Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Toy Society

I am a member of The Toy Society amongst other things. I say I am a member. I just did my first toy drop yesterday.
If you are not familiar with The Toy Society, here is the link: The Toy Society
Basically you make a toy and then place it out somewhere that someone will pick it up (hopefully a child that will fall in love with it!).
I did a hankie baby. Some of you might remember me asking for a pattern for hankie babies. Well after searching and not being able to make one from the directions, I purchased one on Etsy and then took it apart and made my own.


You place the toy in a ziploc bag with a note from TTS that explains everything along with a tag on the outside of the bag that says "Take me home. I'm Yours".
Then you "drop" the toy off somewhere and pray that someone picks it up.
Mine was picked up within the hour. I had a "spy" watching out for me.
Hopefully the person that picks it up will then send an e-mail to the Society (directions are in the bag) and I will know who got it.
Let me tell you something. This was about the most fun I have had in a lot of years. It was like being a secret Santa in July. My heart was beating and all day I wondered who picked up my toy.
To see what I dropped, go to the blog. It is about the second or third one down.
If you are a crafter, I encourage you to try this. It will make you smile and that my friends is a good thing!

11 comments:

Mary said...

Geez, Donna, like I need yet *another* hobby. I love this idea and I'm gonna do it too! Where on earth did you hear about this? HUGS!

The Toy Society said...

Hooray Donna! I hope we hear from your finder too!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a fun and neat thing to do! You're such a giving soul Donna!

Carrie said...

Ohhhh Thats sooo neat! Great idea!!!!!!!!

Sandy In Montana said...

What a wonderful idea to help brighten someone's day.

CindyMae said...

That is such an awesome thing! You amaze me with all the things you are involved in!

Please stop by my blog and see the July 17th post as there is something there for you!!
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TattingChic said...

That is such a cool thing to do! I love it! Well, keep us all posted if you find out who picked it up! :)

Cindy F. said...

How absolutely fun!! and your hankie baby is beautiful!!

Meari said...

What a cute doll!

Karan said...

I do this with books, as a Book Crossing member - it's lots of fun, isn't it? :0)

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