Polka Dot Club Medium Rabbit & Cat - Lola, Izzy and Mia

Product Description

Product Description

 

The Medium Rabbits Izzy and Mia and their new medium cat friend Lola are the new SS18 range from Polka Dot Club.  Lots of dreamy and muted colours with cotton gauze ballet dresses which are perfect for playing in the sun and pretty little ballerina shoes.  

 

Lola is the pretty pink kitty cat, Izzy is the beautiful black rabbit and Mia is the cream bunny.  Limited edition of 30 each.

 

*Please note these items are excluded from discount codes.

 

Intended for children ages 3 and up due to the small clothing items and pom poms.  Remove all paper tags and string fasteners before giving to your child.

 

  

Non Toxic Materials  Thinking & Problem Solving Skills Sensory Skills Fine Motor Skills Gross Motor Skills Emotional Skills

 

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Product Materials & Care Instructions

 

Handmade in Peru.

 

    The medium rabbits are approximately 38cm tall and the medium cat is approximately 30cm tall:

    • Lola is made from pink cotton canvas and wears a beautiful blue organic cotton gauze dress.
    • Izzy is made from black cotton canvas and is wearing a cream organic cotton gauze dress.
    • Mia is made from cream cotton canvas and is wearing a pink organic cotton gauze dress
    • All the medium range are wearing sweet pom pom ballet shoes made from wool and cotton. 
    • the body is stuffed with poly-fill
    • the face is hand embroidered and has a disc jointed neck and floppy limbs

     

    The makers of Polka Dot Club toys understand that kids get messy - please see the instructions in this link to find out more about how to clean your toys if they get dirty.

     

    About Polka Dot Club and Artist Jen Murphy

    Polka Dot Club logo

     

    My mother taught me how to design patterns and sew teddy bears when I was eleven years old. We both coveted antique mohair teddy bears, but since we were unable to afford to buy them, she taught herself, then taught me. Throughout my childhood we traveled the country selling her beautifully crafted pieces.

     

    For as long as I can remember this is what we did. We made things. In my twenties and early thirties, I successfully carved out a business making one-of-a-kind teddy bears and animals for collectors worldwide, but once I had my own children I questioned why I was making “toys” intended for adults, often relegated to decorations. I wanted the objects I made to be animated by play and imbued with the love children give their favorite toys. In 2012, I launched the Polka Dot Club with this in mind and in the intervening years I’ve seen how that simple act of learning to sew all those years ago, has so

    deeply impacted the way I live, work, and parent. I wanted to reinforce the idea that everything in our home was crafted and didn't just appear on a shelf ready for us to digest. It came from someplace and someone, which is a very powerful idea- one that I’m committed to. It feeds the Less Is More ideas about consumerism and quality but it also empowers everyone to become a maker themselves.

     

    My Studio here in Minneapolis is where I continue to work and design all the pieces for the PDC, but recently we’ve expanded the studio to include a small group of sewers in Lima, Peru. This collaboration has been a powerful one. It’s not fast, inexpensive, nor easy to work in Peru, but it is meaningful. This sewing group was started to support hearing impaired women and now employs a handful of very talented sewers. The history of craft is threaded throughout the Peruvian culture and I’m learning so much from working with Carmen, Liz, Veronica,  Kristine… and we’re only just getting started.

     

    MADE WITH SO MUCH LOVE FROM THE CLUB.

     

    Development of Skills

     

     

    Colour
    Lola
    Izzy
    Mia
    $148.95


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    We have created an icon key to make it easier to identify the things you may find important in your purchasing choice and to help let you know what sort of skill development the toys can assist with when your child is playing with the product.

    *This information is provided for help with normal development and safety measures should always be taken to ensure children are playing with age appropriate toys (e.g. don't let a small child who is likely to swallow toys to play with an item that carries the Not for under 3 icon). 

     

     

    Fair trade - products that have been produced in factories/workshop/communities that have fair and safe working conditions

    Environmentally friendly - products have been produced using environmentally friendly materials and/or have made significant modifications to the production/manufacturing process to minimise the impact on the environment

    Organic materials - products that are either 100% organic materials or predominately made from organic materials - we will include in the product information all the organic materials.

    Recycled materials - product is predominately made up of recycled materials - we will include in the product information all of the product parts that contain recycled materials

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    Not for under 3 - products contain small materials which are not safe for children under 3 years of age.  These products are not recommended for children under 3 years old.

    Australian made - products that are made within Australia. 

    Fine motor skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing fine motor skills - the co ordination of the muscles within the fingers, hand and arm that help to manipulate and control objects/tools/materials.

    Gross motor skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful to develop gross motor skills - the the co ordination of the large muscles within the legs, arms or whole body and help us move (e.g. running, jumping, climbing, balancing and physical activity)

    Communication skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing verbal and non verbal communication skills (ability to read, write, speak, gestures and use of facial expressions).  It is also about developing social relationships with friends and family.

    Emotional skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the ability for children to express their thoughts and feelings and recognise these feelings themselves.  Once children are able to recognise these feelings, it is also important for them to learn the appropriate way to respond to them (e.g. not ok to hit when angry).  It is also about developing confidence, self reliance and independence that all lead to better mental health.

