For all of you fellow Vancouverites who have not checked out the local toy shop, Dilly Dally (dillydallykids.ca), you need to make a trip over now! I first saw this store being mentioned in Today’s Parent‘s November issue and had take a peak for myself.
In a culture where kids are clocking more screen time than they are being out and about, Dilly Dally is the perfect place to find those classic toys, books, and activities to keep your little one’s active and imagination alive. They have a wonderful section of picture books that will make for a perfect bedtime story, and a toy selection that will delight any child and make adults feel nostalgic about their own childhood. Dilly Dally is also well known for “best selection of wood toys in the city”.
For those who cannot make it out all the way here to the west coast for a visit, Dilly Dally has a wonderful blog with a section devoted to crafts and activities that will get your child’s creative juices flowing.
Go check it out!
Speaking of great toys, StorkCraft loves a throw back to classic items and we will be giving a Rocking Horse sometime soon. Keep tabs on this give away on our Facebook page.
The Colourful World of Zutano Partners with StorkCraft
StorkCraft is thrilled to announce that it will be partnering with Zutano, the maker of vibrant and whimsical juvenile clothing and home products, to create a new line of furniture.
“We are very excited to create a line of nursery furniture with Zutano,” said Dwight Ifland, vice president of sales and marketing for Stork Craft. “Our commitment is to bring fresh, new designs to the marketplace at an affordable price. Uli’s design aesthetic applied to our furniture will no doubt produce amazing results. Today’s young families are searching for furniture that captures the sophistication and unique qualities of their lifestyle. Zutano is the ideal partner to assist in the development of modern, vividly colored furniture for baby that will capture the attention of new parents everywhere.”
If you are not familiar with Zutano already, go over and visit their site and blog. They make the most adorable clothing and accessories with vibrant colours, quality cotton fabric, and cuddly designs. With fall weather finally upon us and Halloween coming up, currently, I am loving their post on “Make Your Own Zutano Halloween Costume! ” with great, every day Zutano outfits. Check it out!
Louisville, Here We Come!
The tradeshow of all tradeshows for baby products is the ABC Kids Expo, and StorkCraft is excited to attend it as a exhibitor. Find us at booth #4455.
This show takes place Oct. 14 to Oct. 17 and features every new and upcoming baby item, from furiniture to toys, bedding to feeding supplies, and also the cutest decor ideas. StorkCraft will be showing brand new product for it’s StorkCraft, Status Furniture, and Ragazzi Fine Furniture lines. Once we get some images, we will definitely be posting them up!
In the meantime, here are some fun facts on Louisville, KY:
1. J. F. Hillerich opened his woodworking shop in Louisville in 1855 and is the maker of the famous “Louisville Sugger” baseball bat.
2. Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. Who’s Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.? It’s Muhammed Ali, the icon boxer!
3. Put on your finest hat and get ready to place your bets! Louisville is home of the Kentucky Derby.
4. MMMmmm! Colonal Sanders began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, a town outside of Louisville, during the Great Depression. It’s headquarters are now in Louisville, KY.