Of course, there is always the anticipation too of waiting to see who picked up your toy and where it is now and the new story that begins to spin itself around that toy as it settles into the arms of its new owner. And some of the stories are downright heart-warming or even fateful feeling--like this one where someone found a toy and upon returning home learned her friend's daughter had just fallen from an upper story window and was now in the intensive care--guess whose comforting companion that little toy became?
So, yeah, I believe in the Toy Society and that it can and does have a positive impact on the world in its own little way--which is why I have committed to making and doing one drop every month this year for the Toy Society. It is actually a group effort--I make the toy, and Mr Beeper does the drop itself for me, selecting the location and taking the photos...so, let me share with you the doll I made and dropped for the month of January.
It is another Polly doll by Carly Schwerdt of Nest Studio, found in the Softies book. And that is another thing: I decided that I wanted to not make any of my own designs for these monthly toy drops--I want to only make the designs of other plush artists. Just because I like other people's designs and want to share them with all of you and because I like to make new plushies I have never made before and because I want to. So there.
This drop was made in my neighborhood--just outside Hosmer library on 36th street in Minneapolis. This is a library we visit about every week. It is a classic old-school-style brick building, with a big wonderful fireplace inside and dark wood paneling and is always filled with the diversity of our neighborhood--it is a place loved by our whole family and our community. You can read more about the drop itself here on the Toy Society's website--as well as read about all the other toy drops that happen every day...so, what about you? When are you going to make a toy and drop it for the Toy Society?