A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 298,634
Currently Running With Scissors:
394 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: My 1st and 2nd Drops!  (Read 4333 times)
Tags for this thread: bunny , bear , stuffie  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
mafiosagrrl
Offline Offline

Posts: 718
Joined: 02-Sep-2008

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.


View Profile WWW
« on: April 05, 2010 08:55:02 AM »

So I recently made two little pairs of toys for the toy society, a group that encourages people to make handmade toys and leave them in public for children to find.  I love the concept, and had a great time doing this.  I'd highly encourage more people to join, what have you got to lose?

My first attempt at making a "real" toy with limbs failed miserably.  so i decided to stick with what i know- embroidery!
I made these with a "wee wonderfuls"  freebie pattern, i just embellished their outfits a little bit to make each one unique.  I also used vintage fabric, embroidery floss and poly-fill fiber.

here they are:


This is the back of the bunnies.  (For some reason I didn't get a pic of the back of the bears, i used a colorful, striped denim for them)

This is one of the places I left them to be found-

For more info, please feel free to visit my post about it.
http://mafiosagrrl.blogspot.com/2010/04/join-toy-society.html
Thanks for looking!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary". --Mary  Kurtz,  "The Needlework Times" April, 1978.

http://mafiosagrrl.blogspot.com/
najaorama
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1489
Joined: 30-Dec-2009

My kung fu is strong today!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010 09:13:27 AM »

Too cute. And I love the idea of leaving them around!!!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Go to your bosom, knock there, and see what your heart doth know." WS Measure for Measure

www.najadruva.com
gamemom42
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4273
Joined: 15-Sep-2008


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010 09:29:15 AM »

I love your sweet toys!  I would worry though, that in today's paranoid world, parents wouldn't allow their children to actually take them home.  I even know a few people who have acted squemish about the things I get from Craftster because, " you don't really know those people or how they live".  I hope I'm wrong and would love to get involved in the toy society if the toys are actually taken and used.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MamaCatScrap
Offline Offline

Posts: 58
Joined: 29-Jul-2008

"Kid, you'll move mountains."


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010 09:30:18 AM »

What a great idea, love it!  And your animals came out adorable!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

30/100 projects in 2010

Will gladly pay or swap for a poppet!!  PM me if interested!
LimeRiot
Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 13038
Joined: 10-Jun-2009

Sublime


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010 09:51:28 AM »

These are so adorable. Your stitching is great and I really like the back fabric!

This is such a cool idea. I'm sure a very lucky child was thrilled to receive your thoughtful treat.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

PinkChick
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010 10:23:53 AM »

Very cute toys-and I love the idea!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Live Every Moment, Laugh Every Day, Love Beyond Words!
Zodia
Story Builder Toys
Offline Offline

Posts: 70
Joined: 17-Nov-2009

www.storybuildertoys.com


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2010 11:03:30 AM »

I've heard about the toy society before and thought it was a cool idea. It's really fun to see the things people are actually making for it. Very cool.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my website Story Builder Toys
Follow me on Twitter
Knitwithswords
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010 12:50:43 PM »

I love them! Sadly I know what you mean about parents being concerned...I left a few at the state park where I volunteered and I had to rescue them out of the trash because rangers had completley thrown them away  Cry
THIS ROCKS   Logged
najaorama
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1489
Joined: 30-Dec-2009

My kung fu is strong today!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2010 01:33:06 PM »

I have been thinking about your post all morning, and after google-ing it I joined. I can't wait to get crafting. Thanks for the inspiration.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Go to your bosom, knock there, and see what your heart doth know." WS Measure for Measure

www.najadruva.com
gamemom42
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4273
Joined: 15-Sep-2008


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2010 02:30:54 PM »

I've been unable to get this off my mind all day.  I decided to quit being so cynical and I joined!  I'm going to make drops and assume that they will find their way to the children they were intended for.  I'm not going to even allow myself to think differently.  I used to be such an optimist, and re-reading my post above saddened me.  Thanks for sharing this, I needed it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Choose a Baby Quilt Pattern
How to Choose a Good Fabric Paint
How to Choose a Japanese Calligraphy Character
How to Buy the Right Quilting Tools
How to Choose Brushes for Fabric Painting
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Paper Lantern/Ball Ornament
Falling for Autumn Crafts
Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Roll with Maple Cream Cheese Filling

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.