Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Toy Society Drop


This morning at 6.30am I did my first toy drop for The Toy Society. The Toy Society is a world-wide collective of toy makers – of varying skill levels– who make toys and leave them as gifts for perfect strangers.
Hopefully somebody will discover this sweet chick and make it a part of their home.

When I went past at 9.30am, on the way for my morning coffee, it was still there. Fingers crossed it's found it's way into a pair of warm little hands by now.

I first heard about The Toy Society 3 years ago when I was living in Sydney and fortunate enough to meet with a number of crafty Sydney bloggers for dinner, on occasion. Being a new mum, in a new city, with a 4 month old baby I was a little well.... quite overwhelmed. I was totally in awe of these incredibly productive and prolific crafters (Floating World, Tuttie Fruttie, My Art is my Outlet, Taylor Street, Sadie and Lance...to name a few). One of these ladies was the founder of The Toy Society and I just loved the idea pf making something handmade and leaving it for a perfect stranger, no questions asked.

It's taken a considerable amount of downtime and a name change to find my feet and develop some momentum with crafting, blogging...& let's face it, at times, my role in mothering. This week, for me, has been about stepping back into the past and realising just how grateful I am to be right here in the present.

It's feels kind of timely that I offer this wee chick out to the unknown in deep gratitude. xox

8 comments:

Bruise Mouse said...

How exciting. It is such a buzz leaving the toy, don't you think? I'm sure this beautiful little bird is snuggled up under the arm of a sleeping toddler.

stupendous joy said...

It is a rel buzz leaving the toy, not knowing what on earth will happen to it....or who will find it. Next I'm onto your Sow. Give. Grow. It's such a fantastic idea.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the gorgeous chick - my 18month old daughter and I found it about 10am. She loves it already carrying it with her everywhere and making clucking sounds.
Made our day!
x

Bruise Mouse said...

Woohoo! It's been found. How exciting. Yah.

stupendous joy said...

Yay!! That is so exciting and I'm so very pleased your 18 month old has taken to carrying it around.. making clucking noises. That's priceless. You've made my day. xx

Melissa@Vidastyle said...

That is so awesome she has been found! How exciting to be a part of this initiative!

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

That is such a wonderful concept. I absolutely love it!
Will definitely look more in to this...

stupendous joy said...

Maybe we should organise a collective drop...wherever we are, On the same day. That could be kind of fun.

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