Cuddle and Kind Doll Collection

Cuddle and Kind – Knitted Toys

April 11, 2019 Lindsay 3

Cuddle + Kind really live up to their name – by providing fair trade employment, by giving meals to needy children, and by producing beautiful, handcrafted toys made from the best of natural materials.

Wooden Animals – Animal Playsets

April 8, 2019 Lindsay 11

It’s wonderful for children to play with beautiful objects and wooden toys not only look good, they feel great to touch and have an organic, peaceful quality to them.

What is the Best Teddy Bear?

March 30, 2019 Lindsay 6

The quality of Steiff bears is world-renowned and their value just seems to increase with age as they last for generations due to meticulous detail and top quality materials.

Les Rosalies - Prunelle

Moulin Roty Dolls – Les Rosalies

March 29, 2019 Lindsay 6

If you are looking for a special, handcrafted doll – the quality of French-made Les Rosalies will meet all your expectations!  We love products like these made from the best materials and with such gorgeous, unique characters.

Guidecraft Window Blocks

Window Blocks for Kids – Guidecraft Blocks

March 20, 2019 Lindsay 4

Window blocks are a real open-ended material for kids to play with.  By this we mean there are no rules to follow, no expectations, no specific problems to solve, and no pressure to produce a finished product. 

Kay Bojesen Songbird Collection

Kay Bojesen Wooden Toys

March 17, 2019 Lindsay 16

When we first started Old Willow Lane, one of the posts I was keenest to write was going to be about Kay Bojesen Wooden Toys. This is that post! Of all the wooden toys out there, this remarkable Danish designer has surely made the most beautiful in the world!

Construction Equipment Toys

March 8, 2019 Lindsay 2

It’s great to see the enthusiasm that construction equipment toys bring to kids – we’ve seen ours play for hours building (and knocking down!). Building is a challenge and children learn what works by doing things for themselves and letting their imagination run free.