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Mr Maker Making Kits As Seen On CBeebies

Mr Maker Making Kits CBeebies

Mr Maker Making Kits CBeebies

Hello again, 

It’s half term its the beginning of summer and its raining with the possibility of snow! Great. 

Okey dokey I’m going to introduce you to one of our best sellers, and that’s the Mr Maker Making Kits as seen on CBeebies here in the UK. 

They are a favourite at Christmas as a stocking filler, and they also seem to go in 5’s & 10’s too, so I’m guessing they are going into party bags. Which is quite posh really, as our children’s party bags are a mish mash of small toys, sweets and some birthday cake. 

We have a nice selection of Mr Maker Making Kits, it’s not the full range as we where originally trying the range out, but they are selling pretty good, and so soon we will be adding the rest of the range, and maybe also adding a few more characters in the making kits range. 

First up is Mister Maker Pom Pom Animals

Mister Maker Pom Pom Animals

Mister Maker Pom Pom Animals

This Pom Pom Animals kit allows you to make 10 animals and contains Chenille Stems, Felt Sheets, Wiggly Eyes, PVA Glue Stick & Threading Pom Poms. 

Mister Maker Card Making

Mister Maker Card Making

Mister Maker Card Making

Pack contains: coloured cards, envelopes, holographic card, paper, wiggly eyes, glitter glue, PVA glue stick, foam shapes, yarn, sequin swirls, felt tips and instructions.

Mister Maker Sponge Painting

Mister Maker Sponge Painting

Mister Maker Sponge Painting

This Sponge Painting kit allows you to make 10 pictures and contains Paint Palette, Sponge Shapes, Paintbrush & Card Sheets. 

 Mister Maker Endangered Animal Hand Puppets

Mister Maker Endangered Animal Hand Puppets

Mister Maker Endangered Animal Hand Puppets

This Endangered Animal Hand Puppets kit allows you to make 3 pictures and contains Animal Print Felt Cutouts, Yarn, PVA Glue, Plastic Needle & Wiggly Eyes. 

Mister Maker Make A Face

Mister Maker Make A Face

Mister Maker Make A Face

This Make A Face kit allows you to make 10 faces and contains Chenille Stems, Pom Poms Lollipop Sticks, Wiggly Eyes, Foam Hearts & Printed Badge Blanks. 

Mister Maker Sock Puppets

Mister Maker Sock Puppets

Mister Maker Sock Puppets

This Sock Puppets kit allows you to make 3 puppets and contains Striped Socks, Pom Poms, Wiggly Eyes, Foam Hearts, PVA Glue & Feathers.

Mister Maker Pencil Topper

Mister Maker Pencil Topper

Mister Maker Pencil Topper

This Pencil Topper Making kit allows you to make 10 Pencil Toppers and contains Threading Pom Poms, Chenille Stems, Foam Sheets, Wiggly Eyes, Feathers & PVA Glue. 

Mister Maker Finger Puppet Making

Mister Maker Finger Puppet Making

Mister Maker Finger Puppet Making

This Finger Puppet Making kit allows you to make 6 Puppets and contains Felt Sheets, Fuzzy Cord, Feathers, Wiggly Eyes, Glitter Glue, Glue Stick, Foam Shapes & Templates. 

Mister Maker Pop Up Card Making

Mister Maker Pop-Up Card Making

Mister Maker Pop-Up Card Making

This Pop-Up Card making kit allows you to make 5 Cards and contains Coloured Card, Envelopes, Patterned Paper, Felt Tips, PVA Glue & Templates. 

Thank you again, that was actually quite a long post. 

Have a nice day 

Amanda

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Shaun The Sheep Is Top Spot For March!

Little Acorns Top 5 Best Sellers

Little Acorns Top 5 Best Sellers

Hello all,

As I’m writing this I’m looking out and its pouring down with rain, and I have just heard on the news that this summer is going to be the best on record – Funny thing is they said the same last year, and I can remember we had one good week!

Anyway, I thought you might be interested in our “Top Five” for March, and the top five being the top five best sellers for us this month.

1. Shaun The Sheep
2. Elmer The Elephant
3. Wallace & Gromit
4. Mr Maker Making Kits
5. Waybuloo

The number one seller Shaun The Sheep, is no shock to us in honesty, as it fills that position nearly every month. We have a good customer base in the UK, and a very good customer base in Europe & America.

Elmer coming in second is due to our European customers, whilst Wallace & Gromit does well in the UK and America. Mr Maker seems to be a UK market toy for us, I actually don’t remember one Mr Maker toy being sent overseas, but as it’s a CBBC show, that would make sense really.

And last but not least is our brand new Waybuloo toys, as we have sold quite a few of the very nice wooden toys to customers in the UK and America.

I hope you found that a little interesting, as it was a quick blog entry really.

Thanks again for reading, and I hope we can all enjoy a nice summer this year with the children.

http://www.littleacornsgifts.co.uk

Cheers

Amanda

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Shirley, Timmy & Shaun The Sheep Soft Toys

Hello world, 

As promised in my first Shaun The Sheep post, I would let you all know once the stock had arrived, and it has arrived and the truth is I am having to order more beanies as they went so quickly. So if you want to buy one from us and its isn’t there, we will have some more in by the end of next week. 

The first Shaun The Sheep toy in our store was ‘Shivering Shaun The Sheep’: 

Shivering Shaun The Sheep

Shivering Shaun The Sheep

Shivering Shaun the Sheep is so cute and is a perfect cuddle companion. Pull Shivering Shaun’s tail to make him shiver, but with the winter we just had, I’m sure he would have shivered anyway! 

He’s made from a soft woolly material, and a simple wash will keep him clean, especially with all that farmyard muck around. 

