Hazel Village handcrafts heirloom quality stuff animals responsibly & at a reasonable price. Jane Van Cleef, the creative mind behind the line, loves making quality toys that can stay with children as they grow up - first as soft, snuggly friends, then as companions for storytelling and dress-up play, as the inspiration for craft projects (kid-made clothes, furniture, etc. for the animals), and eventually as treasured keepsakes.
Character: Ella Toad in Fluffy Tutu Outfit
Material: Organic cotton jersey
Ella Toad likes to play kickball, so she wears special red booties to shield her webbed feet from the impact. Then, when she gets hungry for waterlily bulbs, she hangs her booties from a shrub and paddles into the pond barefoot.
Ella is made of green organic cotton jersey. She is stuffed with washable polyfill - she says it gives her just the right amount of buoyancy when she swims. Her eyes, hands, and feet are hand-stitched with cotton embroidery thread. She is 14" tall if you count eyeballs.
This Ella comes wearing a natural organic cotton leotard, a beautiful glittery tutu, and of course her red booties. Her outfit is removable, the better to share and trade with the other animals. If Ella gets dirty, she and her clothes can be hand-washed and air dried.
Ella will come your way in a reusable cloth bag, perfumed with a lavender and mint sachet. She might have cabin fever when she gets to your house; just give her some fresh air and a kickball and she should be fine.