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Topic: My 1st and 2nd Drops!  (Read 6756 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2010 08:21:16 PM »

I agree, what a brill idea. The wees came out great too!

« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2010 08:51:49 PM »

These guys are awesome, you should be very pleased! And I can imagine how thrilled whoever picks them up will be.

For those who don't know, the Toy Society's website is here http://thetoysociety.blogspot.com/

There's nothing too it. Sign up, make a toy, drop it somewhere and leave, knowing that you'll brighten someone's day unimaginably. In a world that seems so cynical, heartless and mass produced, dropping a toy is leaving a stranger a little handmade ray of sunshine.

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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2010 11:50:22 PM »

I haven't ever heard of this society before, but darnit, I joined! I'm recently learning how to use a sewing machine, so I think it will be fun to make some simple toys to drop. I love this idea and can't wait to start.
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2010 05:26:57 AM »

I absolutely adore these!!! WOW!! I love things that bring me back to the innocence of my childhood...and these definitely do! Amazing!!

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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2010 08:20:05 AM »

Pat yourself on the back for starting a trend.  This is too cool. Congratulations on recruiting new Craftsters to the movement.  I love your bunnies and bears, but if I found them I would want to keep them for myself.  Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2010 09:46:56 AM »

Thank you so much!

Thank you Sayaphim for including the link, I totally forgot to do that in my original post.

It makes me super happy that other people are going to make toys now!  That was the whole reason that I put it on here and my blog. 

Trust me, I've always been a very cynical person but over the last few years I've found myself changing... for the better.  With this, I figured- if everyone was paranoid, no one would do anything and the world would just be even worse.  So, I'm using this as an opportunity to turn over a new, more positive leaf.

As for the "innocence" factor that's what I really love about it!  Kids find joy in so much, so even though my toys are simple I know that they will be loved!  Kids are great like that.

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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2010 10:21:56 AM »

It makes me super happy that other people are going to make toys now!  That was the whole reason that I put it on here and my blog. 

I am glad you said that. I am so excited about this I got my mom on board. She is so into it she is going to borrow my camera so she can take pictures of her toys and drops. We even shared some simple softie patterns. like this frog (my favorite) http://www.purlbee.com/purl-frog/

And this owl (my moms fav) http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/2008/11/abraham-owl.html

Then I wanted to get on to tell you what you have started but I didn't want to take the thread away from your super cute toys.

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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2010 02:54:24 PM »

I really love the idea that when people do find the "drops" that they will go onto the website and be like "Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I found this really fantabulous doll here _________________. I really appreciate the hardwork put forth by the maker, and would love to get involved in the future!" Or something along those lines. Though obviously not everyone does such, but it is just nice to see that people actually do appreciate them, and you know, that they don't just end up in the trash or whatnot.
I have over a dozen black apple dolls that I should send with my little sister on her school trip in a couple of weeks. I think she is hitting up England, France, Germany, and Amsterdam... Hmmmmm...  Grin

« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2010 01:03:34 PM »

I just googled toy society and after reading on their website for like 2 minutes...I'm crying like a rainy day. I'm thinking very seriously about joining. I have the same skepticism gamemom42 has, but I'm going to follow her lead and be an optimist!!
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2010 01:27:57 PM »

I'm glad you're joining in! I'm going to share this story for anyone who cares to read it.

My Dad was a very gruff, kind of unfriendly man who believed in no higher power and had very few kind words for the people in his life.  He hid a heart of gold beneath that hard exterior.  Whenever we saw a beggar who was "blind" or "lame", we always gave them money.  I asked him once what would happen if they were faking it.  He looked me in the eye and quietly said the most important words anyone ever said to me.  He said it really didn't matter if they were faking or not.  He said , " always do the right thing and give.  It's none of your business what happens on the other side of that act of charity.  All you have to concern yourself with are your own actions.  If those people are faking, it doesn't change the good you've done in any way".  I guess I had kind of forgotten that lesson.  I am so grateful for this chance to remember it and do the right thing.

Also; I mentioned this to my best friend who plans to incorporate it into her church's service project for the summer!

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