Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas at Home!!

1. Box of 6 retro style "Merry Christmas" cards with hankies. Find here
2. 10 Christmas decorations to make. Find here
3. Super cute Learn to Sew cards - perfect to keep kids happy and busy. Find here
4. Add some fun to the table with this gorgeous table cloth. Find here 

5. Make doing the dishes fun too with these tea towels! Or use to decorate walls ... Find here
6. Pretty lanterns in trees, on patios, inside - add some glam! Find here

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Meet Edwynna Adams, the woman behind the store ....


Aren't the photographs simply delightful! We love the way that our range complements a beautiful, joyful childhood.

If you are fortunate enough to visit Casltemaine in rural Victoria, be sure to pop in to Malmaison and have a browse of Edwynna's store. Malmaison also operate an online store. Visit them 
here and here on Facebook.

Welcome Edwynna to our blog. Thank you for sharing a little about yourself and your store and the beautiful images seen above :)

How long have you been running your business?
I have been operating Malmaison for the past eight years. Malmaison was a combination of my many passions, France, French History, Botanical beauty and gorgeous French style for our home and family.

What were you doing prior to your current venture?
My background is as a Human Resource professional mainly in people management, change management and training roles. Prior to opening Malmaison I worked in the Human Resources field as a consultant.

If you had to choose a favourite product from your range, what would it be and why?
My favourite product from our range would have to be the Limoge porcelain, in particular the sweet baby teapots. We are so rushed in our busy lives, there is something so special about giving ourselves time to enjoy a relaxing cuppa from the most beautiful teaware in the world. So elegant!

My favourite Alimrose product is Mia le Lapin, as I love tucking my little girl Mietta in and checking on her before I head to bed and watching her all cuddled up with her very own Mia le Lapin. Makes my heart melt every time I look at the two of them together!

What do you do to relax?
At the moment I relax by exercising. Sounds weird, but It allows me some me time to myself to think (or not), and just be outdoors in the fresh air, clear my head and feel energised and calmer, ready to get back into life with a busy family.

If you were able to go wherever you wanted to this weekend, where would it be?
Paris of course! My favourite city in the world … although I would also love to be at a cooking school somewhere in regional France probably Burgundy, learning to cook some new delicious recipes from produce purchased from the local farmer’s markets.

What was the last thing that you purchased?
A cocktail dress to wear to my sister’s 40th birthday party. A very special treat!

Who lives at your place?
My husband Brad (also my business partner) and our three beautiful children, Benjamin 13, Harrison 9 & Mietta 5. Our gorgeous dog Milo (chocolate Labrador), 2 cats (Roger & Ruby), a Gold Fish and three chickens Josephine, Henny Penny & Speckled.

(Photographs courtesy of Little One Magazine, taken by Kate Monotti)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My First Doll

We love knowing that every doll that leaves us is going to end up in the arms of a beautiful little girl and will be there to share in the happy times and be there to provide a cuddle upon demand. Here is a selection of some of our favourites...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

18 gorgeous ponies!

It has been the week of the Melbourne Cup and it is the perfect excuse for us to show off our gorgeous ponies! Beautiful on display or in the hand, our ponies will become a favourite in the nursery. There is one for every taste. Which one is your favourite?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


We have a rattle for every chubby little hand, for every taste in colour, shape and animal or character. Our rattles are subtle and delicate :)

The perfect gift for a newborn or a child who is starting to be aware of how things work! Great for in the car, pram or at home.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Storytime Classic Favourites

Have you got a favourite fairy tale? Our collection of storybook characters are delightful and make a special gift for a special little girl. They make great story and sleep time cuddle companions! Perfect for imaginative play :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Red Shoes

Red shoes make a statement - a happy and vibrant statement! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wrapping Baby

There is something about wrapping or swaddling a baby that is really sweet. Some believe that wrapping a newborn is beneficial as it resembles the way that they were in the womb, all snuggly and providing that sense of security :) It can also help them settle as it prevents the startle reflex. Even if you decide not to swaddle a baby, a wrap has endless uses, a throw on the floor over a rug, over the pram to prevent the sun getting in baby's eyes, over the shoulder to collect accidental spills ... and we have a lovely selection to choose from!

