Apr 25, 2010

Toy Drop Tour

I have wanted to do this again for a long time. A massive Toy Drop... a Toy Drop Tour if you like. In case you are wondering  what a toy drop is well, you make a toy and leave it for a stranger to find. It is basically about making the day of someone you don't know and will never meet. Making them smile and feel that the world really is a lovely place... it's a little community service organised by The Toy Society.

We are going on a journey- a driving one- and I thought this would be the perfect time to "drop" all these toys I have had laying around the sewing room. They were made as protoypes a lot of them... to try different ideas... but now its time for them to go off into the wide wide world.

I can't wait to do the drops- last time, it was so exciting- dropping, snapping and running... and my toy was found which was even more exciting.
Have you ever done a toy drop?

21 comments:

  1. Wow. You really know how to embrace a cause! I've only done one to date - which is just enough to be able to imagine the case of the warm and fuzzies you must have with all of those! Well done Mrs.

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  2. What a cute idea. I hope they all get found and given loving homes.

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  3. OMG I've wanted to do this for ages! I never even thought about all the 'prototypes' I've got lying around. I'm totally inspired to do this now and might I just add.....lucky ducks who stumble upon your goodies!

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  4. What an awsome idea Cath! If only you could see their journey...

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  5. i love it cath!
    so many cute little creatures going off to find new homes...just such a cute idea.
    you are amazing cath..you actually DO the things that i think about doing but never really get around it....
    you have motivated me now.

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  6. It's true there is more happiness in giving than in receiving, though I think those who find these gifts, made from such a generous heart, will be just as thrilled and happy as you are in giving them. What a great idea, thanks for the link to the Toy Society website, I've just gone over and joined. So glad I stumbled across your blog today and that you shared this fantastic idea.

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  7. That sounds like a great tour. Reminds me I should do another, such fun!

    Hope you had a good few days away.

    Alex

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  8. oh Cathy, you are a generous soul.
    Hope they get found by people who really appreciate the gesture.

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  9. Great Job..Your Softies look Fabulous...I'm sure they will be Lovingly Cared For..
    cheers

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  10. Good luck with the toy drop. I read your post about the last one being found.

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  11. i absolutely love that idea! how wonderful that you got some feedback about one being found. I am going to keep my eye out now!!

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  12. Oh thank you Cath, for reminding me that I need to push this task up the 'to do' list. Lovely.

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  13. Gee your creative brain is a spazzy place to be...check them out...they are Hilarious!! I have never done a drop but maybe I just might have a go. xxx

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  14. awww thats so lovely xx
    except my daughter and i agree we secretly wish we could find all of them!
    they are just gorgeous x

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  15. cath where are you?
    i've been anxiously waiting for an update to the toy drop!

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  16. No I've never but it is such a brilliant idea and I am so going to have to have a go. I can't wait to hear how the tour is going. Hope you are smiling and paddling lots.

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  18. Hi There,
    My kids found the 'Chunky Chooky' left at Smiths lake a week ago, we were staying at the rental house for the weekend.
    Being 5 and 2 they loved it.
    I thought it was a great gesture and really appreciated it.
    Thanks very much from us all.
    I'll email a photo.

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  19. Yes! I have done several drops. My very first one was found, and an adorable photo was posted right away. What a thrill! Only a few get reported, but it's still so much fun to drop them. I need to get some ready so when I'm out and about this summer I can do lots of drops! (Once I got to watch someone find my toy - they had no idea - it was soooo much fun!)

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