Last year I stumbled across The Toy Society's blog and knew it was something I wanted to take part in. It wasn't until this holiday season, when I made a sleepy baby for my niece, that I realized how I wanted to contribute.
The Toy Society is a group of people from around the world doing a small random act of kindness - they leave a handmade toy for someone to find. It's done anonymously and with no strings attached. It's simply done for the joy of bringing a bit of handmade happiness into someone's life.
It's my goal to do one drop a month this year, each a sleepy baby fitting the theme of the season. January's here is clutching a little snowball in her mittens and she has snowflakes at her feet.
Her (his?) shape is simple but easy for little ones to hold. I added embroidered details like a tuft of hair and little bitty eyelashes. She's made of all recycled wool, mostly from sweaters, and she's very soft. I stuffed her with wool and lavender so she smells lovely and is delightfully squishy.
I gave her the cuddle test and yup, perfectly squishy.
She was my very first drop, and I left her at a small park in town yesterday. I hope whoever finds her, loves her.
I can't wait to get started on February's.