Our next Shaun toys are the very, very popular beanie toys. These are always the first to run out and this year we have a new character beanie in Whistling Shirley beanie toy

Shaun the Sheep Whistling Shirley Soft Toy

Shaun the Sheep Whistling Shirley Soft Toy

Shirley is the biggest sheep in the gang, and she does have a rather nasty wind problem, but her size allows Shaun to be more creative with his antics. 

Our other beanie, is Whistling Shaun, again same as Shirley, you squeeze their bellies, and they whistle the Shaun The Sheep theme tune, sang and written by Vick Reeves. 

Shaun the Sheep Whistling Mini Soft Toy

Shaun the Sheep Whistling Mini Soft Toy

Shaun is made from a durable woolly material that is extremely soft to touch, and is the perfect pocket-money toy. 

Another toy that made it through from 2009 is the Stick on Shaun The Sheep, and these are great fun for young ones to play with in the car. It’s funny as I see them as I make my way in and home everyday, and sometimes wonder if it was bought from us, I doubt it mind as they are in most big toy stores, but its a nice thought. 

Stick on Shaun The Sheep

Stick on Shaun The Sheep

Stick on Shaun The Sheep has suction pads on his paws so he can be stuck to any window, mirror or any other suitable surface. 

He does have stick on company in Stick on Little Lamb on Board, Timmy is the baby in the gang, but he’s so cute and again one of these stuck on the car window, is great fun for babies and young kids, or even young at heart adults like myself. 

Stick on Little Lamb on Board

Stick on Little Lamb on Board

Stick on Timmy is currently out of stock, but we hopefully will be having more in soon. 

There is more Shaun The Sheep toys coming in the summer and once they are available, I will post them on here. 

Thanks again for reading our blog, have a nice day. 

Amanda

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Snoopy Classic Soft Toys @ Little Acorns Toy Shop

Classic Snoopy Retro Toys

Classic Snoopy Retro Toys

Snoopy is a retro cartoon character who started out in the US and quickly become a hit in the UK and probably anywhere else he was shown. Obviously Snoopy was Charlie Browns pet dog from Peanuts written by Charles Schulz, who in many eyes eventually became the main character.   

Little Acorns has a nice range of Snoopy toys in stock, and there are so many available. But we have stuck with the classic range, as it’s the most popular and will more than likely out live me and you.   

We currently have 3 different toys in stock as shown below, and we will be adding to this range at some stage before the summer 2010.   

Medium Original Snoopy Plush:   

Medium Original Snoopy Plush

Medium Original Snoopy Plush

The Medium Snoopy stands at 21cm and is our largest snoopy soft toy. He is a very high quality toy, and the exact classic look of Snoopy. He comes with Original Snoopy tags, and is a very nice collectable toy or perfect for any fan or child starting out on Charlie Browns adventures with his beagle Snoopy.   

Snoopy In A Retro Gift Bag:   

Snoopy In A Retro Gift Bag

Snoopy In A Retro Gift Bag

This is our Snoopy beanie toy, and comes sitting in a cute paper bag, with Classic Snoopy all over the bag. Snoopy again comes with a tag, and is a very high quality gift or keep sake.  

Original Snoopy Key-ring 9cm  

Snoopy & Woodstock Keyrings

Snoopy & Woodstock Keyrings

Last but not least we have the ever-present Snoopy Key-ring, but this time he has his friend Woodstock, and Snoopy himself comes in 2 forms. The one Snoopy key ring has a lovely red hat, and the other Snoopy is wearing a new red jumper, depends what the weather is like I suppose, as to which one you choose.  

Thanks again for reading through this Snoopy post, and once we receive more Snoopy stock I will update this category straight away.  

Have a nice week  

Amanda

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New Wallace & Gromit Toys

Good morning everyone, todays post is about our new Wallace & Gromit toys.

I will be honest and say that these soft toys are so well made, and they are so nice to look at too, they have plenty of personality and they are perfect for Wallace & Gromit fans.

I will first show you the Beanie toys, they are usually the most popular item and the Wallace & Gromit Beanies are no exception. The beanies are Gromit & Fluffles and brand new out this year.

Wallace & Fluffles beanie Toys

Wallace & Fluffles beanie Toys

To compliment the beanies, we have plush Gromit & Fluffles in a box, and these are so lovely they would look perfect even as toy furniture in a bedroom or tv room.

Wallace & Gromit - Plush Gromit In A Platform Box

Wallace & Gromit - Plush Gromit In A Platform Box

 

Wallace & Gromit -Plush Fluffles In A Platform Box

Wallace & Gromit -Plush Fluffles In A Platform Box

Well thats about it I suppose, I would get into who Wallace & Gromit are, but they have been around a long time now, and I’m sure the majority of us know about them so the pics above will be better than words me thinks.

Have a good day, lots of love Amanda

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Shaun The Sheep Series 2 Toys

Hi all Shaun The Sheep fans, and there are in honesty loads of you out there, including me!

Brand New Shaun The Sheep Stock

Brand New Shaun The Sheep Stock

Shaun in 2009 was our most popular range, the Cry Baby Timmy’s where very popular, and we couldnt stock the beanie toys quick enough. Another very popular toy was the farmyard friends set, which was unfortunately stopped a while back, but good news as the new Series 2 range looks fantastic, and is about to go live on our shop.

There are new characters which I will post about soon in the Shaun The Sheep Toys category, and new toys arriving to us this week, and we can also look forward to adding to the new range in the summer.

To those who arent familiar with Shaun The Sheep, it is a stop-motion animated children’s television series produced by Aardman Animations. Shaun first appeared in Wallace & Gromit’s ‘Close Shave’ animated film. Shaun then had is own show on children’s TV in the UK, and so all the other characters began to appear.

Visit our Shaun The Sheep range to see what all the fuss is about.

Amanda

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