes a fantastic kit for taking on holiday or leaving at a grandparents or childminders house, taking up little room and providing a great short term project. This fantastic kit is now only £19.95 at PlayMerrily.


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