Friday, February 26, 2010

Toys for the Taking

Here's a little something cheerful to send you on your way to the weekend: The Toy Society.

Have you heard about them?

The Toy Society was started by a small group of Australian crafters who began leaving handmade toys in public places to be adopted and loved by whomever found them. But the concept caught on, crafters from all over the world joined the project, and the Society just recorded toy drop #959.

Here's what you might find if you come across a Toy Society toy:

If you do find a toy, it is then your duty to visit the Toy Society blog and record your find. To me, the finders' responses are the best part. It brings me such satisfaction to read about a find and to know that a quirky, hand-stitched toy appeared in someone's life and made it happier.

Some of my favorite Toy Society drops:

For many more images of Toy Society drops, visit their Flickr group.


  1. This is such a wonderful idea! Makes me smile just thinking about someone finding a toy just for them.

  2. I wish I made toys, just so I could participate in bringing people random happiness like this!

  3. That is one of the sweetest concepts I've ever seen!



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