Find our selection here

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Our family of fawns

Just like Bambi, our little fawns are loveable and sweet. They love to be loved :)

New to our collection the fawns have been very popular. Find our full collection here

Sunday, September 18, 2011

All things British :)

From plaques, to purses, to cosmetics bags, to money boxes, we have a sweet collection of British memorabilia. Some of our lovely dolls with their peaches and cream complexion could pass as English lasses. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gifts for Aussie Babies

One of the great things about our range is that they are super light to post. Easy to pop in a satchel, they make the perfect gift to send overseas to a baby with Aussie ties. There is something special about sending an ex pat a koala or kangaroo squeaker or rattle. Maybe to remind them of the people back home who love and miss them!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Beautiful Bibs

Just as shoes can make or break our outfits, a simple bib can make or break a look for a baby! A necessity for wiping away dribbles or catching food, a bib is a staple in a babies wardrobe. We have a lovely selection to choose from. They look just as fabulous with a plain white onesie or an outfit on a special occasion. Shop for bibs here 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Celebrating Spring at Alimrose Designs

Finally it's Spring and time to pull out the dresses from the wardrobe. Turquoise Posy fabric ticks all the boxes for Spring gorgeousness!

1. Charlotte Doll 45cm
2. Baby Doll Rattle
3. Jointed Toy Pony
4. Ruffle Bib
5. Doll Hand Squeaker
6. Delores Doll

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lifestyle Photos of Dolls

Seeing children enjoying and loving our creations brings us so much joy. Photo shoots are definitely one of the highlights of our job, especially when we have beautiful photos like these to have around the office afterwards!

To see our full range of dolls, visit

Monday, July 25, 2011

Trade Fair Sneak Peak ...

A perennial favourite, our squeakers are perfect for chubby little hands and have just the right amount of spunk / squeak!!

To keep up to date with all the Alimrose news on a daily basis, head over to our Facebook page!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Meet Julia from Chocolate Freckles

We thought it might be fun to meet some of our lovely retailers. Today we were chatting with Julia whose store Chocolate Freckles can be found in Essenden, Victoria. Julia's store has only been operating for less than two years but already she has gained herself a fabulous reputation in the industry. Her store looks deliciously sweet!!

Last month Julia was featured on and she has been nominated for the 2011 AusMumpreneur awards. Here she answers some of our questions.

How long have you been running your business?
The business will be 2 years old in October 2011.

What were you doing prior to your current venture?
Working in the Recruitment industry as a Branch Manager

If you had to choose a favourite product from your range, what would it be and why?
So many gorgeous things in the store! But I truly have to say that I think the Alimrose hand squeakers are the cutest and best selling item at Chocolate Freckles

What do you do to relax?
Have a nice glass of red! Watch a good movie, Social network, read a book, go for a walk....Lots of things I love to do!

If you were able to go wherever you wanted to this weekend, where would it be?
New York or Paris!

What was the last thing that you purchased?
Personally ; Zoe Foster's fabulous new book Amazing Face as a gift for a friend. For the shop some beautiful handmade gift cards from Handmade by Meg.

Who lives at your place?
Me, my 2 children Amelia and Jakob and my mum and dad who we share with.

Thank you Julia for spending some time answering our questions :)

Read more about Chocolate Freckles here on the Babyology site
or hop over to

(photos courtesy of

Monday, July 4, 2011

We LOVE weddings!!

It has been the year of the fairytale wedding. Dresses have been classic and beautiful. Brides have been stunning. We love weddings!!

Our range of dolls have been compared to little flowergirls. They make the perfect gift for christenings or for a little (hopefully well behaved!) flowergirl.

Beautiful rosy cheeks, happy smiles, s
atin shoes, soft pink details and all the pretty details that make a dress perfect. These dolls are timeless and will be a cherished part of a little girls childhood. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'll have three of those!

I once lost my engagement ring. My husband had given it to me only three weeks before hand and I took it off whilst we were eating fish and chips in the park. Silly decision because we left without it. Panic ensued once I realised and I don't know how but it was lying on the grass when we returned. I was being looked after!

I think of this whenever we get multiple orders of products. Often we sell 2 or sometimes 3 of our dolls, squeakers or monkeys. Just in case. The customers are experienced parents or grandparents who know what a disaster it can be when a toy needs a wash or when the loved toy is left at a friends, on a bench or in dad's car. Our toys are beautiful and often have limited quantities manufactured so if you have a special toy that goes everywhere, buy 2 and pop one away. You might be glad you did!

I am glad that we found the ring. Didn't like my chances of having it replaced!

Find our full range of toys conveniently online here

Monday, June 13, 2011

Decorating the Nursery - Red and White

Looking for a nursery theme that will not need updating once your child gets beyond the baby years? Decorating trends come and go, but the classic red and white combination is ideal. Perfect for boy or girl and a colour that stays fresh and fun. Look for co ordinating linen from Adairs or Linen House .

For more red and white inspiration check out Viv's son Robert's room here

To purchase our adorable monkey, visit one of our online stores such as Baby's Got Style. Use him as your starting point when decorating and have fun! He is a great shopping companion :)