    Sensory skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the sensory system - taste, touch, smell, hearing, sight and the movement based senses - proprioception (in our joints/muscles that lets us know if our body parts are straight or bent) and vestibular (helps keep our balance).

    Thinking and problem solving skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the way the brain processes more complex information and then how it responds to this information to help build things like intelligence, memory, creative thinking, imaginative thinking and the ability to complete daily tasks that allow us to function in a community.

     

    Shipping Information

    Date last reviewed:  23rd November 2017.

     

    Once you place your order on our website, we will begin to process it within one business day.  We aim to ship your lovely items within 1-2 business days after your order is placed, as long as the order is in stock (we will contact you as soon as possible if it’s not!).  Any order that is placed on a weekend or public holiday within Victoria, will be processed the following business day.  

     

    During busy periods such as Easter, Christmas and during our sales periods, please allow an addition 1-2 days for your order to be packed up and shipped on its way as there is only one person behind this computer packaging all of your beautiful orders up. 

     

    We will notify you by email or phone if we are aware of any delays that are expected.

     

    While we want to let you know EXACTLY how long it will take for your beautiful package to get to you, it’s just not possible for us to guarantee delivery times or delivery dates as we don’t personally deliver your items (we rely on the lovely services of Australia Post).

     

    If you are concerned/worried about how long your package is taking, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We will try our best to get you all the information you need and provide tracking with all parcels to help minimise any issues experienced.

     

    We like to keep you in the know about what is happening with your order, so expect an email from us notifying you that your parcel is on its way, along with its tracking number (in case you want to keep a close eye on it).

     

    Shipping within Australia

    Flat rate of $10.00* - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post with tracking

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    Free if you spend over $150* in one transaction (after discount is applied) - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post with tracking.

     

    Express Post can be organised for a flat rate of $15.00 for next business day delivery*+  

     

    Flate Rate + Signature on Delivery $12.95* - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post.  

     

    Insurance cover is provided for all parcels up to the value of $100.  If you require insurance on your delivery, please contact us for a quote and we can organise an invoice to include the cost of shipping and insurance.  

     

    *unless your order is heavy (greater than 2kg) or very bulky (awkward shapes that just don’t want to squish into a box).  We are unable to offer Express Post delivery for parcels that exceed these requirements.  In this instance, we will contact you if your parcel exceeds these requirements to organise an alternative delivery option (if available) or additional charges may apply.

    +Australia Post guaranteed next business day delivery within the Express Post delivery network.  To view Australia Post’s Express Post delivery network, click here (please note, you will be redirected to Australia Post website).

     

    Shipping to New Zealand

     

    Flat Rate of $20* - standard shipping using Australia Post or DHL including tracking.   

     

    *unless your order is heavy (greater than 1.5kg) or very bulky (awkward shapes that just don't want to squish into a box).  If you require insurance for your parcel delivery, please contact us for a quote and we can do up an invoice for you that includes this.  

     

    International Shipping

    We want to share the Wild and Whimsical Things love around, so we want to offer International shipping to our customers on the other side of the world.  At the moment, we are unable to offer shipping to the USA or Canada but please feel free to contact us in case this changes and we can update you.

     

    If you want to make a purchase from overseas, please send us an email with the items you are wanting to purchase from the shop and we can give you a quote for shipping to your country.  Previously we did a Flat Rate, but due to the nature of our products, the pricing was quite variable and we want to offer the best shipping price we can.   

     

    Email: hello@wildandwhimsicalthings.com.au or +61 427 183 399

     

    Please note that all bulky and heavy items are not eligible for International shipping.  We provide a little note on our products if they are excluded from International delivery.

     

    Important:  Wild and Whimsical Things are unable to take responsibility for any additional taxes or import duties that may occur in transit and/or delivery of our packages.  Please contact your local customs (most have information available on their website), who may be able to give you more guidance on what sort of charges you may incur.

     

    Pre-orders and Backorder shipping times

    If you placed a pre-order or back order for a product, we are unable to give you specific shipping/delivery times as each brand varies in the time it takes to place the wholesale order and to deliver that order to Wild and Whimsical Things. 

     

    We will attempt to give you an estimate, but please keep in mind that it is an estimate only (e.g. some international brands may take longer if there are any issues passing through customs, some products are handmade by other small business owners).  Please feel free though, to contact us if you want an update on your order.

     

    If you placed a regular order with your pre order/back order, these items will be set aside and shipped once your pre order/back order product arrives.  If you need your regular order before that time, please purchase separately.

     

    Please read the information in the description boxes before making a decision to purchase.  If you have any questions, make sure you contact us to clarify before purchasing.  You can contact us via email or phone:  hello@wildandwhimsicalthings.com.au or +61 427 183 399.

    Exchange & Refund Policy

    We can offer a change of mind on purchases (at our discretion), provided you contact us within 14 days of receiving your order, the products are returned in an unused, unworn and resalable condition with all tags and labels intact (including original packaging).  If your item is faulty, please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer, contact us via email or phone to arrange an exchange/refund - hello@wildandwhimsicalthings.com.au or +61 427 183 399.  We are unable to provide refunds for gift cards if you change your mind. 

     

    You will need to provide a copy of the valid receipt with the returned product. 

     

    Please see our more detailed policy at www.wildandwhimsicalthings.com.au/return-refund-and-exchange-policy, where you will also find information regarding the process to return the products to Wild and Whimsical Things.