Options 2020

Non toxic, water based acrylic paint for wooden boxes:

Acrylic yarn for hats and scarves:

cotton fabric for bedding No 1-13 only and please choose 1 or 2 colours as duvet and pillow can have different fabric on both sides:

cotton fabric for clothes:

white No 1 is very light see through muslin type fabric

Felt fabric for coats, bags, albums, foxes:

100% Wool felt, all of my toys (or their parts) & coats are made using this natural wool felt

  • It’s the most durable type of felt, great for making heirloom quality toys.
  • It has less fuzz than other felts and it will not pill as much as synthetic mixes.
  • It is thicker, more tightly woven and has stronger fibres so it holds up better to wear.
  • It has slight elasticity so it can be manipulated and shaped.
  • 100% natural wool is both stain, water and fire resistant.
  • Wool is hypoallergenic, has anti-bacterial properties that keep it from mildewing.
  • It is both ecologically and animal friendly. It’s a natural and sustainable resource.

Mini survey

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about where I see Manomine going and while I’m figuring it all out, I would like to hear your thoughts on what you would like to find in my shop in future. I’ve prepared this short questionnaire and I would very much appreciate if you could spare one minute to help me make some decisions. These are my first steps towards bigger things and I’m looking forward to your answers!

Thank you!


turn off your lights

Earth hour 8:30-9:30 PM on Saturday 26th March 2011.

Do it tomorrow. Do it once a month, a week, a day.

All the iconic landmarks are going dark for the hour – in London that includes Big Ben, Wembley, Albert Hall, BT tower, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, huge Coca Cola sign at Piccadilly Circus and all across the UK there’s the likes of Salisbury cathedral, Stormont, Millennium bridge in Gateshead, and lots of castles this year – Edinburgh, Inverness, Eilean Donan, Caernarfon… (http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/)

Brendan and the Secret of Kells

Did you hear about this film, did you had a chance to see it? Did you love it? We saw it last year at the Barbican. I cried, I fell in love, I even bought the soundtrack. We’re hoping for the DVD, but in a meantime – the BFI is showing it this weekend. Woohoo! I’m (most likely) going to cry again and leave the theatre in a somewhat amazing state. It’s a beautiful story, beautiful animation and music is just bewitching. See it and enjoy.

And have a lovely (and special to some of us 😉 weekend!