Even though The Rutland Show was very very wet a great day was still had by all. I would have been very rich woman if i had a stall selling wellies, umbrella and raincoats.
Knot Just Jigs had a special "Royal" purchaser that day, we won't reveal which Royal but will say he bought a Jacobs Ladder for his Grandson, an excellent choice in my opinion.
The Jacobs Ladder has mesmorised childrens and adults alike for a long time and is one of the most ancient and famous of folk toys. Legend has it that one was found in King Tut's tomb, which means these fascinating toys were played with in Egypt long before 1352 B.C., when the young king died (he was about 18 years old). How amazing that this humble folk toy would have been included among Tutankhamen's most significant effects, along with brilliant jewellary, amulets, masks of pure gold, statues, furniture, and even a full-sized chariot.
We are very pleased to announce two new products this week, the first one being this fantastic new rag doll, one especially designed for the boys after the great success of our beautiful girl rag dolls.
My son had the first road test of these new rag dolls and he absolutely loved them! he wouldn't put "Jack" down so he now has an early Birthday present.
This is one for all football lovers! Traditionally skipping may have been a girlie thing, but boys are discovering the fun of skipping too! We have risen to the challenge of providing fun designs for boys as well as girls. Have a look at our fabulous range of wooden, handpainted skipping ropes