Friday, February 25, 2011

Handmade Toys Are On My Mind

I am really enjoying joining in with the On My Mind project over at Down To Earth.

I took part in The Toy Society project a few years ago and felt  I really wanted to get back to it. Sewing is back on the agenda but I really don't like making 'stuff' for the sake of it. The thought of making decorative bits and pieces with no real function drives me crazy. Anything I sit down to make must certainly have a purpose.

I have made a few of these Black Apple Dolls for The Toy Society and these now have new homes. Only one person even replied that they had rehoused the doll but that was enough to make me smile. I know that the idea is to do something for nothing, but I think we would all agree it is nice to know that it is appreciated.

The doll pattern is really easy to follow and the only modification I make is that I found the arms and legs were a little too narrow for my level of sewing ability so I make these a little wider.

So here I am, one and a half years later, and I am about to take this little lady out into the world. If you want to see how she goes, keep an eye on The Toy Society. I will keep you updated here too. You may even like to join it.

Take care


  1. She's very sweet. I'll bet she will be well appreciated by someone.

  2. I certainly hope so. I had planned to 'drop' her today but it was just way too hot. I'll head out early tomorrow morning.

  3. Hi there, I have just found you through D2E on my mind... This Toy Society project sounds fab, (I just had a quick peak)Thought this may interest you...


  4. Gooseberry Jam, thanks so much for the link. What a great little project. I will certainly give that a go this weekend. : )


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