May 282012

A few months ago I wrote about the gorgeous Ebulobo Happy Farm range, a collection of colourful animal toys that stole the heart of many little ones (and their mums). Born in France the beautiful Ebulobo label is designed by two talented artists who burst with ideas for wonderful kids toys, in Australia you can find Ebulobo at Coccinella. Just like at a real farm there is always something happening and there have been some new arrivals recently, let me introduce you to them:

Probably still jet lagged from the long trip is this stunning Ebulobo Happy Farm Play Mat which arrived on our shores just last week. I don’t think baby will be bored easily, there are so many features to discover and explore. The five fun activity toys can be hung from the (removable) arches or attached to the soft cushion. Tummy time will be no punishment on this play mat! Right now when you purchase this beautiful nursery piece you will receive a free Happy Farm blanket (offer ends June 28, 2012).

Also available in the Happy Farm collection are three rattles in the shape of Happy Farm characters Antoine the Dog, Jeff the Rabbit and Huguette the Goat. These adorable soft rattles are the perfect size for little hands and fit easily in your baby bag for some entertainment while out and about. At Ebulobo they know babies love to taste their toys too so all fabrics are completely safe, non-toxic and have passed all safety tests.

Your toddler will love sharing meal time with his/her friends from the Happy Farm; the quicker the food is gone, the sooner all those beautiful illustrations are revealed. This colourful melamine Happy Farm Divided Plate has high sides making it easier to eat without much mess. You can complete the set with the matching Happy Farm Spoon and Mug. With pleasant pricetags between $4.95 and $14.95 these meal time products are a fabulous gift idea.

To find out more about Coccinella, to browse the Ebulobo range and to order online visit

For your chance to win a 5-piece Ebulobo Happy Farm prize pack valued at $84.85 (Ebulobo blanket, rattle, plate, mug and spoon) visit and answer the following question: Aside from the items featured above, which other Ebulobo design do you really like in the Coccinella store?

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Feb 042012

A little while ago I wrote about Coccinella and all the unique eco products available in store. Owner Renata has managed to secure some of the world’s best eco friendly brands, some of them very hard to find here in Australia. I first laid eyes on the French Ebulobo toys last year and was very impressed, so I was excited to see the new Ebulobo Happy Farm family arrive at Coccinella.

The Ebulobo Happy Farm is a colourful animal toy family that is eco-friendly and lives in a quiet rural community. Each of the five family members has a different role to play: managing the vegie patch or selling cheese, producing milk or looking after the kids in the little village, together they really are a fantastic bunch. The Happy Farm range consists of 9 different toy designs: soft dolls, activity dolls and even a musical doll.

The Ebulobo activity toys offer a bit of extra stimulation and entertainment. Take Anemone the Cow, she comes packed with a flower mirror, milk bottle rattle, squeaker cheese and a yummy brown cookie teether. Her sweet pink and orange colours make this a perfect gift for a little girl that is sure to be welcomed with open arms. A smaller (but just as cute) version of Anemone is available too, without the activities she is more bedtime friendly and my baby girl has taken to her immediately.

Don’t worry, instead of waking your baby before dawn Bob the Musical Rooster will (hopefully) put your little one to sleep by playing a lovely Bob Dylan song when you pull the flower. Babies love music so this little fella will be a favourite in no time. Don’t you just love his colourful plumage? Bob’s job is to entertain the rest of the friendly Ebulobo gang by playing songs on his guitar, I think he is absolutely gorgeous.

To find out more about Coccinella, to browse the Ebulobo range and to order your favourites online visit, prices start at $34.95.