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My daughter had always loved Me to You bears, my ex husband and I used to give these to each other religiously on birthdays, Christmas, anniversary etc. In the end our collection was huge, these were abandoned when we split up and I gave them all to my daughter! Yes, it made her year; she was now overrun with them. As if the collection of items available for this range was not enough, Carte Blanche brought out My Blue Nosed Friends. Similar range to Me to You bears but so many different animals with cool names, and with the same blue nose and patches. I have to admit the animal friends are adorable and I also think they are cute, I love Legend the Unicorn! Binky The Panda according to his tag is a shy panda with a big heart to love you! How can you possibly refuse to purchase the cushion once you have read that? My daughter had two Me to You bear cushions so when I saw this one I just had to buy it for her. It is not as big as a normal pillow but it is very soft and very well made. The stitching is well done and although it cost £14.99 it is a lovely cushion. The cushion is also purple and blue which was the same colour as my daughter's bedroom so that was another reason she loved it. This is great for any die hard Me to You or Blue Nose Friends fans, it is also genuinely a nice pretty cushion for any children. It says you can machine wash it, although I hadn't tried that, I did wipe it with a damp cloth and it survived that well enough. I have been keeping my eye out for other character cushions as these are really great and wonderful to collect. My daughter no longer has this cushion although she does still have her Me to You Bear ones.
I think most people will be familiar with the very popular Me To You Bears by Carte Blanche. That cute grey Tatty Teddy is a favourite of many, including myself and a walk into a branch of Clintons for example, will leave you spoilt for choice as you are faced with a huge array of Tatty Teddies as well as mugs, glasses and stationary. You will also find Tatty Teddy clothing and nightwear available in stores such as New Look, M&S and Asda. Indeed there appears to be a Me to You bear for every occasion with more and more appearing every year. Following on from the ongoing success of Tatty Teddy, Carte Blanche introduced 'My Blue Nose Friends,' which are a range of animal friends with blue noses just like Tatty Teddy. These have proved to be popular too and so the range has continued to grow. The My Blue Nose Friends range includes cute and cuddly soft toys such as Shield the Armadillo, Splash the Octopus, Jingle the Reindeer and Coco the Monkey to name but a few, but it was Binky the Panda which caught my daughter's eye when this range was first introduced. Although my daughter is an adult, she too is a fan of the Me to You Bears as well as being a lover of pandas. The funny thing also was that this Blue Nose Friend panda is named Binky, as this was my daughter's nickname when she was a baby. She was so tiny when she was born, the midwife stated she was a little 'Binky' and it stuck. So Binky the Panda has been something my daughter has taken to and owns the cuddly toys, a mug and a few various other items featuring this cute panda. I was browsing on Amazon recently when I spotted a few Binky the Panda items which I had not seen before and after taking a closer look I decided to order this plush cushion/pillow as a gift to include amongst my daughter's birthday presents. The cushion is more of a pillow shape and measures L45cm x W10cm x H30cm. It features embroidered detail and is a soft plush material. It currently retails at £14.99 with free delivery. The cushion was despatched quickly and when it arrived I was impressed by the quality. It is very soft and plush just as described and the stitching detail is also top quality as well as being very attractive. You cannot fail to be attracted to the cuteness of the panda and my daughter loved this cushion as soon as she opened it and it now sits upon her bed at all times. There isn't much more you can say about a cushion other than the quality and design, but I will also point out that this cushion is washable should it get marked at all. For fans and collectors of Blue Nose Friends products and Binky the Panda in particular, both myself and my daughter can recommend this cushion. There are also many other products available in this huge range and details can be found online at Amazon or in stores such as Clintons. You can also find more information on websites www.metoyouonline.com or www.carteblanchegreetings.com These cute cushions make an ideal gift for Christmas and are appealing to young and old alike. I was very happy with my purchase and happy to recommend this range to everyone.